Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

JUL-AUG 2018

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69 Written by Neil Charles / Photography by Andrew Kung A Lantz revisits some favorite clients. FR ENCH ROMANCE Over a career spanning more than 40 years, designer Barry Lantz has forged many long-lasting relationships with his valued clients, and is these days partnered with his daughter Amanda as A Lantz Design and Consulting. "Working with and for my mini-me daughter refreshes my seasoned design career with new ideas and styles," says the designer. "e collaboration is sometimes territorial and yet in the end we both seem to win." e home featured in this issue belongs to a widely travelled couple with whom Barry Lantz first collaborated in 1990, and who have worked with him on numerous projects in the intervening years. After purchasing an existing stone-built, French-inspired home in a leafy and quiet neighborhood in Carmel, the couple wished to incorporate their extensive collection of contemporary art into the design, as well as most of the furniture they had acquired over the years. "I liked the look of the outside of the home, and particularly its location next to a protected woodland area," says the lady of the house. "It was easy to envision our artwork and furniture in it, and the dining room really sold it to me." Although Amanda is quick to point out that the services of a first-rate designer never come without a price tag, she admits that in this instance very little was spent on furniture. The Dessin Fournir dining table, for instance, came from one of the couple's previous residences. "It was like it was built for this home," she says. "Everything worked well at the previous house, but here it fits perfectly. The pieces here have been purchased with considerable thought and taste, so everything works together when we repurpose it. None of the purchases the owners have made have been driven by trends or the moment." 69

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