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PaperCity Dallas December 2023

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than one seating area, so she used a pair of swiveling club chairs that can turn to face wherever the conversation goes. Kincaid loves textiles; the room is made even cozier with a mix of prints including a classic red pattern by Sister Parish that covers a pair of '40s-era low-backed slipper chairs. Sofa pillows are in hand- blocked patterns by Antoinette Poisson of Paris and Dallas' Lisa Fine, and antique quilts are draped over the backs of armchairs. "It's important to mix antique textiles with new fabrics to give a room gravitas," Kincaid says. Although she lost her cherished collection of ornaments in the fire, the tree is trimmed with the fire trucks and Dalmatians her friends gave her, along with new ones made by the grandchildren and others collected over the years. "We strung lights and gold beads and swaddled the topper like a baby in a manger," she says. "We do Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, and the grandchildren get to open one present." For Kincaid, other holidays pale in comparison, although she hosts an egg hunt at Easter and puts up a few decorations in the windows on Valentine's Day. "I'm actually not a big holiday decorator," she says. "But Christmas … That's what I love." Clockwise from top left: The foyer's marble mosaic floor tiles are from Ann Sacks. Vintage wicker chair. Lemon and orange trees perfume the room. Interior designer Cathy Kincaid. A 19th-century French bench and Moroccan table with potted paperwhites and amaryllis.

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