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March 2016 - Houston

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MARCH | PAGE 56 | 2016 Clockwise from top left: At the main house, limestone steps lead to the second floor. Guest house. In a bedroom, bed is by Jim Zivic Design, vintage lacquer side table and vintage light fixture. In a guest room, Pierre Paulin chairs, vintage light fixture, painting by Mindy Shapero. In the dining room, Jacques Adnet chairs and lighting fixture by Studio Drift. The limestone façade of a guest house. I love incorporating saturated colors, whimsical lighting and playful wallpaper. As designers, we are creators of atmosphere — this is something I think about a lot when designing a space. All the pieces need to come together to create a fabulous whole. YOU'VE INCLUDED LIGHTING AND FURNITURE BY FINNISH AND DANISH DESIGNERS IN YOUR PROJECTS. SOME FAVORITES? I admire Paavo Tynell, Alvar Aalto, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl and Ole Wanscher, as well as contemporary European designers Studio Drift, Hay and Scholten & Baijings. ARTISTS WHOSE WORK YOU LOVE. Sterling Ruby, Neo Rauch, Sarah Lucas and Jim Lambie are a few contemporary artists that inspire my work. I'm always going to gallery openings and museum shows, which are an endless source of inspiration. Seeing their use of materials, understanding their mediums, forms and thought processes is energizing and motivational. YOU'RE SO STYLISH. DOES FASHION INFLUENCE YOUR WORK? Some of my favorite fashion designers are Phoebe Philo for Céline and Raf Simons — particularly when he was at Christian Dior. I also love Rag & Bone, James Perse and Helmut Lang. Designers new and old inspire my design. The vintage images of Christian Dior couture are breathtaking — the forms, colors and textures are magnificent. TELL US ABOUT YOUR FATHER'S STORE IN COMFORT, TEXAS. It's called The Elephant Story. It's a not-for-profit store to raise awareness and funds for elephant preservation. They have all sorts of interesting textiles, jewelry, objects and pieces from around the world. Continued from page 55

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