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Written by Krissa Rossbund
  • Michal Venera
  • Michal Venera
  • Michal Venera

    Drapery (“Bannockburn’’ #NCF3276/01 by Nina Campbell): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333,, trade only.
    Drapery rod (grooved wood #FC-2WG-4); finials (“Acanthus Finials’’ #FC-2WG-4): Bay Drapery Hardware, 800/400-8711.
    Blinds (“Oasis’’ #1720): Conrad, 866/426-6723,, trade only.
    Armoire (“Fontenay Cabinet’’ ): Dennis & Leen, 310/652-0855, trade only.
    Twin urns in armoire; sofas; sofa fabric; throw pillows; cachepot; green box on coffee table; mirror over mantel; urns, horse sculpture and yellow box on mantel: owner’s collection.
    Coffee table (“Morrison Coffee Table’’ #5140-W): Gregorius/Pineo Inc., 310/204-0400, trade only.
    Area rug: Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000,, trade only.
    Barrel chair (“Swan Chair’’ #5132): Gregorius/Pineo Inc., 310/204-0400, trade only.
    Fabric (“Gweneth’’ #8382): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090,, trade only.
    Coffered ceiling: fabricated by Paul Silvistrini, Silvistrini Construction, 415/716-9399.
    Mantel (custom design by Robert Leeds): Robert Leeds Woodworking & Design, 415/863-1880.
    Faux paint finish on mantel: Peggy Del Rosario, 503/288-1245.
    Fireplace surround (Emperador Dark Marble): Fox Marble &
    Granite, 415/671-1149,
    Sconces (antique): Objets Plus Inc., 212/832-3386,
    Floor lamps (Rococo-style): Thomas W. Morgan Inc., 323/930-6777,
    Lampshades (custom, silk): Bella Shades, 415/255-0452.

  • Michal Venera

    Black armchair (“English Armchair’’ #DL-CH23 Raisin with 22K gold detail): Dennis & Leen 310/652-0855, trade only.
    Fabric (“Dehlia’’/Umber #171403): Schumacher, 800/332-3384,, trade only.
    Cocktail table (“Alcott Coffee Table’’ with iron base, black crackled lacquer #3007): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777, trade only.
    Vase: owner’s collection.
    Sofa (“Churchill Sofa’’ with flat-welt trim #3106): Nancy Corzine, 310/652-4859, trade only.
    Fabric (“Titian’’/Iroko #5669-28): Marvic Textiles through Sloan Miyasato, 415/431-1465,, trade only.
    Beige-and-blue pillow (“Hardwick Great Hall’’/Gold #NTF040-04): Zoffany, 800/395-8760,, trade only.
    Trim (“Grand Canale Large Tassel Fringe’’ #90534.05): Brunschwig & Fils, 212/838-7878,, trade only.
    Floral pillow (“Indienne Linen’’/Antique #101989): Travers, 212/888-7900,, trade only.
    Trim (3-inch “Venice Tassel Fringe’’/Deep Lilac, Gold): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000,, trade only.
    Velvet kidney pillow (antique): Kathleen Taylor, The Lotus Collection, 415/398-8115,
    Demilune (antique): Antonios Antiques, 415/781-1737,
    Table lamp (antique vessel): Ed Hardy San Francisco, 415/626-6300, trade only.
    Area rug: Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000, trade only.

  • Michal Venera

    Chest; blue cachepot; chair: owner’s collection.
    Mirror (antique): Sloan Miyasato, 415/431-1465, trade only.
    Wallpaper (grasscloth): Kneedler Fauchere, 415/487-6180, trade only.
    Table lamp (“Acanthus Lamp’’ with Empire shade #H-645): National Upholstery, 415/861-4669.
    Red lacquer box (antique): Beautiful Orchids, 415/567-2443,
    Rug: Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000, trade only.
    Front door (custom): Robert Leeds Woodworking & Design, 415/863-1880.
    Planter: Inner Gardens, 310/838-8378,

  • Michal Venera

    Area rug: Edward A. Lewis Carpet, 415/437-1800.
    Table; host chairs and side chairs; china cabinet: owner’s collection.
    Chair fabric (“Heloise,’’ discontinued): Nobilis Inc., 800/464-6670, trade only.
    Art in gold frame (by Andre Morillo): Classic Art Gallery, 831/625-0464.
    Urn on table (“Jaguar Jungle,’’ Lynne Chase China): Gump’s, 800/882-8055.
    Glass vase: SimonPearce, 800/774-5277,
    Chandelier (custom): Murray’s Iron Works, 323/521-1118,
    Art (by Lynn Fisher): owner’s collection.
    Drapery (by Nina Campbell): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, trade only.

  • Michal Venera

    Cabinetry: existing.
    Faux finish on cabinetry: Peggy Del Rosario, 503/288-1245.
    Cabinetry hardware (vintage brass): DJ Mehler, 415/864-0850,
    Sink fixtures: Grohe America Inc., 800/201-3407,
    Countertop (Brazilian Blue Granite): existing.
    Range; oven: Viking, 888/845-4641,
    Backsplash: Country Floors, 800/311-9995,
    Shutters: Danmer Custom Shutters, 888/326-6378,
    Canisters: Ballard Designs, 800/367-2775,
    Blue-and-white-bowl (with lemons): owner’s collection.
    Glass pitcher with flowers: Tiffany & Co., 800/ 843-3269,
    Tea kettle: Williams-Sonoma, 877/812-6235,
    Embroidered dish towels: Haute Home, 415/674-0560.
    Armoire (antique): owner’s collection.
    Armoire key tassel: Pierre Deux, 888/743-7732,
    Drapery fabric (“Moro’’ #DE0003-2138): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186, trade only.
    Drapery hardware: J. Art Iron, 310/202-1126,

  • Michal Venera

    Area rug: owner’s collection.
    Dining table (“Tuscan Dining Table’’ in European walnut with medium distressing #DT-42): John Hall Designs, 805/981-1166. Available through Sloan Miyasato, 415/431-1465, trade only.
    Dining chairs (“Provence’’ arm and side chairs in alder wood with medium walnut finish #1420 and #1421, by Panache): Randolph & Hein, 800/844-9922,, trade only.
    Chair fabric (“Fabienne Woven Tapestry’’/Blue, Gold #89438-M32, discontinued): Brunschwig & Fils, 212/838-7878,, trade only.
    Banquette (custom): Tres McKinney Design, 415/626-5504.
    Wall finish (custom): Peggy Del Rosario, 503/288-1245.
    Paintings (by Ira Yeager): Ira Yeager Studio, 415/861-2991 and 707/942-5395,
    Roman shade and valance (“Moro’’ #DE0003-2138): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186, trade only.
    Shades (“Oasis’’ #1720): Conrad, 866/426-6723,, trade only.
    Chandelier (“Firenze Chandelier’’ #DL-CD-17); desk chair (“Brandelli Chair’’ with green painted finish #DL-CH58): Dennis & Leen, 310/652-0855, trade only.
    Blue urns on table: Sloan Miyasato, 415/431-1465, trade only.
    Glass vase: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507,
    Desk-chair fabric (“Rayure Fleurette’’/Begonia #89354-129): Brunschwig & Fils, 212/838-7878, trade only.
    Desk counter (Brazilian Blue Agate): existing.
    Faux finish on existing shelving and cabinetry: Peggy Del Rosario, 503/288-1245.
    Drawer pulls (vintage brass): DJ Mehler, 415/864-0850.

  • Michal Venera
  • Michal Venera
  • 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.