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PaperCity Houston June 2023

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Leila McConnell the sofa," Cone says. "There are so many different things to see in that one room, which is really what Alessandra is about." On the opposite side of the great room is the unexpectedly red kitchen, fashioned with an island that provides double service as a breakfast bar or cocktail bar, over which the understated Lucia Double Rise & Fall pendant by Hector Finch presides. Monogram appliances add elegant functionality, Clockwise from top left: Classic ticking stripe, coming soon to Casa Branca, reappears on the curtains, with a bias band, and in the seat cushion. Panels portier from Casa Branca Stripe fabric on the front porch to block the afternoon sun. Woodard River Run table and chairs with Casa Branca Giardino Camo cushions. Casa Branca Bosco mug and Raffia Hurricane atop a Woodard River Run side table. Branca fashioned the kitchen more like a bar, understanding the transient nature of the space, where guests may be more likely to enjoy cocktails and cheese platters than cook. Hector Finch lighting. In a bedroom, Casa Branca Animal Kingdom grasscloth wallpaper with a soothing palette of white and natural. Caramel and ivory rug from New Moon Rugs is a blend of kilim flat-weave and Persian knotted pile. Opposite page: Branca embraced the creek-side locale of the Branca Bungalow with a back porch. Woodard's River Run collection, which looks like birchwood but is made of durable woven high-density polyethylene. Cushions upholstered in Casa Branca Giardino performance fabric in Moss with Branca Red trim. Custom colored lantern lighting by Hector Finch. Silestone Dekton Liquid Embers countertop is reminiscent of wood grain. The walls are painted a dramatic Benjamin Moore My Valentine red. "It's a departure from what people expect because its your view from the living room," Branca says. Monogram Designer Collection gas range with brass knobs.

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