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Elegant Makeover for a Dallas Home

A refined yet restful atmosphere comes to life in a 1950s home

Written and produced by Jenny Bradley
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    Paint (“Revere Pewter” #HC-172): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Sofas (“Salon Sofa,’’,Jan Showers Collection); fauteuils flanking fireplace (Louis XV-style); fauteuil fabric (“Bittersweet Leather,’’ Jan Showers Collection); white open-arm chairs facing fireplace (Louis XVI); round table between white armchairs (“Como Table’’): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252, janshowers.com.
    Sofa fabric (“Bamboo’’ #256): Malabar, 877/625-2227, malabarusa.com, trade only.
    Trim on sofa (“Cambridge Strie Braid’’ #977-34161): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com, trade only.
    Pillows on sofa: West Elm, 888/922-4119, westelm.com.
    Striped fabric on armchairs; fabric on back of armchairs: Stratum Textiles, 310/280-5610, stratumtextiles.com, trade only.
    Coffee table (Maison Jansen); area rug; crystal obelisks on mantel; art flanking mantel (by Andy Warhol); yellow urn on coffee table; lighters on coffee table: owner’s collection.
    Mantel: original to house.
    Fire screen: Carole Gratale Inc., 212/230-1755, carolegratale.com, trade only.
    Mirror over mantel (Eglomise); ebony commodes (Moroccan-inspired Dorothy Draper commodes); lamps on commodes (pair of ceramic “Lattice Lamps’’ with custom yellow lacquered shades); Murano-glass bowl on coffee table: Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    Silver box on coffee table: Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.

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    Table; table cover (used at wedding reception); area rug; three-tiered tables; candelabra: owner’s collection.
    Dining chairs (French, 1940’s, in the style of Andre Arbus); seat cushions (“Biscuit Leather’’); drapery (“Jan Showers Private Label Silks’’/Sunflower); white armchairs (antique); buffet (Andre Arbus c. 1940): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    Chandelier (Murano): original to house.
    Wall covering (#SY-206): Gracie Inc., 212/924-6816, graciestudio.com.
    Ceiling and trim paint (“Revere Pewter’’ #HC-172): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

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    Sofa (“Hadley Sofa,’’ Jan Showers Collection); coffee table (French 1940s, gold leaf); magazine rack (antique); green chairs (French 1940s Louis XV-style bergères in original leather): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    Sofa fabric (“Ravel’’ #5789); drapery (“Princeton’’ #9121): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.
    Sofa pillows: Jonathan Adler, 800/963-0891, jonathanadler.com.
    Faux-zebra rug: The Mews, 214/748-9070.
    Floor lamps (“Crystal Rod Floor Lamps’’): Hinson Lighting, 212/475-4100, hinsonlighting.com, trade only.
    End table (used as bar): owner’s collection.
    Paint (“Hale Navy’’ #HC-154): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.

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    Bed (custom); bed drapery (“Jan Showers Private Label Silks’’/Slate Blue); lamps on bedside tables (“Laticino Murano Lamps’’ c. 1950): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    Headboard fabric (“Monteroy Woven Texture’’/Baltic #89626-259): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com, trade only.
    Bed-drapery lining (“Antwerp Linen’’ #2273): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.
    Monogrammed bedding: Leontine Linens, 800/876-4799. leontinelinens.com.
    Mirror (antique); upholstered bench (antique): owner’s collection. Throw: Hermès, 800/441-4488.
    Area rug (“White Cowhides,’’ Jan Showers Collection); white console (“Manhattan Console,’’ Jan Showers Collection): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    Art over console (by Rusty Scruby): Pan American Art Projects, 214/522-3303, panamericanart.com.
    Garden stools under console: Tozai Home, 214/752-7222.
    Wall paint (“Wickham Gray’’ #HC-171): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Ceiling and trim paint: existing.

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    Bed (custom design); bench (“Mercer Bench,’’ Jan Showers Collection); chair by window (French, 1940, in the style of Andre Arbus); bedside table (“Lombard Table,’’ Jan Showers Collection); lamp on bedside table (opalescent white Murano glass lamp): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    Headboard fabric (“Batua’’ #6527, discontinued): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.
    Monogrammed bedding: Leontine Linens, 800/876-4799, leontinelinens.com.
    Fabric on Mercer bench (“Empress Satin’’): Koplavitch & Zimmer, 866/447-5100, trade only.
    Pillow on chair: owner’s collection.
    Drapery and bed drapery (“Jan Showers Private Label Silks’’/Blush); striped pillow on bed (custom): Jan Showers & Assoc., 214/747-5252.
    White valance on bed drapery (“Oban’’ #4841): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com, trade only.
    Trim on bed valance (“Venus Gimp’’ #977-30984): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com, trade only.
    Heart pillows on bed: D. Porthault, 214/526-3545, dporthault.com.
    Wall paint (“Queen Anne Pink’’ #HC-60): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Ceiling and trim paint; floor covering: existing.
    Art (by Mary Temple): Boyd Level, 212/334-5135, trade only.

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