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PaperCity Dallas May 2022

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69 he liked "how cool it looked" in the curve of a Swedish sofa Rice had specified for the living room. Rice added investment-worthy pieces to the mix, including a rare 1930s Danish leather sofa by Kaare Klint, a swiveling Edward Wormley lounge chair, and a pair of nightstands by Afra and Tobia Scarpa. Rice is known for ferreting out talented artisans to make one-of-a-kind pieces for his clients, and here he's tapped Wisconsin craftsman Matthew Nafranowicz of Straight Thread Chair Co. to build a hand-stitched leather bench for the living room. An independent local metal fabricator was enlisted to make all of the simple brass overhead lights for the house, and the living-room rug was hand- woven by artisans from the L.A. design collective Commune. Art and furnishings aside, Rice's favorite detail just might be the way a small patch of sunlight drifts across a brick wall in the hallway, illuminating its beautiful, hand-textured surface. "The small scale of the house really allowed me to get down into the design details, which is what makes it feel so handcrafted," Rice says. "I look back on it now and think, 'Wow, we all did something pretty special here.'" This page, from top: The bronze front door was made by Forms+Surfaces. Cast-bronze sconce by Studio Henry Wilson, Australia. Outdoor spaces were designed by Christa McCall of Paper Kites Studio. Brown Jordan's Kantan Aluminum Suncloth furniture. Opposite page, from top: Joshua Rice designed the custom oak cabinetry in the bar and kitchen areas; Jason Lenox designed the pine farmhouse table. In the library, vintage Frank Lloyd Wright table, vintage Edward Wormley for Dunbar chair, antique Egyptian teak side table by Mogens Lassen, and rare 1930s Danish sofa by Kaare Klint for Rud. Rasmussen Snedkerier, all from Sputnik Modern. Mexico- based artist Jesus Alexandre's photograph.

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