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who had done two previous houses for them in Southport. An earlier addition, which includes a family room, felt a little out of sync with the rest of the house, so Gargano matched moldings, hardware, doors, and windows for a seamless look. She also updated old lighting throughout the house and renovated the bathrooms. Original architectural elements were restored, including the living room's carved classical fireplace. Walls, trim, and ceilings were painted a calming Sherwin Williams Pure White. Gargano layered the windows with double treatments, such as the living room's combination of sheer cafe curtains and custom roman shades, which provide both light and privacy. "Kit loves classical design and antiques, and she's a fun person with a young family, so we made sure that the environment was elegant and refined with traditional elements, but not too heavy or serious," Gargano says. The Ulriches entertain a lot at home, from formal dinner parties with friends to big Sunday-night gatherings with several families from the neighborhood. "For this house, we wanted something that adults would love but would also be kid-friendly," says Kit, who, like her husband, recently turned 40. "The interesting thing for us was how to create a house that felt both feminine and masculine, so that we both feel like this is our home." And, as Kit is now working from home as general manager of the Dallas-based social media monetizing company LTK, the interiors have to work on several levels. The biggest challenge was accommodating the couple's differences in height — he's 6'6 and she's 5'2 — so Gargano furnished each room with a variety of seating and table heights. In the living room, a Pinch sofa from The Future Perfect in NYC is deep enough for Will's long legs, and Studio Ashby's swivel chair is petite. Mid-century furniture is great for adding stylish low-slung options to a room, such as a pair of vintage Milo Baughman scoop chairs, which Gargano found on 1stDibs, and a slate-top coffee table sourced from a dealer in the Netherlands. The family spends hours putting puzzles together in the living room at an Italian 1950s marble game table, seated on comfortable walnut-and-cane Paul McCobb chairs. Nineteenth-century Henri II-style chair from France. Top, Circa-1910 silver gelatin print of yacht from Beken of Cowes photography archive, England. Phil Greenwood's limited-edition landscape print from England. Opposite: Restored millwork frames a view into the living room. (Continued) 93

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