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PaperCity Houston March 2023

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table from Bill and Katherine's previous San Francisco house and an antique chinoiserie chest they'd had for years in Houston. In a guest bedroom, there's a 1940s carved mahogany bed that Marie discovered in a shop somewhere in Natchez, Mississippi. A collection of horse prints is among Katherine's favorites, because she was with Dolores when they were acquired. "It's special to have that memory," she says. Nothing was reupholstered, including two lounge chairs in the living room, left in their original Pierre Frey fabric, no longer in production. "Everything tied together so harmoniously," Alexander says. "That's because if you buy good furniture and stick with classic styles, it will work no matter where you put it." Bill grew up in a house in New England with interiors designed by Mario Buatta so bright colors and florals remind him of home. "Our house in Houston is all floral and lilac," Katherine says. The living-room walls at the farm are painted a shell pink from Farrow & Ball "that everyone looks good in." This place may be filled with antiques, but there's nothing precious about it — except for the memories it holds. The train depot's original ticket counter became the kitchen, which was remodeled in 2013 by Ryan Gordon. Bill Caudell had the original cabinets copied and new ones built. Top right: View from the kitchen into the dining room. The original floors were stripped and left unfinished. Right: Painting by Katherine Phelps. Antique stools from New England. 73

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