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PaperCity Dallas June 2022

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61 it complemented the house and provided a simple backdrop for the strength we knew Miles would provide," he says. The McCarthys have two young kids, so they asked Redd to make sure the interiors were casual and durable. "We walk through the house with muddy feet and wet swimsuits, so we didn't want anything precious," Bailey says. On the other hand, she also wanted the interiors to have the quirkiness of a Wes Anderson film — and Redd was only too happy to oblige. "Wes Anderson is about charm and surprise," he says. The tented bar in the living room, the painted floors in the breakfast room and kitchen, and the enormous screen porch give the interiors an unexpected and fun vibe. Rooms brim with old Oriental carpets, chintz upholstery, and floral wallpapers, including hand- painted de Gournay panels in the living room. "The powder room is an homage to the wild, wild West," Redd says, with walls covered in vintage photos of cowboys, native Americans, and horses. "And the guest bedroom is decorated with arrowheads collected by Pete's parents. This feels very Texas, but in the manner of great retreats — comfortable, rejuvenating, and captivating." RS "WHAT COULD BE MORE VALUABLE THAN TO IMBUE OUR SURROUNDINGS WITH THE MARKINGS OF OUR OWN HAPPY HISTORY? I'M ALL ABOUT KEEPING IT FANCY, NOT FORMAL." — Bailey McCarthy Bailey McCarthy in front of one of eight greenhouses the couple built as part of their plans for a sustainable commercial farming venture. Farmer Jack Jones, pictured in the greenhouse. Photograph Jenny Antill Clion.

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