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Elegant Makeover for a Dallas Home

A refined yet restful atmosphere comes to life in a 1950s home

Written and produced by Jenny Bradley
  • Werner Straube

    Paint (“Revere Pewter” #HC-172): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Sofas (“Salon Sofa,’’,Jan Showers Collection); fauteuils flanking fireplace (Louis XV-style); fauteuil fabric (“Bittersweet Leather,’’ Jan Showers Collection); white open-arm chairs facing fireplace (Louis XVI); round table between white armchairs (“Como Table’’): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252, janshowers.com.
    Sofa fabric (“Bamboo’’ #256): Malabar, 877/625-2227, malabarusa.com, trade only.
    Trim on sofa (“Cambridge Strie Braid’’ #977-34161): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com, trade only.
    Pillows on sofa: West Elm, 888/922-4119, westelm.com.
    Striped fabric on armchairs; fabric on back of armchairs: Stratum Textiles, 310/280-5610, stratumtextiles.com, trade only.
    Coffee table (Maison Jansen); area rug; crystal obelisks on mantel; art flanking mantel (by Andy Warhol); yellow urn on coffee table; lighters on coffee table: owner’s collection.
    Mantel: original to house.
    Fire screen: Carole Gratale Inc., 212/230-1755, carolegratale.com, trade only.
    Mirror over mantel (Eglomise); ebony commodes (Moroccan-inspired Dorothy Draper commodes); lamps on commodes (pair of ceramic “Lattice Lamps’’ with custom yellow lacquered shades); Murano-glass bowl on coffee table: Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    Silver box on coffee table: Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.

  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube

    Table; table cover (used at wedding reception); area rug; three-tiered tables; candelabra: owner’s collection.
    Dining chairs (French, 1940’s, in the style of Andre Arbus); seat cushions (“Biscuit Leather’’); drapery (“Jan Showers Private Label Silks’’/Sunflower); white armchairs (antique); buffet (Andre Arbus c. 1940): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    Chandelier (Murano): original to house.
    Wall covering (#SY-206): Gracie Inc., 212/924-6816, graciestudio.com.
    Ceiling and trim paint (“Revere Pewter’’ #HC-172): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

  • Werner Straube

    Sofa (“Hadley Sofa,’’ Jan Showers Collection); coffee table (French 1940s, gold leaf); magazine rack (antique); green chairs (French 1940s Louis XV-style bergères in original leather): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    Sofa fabric (“Ravel’’ #5789); drapery (“Princeton’’ #9121): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.
    Sofa pillows: Jonathan Adler, 800/963-0891, jonathanadler.com.
    Faux-zebra rug: The Mews, 214/748-9070.
    Floor lamps (“Crystal Rod Floor Lamps’’): Hinson Lighting, 212/475-4100, hinsonlighting.com, trade only.
    End table (used as bar): owner’s collection.
    Paint (“Hale Navy’’ #HC-154): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.

  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube

    Bed (custom); bed drapery (“Jan Showers Private Label Silks’’/Slate Blue); lamps on bedside tables (“Laticino Murano Lamps’’ c. 1950): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    Headboard fabric (“Monteroy Woven Texture’’/Baltic #89626-259): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com, trade only.
    Bed-drapery lining (“Antwerp Linen’’ #2273): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.
    Monogrammed bedding: Leontine Linens, 800/876-4799. leontinelinens.com.
    Mirror (antique); upholstered bench (antique): owner’s collection. Throw: Hermès, 800/441-4488.
    Area rug (“White Cowhides,’’ Jan Showers Collection); white console (“Manhattan Console,’’ Jan Showers Collection): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    Art over console (by Rusty Scruby): Pan American Art Projects, 214/522-3303, panamericanart.com.
    Garden stools under console: Tozai Home, 214/752-7222.
    Wall paint (“Wickham Gray’’ #HC-171): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Ceiling and trim paint: existing.

  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube

    Bed (custom design); bench (“Mercer Bench,’’ Jan Showers Collection); chair by window (French, 1940, in the style of Andre Arbus); bedside table (“Lombard Table,’’ Jan Showers Collection); lamp on bedside table (opalescent white Murano glass lamp): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    Headboard fabric (“Batua’’ #6527, discontinued): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.
    Monogrammed bedding: Leontine Linens, 800/876-4799, leontinelinens.com.
    Fabric on Mercer bench (“Empress Satin’’): Koplavitch & Zimmer, 866/447-5100, trade only.
    Pillow on chair: owner’s collection.
    Drapery and bed drapery (“Jan Showers Private Label Silks’’/Blush); striped pillow on bed (custom): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    White valance on bed drapery (“Oban’’ #4841): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.
    Trim on bed valance (“Venus Gimp’’ #977-30984): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com, trade only.
    Heart pillows on bed: D. Porthault, 214/526-3545, dporthault.com.
    Wall paint (“Queen Anne Pink’’ #HC-60): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Ceiling and trim paint; floor covering: existing.
    Art (by Mary Temple): Boyd Level, 212/334-5135, trade only.

  • 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.