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PaperCity Houston April 2022

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rarely ever use new lighting because I like it to have a history or a story, and that takes time." Young is a self-taught designer with a genius knack for color — a talent she developed from a lifetime of following fashion and from studying the work of such designers as Madeleine Castaing, who was known for putting together unusual combinations of hues. The dining- room walls are covered in a custom gray Porter Teleo wallpaper with fine, irregular lines hand-painted in gold leaf. Gray is an unexpected yet elegant color for a dining room, made all the more sumptuous with citron draperies at the windows. In the den, Young built a luscious blue- and-green scheme pulled from colors in the Beatriz Milhazes paintings. The walls are lacquered in rich navy, and the plush blue velvet sectional she designed is set off with plump, emerald-green velvet pillows. "I wanted it to feel super cozy, because Opposite page: In the living room, a 1940s French enfilade by Charles Dudouyt from W. Gardner. Vintage brass art easel. Art Deco armchair in Pierre Frey velvet. Custom club chair in Pierre Frey bouclé. Maison Jansen coffee table from InCollect. Art in grouping: Izima Kaoru disc photograph, 2006; Sara Vanderbeek classical female painting, 2021; Johnny Abrahams painting, 2021. The living room's custom banquette is in Lee Jofa fabric, Métaphores, Paris, pillow. Vintage table from Malachite, New Orleans. Italian 1940s glass coffee table from Kirby Antiques. Silver vase from JF Chen. Mel Brochner's Blah, Blah, Blah, 2009. 69

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