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2014 O'More College of Design Showhouse

Style and grace return to a Victorian-style home in the historic town of Franklin, Tennessee, thanks to O’More College of Design alumni and friends

Written by Amy Elbert
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    Uncovering an original 110-year-old curved, wrap-around porch boxed in by an awkward 1950s addition was the first big thrill in the renovation of an Edwardian-style Queen Anne Victorian for the 2014 O’More Alumni Show House. More were to follow.

    The stately house in Franklin, Tennessee, was built as a family home in 1904 with all the frills and flourishes of the era—deep crown and intricate dentil moldings, paneled pocket doors, and stained-glass windows. But in 1936 the house was converted into a funeral home, and over the next several decades many of the distinctive architectural features were boarded over and fell into disrepair. The funeral home closed in 2007, and the home sat vacant for several years—an eyesore to the historic neighborhood.

    To the rescue came Franklin-based O’More College of Design, which partnered with Traditional Home magazine and residential builder Thrive Homes, renovating the house to make it a single-family residence again. Twenty-four interior designers with ties to O’More College signed on for the year-long project, which involved adding a new kitchen, five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, and finishing the third-level attic to create the 6,000-square-foot home.

    Nashville interior designer JoAnne Haynes spearheaded the revamp, working with the design team and builder to choose an overall palette and establish a floor plan suited to modern living, while remaining true to the house’s heritage. “My vision was to keep as much of the original character as possible,” Haynes says.

    New walkways made with Belgard pavers and porch lighting from Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights combine vintage looks with modern function and durability. 

    Photography: Werner Straube

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    Grand Foyer by L. Jonathan Savage

    Original double doors with elliptical beveled glass insets open to the grand foyer designed by L. Jonathan Savage. Ornate dentil trim details were restored, and Savage enhanced the architecture by adding a delicate tracery feature on the 12-foot-high ceilings.

    The face of the goddess Minerva made with flattened bottle caps by artist Molly Right hangs at the far end of the hall, where it can be enjoyed from a distance and close up. 

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    Grand Foyer by L. Jonathan Savage

    A baby grand piano anchors the far end of the hall, next to a riveting piece of contemporary art—a woman’s face made with flattened bottle caps. Savage envisioned the foyer as a greeting and gathering space, and created intimate seating areas for conversation and for listening to the piano. The piano’s strategic placement ensures it can be heard in most of the primary living and entertaining areas of the house. 

    Interior designer: L. Jonathan Savage, Savage Interior Design, 194 Moultrie Park, Nashville, TN 37205; 615/244-5674, savageinteriordesign.com.  

    Wall paint (“Chelsea Gray” #HC-168): Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com.
    Ceiling and trim paint (“Westhighland White” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Area rug (gray and ochre, wool and silk): Stark, starkcarpet.com.
    Piano (“The Sterling Steinway”): Steinway Piano Gallery of Nashville, steinwaynashville.com.
    Chandelier (“Sonia” #8128): Ironware International, ironwareinternational.com.
    Ottoman (custom design): Savage Interior Design, savageinteriordesign.com.
    Ottoman fabric (“Connemara”/Dark Zen #AL2008-8): Loro Piana, loropiana.com.
    Art (Minerva, Roman Goddess of Wisdom, by Molly B. Right): Molly B. Right, Bottle Cap Portrait Artist, mollybright.com

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    Living Room by Kathleen Evers

    The soft lavender and pale green hues of an original stained-glass window inspired Kathleen Evers’s soothing color palette in the living room. Walls are painted a warm gray and the ceiling a pale aqua that complements the azure taffeta drapery panels. Lavender is repeated in a watercolor-inspired fabric, fringes, and trims for accent pillows on the vintage settee by the bay window. An elegant crystal chandelier is centered on the original fireplace, which was restored with a new marble tile surround. Evers designed a tailored daybed that bridges the room’s two comfortable seating areas.

    A crystal-draped “Belvoir Chandelier” from Circa Lighting sparkles above an architecture-inspired round coffee table.  

    Wall paint (“Anew Gray” #SW 7030); ceiling paint (“Window Pane” #SW 6210); trim and medallion paint (“Westhighland White” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Drapery (“Masaccio Taffeta”/Azure #63916); drapery banding (“Tiepolo Shantung Weave”/Fog #63849): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
    Drapery hardware (custom 3/4-inch iron rod with French returns with 1-inch diameter rings in Antique Warm Silver finish): B&B Metal Designs, bandbmetaldesigns.com.
    Settee in bay window: antique. Settee fabric (Dune”/Taupe #F2810005): Pierre Frey, pierrefrey.com.
    Floral pillows on settee  (“Grenadines” #1019418375, Etamines Collection): Zimmer + Rohde, zimmer-rohde.com.
    Trim on floral pillows (Lip Cord #6066 in color Lavender): Europatex, europatex.com.
    Center pillow on settee (“Brescia”/Crocus #F1452/18, by Designers Guild): Osborne & Little, designersguild.com.
    Trim on center pillow (“Kbfr05”/Lavender 2 #1530306): Fabricut, fabricut.com.
    Decorative glass window treatment at top of bay window: original to house.
    Armless chair to left of settee (custom design by Kathleen Evers): fabricated by King’s Interiors, kings-inc.com.
    Chair fabric (“Tiepolo Shantung Weave”/Fog #63849): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
    Chair trim (“Galon Lutecia” #32109-9820): Houlès, houles.com.
    Pillow on chair (“Venetian Velvet”/Linen #11145/02): Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com.
    Floor lamp beside chair (“Tremayne”/Gilded Iron finish with Natural Paper shade #CHA9715): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Table between chair and settee (“Antique Brass Galleried Round Table”): Davishire Interiors, davishire.com.
    Group of framed sketches (by Linwood Easton, pencil on paper): Haynes Galleries, haynesgalleries.com.
    Gray area rug (“Ghent”/Shifting Beach): Antrim Carpets, antrimcarpet.com. Through Stanton Carpet, stantoncarpet.com.
    Oriental rug between sofa and daybed (Turkish Oushak): Jeff’s Fine Rugs and Tapestries, 615/352-5663. 
    Daybed (custom design by Kathleen Evers): King’s Interiors, kings-inc.com.
    Daybed and bolster-pillow fabric (“India Epi”/Gris Clair #3714063, discontinued): Casamance, casamance.com.
    Trim on bolster pillows (“Dune”/Taupe #F2810005): Pierre Frey, pierrefrey.com.
    Taupe pillows on daybed (“Magic”/Taupe #FW161, discontinued): Roger Arlington, rogerarlington.com.
    Trim on taupe pillows (Loop Fringe #850 in color 966, by Parisian): The Fabric House, fabrichousenashville.com.
    Table in front of daybed (“Corinthian Side Table with Okume Veneer Granite top” #MN2083): Century Furniture, centuryfurniture.com.
    Tray on table (antique silver); glasses on table (antique cordial glasses); box on mantel; framed art on mantel (antique stamp): designer’s collection.
    Chandelier (“Belvoir Chandelier”/Sheffield Nickel #CHC1547): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Mantel and over-mantel; angel fire grate: original to house.
    Sculpture on mantel (Female Torso, by Rick Casali, bronze with wood base): Haynes Galleries, haynesgalleries.com.
    Wood carving above mantel (antique French Boiserie Fragment): Davishire Interiors, davishire.com.
    Sofa (custom design by Kathleeen Evers): Hallman Furniture, hallmanfurniture.com.
    Sofa fabric (“Dune”/Taupe #F2810005): Pierre Frey, pierrefrey.com.
    Pillows on sofa (“Brescia”/Crocus #F1452/18, by Designers Guild): Osborne & Little, designersguild.com.
    Pillow trim (“Kbfr05”/Lavender 2 #1530306): Fabricut, fabricut.com.
    End table by sofa (custom polished chrome glass table with antique wood carving of Roman reliefs): by Davishire Interiors, davishire.com.
    Console table behind sofa (“Salon Console Table” #341-911): Bernhardt, bernhardt.com.
    Lamp on console; box on console; amethyst cluster; cane-backed chair by console (antique): designer’s collection.
    Ottomans under console (custom design by Kathleen Evers): King’s Interiors, kings-inc.com.
    Ottoman fabric (“Rockhurst”/Jade #3441533): Fabricut, fabricut.com

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    Living Room by Kathleen Evers

    A mirror-fronted console table and contemporary pastel painting add elegant touches of 21st century glamour.  

    Interior designer: Kathleen Evers, K Evers Interiors, LLC, 6518 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 37205; 615/973-3899, keversinteriors.com.  

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    Dining Room by Mark Simmons and Deb Tallent

    Blue plays a major role in the adjoining dining room by Mark Simmons and Deb Tallent. Walls are washed in sky blue, and dining chairs are covered in rich blue-gray velvet. Large windows flanking the fireplace are lavishly dressed with blue-and-cream  embroidered draperies. “We wanted the mood to be elegant and formal,” says Tallent, adding that the room’s “crowning beauty” is the magnificent crystal chandelier above the antique dining table.

    Wall paint (“Dutch Tile Blue” #SW 0031); ceiling paint (“Moderate White” #6140); trim paint (“Westhighland White” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Drapery (“Cressida”/Blue and Cream #F3919-01, by Colefax and Fowler) Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com.
    Drapery hardware (2-inch diameter fluted poles with baguette finials, custom finish in cream with hints of blue): Sheree Phillips Inc., shereephillipsinc.com.
    Dining table (oak with yew banding): Beaman Antiques, beamanantiques.com.
    Dining side chairs (“Ethan Dining Chair”/Parker Gray #CH21): Aidan Gray, aidangrayhome.com.
    Side-chair fabric, front (“Byron”/Teal #11150-04): Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com.
    Side chair fabric, back (“Bertram”/Dark Aqua #F3921-07, by Colefax and Fowler): Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com.
    Host chairs (“Sapphire Slipcovered Diner” #SC95-A, Transitions Collection): The Charles Stewart Co., charlesstewartcompany.com.
    Host chair fabric (“Byron”/Teal #11150-04); trim on host chair (“Castile Scallop”/Aqua #40065-05): Cowtan & Tout, cowtan.com.
    Pillows on host chair: antique verdure tapestry pillows.
    Pillow trim: antique.
    Area rug (“Annandale Integration”/Sand): Rosecore, rosecorecarpet.com.
    Server (antique Louis XVI sideboard with Carrara marble top); lamps on server (painted and gilded carved urn lamps): The Little Antique Shop, 615/352-5190.
    Silver service on server: Corzine & Co., corzineco.com.
    Art above server (Interval, by Anton Weiss, mixed media on canvas): Bennett Galleries, bennettgalleriesnashville.com.
    Tiles on fireplace surround, fireplace grate: original to house.
    Art above mantel (Two Ditch Evening, by Roger Dale Brown, Leiper’s Creek Gallery, leiperscreekgallery.com.
    Chandelier (bronze and crystal, early 20th-century): Artifacts, 615/354-1267.

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    Dining Room by Mark Simmons and Deb Tallent

    Touches of coral and gold in contemporary artwork and table settings brighten the palette with pleasing pops of color.

    Interior designer: Mark Simmons and Deb Tallent, Mark Simmons Interiors Inc., 2021 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215; 615/269-6360, marksimmonsinteriors.com.  

    Napkin (“Mirasol”/Ivory, set of 4): Matouk, matouk.com.
    Placemat (“Andean Sage” 15-inch square placemat, by Sybaritic): Corzine & Co., corzineco.com.
    Charger (“Aegean Gold”): L’Objet, l-objet.com.
    Accent plates (assorted): Royal Crown Derby, royalcrownderby.co.uk.
    Goblet; wine glasses (“Apollo Gold”): St. Louis Crystal, saint-louis.com/en.
    Goblet ( “Milles Nuit”: Baccarat, us.baccarat.com.
    Sterling flatware (“Empire”): Buccellati, buccellati.com.
    Dinner plate (“Marie Antoinette Gold”): Raynaud, raynaud.fr.
    Centerpiece vase (“Heritage  Pontils vase”): Baccarat, us.baccarat.com.
    Crystal candlesticks (“Gardenia,” 13-5/8 inches; “Elysee,” 11 inches, “Ingo,” 10 inches): Val Saint Lambert, val-saint-lambert.com.
    Hurricanes (“Pearl Table Hurricane”): William Yeoward, williamyeowardcrystal.com.
    Crystal egg (“Swirl Egg Large”): Simon Pearce, simonpearce.com.
    Dessert plates (antique Spode, c. 1820); silver cups on mantel (“Old Sheffield Silverplate 19-inch Crested Salver, c. 1820): Corzine & Co., corzineco.com.
    Alternative juleps for purchase (“Kentucky Julep Silverplate” by Reed & Barton; Tennessee Pewter Julep” by Salisbury; or “Presidential Sterling Beaded Julep” by Wakefield-Scarce): Corzine & Co., corzineco.com. All tableware items may be purchaed through Corzine & Co., corzineco.com

     
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    Kitchen by Vicki Edwards

    A large central island separates the main work zone from a primary traffic path through the kitchen. “The island was not only functional as the cleaning and preparation center, but it was imperative for flow through the space,” Edwards says.

    Three square “Jeannette” pendants from Ironware International fill the volume above the island. “Allston” stools from Joss & Main provide island seating near the cook. 

    Interior designer: Vicki Edwards, Kitchen & Bath Images, 1710 Gen. George Patton Drive, Suite 110, Brentwood, TN 37027; 615/377-8771, kitchenbathimages.com.  

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    Refrigerator “Electrolux ICON Counter-Depth Side By Side Refrigerator” #E23CS78HPS, discontinued); microwave (“Electrolux ICON Built-In Microwave with Drop-Down Door” #E30MO75HPS); wall oven (“Electrolux ICON 30-inch Single Wall Oven” #E30EW75GPS): Electrolux, electroluxicon.com.
    Copper terrine on counter: antique.
    Perimeter countertop (Calacatta Gold Vein Honed Marble); island countertop (Soapstone Leathered): Smokey Mountain Tops, smokeymountaintops.com.
    Hanging lights over island (“Jeannette” #8046-1): Ironware International, ironwareinternational.com

    Island sink (“Iron/Tones Smart Divide Undermount Porcelain” #K-6625-0): Kohler, kohler.com.
    Island faucet (“Bridge Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray”/English Bronze #U.4755, by Perrin & Rowe): Rohl, rohlhome.com.
    Bar stools (“Allston Counter Stool”): Joss & Main, jossandmain.com.

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    Breakfast Room by Louise Kitchell and Linda Tallent Brown 

    Louise Kitchell and Linda Tallent Brown turned a current nighttime photograph of Franklin’s historic town square into a compelling mural for the breakfast room. “The photo was manipulated in sepia tones to read like an old photograph, then enlarged and installed like a wallcovering,” Brown says. Furnishings were kept to a minimum because the room is a major artery for the house, opening to the kitchen, sunroom, stair hall, and the mudroom’s back entry. A compact curved settee and upholstered dining chairs provide comfortable seating around an antique table set in a corner. A graceful chandelier fills the volume above the table and complements the colors and mood of the photo backdrop.

    The photograph of Franklin’s downtown square and Civil War monument was taken by Joe Howell. The blue ceiling color is repeated on bench pillows and the window shade trim. 

    Interior designer: Louise Kitchell and Linda Brown, Kitchell & Brown Interiors, 6518 Hwy 100, #5, Nashville, TN 37205; 615/352-4466.  

    Click here to see more of the kitchen and breakfast area.

    Wall paint (“Stucco” #SW 7569); ceiling paint (“Blue Peacock” #SW 0064); trim paint (“Westhighland White” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Photo mural (Franklin Downtown Square, by Joe C. Howell):  Joe Howell Photography, joehowellphoto.com.
    Enlarging and installation: Brand Imaging Group, brandimaging.com.
    Chandelier (“Octavia” #8029-10, in custom finish): Ironware International, ironwareinternational.com.
    Window shade fabric and trim; dining-bench fabric: The Fabric House Nashville, fabrichousenashville.com.
    Dining table; dining bench; dining chairs and fabric: designer’s collection.
    Pillows on bench (“Shangri-La”/Slate Green SL1001-208): Elizabeth Hamilton Collection, elizabethhamiltoncollection.com.
    Pillows on bench (“Gwendolyn”/Blue #5622-05, by Rose Cumming): Dessin Fournir, dessinfournir.com.
    China centerpiece holding flowers; covered bowl; coffee pot; pears: antique.
    Creamer; silver butter dish: Scarlet Scales Antiques, scarlettscales.com.

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    Butler's Pantry by Susan Besser and Sadie Marchant

    An original stained-glass transom in the living room inspired Susan Besser, who teaches historic preservation at O’More College of Design, and designer Sadie Marchant when designing the cabinet doors in the bar and butler’s pantry. The window’s overlapping oval pattern is repeated in glass doors in two hutches. Paneled doors and elliptical panes on the glass fronts look original to the house, yet the cabinets smoothly integrate modern appliances, including an Electrolux ice maker and beverage refrigerator. The  silver trellis wallcovering by Kelly Wearstler also was inspired by the past. When wallcoverings were stripped as part of the renovation, the designers discovered the oldest layer was one with a similar trellis motif.

    Interior designer: Susan Besser and Sadie Marchant, Franklin Preservation Assoc., Franklin, TN 37064; franklinpreservation.com. Susan Besser, 615/545-6447; Sadie Marchant, 931/993-5118. 

    Wallpaper (“Imperial Trellis”/Silver #5003362): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
    Ceiling and trim paint (“Westhighland White” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Cabinetry: MidSouth Custom Cabinets, msccabinets.com.
    Glass cabinet doors (design by Susan Besser and Sadie Marchant): custom.
    Cabinetry hardware (“Ray Knob 1 1/4-inch”/Brushed Satin Nickel #M351): Top Knobs, topknobs.com.
    Countertops (Bianco Rhino Marble): Smokey Mountain Tops, smokeymountaintops.com.
    Bar sink (“Strive” #K-5287-NA); faucet (“Revival” #K-16112-4A-BN): Kohler, kohler.com.
    Icemaker (“Electrolux 15-inch Under-Counter Ice Maker” #EI15IM55GS); under-counter beverage center (#EI24BC65GS): Electrolux, electroluxappliances.com.
    Pendant light: original to house.
    Pendant globe (“Classic 9-inch Opal Drum Shade” #B1489): Rejuvenation, rejuvenation.com.
    Art (Summer Favorites, by Tiffany Foss): Franklin Preservation Assoc., franklinpreservation.com.
    Ironstone pitchers (antique); hammered aluminum tray: Scarlett Scales Antiques, scarlettscales.com.
    Turquoise vases (“Stupa Vases” #R0679 and #R0680): Lamps Plus, lampsplus.com.
    Barware and decanter (Platinum Palette): The Registry, 615/595-2323.  

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    Laundry & Mudroom by Kim Zimmer

    The laundry and mudroom are high-functioning spaces that include the house’s back entrance, so Kim Zimmer divided the long, narrow space into zones based on usages. Near the door is a built-in bench with storage drawers, cubbies, and hooks for coats, hats, and bags. A durable wood-look tile floor from Cerdomus stands up to daily traffic in this 24x8-foot room. 

    Interior designer: Kim Zimmer, Kim Zimmer Interior Design, 324 Liberty Pike, Suite 229, Franklin, TN 37064; 615/791-4409. 

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    Bench-seat fabric (“Abigail Stripe”/Graphite): Robert Allen, robertallendesign.com.
    Pillow fabric (“Silk Mohair”/Wisteria): Beacon Hill, beaconhilldesign.com.
    Marble-top table: Lumen Lamps, lumenlamps.com.
    Ombre scarf; beach bag: The Perfect Pair, theperfectpairnashville.com.
    Washer (Electrolux front load washer #EIFLS60LSS in Silver Sands, discontinued); dryer (Electrolux front load dryer #EIMED60LSS in Silver Sands, discontinued): Electrolux, electroluxappliances.com.
    Sink (“Whitehaven” under-mount single-bowl sink with tall apron); faucet (“Parq”/Vibrant Stainless): Kohler, kohler.com.
    Shade (“Kandira”/Ash #174400): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.  

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    Study by Dana Goodman and Crysta A. Parish

    A ho-hum front parlor was transformed by Dana Goodman and Crysta Parish into an intimate study with the addition of 9-foot-high wall paneling and built-in bookshelves (good use of an odd niche) painted a saturated navy, a color drawn from the tiles on the existing fireplace. 

    Paint on wainscot, built-ins (“Deep Royal” #2061-10); wall paint (“Revere Pewter” #HC-172): Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com.
    Sisal rug (custom bound with serge edges, in walnut): Dana Goodman Collection, danagoodmaninteriors.com.
    Wing chairs (“James Chair” in “Wingate” linen): Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbwhome.com.
    Pillow on chair (“Antique Ottoman Gold Raised Metallic Embroidery” #E-011614-9_21): B. Viz, bviz.com.
    Desk (“George III-Style Writing Table with Brass Gallery”); bench at desk  (antique, “Chippendale Leather Tufted Ottoman with Oak Legs”): Northgate Gallery Inc., northgategallery.com.
    Steer horn candlestick; magnifying/letter set on desk: Dana Goodman Collection, danagoodmaninteriors.com.
    Desk lamp (“Sahara Gold with rectangular shade): Bradford’s Interiors, bradfordsinteriors.com.
    Lights on bookshelf (“Boston Functional Library Two Arm Wall Light”/Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass #SL2923): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.

    Bookshelf accessories—
    Art prints on top shelf (antique Indonesian fabric blocks: discontinued.
    Books: Rare Prints Gallery, rareprintsgallery.com.
    Various leather-bound books: Northgate Gallery Inc., northgategallery.com.
    Decorative boxes (birdseye maple); English biscuit barrels (antique); glass box; small shield “III” on black stand; blue-and-white small ginger jars; ram horn magnifying glass; large glass sphere on glass stand; large crystal quartzite stone; antique brass clock; glass bowl with brass candleholder: Dana Goodman Collection, danagoodmaninteriors.com.
    Hourglass: JJ Ashley Antiques & Reproductions, 615/791-0011.
    Blue-and-white cachepot; gold keepsake box (“Carina”) in glass box: Bradford’s Interiors, bradfordsinteriors.com.   

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    Study by Dana Goodman and Crysta A. Parish

    Four high-backed wing chairs square off under a two-tiered brass chandelier with shaded lights.

    “The scale of the tall wingback chairs complements the high ceilings in the room,” Parish says. “The intention was to create a room for intimate conversation or enjoying a book by the fireplace.” 

    Interior designer: Dana Goodman and Crysta A. Parish, Dana Goodman Interiors, 6313 Chickering Woods Drive, Nashville, TN 37215; 615/373-8765, danagoodmaninteriors.com

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    Game Room by Jennifer Jones

    Jennifer Jones’s lighthearted game room is designed to bring families together the old-fashioned way—with board games and face-to-face conversations. Relaxed seating encircles a drum-style coffee table and ensures there’s a place for everyone around a puzzle or game board. A wide leather bench, ideal for sprawling youngsters, faces a gently curved sofa covered in copper-hued velvet. Original ceiling-high fireplace brick was exposed, balancing the height of the tall windows and adding warmth and texture. In front of the soft pink brick, Jones installed a new stone mantel that replicates what might have originally been in the house. 

    Wall paint (“Cascade Green” # SW 0066); ceiling and trim paint (“Westhighland white” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Drapery (ivory linen): The Curtain Exchange, thecurtainexchange.com.
    Drapery trim (“Charente La Mer” #2760506): Fabricut, fabricut.com.
    Area rug (“Prati Pacific” #802-T329B, by Kevin Walz): Tufenkian, tufenkian.com.
    Mantel (“The Vendome”/Limestone Cream Antique #20061): Francois & Co., francoisandco.com.
    Sofa (“Vera”); sofa fabric (“Boulevard Cognac Velvet”); chairs (“Warren”); chair fabric (‘Sonnet Rain”); bench (“Major Bench Ottoman”): leather (“Old World Burnish Leather”); cocktail table (“Vega”); nesting tables (“Claro”): Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbwhome.com.
    End table, left of sofa (antique); end table, right of sofa (antique burled side table): Little Antique Shop, through Jennifer Jones Design, 615/354-8907.
    Table lamps (“Cameron” #SP3005): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Tray and glasses: Williams-Sonoma, williams-sonoma.com.
    Art above sofa (Street Crossing, by Zoey Frank, oil on linen); art above mantel (Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life, by Matthew Deric Gore, oil on canvas): Haynes Galleries, haynesgalleries.com.
    Carved horse in fireplace: Lumens.com

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    Game Room by Jennifer Jones

    Art on the walls from paintings to old game boards reflect the room’s playful mood.

    Interior designer: Jennifer Jones, Jennifer Jones Design Inc., 805 Foster Hill, Nashville, TN 37215; 615/354-8907.   

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    Sunroom by Joanne Haynes

    Garden rooms and solariums were all the rage in the 1930s when the house’s side porch was likely enclosed, so JoAnne Haynes appointed her room with garden-inspired furnishings and accessories. The dining table is a large antique urn topped with glass, and a console table was made with iron garden fencing and a limestone top. As a nod to the 1930s infatuation with all things Asian, Haynes anchored one wall with two glazed terra-cotta chinoiserie figures seated on pedestals. A chaise longue and cane-back dining chairs offer comfortable seating for morning coffee, noon luncheons, and late-day gatherings. 

    Wall paint (“Arctic Seal”/Pearl #CSP-15): Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com.
    Ceiling and trim paint (“Westhighland White” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Drapery (“Bali Vine”/Charcoal #174371): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
    Drapery hardware (custom): B&B Metal Designs, 615/268-0801.
    Flooring (Glacier White Honed marble with Nero Marquina honed marble insets): Watson Floor Gallery, 615/371-1112.
    Chandelier (“Bristol Chandelier”/Vintage Grey #Lamp 332): Noir, noirfurniturela.com.
    Pedestal table (antique garden urn with custom glass top): Garden Park Antiques, gardenpark.com.
    Silver tray, base, chairs at table, pair of wicker chairs: designer’s collection.
    Grey cushions on wicker chairs (“Sofia Diamond”/Grey #68302): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
    Table between wicker chairs (by Interlude); demilune table at window: through J. Haynes Interiors, jhaynesinteriors.com.
    Lamp on table: designer’s collection.

    Turtle table beside wicker chair (discontinued): Interlude, interludehome.com.
    Pedestal; figure on pedestal (antique glazed terra-cotta Chinoiserie figures): designer’s collection.
    Painting above table (True North, by Katie O’Hagan): Haynes Galleries, haynesgalleries.com.
    Antique silver and porcelain on demilune table: designer’s collection. 

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    Sunroom by Joanne Haynes

    Who wouldn’t want to nap on this chaise shaded by large potted palm?

    Interior designer: JoAnne Haynes, J. Haynes Interiors, 615/429-0955, jhaynesinteriors.com.  

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    Powder Room by Margaret Neal

    A powder room on the main level allowed Margaret Neal to showcase wallpaper and demonstrate that large-scale patterns work beautifully in small spaces. The pattern’s curving dark lines soften the angles of the small room and complement the shape and color of the petite demilune vanity. A vintage-style faucet is in keeping with the house’s age.

    Interior designer: Margaret Neal, Margaret Neal Interiors, 1109 Culpepper Circle, Franklin, TN 37064; 615/599-8058.  

    Wallpaper (“Deco Wallpaper” #GE10200 by Collins & Company): Seabrook, seabrookwallpaper.com.
    Trim paint (“Westhighland White” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Vanity cabinet: MidSouth Custom Cabinets, msccabinets.com.
    Cabinetry hardware: Top Knobs, topknobs.com.
    Countertop: Smokey Mountain Tops, smokeymountaintops.com.
    Vanity sinkfaucet (“Artifacts” #K-2760-BV); toilet: Kohler, kohler.com.
    Lamp: designer’s collection.
    Mirror: K. Vaughn & Co., kvaughnco.com.
    Soap dispenser; soapdish: Dillard’s, dillards.com.   

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    Stairwell by Eric Ross and Christine Barker

    Eric Ross and Christine Barker turned on the drama in the stairwell area, pairing navy grass cloth walls with crisp, white-painted stair balusters and wainscoting. Adding touches of glamour are on-trend brass accents, such as a large-scale lantern pendant, a tall wall mirror, X-shape bench bases, and nailhead trim on closet doors that were painted peacock blue.

    “We wanted the space to be traditional and appropriate for the age of the house but also to have a freshness,” Ross says. “We love chinoiserie, which is traditional, but the navy colorway was very fresh combined with the citrine, peacock blue, and gray.”

    Interior designer: Eric Ross and Christine Barker, Eric Ross Interiors, 220 Lewisburg Ave., Franklin, TN 37064; 615/472-8236, ericrossinteriors.com

    Wall primer (dark primer for grasscloth wallcovering); trim paint (“Westhighland White” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Ceiling paint (“Luxurious Gold” # 286): Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com.
    Wallcovering (grasscloth #SBK18445, Elements of Nature Collection): Seabrook, seabrookwallpaper.com.
    Area rug: Persian Galleries of Nashville, persiangalleriesbrentwood.com.
    Stair rods (Heritage Collection, Brushed Brass): Zoroufy, zoroufy.com.
    Hanging lantern (“Westminster Medium Lantern” #CHC3436): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Pedestal table (“Marigot Center Table” #619-924): Lexington Home Brands, lexington.com.
    Benches (“Scalamandré Maison Medallion Gold Le Tigré Bench): Layla Grace, laylagrace.com.
    Blue-and-white vase on table (“B/W Vase” #1262); foo dogs on table (#9024): Avala & Summerour Lamps, avalainc.com.
    Large yellow jar on table (“Beaufort Ginger Jar” #4.80113): Global Views, globalviews.com.
    Mirror (“Fairytale Mirror” #19737): GO Home Ltd, gohomeltd.com.
    Koi fish on wall (#090390 and 090391): DK Living, dkliving.net.
    Sofa (“Camden” #680-84); sofa frame fabric and seat-cushion welt (“Chess”/Indigo); seat-cushion fabric (“Killian”/Slate Blue): Wesley Hall, wesleyhall.com.
    Toile pillow on sofa (“Neo Toile”/Indigo): Robert Allen, robertallendesign.com.
    Floral vine pillows on sofa (“Bali Vine”/Chartreuse #174370): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
    Zig zag pillows (“Zippidy Embroidery”/Sage #AW7861, Anna French Collection): Thibaut, thibautdesign.com.
    Garden stool beside sofa: designer’s collection.

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    Master Suite by Jennifer Markanich

    A custom-made wildflower motif rug jump-started Jennifer Markanich’s master bedroom suite. She upped the scale of the pattern and laid down watery-blue and bright-coral flowers on a cream background “to create a happy mood.” Gray-green walls and cream-colored drapery and upholstery fabrics ground the space, while a blush-pink ceiling, coral shams and bed skirt lighten the mood without being too sweet. An iron canopy bed with its fleur-de-lis-style finials strikes a sophisticated balance between masculine and feminine influences. “I wanted the space to appeal to both men and women,” Markanich says. 

    Wall paint (“Silver Gray” #SW 0049); ceiling paint (“Malted Milk” #SW 6057); trim paint (“Westhighland White” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Chandelier (“Alexandra” #850); canopy bed (“Heraldique” #VQ-PC): Ironware International, ironwareinternational.com.
    Drapery (“Bassett Hall”/Gardenia): Robert Allen, robertallendesign.com.
    Fabrication: Camille Moore Window Treatments & Custom Bedding, camillemoore.com.
    Drapery hardware (custom, by Kris Nethercutt): KAL Metal, 615/790-4929.
    Area rug (custom, “Wildflowers”): NIBA Collections, nibacollections.com.
    Bedding; pillows: Lulu Franklin, 615/794-3345.
    Bedside chest (“Beidermeier Walnut Chest” #29081): Emerson Bentley, emersonbentley.com.
    Painted French commode (antique): Northgate Gallery Inc., northgategallery.com.
    Table lamps: Lumen Lamps, lumenlamps.com

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    Master Suite by Jennifer Markanich

    A Lucite chair gets a feminine upgrade with the addition of a scallped-edge slipcover and a ruffled pillow.

    Interior designer: Jennifer Markanich, Timeless Interiors, 4137 Brandywine Pointe Blvd., Old Hickory, TN 37138; 615/406-1986, timelessinteriorsdesign.com

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    Loft by Lauren Devens

    Lauren Devens picked up on the warm peacock-blue tones in the stairwell and mixed in coral hues to create an intimate sitting spot at the top of the stairs. Vaulted ceilings allowed for the installation of two new skylights, operable by remote control, that open the attic room to sunlight and fresh air. The skylights have solar-powered blackout shades that block the sun for watching television. 

    A Velux skylight, which is controlled with a remote, opens the attic room to light and fresh air. A remote-controlled blackout shade blocks light for television viewing.

    Wall and ceiling paint (“Natural Tan” #SW 7567); trim paint (“Westhighland White” #7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Sofa (“Chester”); alpaca pillow; yellow velvet pillow; console table behind sofa (“Jules”); cocktail table (“Allure Round Cocktail Table”); chairs (“Bella”); table between chairs (“Addie Pull-Up Table”/Bronze): Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbwhome.com.
    Floral/bird pillows; large blue vase on cocktail table; brass trees; books: designer’s collection.
    Floor lamps (“Brompton Swing Arm Floor Lamp” #RL1500, by Ralph Lauren Home): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
    Series of encaustics on wall: Jane Braddock, janebraddock.com.
    Skylight (“No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylight,” remote controlled): Velux, veluxusa.com

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    Loft by Lauren Devens

    An awkward sloping wall became a focal point when Devens applied a charming mural with bluebirds perched above a riotous coral-and-blue paisley pattern. A console table is upholstered in a coordinating fabric (a lucky find!) and houses two tufted ottomans. “The architecture of the loft is really quite funky with all the slopes and layout. It needed to have some whimsy,” Devens says. 

    Interior designer: Lauren Devens, Lauren Devens Interiors, 615/477-4048.  

    Table (“Victor,” upholstered); tufted ottoman (“Rocco,” custom); large blue geode: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, mgbwhome.com.
    Concrete lamp; deer head vase; zebra pattern rug; art (by Gosia Lacka-Kwiek): Lauren Devens Interiors, 615/477-4048.   

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    Guest Room by Kathy Sandler

    There was only one usable wall to place beds in Kathy Sandler’s room because of sloping ceilings, so her solution was “to go big and bold to add verticality to the space.” Tall headboards and other furnishings are upholstered in an indoor-outdoor fabric for easy maintenance. Pillow fabrics were inspired by blue-and-white Parisian Breton stripes (think French sailor’s shirts), accented with pops of pink. “Stylish Frenchwomen never step out of the house without a little color, so the hot pink accents became the room’s lipstick,” the designer says. 

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    Guest Room by Kathy Sandler

    Removable star and circle decals adorn the walls behind the beds and in an alcove. While decals are time-consuming to apply, Sandler says, they are a wonderful solution for changing out a child’s room. “I highly recommend using temporary design solutions in their rooms.”

    Twin headboards and bed pillows are covered in fabric from Sunbrella. 

    Interior designer: Kathy Sandler, Sandler Design Group, LLC, 6308 Edinburgh Drive, Nashville, TN 37221; 615/661-9241. 

    Wall and ceiling paint (“White Flour” #SW 7102); trim paint (“Westhighland White” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Wall treatment (custom “Gold Dot” and “Navy Eight Point Star” vinyl decals): Leen Curinga, leenthegraphicsqueen.com
    Beds (“Keaton” #HQ100-T): CR Laine, crlaine.com.
    Headboard fabric (“Bubble Nautical” #40107-0011): Sunbrella, sunbrella.com.
    Sheets (“Tailored Pinefore”/Ivory); quilted bed cover (“Grace”): Taylor Linens, taylorlinens.com.
    Throws on end of bed (“Midnight Blue with Bright White” #SPC NA MID,  and “Tulip with Bright White” #SPC NA TUL, by Sunbrella): Textillery, textillery.com.
    Striped pillows on bed (“Lido Indigo” #57004-0000); trim on striped pillow, and bolster-pillow fabric (“Canvas Hot Pink” #5462-0000); trim on bolster pillow (“3/8-inch Twist Cord”/Salt #504701): Sunbrella, sunbrella.com.
    Bedside table (antique): designer’s collection.
    Table lamp (“Small Ring Form Table Lamp” #CHA8969): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com

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    Bedroom by John Starbuck, Jr.

    John Starbuck, Jr. used decorative paint techniques to deal with the architectural challenges in his attic space, including ceilings sloping at varying angles, a single dormer window, and exposed posts and beams. After painting walls and ceilings a warm buttery color, he followed up with a hand-painted stencil. The leafy branches wind up the walls and onto the ceiling and seem to “grow” from the rough-hewn vertical tree-like posts. “This created a feeling similar to that of sleeping under a canopy of trees, with moonlight creating a shadowy effect across the varying planes of the ceiling and walls,” he says. 

    Wall and ceiling paint (“Napery” #SW H6386); trim paint (“Westhighland White” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Decorative treatment on walls and ceiling: John Starbuck, starbuckdesigners.com.
    Headboard (custom): Starbuck Designers, starbuckdesigners.com.
    Striped headboard fabric (“Kings Canyon”/Aloe): Robert Allen, robertallendesign.com.
    Fabric on perimeter of headboard (“Monaco Damask”/Spa #29522-613); trim (“Nautilus Cord”/Oyster #T30456-16): Kravet, kravet.com.
    Bed-skirt fabric (“Lawford Stripe”/Tidal); bed cover and sham (“Longs Peak”/Grain); trim on bed cover and on lumbar pillow (“Textured Tape”/Lagoon); trim on botanical-patterned pillows, plain fabric on lumbar pillow (“Kilrush”/Branch): Robert Allen, robertallendesign.com.
    Botanical-patterned pillows (“Tara”/Spring): Texture Inc., texture-fabrics.com.
    Blanket: Restoration Hardware, rh.com.
    Bedside tables (antique, J&P Coats spool cabinets, one walnut, one cherry): designer’s collection.
    Lamps: Lumen Lamps, lumenlamps.com.
    Chandelier: Graham’s Lighting Fixtures, grahamslighting.com

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    Bedroom by John Starbuck, Jr.

    “The goal was to embrace the age and architecture of the house, while creating a timeless mood of intimacy and comfort,” says designer John Starbuck, Jr.

    In this window nook, the designer created a cozy spot to sit and write.

    Interior designer: John Starbuck, Starbuck Designers Inc., 5141 Boxcroft Place, Nashville, TN 37205; 615/356-4407, starbuckdesigners.com

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    Guest Bedroom and Bath by Ralph Cadenhead

    In the third attic bedroom, Ralph Cadenhead used a moody gray wall color to play up the “cocoon feel” of the space and to accent the scalloped lines of a linen-upholstered headboard trimmed with nailheads. “The wall color is one of those moody colors that can read gray, brown, green, or blue, depending on the light and time of day,” he says. Neutral-colored upholstery fabrics and a floral chintz in tones of brown and gray on the bed pillows balance the room’s masculinity, and an antique chandelier dripping with crystals adds sparkle. 

    Wall paint (“Gauntlet Gray” #SW 7019); ceiling and trim paint (“Westhighland White” #SW 7566): Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com.
    Bed (custom design by Ralph Cadenhead): Cadenhead Design, 615/292-9039.
    Headboard and bed-skirt fabric (“Tarragon”/Linen #3637301); bed-skirt trim (“Hutton”/Charcoal #2728701): Fabricut, fabricut.com.
    White sheets (Portuguese); bed cover; quilt: vintage.
    Floral pillow shams (“Pyne Hollyhock”/Charcoal #5006920): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
    Trim on floral shams: chocolate brown silk.
    Striped pillows (from IKEA, but given a tea bath): custom.
    Bedside tables (by Bailey Street): discontinued.
    Table lamps (#26901): Uttermost, uttermost.com.
    Lamp shade: custom.
    Chandelier (antique): designer’s collection.
    Bench (“Hourglass Bench”): TCS Designs, tcsdesignsfurniture.com.
    Abstract painting (by Charlotte Terrell): Bennett Galleries, bennettgalleries.com.
    Area rug (Nepalese Chakra): Bradford’s Interiors, bradfordsinteriors.com. 

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    Guest Bedroom and Bath by Ralph Cadenhead

    Cadenhead carried the palette into an adjoining bathroom. A simple cafe curtain provides privacy while not covering the entire window, one of the house’s few originals. The black-and-white tile floor, marble vanity top, and vintage-style pendants brighten the space with period charm.

    Interior designer: Ralph Cadenhead, Cadenhead Design, 3831 W. End Ave., Suite 12, Nashville, TN 37205; 615/292-9039. 

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    Back Porch by Shirley Horowitz and Natalie Duff

    Shirley Horowitz and Natalie Duff designed the back porch using the same principles they would for an interior space—with one exception. “It could get soaked,” Horowitz says. There are comfortable places to relax, dine, and converse, and all the furnishings are made with durable weather-resistant materials, including indoor-outdoor fabrics for curtains and upholstery.

    A Bevolo lantern near the back door cast a warm glow over two antique teak Louis XV chairs. 

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    Back Porch by Shirley Horowitz and Natalie Duff

    Sheer curtain panels attached to rings hang on aluminum rods, providing privacy and light control. Tiebacks secure the curtains to the lower porch rails to keep them from billowing too much into the living space.  

    Interior designer: Shirley Horowitz and Natalie Duff, Davishire Interiors, 2106 21st Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212; 615/298-2670, davishire.com.   

    Drapery (“Shimmer”/Blanca #260-28, See Sea Collection): Perennials, perennialsfabrics.com.
    Sofa (Savannah Collection): Brown Jordan, brownjordan.com.
    Sofa cushions (“OD Oasis”/Stone #34507-2): Clarence House, clarencehouse.com.
    Pillows on sofa: Davishire Interiors, davishire.com.
    Drapery hardware: The Drapery Shoppe, 615/251-8564.
    Side tables; cocktail table; bronze sculpture of man on horseback: Davishire Interiors, davishire.com.
    Table lamps (“Regina Andrew Alabaster Quatrefoil Lamp”): Candelabra, shopcandelabra.com

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    Fire Pit

    S’mores anyone? Adirondack chairs surround a firepit built with Belgard pavers.

    Landscape architect:  Jason Goddard, Design Studio, LLC, 908 High Point Ridge Rd., Franklin, TN 37069; 615/218-8118.  

    Pavers: Belgard Hardscapes, belgard.com
    Adirondack chairs:  (“Unfinished Adirondack Patio Chair”): Home Depot, homedepot.com.

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    Art Studio by Amanda Totoro and Kimberly Kelly

    A utility and storage building behind the house offered more opportunities for O’More designers to showcase their creative spirits.

    In one section is a sun-filled artist’s studio designed by Amanda Totoro and Kimberly Kelly. American abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthatler inspired the space, which reflects her independence, freedom, and creative expression.

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    Garden Shed by Misti Fahr

    The potting shed by Misti Fahr is both functional and charming with a wrap-around workbench of distressed wood softened by a deep orchid linen panel.  Start seedlings or pamper plants in the pots hung on a sunny spot on the wall. Open shelves and a big peg board artfully store garden books, pots, and tools.    

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    A special Thank You

    Our appreciation to Traditional Home sponsors Belgard Hardscapes, Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights, Circa Lighting, Sunbrella Home, and Velux.

    In addition, we’d like to recognize some of O’More College’s sponsors: DesignStudio, LLC; Electrolux; Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery; Graham’s Lighting; Ironware International; Kohler; MidSouth Custom Cabinets; Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; Sherwin-Williams; Smokey Mountain Tops; and Watson Floor Gallery.

    Hanging lantern (“French Quarter Light,” in electric, on  “Yoke Bracket;” frosted chimney): Bevolo Gas & Electric Lighting, bevolo.com

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