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Decorating with...Sunshine!

A San Francisco-area home is drenched with the sunny side of mother nature

Written by Krissa Rossbund
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    Sofas ("Chelsea II" with a tight channelled back); ottoman ("Marquis Ottoman"): Patricia Edwards, 562/776-1771, patriciaedwards.com.
    Sofa fabric ("Bird & Basket"/Bright on Oyster): Bennison, 323/653-7277, bennisonfabrics.com.
    Ottoman fabric ("Tigre"/Ivory, Gold, Black #26167-1); pillow fabric ("Cosmos"/Azalea, colorway discontinued); pillow trim ("Moulin"/Roses #FT1332-16): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Pillow fabrication and ottoman upholstering: Trickey Studio, 415/864-6516, trickeystudio.com.
    Rug (antique, Persian Sultanabad): Claremont Rug Co., 800/441-1332, claremontrug.com.
    Fauteuils: owner's collection.
    Fauteuil fabric, front: Pierre Frey, 212/213-3099, pierrefrey.com.
    Fauteuil fabric, back ("Mermaid"/Red Hue, colorway discontinued): Zimmer+Rohde, 866/627-6899, zimmer-rohde.com.
    Mantel ("The Burlington," limestone): Chesney's, 646/840-0609, chesneys.co.uk.
    Art over mantel (antique, from Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts in Paris, France); console to left of mantel; lamps on console (antique); mirror (antique); sconces: owner's collection.
    Console under mirror (antique, Italian Commode): Threshold, 415/409-1966.
    Drapery (Ivory Silk Taffeta): Myra Hoefer Design, 707/433-7837, myrahoeferdesign.com.
    Coffee table ("Durant"/Tiveli Gold): Minton-Spidell Inc., 310/836-0403, minton-spidell.com.
    Upholstered chairs ("Brittany"): Patricia Edwards, 562/776-1771, patriciaedwards.com.
    Chair fabric ("Lafayette"/colorway discontinued #4328, by Manuel Canovas): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
    Wainscoting, trim, ceiling molding (Victorian/Box beam finished with egg & dart plaster, designed by Samantha Lyman): fabricated by McCauley Construction, 415/883-3926, mccauleyconstruction.com.
    Paint ("White Tie" #2002): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
    Glassware; architectural columns: owner's collection.
    Three-footed vessel (Han Dynasty); black urn: Samantha Lyman Interior Design, 415/461-4551, samanthalyman.com.

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    Dining table ("Directoire" #11-9902); chandelier ("Annecy"/Antique Gold #41-0604): David Iatesta, 410/604-0360, davidiatesta.com.
    Chairs by window: owner's collection.
    Pillows ("Olivia Stripe"/Cockle #92908-05): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Side chairs ("Luxford Side Chair" #KJ1000, by Kerry Joyce): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777, dessinfournir.com.
    Side-chair fabric ("Boucheron"/Fog #NC0609-092): Nancy Corzine, 212/223-8340, nancycorzine.com.
    Boxbeam ceiling (designed by Samantha Lyman): fabricated by McCauley Construction, 415/883-3926, mccauleyconstruction.com.
    Flooring (white oak with limed finish): Larry Klosowski, Rode Bros., 415/431-0457, rodebros.com.
    Buffet (antique, French Empire Noyer Enfilade in Walnut): Tara Shaw, 713/533-9744, tarashaw.com.
    Prints above buffet (antique); console table (antique); blue velvet mirror; tables in sunroom; silver urn with flowers: owner's collection.
    Sconces ("Swedish Giltwood Wall Light" #WL61): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.
    Vase on tabe: owner's collection.
    Mirror above console; window treatment ("Kelly Stripe"/Cherry); lamps in sunroom: through Myra Hoefer Design, 707/433-7837, myrahoeferdesign.com.

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    Table: Kendall Wilkinson Design, 415/409-1966, kendallwilkinsondesign.com.
    Vase ("Aalto Vase"): MOMA store, 800/851-4509, momastore.com.
    Flooring (white oak with limed finish): Larry Klosowski, Rode Bros., 415/431-0457, rodebros.com.

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    Paneling (designed by Samantha Lyman): Samantha Lyman: Interior Design Studio, 415/461-4551, samanthalyman.com.
    Fabrication: Stapp Fine Woodworking, 707/994-9225.
    Decorative/faux painting: Tina Wainwright, 707/695-0613.
    Sconces ("Single Arm French Library Sconce"): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
    Window treatment (Silk Taffeta): The Silk Trading Co., 323/954-9280, silktrading.com.
    Art above sofa (by Catherine McCarthy, 1995, mixed media): Hosfelt Gallery, 415/495-5454, hosfeltgallery.com.
    Sofa ("Canape Saint-Germain"): Mis En Demeure, 011 33 1 49 98 17 17, misendemeure.fr.
    Sofa fabric: Nobilis, 800/464-6670, nobilis.fr.
    Accent pillows: yellow silk.
    Ottoman ("Marquis Ottoman"): Patricia Edwards, 562/776-1771, patriciaedwards.com.
    Ottoman fabric ("Tigre"): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Armchair (antique, English Georgian); desk chair; accessories: owner's collection.
    Armchair fabric ("Mayfair Stripe"/Plum): Randolph & Hein, 800/844-9922, randolphhein.com.

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    Desk-chair fabrics ("Heavy Silk"/Burnished #2326-9; and "Heavy Silk"/Butterscotch #2326-10): Dogwood Fabrics, 800/883-5500, dogwoodfabrics.com.
    Desk ("Napoleon III Writing Table"): Yale Burge Antiques, 212/838-4005, yaleburge.com.
    Lamp on desk (antique stone lamp): designer's collection.

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    Sofa: owner's collection.
    Sofa fabric ("Durbar Strié/Pine #8973-450); striped chair fabric ("Riley Linen Stripe"/Celery #89619-404): Brunschwig & Fils. 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
    Chairs ("Jordan"); coffee table: Mis En Demeure, 011 33 1 49 98 17 17, misendemeure.fr.
    Green print accent pillows: Emily Joubert Home & Garden, 650/851-3520, emilyjoubert.com.
    Tapestry pillows: owner's collection.
    White accent pilows: Samantha Lyman: Interior Design Studio, 415/461-4551, samanthalyman.com.
    Rug ("Dark Continent Area Rug," discontinued): Floordesign Inc., 415/626-1005, floordesigns.com.
    Built-in bookshelves/cabinetry: Sapp Fine Woodworking, 707/542-1225.
    Mantel ("The Burlington," limestone): Chesney's, 646/840-0609, chesneys.co.uk.
    Candlesticks: Myra Hoefer Design, 707/433-7837, myrahoeferdesign.com.
    Art to left of television (by Wade Hoefer): owner's collection.
    Television: Sharp Electronics Corp., 800/237-4277, sharpusa.com.
    Drapery: Nancy Corzine, 212/223-8340, nancycorzine.com.
    Sconces ("Graeber Two-Arm Sconce"/Distressed Gold #MS116/2): Lamplight Designs, 800/862-3525, lamplightdesigns.com.
    Paint ("White Tie" #2002): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
    Porcelain cat (antique): owner's collection.

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    Art ("Plan de Paris"): owner's collection.
    Sconces: Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.
    Front door (custom design by Greg Johnson): fabricated by McCauley Construction, 415/883-3926, mccauleyconstruction.com.

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    Cabinetry; island cabinetry (designed by Greg Johnson): Stapp Fine Woodworking, 707/994-9225.
    Backsplash: G Force Glass, 415/727-3566.
    Countertops ("Calacatta Oro Gold"): Marble European Style, 510/614-8400.
    Cabinetry hardware ("Maddox" knobs and pulls/White Bronze): Rocky Mountain Hardware, 888/788-2013, rockymountainhardware.com.
    Main and island sinks: Franke Kitchen Systems Division, 800/626-5771, frankeksd.com.
    Main and island faucets; pot filler: Perrin & Rowe through Rohl, 800/777-9762, rohlhome.com.
    Refrigerator: Sub-Zero Inc., 800/222-7820, subzero.com.
    Microwave; coffee machine: Miele Inc., 800/843-7231, miele.com.
    Range: Wolf Appliance Inc., 800/332-9513, wolfappliance.com.
    Island chairs: custom.
    Chair leather ("Renaissance Leather #9265): Patricia Edwards, 562/776-1771, patriciaedwards.com.
    Chandelier: Lucca Antiques Inc., 310/657-7800, luccaantiques.com.
    Dishware: Juliska, 888/414-8448, juliska.com.
    Black urn on island: owner's collection.
    Pot: All-Clad Metalcrafters, all-clad.com.

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    Chandelier ("Turin Chandelier" #41-0517): David Iatesta, 410/604-0360, davidiatesta.com.
    Headboard (custom, "Eastern King Headboard"): Trickey Studio, 415/864-6516, trickeystudio.com.
    Headboard fabric ("Giudecca," by Sahco): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, bergamofabrics.com.
    Crown above bed (antique): Victory Antique & Gifts, 612/926-8200, shopvictory.com.
    Crown drapery, interior, and vent in bed skirt (Veneziano"/Ivory & Gold #5083): Fortuny Inc., 212/753-7153.
    Crown drapery, exterior, and bed skirt ("Pirouette"/Plume #92905-11): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Large pillows: Designers Guild, designersguild.com.
    Bed linens (Nancy Koltes Fine Linens); benches at end of bed (custom, Biedermier): owner's collection.
    Bench fabric ("Grazia," by Sahco): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, bergamofabrics.com.
    Trim (silver gimp): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Bedside tables (antique, Gustavian): Lief Inc., 310/492-0033.
    Lamp bases (Mercury glass): owner's collection.
    Lampshade fabric ("Bloom with a View"/Fresh as a Daisy): Gretchen Bellinger Inc., 518/235-2828, gretchenbellinger.com.
    Roman shades ("Pirouette"/Plume #92905-11); sheers ("Edelweiss"/Milk #91203-01): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Upholstering, drapery and bed-skirt fabrication: Trickey Studio, 415/864-6516, trickeystudio.com.
    Paint ("White Tie" #2002): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
    Floors (white oak with limed finish, in a chevron pattern): Larry Klosowski, Rode Bros, 415/431-0457, rodebros.com.

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    Settee ("Versailles Love Seat"): Patricia Edwards, 562/776-1771, patriciaedwards.com.
    Settee fabric ("Feather One's Nest"/Pussywillow, discontinued): Gretchen Bellinger Inc., 518/235-2828, gretchenbellinger.com.
    Accent pillows ("Via Spiga," discontinued): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, bergamofabrics.com.
    Trim ("Velours Gimp"): Nobilis, 800/464-6670, nobilis.fr.
    Drapery and Roman shades ("Pirouette"/Plume #92905-11); sheers ("Edelweiss"/Milk #91203-01): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Dresser (antique); vase on side table: owner's collection.
    Throw: No Harm Done Design, 208/720-1612.
    Nickel-and-glass side table ("Easton"): Waterworks, 800/899-6757, waterworks.com.

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    Chest of drawers ("Piedmont Commode"/Sepia #40-05693-4320): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com.
    Mirror (antique); vase; lamp (antique): owner's collection.
    Silver tray: Reed & Barton, 800/343-1383, reedandbarton.com.
    Floor tiles (honey onyx and white onyx): Tile & Stone Concepts, 415/457-9422.

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    Landscape contractor: Audon Magana, Green Thumb Services, 415/505-7281.
    Pavers (Connecticut Select Bluestone): Wheeler Zamaroni Landscape Supplies, 707/543-8400.
    Stone wall (Elk Mountain Flagstone): fabricated by Kenny Rodgers Masonry Artisan, 562/428-1872.
    Entry gate (antique): Emily Joubert Home & Garden, 650/851-3520, emilyjoubert.com.
    Decorative finials, large: Holmes-Samsel Antiques, 415/864-7300, holmessamselantiques.com.
    Small finials at front door (antique): Fleur Inc., 914/241-3400, fleur-newyork.com.
    Exterior sconces ("Georgian 11-inch Curved-Arm Wall-Mount Lantern"/Architectural Bronze #EX-5411-A12): Brass Light Gallery, 800/243-9595, brasslight.com.
    Front door (custom design by Greg Johnson): fabricated by McCauley Construction, 415/883-3926, mccauleyconstruction.com.

  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.