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The most challenging spaces for a designer to pull off can also be the most exciting. Interior designer Margaret Naeve — founder of M.Naeve in Houston — transformed the landing of the 49th Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York into a series of sumptuous spaces with an under-stair bar and adjoining powder room. She incorporated natural materials throughout, such as lime plaster walls, an antique 500-pound Belgian slate sink,and century-old marble floors from Chateau Domingue, and artist James Mobley's hand-painted mural of flora and fauna that looked as if it had been there for decades. It was all set against a rich and moody palette of rouge, aubergine, and sage. Naeve was one of 24 designers chosen from around the country to transform the 1904 neo-Federal residence at 125 East 65th Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Clockwise: Ceramic sculpture by Caroline Blackburn from Egg Collective. In a seating area outside the powder bath, antique chair from M.Naeve. Kathrin Linkersdorff's Fairies II archival pigment print from Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, through Kinzelman Art Consulting. Century-old marble floor from Chateau Domingue. In the powder bath, Kohler bronze faucet and smoked-glass sconces by Apparatus Studio. Vintage asymmetric brass mirror. Antique Belgian slate sink from Chateau Domingue. Lime-plaster walls in a custom rouge color by Domingue Architectural Finishes. 37

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