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Classic House, Great Color

This Greek Revival home will suprise you with its lively color

Written and produced by Jenny Bradley
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    Side chairs (#020S): Agostino Antiques, agostinoantiques.com.
    Chair fabric ("Leith Checkers"/Coral #2003193-7): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
    Console (antique, carved mahogany): Carlos de la Puente Antiques, 212/751-4228, delapuenteantiques.com.
    Lamp ("Neoclassical Alabaster Urn"/Ivory #CE30): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.
    Chandelier (antique, Charles X #L415): Objets Plus Inc., 212/832-3386.
    Wall covering ("Arthur and Robert Stripe" #5ADA): Stark Wallcoverings, 212/355-7186.
    Flooring (custom): The Alpha Workshops, 212/594-7320.
    Mirror (carved George III-style mahogany mirror): Martell & Suffin Antiques, 203/263-1913.
    Ceiling and trim paint: custom.

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    Drapery ("Sargent Taffeta"/Celestial Blue #22646): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Drapery trim (#977-31727-114 in Gold): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com.
    Drapery lining ("Shimmer Silk"/Haze Green #99437M): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Tie backs (antique, "Eagle" brass tie backs #6920): Morgan Macwhinnie Antiques, 631/283-3366.
    Sofa ("Guinness Settee" #6829-72): Baker, 800/592-2537, kohlerinteriors.com.
    Sofa fabric ("Paddington Velvet"/Willow #36168-016): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Throw pillows ("Shipstreet Weave"/Sapphire #2004013-05): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
    Paint ("Sailor's Sea Blue" #2063-40); trim paint ("Mountain Peak White" #2148-70); ceiling paint ("Super White"): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Lamp (swirl glass lamp #8218): Morgan Macwhinnie Antiques, 631/283-3366.
    Pair of chairs: owner's collection.
    Chair fabric ("Damas Recta"/Salade #31807-15): Clarence House, 800/803-2850, clarencehouse.com.
    Ottoman (#B05075): Drake Design Associates, 212/754-3099.
    Ottoman fabric (#2003161): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
    Ottoman trim (#K04): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com.
    Rug (Persian weave): Safavieh, 212/683-8399, safavieh.com.
    Hanging pendant (#RPB014Cut): Chameleon Antiques, 212/355-6300.
    Work table (Empire drawer work table #7217); mahogany pier table (#8113): Morgan Macwhinnie Antiques, 631/283-3366.
    Floor lamp ("Traditional Double Swing Arm Floor Lamp"/English Bronze #HL-3806-EB): Hinson Lighting, 718/482-1100, hinsonlighting.com.
    Small chair; mantel: owner's collection.

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    Drapery ("Sargent Taffeta"/Celestial Blue #22646): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Drapery trim (#977-31727-114 in Gold): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com.
    Drapery lining ("Shimmer Silk"/Haze Green #99437M): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Tie backs (antique, "Eagle" brass tie backs #6920): Morgan Macwhinnie Antiques, 631/283-3366.
    Sofa (vintage): RJG Antiques, 603/433-1770, rjgantiques.com.
    Sofa fabric ("Sky and Sage" #26630-011): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Throw pillows (discontinued): Old World Weavers, 212/355-7186.
    Coffee tables: Yale R. Burge Antiques, 212/838-4005, yaleburge.com.
    Tub chairs: owner's collection.
    Chair fabric ("Colony" #26464-5): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Rug (#5836): Morgan Macwhinnie Antiques, 631/283-3366.
    Armchair: owner's collection.
    Armchair fabric ("Delfini Strié"/Aquamarine #10705-03, discontinued): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
    Mahogany Gueridon side table with marble top (#ET0998-05): 145 Antiques, 212/807-1149, 145antiques.com.
    Mahogany round table: owner's collection.
    Table lamps ("French glass lamp"/Blue #GL02/B): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.
    Hanging pendant (#RPB014Cut): Chameleon Antiques, 212/355-6300.
    Mirror; painting with polka dots (by Damien Hirst); painting (by Andy Warhol); accessories: owner's collection.
    Wallpaper ("Alpha Blue Strié): The Alpha Workshops Inc., 212/594-7320, alphaworkshops.org.
    Ceiling paint ("Super White," flat finish); trim paint ("Mountain Peak White," eggshell finish, #2148-70): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

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    Dining-table fabric ("Osborne Damask"/Aquarel #2002143-13): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
    Chairs: owner's collection.
    Chair fabric ("Slate" #121-026): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Wall panels mounted on canvas: Zuber Inc., 212/486-9226, zuber.fr.
    Wall border (Greek key/Gray #5ADG K02): Stark Wallcoverings, 212/355-7186.
    Window treatment ("Sayent Taffeta"/Charcoal #22674): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Lining ("Nene Silk Check"/Cerulea #2004081-15): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
    Tie backs (antique #8330-A): Morgan Macwhinnie Antiques, 631/283-3366.
    Chandelier; mantel; mirror; round table; table lamp: owner's collection.

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    Flooring (marbelized floor, black-and-white checkerboard): The Alpha Workshops, 212/594-7320.
    Warming drawer (#WWD30): Wolf, 800/332-9513, wolfappliance.com.
    Island (faux finish): through Drake Design Associates, 212/754-3099.
    Shades ("Pondicherry"/Lake #505W80): Raoul Textiles, 805/965-1694, raoultextiles.com.
    Wall covering ("Crackle"/Blue #2110W-2): Carleton V, 212/355-4525, carletonvltd.com.
    Bar stools ("Navy Bar Stool"/brushed aluminum): Emeco, 800/366-5951, emeco.net. Refrigerator: Sub-Zero Inc., 800/222-7820, subzero.com.
    Hanging lantern: owner's collection.

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    Wallpaper ("Latrobe"/Seafoam #69408-400): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
    Paint ("Snowfall White" #2144-70): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Faucets: Kraft Hardware, 212/838-2214.
    Mirrored cabinet; lamp; vanity; sink; flooring; window treatment; small chair: owner's collection.

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    Wallpaper (#5ADCL02): Stark Wallcoverings, 212/355-7186.
    Cabinet: antique.
    Mirror; sconces; rug; chandelier; settee: owner's collection.
    Settee fabric ("Pomfrey"/Yellow on White #26692-002): Scalamandré, 800/932-43661, scalamandre.com.

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    Grasscloth wall covering ("Extra Fine Arrowroot"/Hyacinth #1968): Phillip Jeffries Ltd., 973/575-5414, phillipjeffries.com.
    Bed: owner's collection.
    Headboard fabric ("Lavello" #1811-17): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, bergamofabrics.com.
    Bed linens: owner's collection.
    Bedside three-drawer cabinet ("Milas Chest" #CB2008, by Lewis Mittman): Edward Ferrell/Lewis Mittman, 212/888-5580, ef-lm.com.
    Round bedside table; table lamps owner's collection.
    Hanging lamps (pink and brass, by Bella Figura): Lee Jofa, 800/45303563, leejofa.com.
    Rug (checkerboard squares): Edelman Leather, 800/886-8339, edelmanleather.com.

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    Grasscloth wall covering ("Extra Fine Arrowroot"/Hyacinth #1968): Phillip Jeffries Ltd., 973/575-5414, phillipjeffries.com.
    Rug (checkerboard squares): Edelman Leather, 800/886-8339, edelmanleather.com.
    Upholstered chair and stool; mirror: owner's collection.

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    Drapery ("Summer"/Celadaon Glace #0698): J. Robert Scott, 800/651-4354.
    Wallpaper ("Hummingbirds" #62/1003 by Cole & Sons): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
    Bedside credenza (#PSI-RF-233, discontinued): KPS Inc., 212/686-7784.
    Bed; lavender lamp; rug: owner's collection.
    Headboard fabric ("Lavello" #1811-17): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, bergamofabrics.com.
    Bed fabric ("Picket"/Snowdrop #93001-01): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Bed fabric ("Pizzicati"/Pale Blue #34249): Nobilis, 800/464-6670, nobilis.fr.
    Throw pillows ("Sage and Ivory" #FX1202-003): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.

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    Skirted chairs: owner's collection.
    Chair fabric ("Vittorio Figured Woven"/Pistachio #89511-409): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
    Table between chairs: owner's collection.
    Alabaster lamp on table (#6028A): Morgan Macwhinnie Antiques, 631/283-3366.
    Mantel: original to house.

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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.