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Tom Morris, Architectural Digest , April 8, 2020

Discover a Stirring Mix of Old and New in This Houston Apartment

Setting up his practice in the self-confessed "glam" capital of Houston was perhaps not the most logical step for 28-year-old decorator Brandon Fontenot. Born and raised in rural Louisiana, he says his love of materials "derived from the earth" stems back to growing up in a house where furniture lasted forever. "Nothing just went away," he says. "Everything took on new life; if a dining table lost a leg, it would be turned into a coffee table." Fontenot, who set up his practice four years ago, says his style is at odds with the aesthetic of the Texan city, "where everything is disposable." This has, however, not stopped him becoming one of the most exciting rising-star creatives in the region.

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