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Guest bedroom in the main house with Ron Dier selenite chandelier from David Sutherland. Bed and seee designed by Joseph Minton. Painting by Monique van Genderen, Untitled, 2013. Master bedroom night table is by Alexander Lamont from Jean de Merry. Selenite lamp from Empressive Earth Gallery. his business partner David Kaihoi was a dream. The new house was completed in June 2018, and we immediately put it to the test, hosting 22 adults and 19 children — all under the age of 8 — for Labor Day. Every bed in both houses, plus Trailer Swift (the vintage Spartan trailer we rehabbed and installed on one side of the lawn), was full. We swam, we played, we cooked, we lit fireworks — we lit it all up! Miles Redd says we are like a live-action Wes Anderson film. "We wanted a certain cinematic mise en scène that is essential to any retreat," says Redd. "But, at the end of the day, it is simply a backdrop. It really boils down to how someone lives in a house. Pete and Bailey should give a master class in this dying art." "I've been the biggest Miles Redd fan forever," Bailey McCarthy says of the New York designer known for creating joyous interiors packed with color and pattern. "I already loved Miles' chic city spaces and proper East Coast estates he has so rightly been celebrated for," she says. "At his core, Miles is a Southern gentleman from Atlanta, and I knew he was the perfect person to interpret a Texas country house in a fabulous fresh way." DIVINE DESIGN DETAILS For the architecture, the McCarthys enlisted William Curtis of Curtis & Windham Architects, who had previously designed their house in Houston. Coincidentally, Redd and Curtis are longtime friends. Although their design styles are polar opposites — Redd's interiors are exuberant; Curtis' architecture is restrained — it all came together like magic. The farmhouse's elegant Greek Revival-inspired architecture has such regionally familiar touches as a sloping metal roof, covered porches, and traditional center-hall planning that references historical Texas dogtrot houses. For Curtis, it was all about keeping things simple. "We focused on detailing the interior architecture so that A guest bedroom on the first floor with canopied twin beds in Brunschwig & Fils fabric. Linens by Biscuit Home. A collection of framed arrowheads inherited from Pete's parents hang salon-style on yellow-lacquered walls. 52

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