Floating shelves and a pop of burgundy in the kitchen.

UNREALIZED POTENTIAL CAN provide a powerful pull. Such was the case when interior designer Victoria Sheffield discovered a semi-neglected midcentury gem in Braeswood Place, with key architectural details intact. Situated on an expansive 11,500-square-foot lot, the A-line, asymmetrical home preserved its orange-tone brick, board-and-batten cedar siding accents, and even the original rolled glass in the single-page picture windows.

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Barfield in France

LILY BARFIELD NEVER dreamed she would become a Houston design entrepreneur with a social media following of 26K for her meticulous sourcing of antique furniture and art. Lily’s Vintage Finds just evolved naturally while doing something she loved. Barfield recently embarked on a shopping expedition through the South of France – her first international buying trip – and will debut her biggest Houston shopping event ever showcasing her European container of furniture this Sunday, July 30, at Hermann Park.

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The guest room has floral House of Hackney wallpaper and an S. Tucker Cooke painting depicting a yawning greyhound and French aristocrats, one with a toucan on her head.

FOR MANY, THE prospect of buying an historic home and not only restoring it but also expanding it upward with an additional floor upstairs for the master suite, and southward with new guest quarters on the ground floor, would be daunting. But not for Newstonians Bradley Bailey and Matt Sweeney.

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