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PaperCity Houston April 2022

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T he living room, like much of the house, has gone through many iterations. "There's a lot of wall space, and I previously had many pieces of art with color, and competing patterns on the rug and upholstery," Young says. "The palette is now more muted than I normally do, and I rearranged the art to let it take front and center. I find a great deal of peace in that room now." Furnishings include a 1940s French enfilade designed by French Art Deco furniture master Charles Dudouyt. She discovered the vintage brass art easel at an antiques fair and often changes it up with different artworks or books. A tiny brass side table was a rusted mess when she found it — probably in a field somewhere at Round Top, she says. After refinishing it, the table gleams like a piece of jewelry. "I love the hunt; I love finding stuff that most people would never look at twice," she says. Much of the stunning vintage lighting in her house was unearthed and refurbished. The mid- 20th-century Murano chandelier in the dining room was brought back from Round Top covered in dirt and grime, but with all the glass intact. Cleaned up and refinished, "the chandelier makes the whole room," Young says. "Lighting is one of the most important things in a house; I 68

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