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C orbin See h a s b e e n t i n k e r i n g w i t h t h e interiors of this Preston H o l l o w house for 15 years. "The house has evolved with the client's life, so the furniture and decoration have evolved too," says See, who had just joined his father's Oklahoma City design firm when his client came calling in 2008. At the time, she was newly married with a blended family, so the interiors were practical, yet stylish. Over time, as their needs changed, new furnishings were added and old ones subtracted; a master suite with a large bath was built, along with a new study. A few years ago, his client and her husband — now empty nesters — asked See to refresh the interiors to reflect their new lifestyle. The family's TV room, which had become a den as the kids got older, has again been transformed, this time into an intimate salon for grown-up cocktail hour. Alluring attributes include a parchment cocktail table from the Paris flea market, Persian rugs, and floor lamps evocative of French designer Jacques Garcia's Hotel Costes. "The house has had a full arc of life, and we've been along for the whole process," See says. "She was willing to take more risks than most clients, so we took more chances. The interiors feel a little edgier because of that." For this client — a philanthropist with a fearless sense of personal style — the designer has approached the interiors like a collector, giving new life to the best pieces and introducing exciting furnishings that might one day be passed down to the next generation. Collecting is in See's DNA. He grew up in a house with By Rebecca Sherman. Interior design Sees Design. Architecture Bernbaum/ Magadini Architects. Photography Pär Bengtsson. Styling Christopher MacKinnon. Designer Corbin See took inspiration from Yves Saint Laurent's collected Paris interiors for this chic Preston Hollow house, in a 15-year collaboration with his client. 102

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