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PaperCity Dallas November 2023

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a cold-rolled steel wall, they "set the tone for the whole space," he says. Roughness and hard lines are softened by plush furnishings in creamy tones, like the vintage '80s Swedish sofa by de Sede and free-form custom rug. Whites and creams might seem like a foolhardy choice for a commercial space but the sofa is covered in indoor-outdoor fabric, and the rug is woven in India from angora goat mohair, a sturdy fiber with natural lanolin that repels dirt. There are also richly patinated antiques in beautiful materials, including a 400-year-old French stone planter, a pair of Italian 1950s onyx sconces, and a 19th-century French walnut workbench. A small trove of rarities elevates the studio even more. One of the designer's favorites is a rare 1961 metal stool by Pierre Jeanneret from the College of Architecture in Chandigarh, India. There's also a hard-to-find 1950s enameled Serge Mouille lighting pendant from France. Original Mouille lights don't often come up for auction, and when they do, they're often prohibitively expensive, Fontenot says. They not only won it, but at a good price, too. The pendant now The entryway's custom travertine table and fir stools were designed by Brandon Fontenot and inspired by Lina Bo Bardi's work. Stone planter, circa 1700. A 19th-century French workbench

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