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All About the View

A bay front home on Lido Isle is filled with subdued, sophisticated colors

Written by Amy Elbert
  • Joe Schmelzer
  • Joe Schmelzer

    Sofa; chairs; coffee table: owner's collection.
    Sofa fabric ("18-oz Linen"/Stone #91024-04); chair fabric ("Montana"/Ash #910017-01): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Floral pillow fabric ("Saraya" #7166/04, discontinued); pillow fabric ("Merril" #7167/04, discontinued): Romo Fabrics, 800/338-2783, romo.com.
    Motorized shades: Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., 888/588-7661, lutron.com.
    Area rug: Hemphills Rugs & Carpet, 949/722-7224, hemphillsrugsandcarpets.com.
    White vases: D. Kruse, 949/673-1302.
    French doors: custom.
    Green and blue pots on mantel: Ann Dennis Designs, 714/708-2555.
    Flowers: French Buckets, 800/652-9551, frenchbuckets.com.
    Cabinet design: Marilyn Gilbert, 949/495-6470.
    Cabinet fabrication: Mike Miller, Woodsmans Cabinetry, 949/830-6525.
    Floor lamp (antique): Kim Fiscus Home, 415/474-2313, kimfiscus.com.
    Wall paint ("Manchester Tan" #HC-81): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Striped chair: owner's collection.
    Chair fabric ("Montana"/Ash #910017-01): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Awning fabric: Perennials Fabrics, 888/322-4773, perennialsfabrics.com.
    Bench to right of sofa: antique, upholstered in paisley shawl.
    Mantel: designed by Marilyn Gilbert, 949/495-6470.
    Fabrication: Mark Lorenzo & Co., 949/661-2781.

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    Settee; pillows on settee (vintage): Kim Fiscus Home, 415/474-2313, kimfiscus.com.
    Seat fabric: antique linen.
    Umbrella stand: owner's collection.
    Flooring (walnut in custom color): Richard Marshall Fine Flooring, 800/689-5981, oldeboards.com.
    Paint ("Manchester Tan" #HC-81): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

  • Joe Schmelzer

    Table: Niall Bourke, Kipper Designs, 310/313-4000, kipper.biz.
    Chairs (antique); large glass vase: Kim Fiscus Home, 415/474-2313, kimfiscus.com. Slipcover fabric ("Summerplace"/Crème Fraiche #910016-11): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Cabinet design: Marilyn Gilbert, 949/495-6470.
    Cabinet fabrication: Mike Miller, Woodsmans Cabinetry, 949/830-6525.
    Drapery: The Silk Trading Co., 323/954-9280, silktrading.com.
    Drapery fabrication: Frank & Mary's Drapery, 714/241-0446.
    Buffet: owner's collection.
    Flooring: Richard Marshall Fine Flooring, 800/689-5981, oldeboards.com.
    Tureen and bowls (antique); chandelier (antique); blue china ("Flow Blue," antique): owner's collection.
    Drapery hardware: Installations One, 949/472-2264.

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    Pendant lights: Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.
    Cabinet design: Marilyn Gilbert, 949/495-6470.
    Cabinet fabrication: Mike Miller, The Woodsman's Cabinetry, 949/830-6525.
    Cabinet hardware: Moultrup Finish Hardware, 949/548-3454.
    Range; ovens: Viking, 888/845-4641, vikingrange.com.
    Backsplash tile (Carrara marble, honed); countertops (Carrara marble, honed): Concept Studio, 949/759-0606, conceptstudioinc.com.
    Milk glass (antique): owner's collection.
    Candy dispenser: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
    Dishes (red-and-white transferware): owner's collection.

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    Sinks and faucets: Waterworks, 800/899-6757, waterworks.com.
    Bar stools: owner's collection.
    Runner (antique): Aga John Oriental Rugs, 310/657-0890, agajohncarpets.com.
    Pendant lights: Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.
    Cabinet design: Marilyn Gilbert, 949/495-6470.
    Cabinet fabrication: Mike Miller, The Woodsman's Cabinetry, 949/830-6525.
    Cabinet hardware: Moultrup Finish Hardware, 949/548-3454.

  • Joe Schmelzer

    Table: Baker, Knapp & Tubbs, 800/592-2537, kohlerinteriors.com.
    Chairs (antique): Kim Fiscus Home, 415/474-2313, kimfiscus.com.
    Chair fabric ("Red Sail Broad Stripe"/Green #J129F-07, by Jane Churchill): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
    Chest; pitchers: owner's collection.
    Wall paint ("Manchester Tan" #HC-81): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

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    Bed (custom); nightstands; area rugs (antique); linens (antique): owner's collection.
    Pillows and ottoman fabric ("Ming'' velvet): discontinued.
    Lamps: Barclay Butera, 310/223-1500, barclaybuterahome.com.
    Ottoman (custom): Pearce Upholstery, 949/548-1065, pearceupholstery.com.
    Brown throw: Bloomingdales, 949/729-6600, bloomingdales.com.
    Black boxes (antique): owner's collection.
    Roman shade fabric (white linen): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Wall and ceiling paint ("Gray Owl" #2137-60): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

  • Joe Schmelzer

    Cabinet fabrication: Mike Miller, Woodsmans Cabinetry, 949/830-6525.
    Countertops (marble): Concept Studio, 949/759-0606, conceptstudioinc.com.
    Flooring: Richard Marshall Fine Flooring, 800/689-5981, oldeboards.com.
    Towels: Bloomingdales, 949/729-6600.
    Monogramming on towels: The Monogram Store, 949/642-2119.
    Mercury glass vases (antique); round table (antique): owner's collection.
    Paint ("Gray Owl" #2137-60); green paint ("October Mist" #1495): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

  • Joe Schmelzer

    Tub: Waterworks, 800/899-6757, waterworks.com.
    Round marble-topped table (antique); chandelier (antique): owner's collection.
    Flooring: Richard Marshall Fine Flooring, 800/689-5981, oldeboards.com.
    Area rug: Aga John Oriental Rugs, 310/657-0890, agajohncarpets.com.

  • Werner Straube

    Beds (custom): Julie Hovnanian, Hovie Interiors, 949/300-3271.
    Drapery, duvets and pillows: Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Drapery fabrication: Frank and Mary's Drapery, 714/241-0446.
    Bed-skirt and duvet lining: Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
    Quilts; table and chairs; night stand: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com. Table lamp (antique): owner's collection.
    Ship chandelier: Lyman Drake Antiques, 714/979-2811, lymandrakeantiques.com.
    Wallpaper: discontinued.
    Woven shades ("Shirlanka"/Dusk): Installations One, 949/472-2264.
    Flooring: Karastan, 800/234-1120. karastan.com.
    French doors: custom.
    Photo framing: Art and Frame Express, 949/642-7570.

  • Joe Schmelzer
  • Joe Schmelzer

    Sink; faucets; lighting: Waterworks, 800/899-6757, waterworks.com.
    Shell mirror: owner's collection.
    Tile (custom); flooring (custom): Concept Studio, 949/759-0606. conceptstudioinc.com.
    Towels: Bloomingdales, 949/729-6600.
    Monogramming on towels: The Monogram Store, 949/642-2119.
    Woven shades ("Shirlanka"/Dusk): Installations One, 949/472-2264.
    Green paint ("Beach Glass" #1564): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

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    Outdoor fabric: Perennials Fabrics, 888/322-4773, perennialsfabrics.com.

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    Deck furniture: Lloyd Flanders, 800/526-9894, lloydflanders.com.
    Outdoor fabric: Perennials Fabrics, 888/322-4773, perennialsfabrics.com.
    Deck umbrellas and containers: Bradley Allen, Fleur Jardin, 949/650-6344.

  • 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.