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I nterior designer Julie Lloyd may have been born in Dal- las and educated at Parsons School of Design in New York, but her style springs from her time living and working abroad, exporting antiques from the world's cultural epi- centers — Florence, Paris, and London. It was in these cities, surrounded by old-world architecture and rarified furnishings, where her aesthetic first de- veloped, naturally leaning towards the traditional. But when she and husband Stefan Lloyd, a financial advisor from Sweden, moved to Dallas in 2009 with daughter Elin, the time came to shake things up. "I was very interested in mid-century design," says Lloyd, co-owner of Tomp- kins Lloyd Interiors in Dallas. "I'd done it for clients, but never for myself." She fell for a one-story house near Hillcrest Avenue and Royal Lane, built in 1966, with 20-foot cathedral ceilings, skylights, and an organic palette of wood, Mexican brick, Saltillo tile, and glass. Designed by the late Lyle Rowley, who was an architect with the mid-century firm Ju-Nel Homes, it was a dramatic contrast to the Lloyds' previous London home — an 1851 terrace house behind Harrods that offered little in the way of space or light. "In London, we'd been living vertically on five floors with tiny windows," she says. "We were excited to have a yard and out- door space — and we got that in spades." The house, which backs up to one of the city's rare private lakes, is stocked with bass and Japanese koi. They keep a boat at the dock and share the grounds with Canada geese, turtles, and the occasional bobcat. There's also a pool and a large terrace. "We spend more time outside than inside," she says. "It's like being on vacation all year round." T he Lloyds' multicultural, well- traveled orbit is reflected in their domestic life. Stephan and Elin speak only Swedish together, and the family spends a few weeks every summer in Sweden. "His upbringing is very much a part of our lives," says Lloyd, whose design style now borrows from Swedish mid- century's organic, pared-down aesthetic, along with hits of classic Gustavian blue and white. The house is decorated with a significant nod to its 1960s architecture, of course, but the details are all over the map. "A lot of the things in the house have been back and forth across the ocean a few times," she says. "You cull and get rid of things … I kept the ones I truly loved." Loyd Taylor in the front courtyard. In the entry, objects from Tibet and India surround a Ming Dynasty wine table. Loyd Taylor, age 21. Opposite page: Large-scale 1970s yarn art from Scout Design Studio dominates a wall in the living area. Mirrored Ello credenza, circa 1970s. Italian side table, circa 1950s, from White Elephant. Moroccan wedding blanket. Photograph Shayna Fontana, styled by Hilary Rose Walker. This page, top: In the entry, George Smith sofa purchased in London. Original finger painting by Claude and Paloma Picasso. Hammered-bronze wall added by previous owners. Zebra-hide and chrome bench, circa 1970s, from Florence. Table with Mexican silver dolphin candlestick base from Nick Brock Antiques. Botanicals from Battersea Decorative Antiques & Textiles Show, London. Left: Nineteenth-century French opaline glass collection. Antique Empire-era chest from France. THIS PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHS BY SHOOT2SEll (continued on page 80) 79

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