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Red Antler Bungalows, as seen from Highway 237 into Round Top, is a stark contrast against the landscape with red doors, shutters, and antlers. W hile the exteriors are uniform, each of the interiors is a different world and expresses a mood and personality. Furnishings and accessories are a clever mix of items bought in Round Top, Houston and at auction, along with objects and art from the couple's own extensive collections. One bungalow has a preppy Palm Beach vibe; a pair of pink velvet armchairs, a rattan coffee table, and a navy rug. Flanking the fireplace, a pair of chinoiserie-inspired chairs from Memorial Antiques & Interiors (MAI) in Houston were perfect as-is, covered in chartreuse leopard spot upholstery. In one bedroom, a pair of exquisitely worn blue nightstands came from Round Top Ranch Antiques, which specializes in Swedish Antiques. The details are divine and include the couple's charming collection of antique porcelain monkeys, which decorate a pair of chests in a living area, and in a dining area, there's an ancient sculpture of a Chinese scholar that Fourticq discovered decades ago in Paris. Six vintage Knoll Brno chairs, covered in red mohair started the basis of the design for the modernist bungalow. "There's a mix of contemporary and traditional, with some Asian references," Fourticq says. "That's my style, and if you look at Florence Knoll design books, she always included orientalist pieces in her interiors; it all naturally fits together." These bungalows are stylish, but it's a hotel, so furniture has to be long-lasting and comfortable. Art and objects from the couple's collections include brilliantly hued minerals and crystals and graphic black-and-white photographs of horses by photographer Steven Klein, whom Fourticq met while shooting an advertising campaign eons ago for Calvin Klein in New York. Layered in pale brown, gray and ivory, a more neutral bungalow is an all-around guest favorite, Fourticq says. "People react to its monochromatic look. But it's not boring at all — we went far enough with the design to keep it interesting." There's a pair of smoky Murano glass lamps Cone found in Italy years ago and black Wedgwood bowls and vases, a burgeoning obsession of theirs. "A lot of these things you would love to have in your own house or probably already have — that's kind of the point," Fourticq says. "People want where they stay to be at least as nice as their own homes, and that's what we're shooting for." (Continued) The round pool and cabanas. A dining room with painting by Texas artist Liz Ward from Moody Gallery. A bedroom at Red Antler. Painting from Lewis & Maese Antiques & Auction. Lamp Memorial Traders. Greg Fourticq and John Cone 103

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