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PaperCity Houston January February 2022

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David Martin, Gregg Asher. Judy Clark's Church collage, acquired from the Dallas artist. Asher's closet displays shoes and clothing like art, including feathered and ruffled pieces by Marc Jacobs, Ashish sequined shirts, and Comme des Garçons and Hermès handbags apartment] gets too tired, we get out of it and do it again somewhere e l s e . We l i k e t o e x p e r i e n c e new things." There's no mistaking whose apartment this is. Its decoration reflects how Asher and Martin dress, with a confident mix of pattern, color, fur, fringe — and loads of Gucci. "Our style isn't timeless — we do what's current. But it's still a lot of fun," Asher says. "Right now, we're having a Gucci moment." Gucci Herbarium wallpaper in pink and black covers the walls in the living room, and there's Gucci Tiger Face wallpaper in the master bath; Gucci pillows and throws are everywhere. One of Asher's favorite pieces is a Gucci Home green- lacquered Chiavari chair inspired by Alessandro Michele's ready-to- wear collections for Gucci, with a seat upholstered in pink Herbarium fabric and an embroidered tiger's head. A brass Gucci plaque is affixed to the front. If the world has an obsession with designer labels, Asher and Martin are in on the joke. "Our fashion is tongue-in-cheek, so we wanted to be playful at home," Asher says. "Decor should be fun." T here's plenty of fun to be had here. The living room's Kelly Wearstler rose and graphite- h u e d a n i m a l - p r i n t draperies and Graffito print chair mix fearlessly with a gray-and- cream Vivienne Westwood moire rug and plaster goat leg table by artist George Sellers. Like their wardrobes, Asher and Martin also have different preferences when it comes to interiors. Martin loves mid-20th-century design, so Eames, Platner, and Saarinen are heavily represented. Asher loves to wear pink, so he's incorporated his favorite hue here "without turning it into a Barbie DreamHouse," he says. Asher and Martin have mixed pattern and color with such assurance that everything comes together perfectly to reflect their design style. Take a look at the sitting area in their bedroom, Martin suggests, for a good example of their layered look: The small area includes a mid-century Saarinen chair and Tulip table, along with a fringed Italian pouf in pink, orange, and chocolate fabrics. Underneath is a shaggy black-and-white Icelandic alpaca fur rug, brought back from London. "We don't have a dog anymore, so we brush it at night and pretend," Asher says. Now, back to all those photographs 70

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