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Thanks to second-hand sash windows and a French door, you now see the entire back garden as soon as you enter the front door. The couch is upholstered with fabric that Lanie’s daughters designed especially for her. Here, and elsewhere in the house, 
exposed bricks were prepared with a universal primer and then painted white. 
“They complement the simplicity of my home and just by painting them, 
I enhanced the look.”
Cushions and upholstery fabric from the Tabula Rasa collection 
in the design Watermelon from Room 13 Collection
Thanks to second-hand sash windows and a French door, you now see the entire back garden as soon as you enter the front door. The couch is upholstered with fabric that Lanie’s daughters designed especially for her. Here, and elsewhere in the house, exposed bricks were prepared with a universal primer and then painted white. “They complement the simplicity of my home and just by painting them, I enhanced the look.” Cushions and upholstery fabric from the Tabula Rasa collection in the design Watermelon from Room 13 Collection

Photographs Henrique Wilding

Surprised, delighted, grateful,” says Lanie when I ask her about her new life in Stanford, where she settled in August 2021.

“This will be my family’s second Christmas here. And it still feels like a miracle that all my loved ones have somewhere to sleep under my roof once again.”

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