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January 2018- Houston

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by artist James Brummett. A low and loungey cobalt velvet sofa designed by the legendary Brazilian Campana Brothers "is not something you sit on, but experience," Hunter says. A pair of antique ionic column fragments, turned into lamps in hot pink acrylic, tops a massive antique Italian table. In the powder bath, custom lapis-glazed tiles cover the walls and floor, and the master bedroom's sunset yellow and ocean blue wainscoting is a reference to the wife's California upbringing. Hunter chose Fortuny green camouflage fabric for the custom headboard because it gives the room "a bit of the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' rock 'n' roll" that the wife likes so much, he says. The game room, with its views to the pool, has light-green walls, the color of "not-quite-ripe bananas;" a Berber yellow, magenta, and orange vintage Moroccan rug; and a 1970s terra- cotta leather De Sede sofa. On paper, the house's varied color schemes might seem a little contretemps, but in Hunter's deft hands, they blend beautifully. "Rather than using a true decorative color palette, I prefer using colors that feel good together, like they occurred naturally over time," Hunter says. "This is not a house for everyone, but it's a very personal expression of the people who live here." Above: The pool's tiles are reminiscent of Gio Ponti. Landscape design by Sarah W. Lake. Above left: Brass palm tree in the game room is circa 1970s. Vintage Nonstop sofa by De Sede. French 20th-century chairs from Galerie André Hayat, Paris. Vintage coffee table from Tienda X. Vintage Moroccan rug from Carol Piper Rugs. Oaxaca clay sculpture on table. 58

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