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Story's layered approach to interiors and features three of her own homes — the Gramercy Park residence, a contemporary Texas ranch in the Hill Country designed by Lake|Flato, and a historic house on the Hudson River — along with clients' projects around the country. Sara Story may be a rising star, but she's no newcomer. She founded her NYC- based firm, Sara Story Design, in 2003 and has since worked on a global array of commercial and residential projects, along with product collaborations for the French linens company Yves Delorme. Her work has appeared in Elle Decor, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, among other publications. Story spent her early years in Asia — her father is in the oil business — then moved to the Houston suburbs with her family. Their house was filled with treasures brought back from Singapore, Thailand, and Japan — woodblock prints, vintage textiles, ikats, lacquer pieces, old baskets. Her mother worked for the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and this early exposure to art, travel, and collections had a profound effect on Story's future design aesthetic. After earning a degree in interior architecture at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, she worked for designer Victoria Hagan for several years before opening her own firm. Story's interiors feel well-traveled and smart. She often collaborates with artists and artisans she's discovered during her travels: a Japanese textile artist to create drapery fabrics, a South African woodcarver to make a table from a solid piece of wood, a Belgian craftsperson to develop leather and fiber pieces to fit into millwork, or a glass artist to create églomisé tiles for a backsplash. Join Sara Story Monday, October 30, 6:30 to 8:30 pm for an illustrated talk, book signing, and cocktails at MOUS. Information and tickets, Sara Story's Gramercy Park home The Texas Hill Country ranch house designed by Lake/Flato Dining room of the Hill Country ranch house Sara Story's historic home on the Hudson River

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