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Christmas Present

A winding staircase and arched niches, ideal for holiday decor in a 1928 Tudor

Written and Produced by Candace Ord Manroe
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    Carpet on stairs (Broadway Collection): Merida Meridian, 800/345-2200, meridameridian.com
    Chandelier (antique, French); carved console (antique, French); alabaster lamp (vintage): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Statue in niche: owner’s collection.
    Paint: custom.
    Mercury glass trees on console; antique silver and gold gilt reliquary above console: Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Framed pencil drawing on console: owner’s collection.

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    Carved console (antique, French): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com

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    Sofas (“Greyson”); sofa fabric (Libeco Lagae Mill-Washed Belgian Linen): Bobo Intriguing Objects, 404/355-2309, bobointriguingobjects.com
    Striped pillows on sofas (“Chivari Stripe”/Robins Egg #NC0604-294): Nancy Corzine, 212/223-8340, nancycorzine.com
    Coffee table (custom, iron): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Mercury glass floor lamp (“Lucille”); shade (custom): Oly, 775/336-2100, olystudio.com
    Chest of drawers: owner’s collection.
    Mirror above chest (“Milano”): Dennis & Leen, 310/652-0855, dennisandleen.com
    Table lamps on chest (“Blue Square”): Allan Knight & Assoc., 214/741-2227, allan-knight.com. 
    Large mercury glass vases on mantel (vintage): Bobo Intriguing Objects, 404/355-2309, bobointriguingobjects.com 
    Stocking holders (iron); stockings (vintage French linen); garland of magnolia leaves and pine cones (custom): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Area rug (“Porto Roca”/Endive): Mark Inc. Fine Carpets, 800/227-0927, markinccarpets.com Paint: custom.
    Mantel: original to house.
    Art over mantel (by Mel Dewess); mercury glass objects on coffee table; bucket holding firewood (vintage): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com

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    Drapery and Roman shades (“Cosimo Stripe”/Celadon #10854-02): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com
    Drapery trim (“Bluebell”): Travis & Co., 404/237-5079, travisandcompany.com
    Coffee table (custom, iron): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Mercury glass objects on coffee table: Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Mirror (“Milano”): Dennis & Leen, 310/652-0855, dennisandleen.com 
    Sofa (“Greyson”); sofa fabric (Libeco Lagae Mill-Washed Belgian Linen): Bobo Intriguing Objects, 404/355-2309, bobointriguingobjects.com
    Striped pillows on sofa (“Chivari Stripe”/Robins Egg #NC0604-294): Nancy Corzine, 212/223-8340, nancycorzine.com

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    Table (Swedish, Gustavian); chandelier (antique, French): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Chairs (“Sophie Side Chair”); chair-seat fabric (mohair): Oly, 775/336-2100, olystudio.com
    Chair-back fabric (“Sevigny”/Pistachio #10784-01): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com
    Drapery fabric (“Sophisticated Linen”/Seafoam, discontinued): Verellen Home Collection, 336/889-7379.
    Cupboard (antique, French); botanical prints ( vintage): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Paint: custom.
    Area rug (Broadway Collection): Merida Meridian, 800/345-2200, meridameridian.com
    China (“Fleur de Lis” by Spode); crystal (by Gorham); crystal (antique Waterford); mercury glass salt cellars (vintage); ironstone butter pats (vintage); silver candlesticks (antique): owner’s collection.
    Flatware (“Chantilly”): Gorham, gorham1831silver.com
    Placecard holders (gold leaf, antique Italian fragments mounted on fossils, rock crystal): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348.
    Hurricanes on table; Christmas trees on table: Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Floral centerpiece (king protea peonies, hydrangeas, dusty miller, silver brunia, privet berries, leucadendron, green tricks, hanging amaranthus, eucalyptus pods, pine): Bows and Arrows, 214/828-2697, bowsandarrowsdeluxe.com

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    Tub chairs (#5089-01): Lee Industries, 800/892-7150, leeindustries.com
    Sofa: Quatrine Custom Furniture, 800/407-5120, quatrine.com
    Sofa fabric; pillows: Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348.
    Santa pillow: owner’s collection.
    Coffee table (“Pigeon Basket Coffee Table”): Bobo Intriguing Objects, 404/355-2309.
    Paperwhites; vintage wire basket; art (framed coral): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348.
    Slipcovered swivel chair; slipcover fabric: Quatrine Custom Furniture, 800/407-5120.
    Area rug (“Links”/Butterscotch, Core Natural Fibers Collection/Textured Sisal): Merida Meridian, 800/345-2200.
    Side table (Gustavian); balustrade lamp (custom); sconces (antique): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Paint: custom.

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    Cabinetry; island: custom.
    Countertop: soapstone.
    Hanging lights over sink (antique, French): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348.
    Cooktop: Jenn-Air, 800/536-6247, jennair.com 
    Paint: custom.
    Television in island: Sony, sony.com.

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    Table (custom, zinc): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Side chairs (discontinued): Oly, 775/336-2100.
    Drapery (“Manchester”/Bevetta #85000-03): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Chandelier (“Rivoli”): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com
    Topiary: Thompson + Hanson, 713/622-0602, thompsonhanson.com
    Paint: custom.

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    Headboard (custom); side tables (custom); table lamps (modernized vintage lamps): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com 
    Headboard fabric (“Celtic Linen”); drapery (“Celtic Linen”/Haze #0570204): Vervain, 800/611-8686, vervain.com
    Euros pillows (white linen); duvet and quilted coverlet (white linen): Bella Notte Linens, bellanottelinens.com
    Faux zebra pillows: Oly, 775/336-2100.
    Patterned pillows: owner’s collection.
    Monogrammed pillow: Ryan Studio, 703/830-6818, ryanstudio.biz
    Bench (custom); bench fabric (“Woven Thistle”): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Vanity cabinetry: custom.
    Shades (“Celtic Linen”/Haze #0570204): Vervain, 800/611-8686.
    Vanity chair (custom): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Chair fabric (“Herringbone”): Verellen Home Collection, 336/889-7379.
    Wire caddy: Wisteria, 800/320-9757, wisteria.com 
    Area rug (“Pipeline”/Oatmeal, Core Natural Fibers Collection/Textured Sisal): Merida Meridian, 800/345-2200.
    Paint: custom.

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    Chair (custom); chair fabric (Libeco/Oyster): Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Table beside chair (“Twig Table”/Nickel #8977): Global Views, globalviews.com Chest; onyx lamp: owner’s collection.
    Café curtains (“Celtic Linen”/Haze #0570204): Vervain, 800/611-8686, vervain.com
    Shells in antique frames: Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348, lisalubyryan.com
    Mantel: original to house.
    Mercury glass balls (antique and vintage) on mantel; mercury glass Christmas trees: Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan, 214/202-4348.
    Fresh swags: Bows and Arrows, 214/828-2697.

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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.