Now slipcovered in chintz, the sofa is the first John Phifer Marrs purchased out of college.

A telescope stands ready to home in on birds and wildlife, while on the opposite wall, the fireplace (not shown) cozies the space in winter.

A self-portrait of Dorothy Eisenbach displayed against the brick wall is among John's favorite paintings in his eclectic mix of original art.

The American cherry china cupboard is an heirloom.

John had fun with a guest bedroom's lime green palette.

The Victorian chair belonged to John's grandmother.

A bedside table is the only nod to formality.

Interior designer--and owner of the lake house nicknamed Camp Laughing Beaver--John Phifer Marrs

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Ozarks Getaway

Funky artwork and an amazing chair collection give character to a lakeside ranch house.

Written and Produced by Candace Ord Manroe
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Now slipcovered in chintz, the sofa is the first John Phifer Marrs purchased out of college.

Sofa: Century Furniture, 828/328-1851,
Sofa fabric (discontinued): Westgate Fabrics, 800/527-2517,
Pillows on sofa (fabric discontinued): Pierre Frey, 866/707-1524,
Wing chair: Henredon, 800/444-3682,
Coffee table; screen (antique); floor lamp by window (antique); wooden chair by sofa (antique): John Phifer Marrs Inc., 214/352-4949,
Rug under coffee table (antique): owner's collection.
Carpet ("Carrara"/Egytpian Tweed #5494 by Hollytex): through John Phifer Marrs Inc., 214/352-4949,
Pedestal table in front of screen: Henredon, 800/444-3682,
Blinds (Bambu Woven Woods Collection/Lima Pecan): Texton Inc., 800/442-1540, Wall paint ("Glade Green" #498): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,


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