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Before and After: Smart Planning

Before and after: realistic renovation accommodating a family of eight

Written by Krissa Rossbund
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    Wallpaper (“Barley Stripe”/Beige, Cream #WP88184-005): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Blue table skirt (“Beijing”/Scandinavian Sky): Justine Paige, 877/744-3454, justinepaige.com.
    Topper fabric (“Othello”/Mushroom #9217B-S0821): Stroheim, 800/763-0524, stroheim.com.
    Etagères (“Angled Etagère,” by Milling Road, discontinued; for similar, “Monument Etagère #7884, by Thomas Pheasant): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.comCandlesticks on table: Ekster Antiques, 540/454-2944, eksterantiques.comUrn/vase on table: Pugrant Assoc., no longer in business.
    Accessories in etagères: owner’s collection.

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    Raffia wall covering (“Coarse Madagascar” #HY-0390-AB, by Hinson): Donghia, 914/662-2377, donghia.com.
    Decorative wall painting: Christa Mensch Artistic & Decorative Painting, 703/280-9208.
    Dining table (custom, by Stephen Hunter): through The Rist Corp., 202/646-1540. Dining chairs (“Dining Side Chair with Gilt Trim” #7842G, by Thomas Pheasant”): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
    Chair-seat fabric (“Salerno Moire”/Mushroom and Oyster #5862B-S0040): Stroheim, 800/763-0524, stroheim.com.
    Chandelier: Williams-Sonoma Home, 877/812-6235, williams-sonoma.com.
    Area rug (“Eden”/Toasted Honey): Galleria Carpets, 202/863-0106.
    Drapery (“Fundamental Pearl” #26289.11): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
    Large vase for centerpiece on table: Ekster Antiques, 540/454-2944, eksterantiques.com.
    Pedestal cake plates: Bloomingdale’s, bloomingdales.com.
    Carafes: William Yeoward Crystal, 800/818-8484, williamyeowardcrystal.com.

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    Glass china cabinet, painted: owner’s collection.
    Face plate on stand (“Carra Plate” #F-AC56): Formations, 310/659-3062, formationsusa.com. Available through Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, hollyhunt.com.
    China (antique): Jean Pierre Antiques, 202/337-1731, jeanpierreantiques.com.
    China with gold trim (“Hayworth,” discontinued): Lenox, 800/635-3669, lenox.com.
    Soup tureen in china cabinet (“Beast’s Feast Bowl”): Anthropologie, 800/309-2500, anthropologie.com.

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    Crystal stemware; flatware; napkin rings: owner’s collection.
    Dark brown linen napkins: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
    Napkins: World Market, worldmarket.com.

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    Cabinetry (by Kountry Kraft): through Nancy Thornett Assoc. Inc., 301/718-0155, thornettkitchens.com.
    Perimeter countertops (“Misty Carrara” #4141); center island countertops (“Pebble” #4030): Caesarstone, 800/666-8201, caesarstoneus.com.
    Hanging lanterns above island (“Large Cornice Hanging Lantern” #SL5872): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
    Cooktop; wall ovens; warming drawer: Dacor, 800/793-0093, dacor.com.
    Large sink: Elkay, 630/574-8484, elkay.com.
    Gooseneck faucet (by Perrin & Rowe): Rohl, 800/777-9762, rohlhome.com.
    Counter stools (“Madeleine”): Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.
    Speed oven: Miele, 800/843-7231, mieleusa.com.
    Wall color (“Parchment” #OC-78): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Breakfront cabinet (custom): Kountry Kraft, 877/677-9833, kountrykraft.com.
    Finishing: Tom Hickey, Rising Tide Inc., 443/831-1758.

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    Architect Donald Lococo removed an old bay window to expand the space and make room for a built-in banquette that comfortably seats 12.

    Table: owner’s collection.
    Upholstered chairs (“Curved Leather Chair”/Ivory): West Elm, 866/428-6468, westelm.com.
    Drapery (“Duo Line Rouge” #OR 2005 0600 by Fonthill, discontinued colorway): Stark Fabric, 212/355-7186.
    Raffia tiebacks (from Paris): owner’s collection.
    Banquette fabric (“Raffia”/Gravel Path #210-61): Perennials, 888/322-4773, perennialsfabrics.com.
    Banquette pillows: owner’s collection.
    Banquette pillows (“Seasand”/Peach #DL1004-19): DeLany & Long, 203/532-0010, delanyandlong.com.
    Banquette pillows (“Jake Stripe”/Linen #800-27): Perennials, 888/322-4773, perennialsfabrics.com.
    Table runner and napkins (“Pachar Mix and Match/Red): cups, mugs and plates (“Pachar Mix and Match/Red, discontinued): Williams-Sonoma, 800/541-2233, williams-sonoma.com.
    White coffee pot: Jean Pierre Antiques, 202/337-1731, jeanpierreantiques.com.

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    Red and white tableware in “Pachar” Mix & Match from Williams Sonoma.

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    It’s all fun and games in the family room. Oversized scrolls of wild birds bring humor, while mature leather wing chairs in front of the fireplace keep the space grounded.

    “Elegant fabrics and graceful forms soften and enhance the fresh, youthful look of the home’s renovation,” explains designer Whitney Stewart.

    See details on the following slide.

    Painting over mantel (Golden Farms, by Ed Cooper): Susan Calloway Fine Arts, 202/965-4601, callowayart.com.
    Sofaend table to left of sofa; lamp; red ottoman; pair of nesting tables; wall hangings; accessories: owner’s collection.
    Chandelier (“Monteverdi” #10-00509-3806): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com.
    Drapery (“Shale” #Ranjani.616): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
    Coffee table (“Dutch Industrial Coffee Table”); leather wing chairs (“Drake Barrel-Back Chair”): Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.comWall paint (“New White” #59): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.comCeiling paint (#DKC-39); trim paint (#DKC-54): Donald Kaufman Color, 800/977-9198, donaldkaufmancolor.com.

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    Family favorites lie on the wooden coffee table from Restoration Hardware in between uses.

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    A serene palette and lean-back seating define this space. Bergamo’s “Fiji” fabric covers the ottoman. At the foot of the bed, a bench is upholstered in aqua “Caterpillar” from Schumacher. The carpet is “Oracle” from Galleria. Rolling Clouds 2, a painting by Caroline Adams, commands the space above the fireplace.

    See details on the following slides.

    Painting over mantel (Rolling Clouds 2, by Caroline Adams): Susan Calloway Fine Arts, 202/965-4601, callowayart.com.
    Mantel (designed by Michael Callison): Michael Callison Architect, 202/588-0510, michaelcallison.com.
    Sconces (large antique mirror sconce, with Sheffield nickel arm): owner’s collection. Fire screen: owner’s collection.
    Ivory drapery (#31904-84): Duralee, 800/275-3872, duralee.com.
    Pale aqua drapery (“Breeze” #739-27): Bergamo, 914/665-0800.
    Drapery and pillow fabrication; drapery hardware: (by Gifer): through Fabric Accents by Emily, 540/678-3999.
    Lounge chair (“Brunwald Lounge”); ottoman (“Heres”): Stewart Furniture, 276/744-0185, stewartfurniture.com.
    Chair fabric (“Mermaid” #9212-813, by Etamine, colorway discontinued): Zimmer + Rohde, 212/758-7925, zimmer-rohde.com. Available through Thomas Lavin, 310/278-2456, thomaslavin.com.
    Ottoman fabric (“Fiji” /Aqua #1909-28): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800.
    Pillow on chair: owner’s collection.
    Garden seat: Michael Cleary, 202/488-9787. Love seat: owner’s collection.
    Love seat fabric (“Dedalo”/Cream #1480-1, discontinued): Hines & Co., 202/484-8200.
    Pillows on love seat (“Bambu Volante”/Sand, Aqua #2007119.16): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
    Floor lamp (“Entasis”): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323. circalighting.com.
    Bedside table (“Oval Occasional Table”/Dark Walnut #B8008-41-230): Barbara Barry Realized by Henredon, barbarabarryco.com.
    Table lamp: Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.
    Bed (“Grand Duchy Headboard” ): Stewart Furniture, 276/744-0185, stewartfurniture.com.
    Headboard fabric (#23578.111): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
    Bed coverlet (“Hudson Park Italian Percale”/Seaglass): Bloomingdales, bloomingdales.com.
    Bench at foot of bed (“Glendon”): Stewart Furniture, 276/744-0185, stewartfurniture.com.
    Bench fabric (“Caterpillar”/Aqua #2644183): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Fleur-de-lis pillow on bed: owner’s collection.
    Throw at foot of bed (antique quilt): Whitney Stewart Interior Design, 202/537-0050, whitneystewartinteriordesign.com.
    Carpet (“Oracle”/Sandpointe): Galleria Carpets, 202/863-0106.
    Wall paint (#SK-11, Designer Collection #2): Fine Paints of Europe, 800/332-1556, finepaintsofeurope.com.
    Ceiling paint (“Capri Coast” #OC-87); trim paint (“Sugar Cookie” #OC-93): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

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    A pair of antique mirror sconces flanks the fireplace mantel, reflecting sunlight into the bedroom.

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    A mirrored tray holds fresh flowers and a small silver box, a nod to the bedroom’s airy and romantic atmosphere.

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    Pillows by Lee Jofa decorate the sofa.

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    The New Orleans-style porch features shutters and a painted gray floor.

    Daybed; side chairs; garden seat; end table; table lamp: owner’s collection.

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    The Scalia home was built in the 1980s.

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