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rare wood veneers. The company — once a favorite of such top designers as Michael S. Smith, Mark D. Sikes, and Steven Gambrel — left a trove of exquisite inventory after it closed in 2019. Corbin purchased the furniture last year at a special sale, which included Dessin Fournir founder Chuck Comeau's own collection of antiques and original prototypes. A screen with scenic panels in one of the apartments is a prototype from Comeau's personal collection. Other furniture came from sources like Obsolete, an online favorite for the design-obsessed, where Corbin found a mid-20th-century green sofa. A beautiful Hästens daybed, made in Sweden, was discovered in Dallas at Vinya. Aubusson rugs by Stark add to the heirloom feel, and lively patterned linen draperies were designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber for Le Gracieux. Headboards in the bedrooms are by The Inside, which has partnered with European fabric houses Old World Weavers and Scalamandré. Bedding is from Parachute Home, known for vintage-inspired natural flax linens made in Portugal, and much of the art is from Corbin's personal collection, amassed from vintage and antiques stores over the years. The new Casa concepts have started the wheels of imagination turning at Duro Hospitality. "It's directing bigger projects we are working on and becoming building blocks of future ideas," Homsey says. Upcoming projects include a 4,800-square-foot new concept down the street from The Charles, the details of which Homsey is keeping hush-hush for now. Duro is also working on concepts on the corner of Knox and Travis Streets, in the historic former Highland Park Pharmacy location, due to open in late fall or early next year. Casa Duro, $375 to $450 per night, 2806 Greenville Ave., casa-duro. com; Café Duro, 2804 Greenville Ave.,; Sister, 2808 Greenville Ave., 214.888.8660, Clockwise from top: Café Duro is inspired by the work of Italian architect Renzo Mongiardino; faux-marbre wallpapers and fabrics are Timothy Corrigan for Perennials and Pierre Frey. Sister restaurant. Casa Duro's Susanna apartment. Wallpaper and design details at Sister. MANNY RODRIGUEZ 51

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