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PaperCity Houston September 2023

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you into the space," Barnhart says. This is not to say that she and Lila don't like beautiful objects. They're drawn to organic forms such as the rice-paper Noguchi light sculpture brought back from The Noguchi Museum in New York City and a floor lamp made from rocks picked up by Los Angeles artist Rachel Shillander of LLand on her hikes in California. Plates, glassware, and other dishes are all handmade, some by British artist Max Lamb and others purchased at such London shops as The New Craftsmen and Momosan Shop, curated by Japan-born owner Momoko Mizutani. "Mizutani's work is all tactile and irregular and feels like a human heart has made it," Barnhart says. With a creamy color palette and lack of superfluous decorative objects, there's nothing to distract from the peaceful vibe that runs throughout the house. In the family room are a 1970s Erik Gunnar Asplund chair, '90s Gerard van den Berg sofa, vintage stone table, '80s Richard Meier candlesticks, '80s Mario Buatta sconces, Noguchi floor lamp, and Ligne Rose chair. Opposite page, from top:: Lila uses the console table, designed by Kelly Barnhart, as a craft table. Sabine Marcelis stools. The living room's stone table is vintage, surrounded by vintage garden chairs. Luigi Massoni 1970s lamp. 77

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