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Chicago Apartment with Delightful Color

Beige is banished in this vibrant apartment in a prim building on Lake Shore Drive

Written by Lisa Cregan
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    Sofa (#2458): A. Rudin, 310/659-2388, arudin.com.
    Fabric ("Hamilton," discontinued): Pierre Frey, 866/707-1524, pierrefrey.com.
    Welt cording: Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com.
    Pillows on sofa (Alpaca velvet): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Side tables (rose and gray marble and gilt tables by Grosfeld House): vintage.
    Coffee table ("Ming" #402-1, by Jasper): Michael S Smith, 310/315-3018, michaelsmithinc.com.
    Wing chairs ("The Wainscott Wing Chair" #VH1300): Victoria Hagan Home, 212/888-3241, victoriahaganhome.com.
    Inside fabric ("Cord O'Roi"/Rusty Orange #2006194-4): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
    Outside back fabric ("Pavlovsk Trevira"/Sienna #FT1329-05, by Designers Guild): Osborne & Little, 877/322-7420, osborneandlittle.com.
    Chandelier (French, painted tole tulip chandelier): antique.
    Drapery ("Chittogarh"/Mandarin #FW037/06): Osborne & Little, 877/322-7420, osborneandlittle.com.
    Area rug ("Cable Twist Ultra"/Dusty Purple, by Savnik): Melanie Elston Interior Design, 773/528-3584, melanieelston.com.
    Buffet (Monteverdi-Young Six-Panel Carved Front mahogany cabinet"); lamps (Italian Murano Lamps"): vintage.
    Chairs by buffet ("George III Mahogany Armchair"#5245): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
    Chair-seat fabric ("Marly"): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Art over buffet: owner's collection.
    Paint ("Spicy" #9-16, with a high-gloss finish): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.

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    Wing chair ("The Wainscott Wing Chair" #VH1300): Victoria Hagan Home, 212/888-3241, victoriahaganhome.com.

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    Four chairs ("Davis" #KJ1024, by Kerry Joyce): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777, dessinfournir.com.
    Fabric ("New Wave"/Capri #AB0003 6512): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186.
    Coffee table: antique.
    Side table by coffee table ("Henri" #402): Ironies, 510/644-2100, ironies.com.
    Area rug ("Grand Ziggurat" by Kelly Wearstler): Patterson Flynn & Martin, 212/688-7700, pattersonflynnandmartin.com.
    Gilt stools (French): antique.
    Stool fabric ("Leopard"): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.

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    Chair ("Davis" #KJ1024, by Kerry Joyce): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777, dessinfournir.com.
    Fabric ("New Wave"/Capri #AB0003 6512): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186.
    Area rug ("Grand Ziggurat" by Kelly Wearstler): Patterson Flynn & Martin, 212/688-7700, pattersonflynnandmartin.com.

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    Banquette (custom); ottoman (custom): Melanie Elston Interiors, 773/528-3584.
    Banquette fabric ("Danube Velvet"/Beige): Clarence House, 800/803-2850, clarencehouse.com.
    Trim (8-inch Metallic Bullion): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000.
    Pillows ("Montbard Velvet"/Moss #404132, by Travers): Zimmer + Rohde, 866/627-6899, zimmer-rohde.com.
    Ottoman fabric ("Bali Silk"/Turquoise and Green): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, bergamofabrics.com.
    End tables ("Gold Palm Lucite End Tables with Mica Inset Top"): Allan Knight & Assoc., 214/741-2227, allanknightasso.com.
    Lamps (by Maison Charles): vintage.

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    Table; rug (antique Chinese); chairs: owner's collection.
    Chair fabric ("Malabar"/Coral #3051-04, by Colefax and Fowler): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900.
    Welting (cream leather): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000.
    Side chairs by mantel ("Cheval Side Chair" #4040, by Bill Sofield): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
    Side-chair fabric ("Dudley-1," discontinued): Kravet, 888/457-2838.
    Sconces: original to home.
    Chandelier (antique, Meissen porcelain): Antique Resources, 773/871-4242.
    Drapery and valance (silk): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
    Accessories: owner's collection.

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    Wallpaper ("Les Courses de Chevaux"): Zuber et Cie, 212/486-9226, zuber.fr.
    Grandfather clock: owner's collection.

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    Sconce (1960s large enameled leaf-pattern sconce, vintage): Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design, 310/659-3010.
    Chair ("Tulip Chair" #1991): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
    Wall paint ("Hague Blue" #30): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
    Ceiling light: vintage

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    Carpet ("Out of Africa"/Zebra): Glen Eden, 800/843-1728, glen-eden.com.
    Drapery: Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Desk ("Partners Desk" in Rift Sawn Oak and Cream Lacquer): custom.
    Stools ("Bongo Ottoman," by McAlpine Home): Lee Industries, 800/892-7150, leeindustries.com.
    Stool leather ("Raffia Leather" #21778): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
    Chandelier: antique.
    Wall paint (black with a custom finish): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.

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    Wallpaper ("Silvergate" #BP849): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
    Table (custom designed cafe-height table): fabricated by Murray's Iron Works, 310/289-3587, murraysiw.com.
    Stools (Lucite-and-brass bar stools, vintage): Space 107, 212/206-7599.

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    Table ("Round Pedestal Table" #6636): Bausman & Co., 909/947-0139, bausman.net.
    Chairs (American balloon-back dining chairs with brass twisted handles): vintage.
    Fabric ("Boulevard Leather"/Bell Pepper): Moore & Giles Inc., 434/846-5281, mooreandgilesinc.com.
    Chandelier (Venini): vintage.
    Paint ("Summer Gold" #RM36, Regent Metallics collection): Ralph Lauren Paint, 800/379-7656, ralphlaurenhome.com.

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    Cabinetry (custom); countertop and backsplash (custom): Melanie Elston Interiors, 773/528-3584, melanieelston.com.
    Flooring: stained cork.

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    Wall covering ("Shanghai Moon"): Stark, 212/355-7186.
    Headboard (custom); nightstands (custom): Melanie Elston Interior Design, 773/528-3584.
    Headboard fabric ("Veronese Velvet"): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, bergamofabrics.com.
    Nightstand skirt (by Travers): Zimmer + Rohde, 866/627-6899, zimmer-rohde.com.
    Lamps (Italian, Murano): vintage.
    Bench ("Swan Neck Bench" #1516): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
    Bench fabric (plaid silk): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Duvet ("Regency"/Midas): Nancy Corzine, 212/223-8340, nancycorzine.com.
    Bedskirt (Tearose"/Rosemary #1009-01): ClassicCloth, 785/434-7200, classiccloth.com.
    Center sham: antique textile.
    Purple pillows (silk taffeta): Fishman's Fabrics, 312/922-7250, fishmansfabrics.com.
    Trim ("Aziyade Giselle Double Tassel Fringe"): Clarence House, 800/803-2850, clarencehouse.com.
    Rug (Brocade/Dorjee weave): Michaelian & Kohlberg, 312/467-1490, michaelian.com.

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    Wallpaper ("Gridlock"by Neisha Crosland): Clarence House, 800/803-2850.
    Vanity skirt ("Saunter"/Off White): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, bergamofabrics.com.
    Window cornice ("Trapunto"): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Lights ("Twist" #TW0515, Geometrix Collection): Schonbek, 800/836-1892, schonbek.com.
    Tile: marble.

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  • 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.