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June 2015 - Houston

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A FEW THINGS OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE FOR YOUR FIRST MAISON. BY ANNE LEE PHILLIPS AND JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON. Karl Lagerfeld coming to Dallas! FEATHERINGNEST Modern embroidered linens enliven the bedroom. Leontine Linens Juliette applique border, standard sham $420 each; queen sheet set $1,300, at As decorator Lucien Rees Roberts says, "My idea of comfort is a good lamp to read by." Hear, hear! J. Randall Powers for Visual Comfort Hargett table lamp $399, at Area, Circa Lighting. Add a vibrant rug to your living room. Vintage Moroccan rug, 5'10" x 10'6", $4,100, at Matt Camron Rugs & Tapestries. YOUR S earch for chairs with classic lines at consignment and thrift shops, and recover them in a bold new way. (Think hides and nail head trim, as seen here.) One can never have enough trays — to corral remotes and magazines, as a drinks bar or a bedside repository. Aerin shagreen tray $325, at Longoria Collection, Neiman Marcus. WILLIAM WALDRON Wallpaper adds drama to an entry or powder room, as seen here in Erika Bearman's entry by Miles Redd, in Elle Decor: The Height of Style. Dining table designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll in 1958 $1,935 to $8,383, at Design Within Reach. A dual monogram in a handsome design so you'll both want to write thank- you notes. Mrs John L. Strong bespoke stationery, from $1,000 for 100, at Add shapely greenery inside, then transplant to the garden. JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON U pdated dinnerware patterns mix beautifully with mother's Tobacco Leaf china. Hermès Voyage en Ikat dinner plate in gold $320, at Hermès, Neiman Marcus. Wow guests from the get-go with a high-gloss front door and a snappy door knocker. Hire a decorator to help. Interior designer Meg Lonergan updated a young couple's West U exterior with a copper roof, Bevolo lanterns and mailbox, and modern Rocky Mountain house numbers. Bright Farrow & Ball Blue Ground glosses the door, while Restoration Hardware planters bookend the entrance. Robsjohn- Gibbings Klismos chair, price upon request, at Lynn Goode Vintage. JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON MEGAN THOMPSON INVEST I n forever furniture. Antique chests of drawers are classics that can work in an entry, dining room (top with a tray to serve as a bar and store your linens and cutlery in the drawers) or bedroom. A tulip table can function as a dining- room table in a small space, then can be moved into a breakfast room or library (topped with coffee-table books) in a larger abode. A sculptural console and vintage Klismos chairs serve as functional works of decorative art. Embark on your art collection — photography is an accessible way to begin. Check out the exhibitions of local galleries to discover artists and determine your joint aesthetic. Scour estate sales and antique stores for silver-plated flatware. Mix and match styles with modern china for a youthful spin on a traditional place setting. Louis Philippe mahogany chest of drawers, France, circa 1840, $5,378, at Carl Moore Antiques. C offee table with Milo Baughman brass ribbon console base, circa 1970s-1980s, and Lucite top $1,200, at MrsPK&Oz.

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