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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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