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May 2016 - Houston

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MAY | PAGE 35 | 2016 — orange, yellow, hot pink, red, green, lavender and purple — with contrasting welt trim and a mix of patterns. Massey experimented with combinations of color and pattern by laying fabrics together on her dining-room table and living with them for a few days. The local Nantucket upholsterer was confounded by Massey's kaleidoscope of choices. "They said, 'You can't have four different kinds of fabric on one chair,' and I said, 'Why not?'" Massey has no doubt inherited her mother's fearless design aplomb. "Our Palm Desert house was super-duper mod, with crazy colors like turquoise," she says. "That was definitely in my mind. My mother loved to redo houses, and she always said there's no rules when it comes to patterns and colors. I find that with clothes or art or furniture, as long as you love it, that's the commonality and it all goes." The 'Sconset cottage is a joyful place, and now that it's winterized and redone, the family uses it as often as possible, says Massey, who often returns in the fall for the cranberry harvest after spending the summer there with her daughters. They also sometimes head back in December for the Christmas stroll. "It's definitely my happy place," says Massey. In the dining room, Saarinen table and Eames Eiffel chairs from Inmod. Purple rug from Flor. The print of Sankaty Head lighthouse came with the house. Far right, a poster from an art opening that Andy Warhol and Jean- Michel Basquiat designed together. The breakfast nook's retro table and chairs are from eBay. Children's artwork decorates the walls. The living room's vintage seating includes Bill Stevens chairs from Knoll and a Herman Miller Marshmallow sofa. Fabrics from Designers Guild and Lee Jofa. Stairway leading to the basement. Continued on page 36

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