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Glamour and Sophistication

The design of a Lake Forest home combines traditional elements with an edgy twist 

Written by Krissa Rossbund
  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube

    Rug (custom, "Aurora''): Atelier Lapchi, 312/321-0090, lapchi.com.
    Coffee table ("Rateau Coffee Table'' #3008): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777, dessinfournir.com, trade only.
    Upholstered walls (from Summer Hill); ottoman (custom); ottoman fabric (by Kravet); drapery (by Jane Churchill); drapery cording (by Rogers & Goffigon): owner's collection.
    Sconces: Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com, trade only.
    Art above mantel (by Angelo Filomeno): Galerie Lelong, 212/315-0470, galerielelong.com.
    Love seats ("Clermont'' #SF9933/Orleans with Antique Silver custom finish): Lewis Mittman, 212/888-5580, ef-lm.com, trade only.
    Love-seat fabric ("Renaissance''/Angora #1072/02): ClassicCloth, 785/434-7200, trade only.
    Pillow fabric front ("Lago''/Cream, Panna #DE10301); embroidery ("Athena,'' discontinued); back ("Opera Silk Velvet''/Silver White #DE10391): Holland & Sherry, 212/355-6241, trade only.
    Candlesticks; rhinoceros: Nymphenburg, nymphenburg.com. Available through Kneen & Co., 312/787-7003, kneenandco.com.
    Silver vases: Hermès, 800/441-4488, hermes.com. trade only.
    Chairs in windows ("Annecy Chair'' #21-03801-2223): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com, trade only.
    Chair fabric (#Soho 2191-4): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, bergamofabrics.com, trade only.

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    Floor: original to house.
    Chair in entry ("St. Simone Occasional Chair'' #VH1701): Victoria Hagan Home, 212/888-3241, victoriahaganhome.com, trade only. Available through Design Atelier, 312/822-0440.
    Chair fabric ("Pesaro''/Ivory #1165-01): ClassicCloth, 785/434-7200, classicclothfabrics.com, trade only.
    Elephant on table in entry ("Flowers of Life'' pattern, designed by Sebastian Menschorn): Nymphenburg, nymphenburg.com. Available through Kneen & Co., 312/787-7003, kneenandco.com.
    Wall covering ("Stitched Vertical''/Silver #MR-SV-58-055-S, by David Rockwell): Maya Romanoff, 773/465-6909, mayaromanoff.com, trade only.

  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube

    Mirrored table; accessories; eglomise: owner's collection.
    Lamp: Mig & Tig Furniture, 312/644-8277, migandtig.com.
    Bench ("Sabonne Bench''): Dennis & Leen through Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, trade only.
    Bench fabric ("Flamingo,'' Couture Collection): Cortina Leathers, 800/338-6229, cortinaleathers.com.

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    Ceiling treatment (Antique Silver Leaf); decorative painting on eglomise: Simes Studios Inc., 773/327-7101, simesstudios.com.
    Chandeliers: Schonbek, 800/836-1892, schonbek.com.
    Trumeau (custom): Armand Lee & Co., 312/455-1200, armandlee.com.
    Strié finish on walls: DesignRed Decorative Painting, 866/857-5999.

  • Werner Straube

    Wall covering (custom, "Plum Blossom'' in Bronze Metallic Paper, Japanese and Korean Collection): De Gournay, 212/564-9750, degournay.com, trade only.
    Table ("Osterly Dining Table,'' custom): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777, trade only.
    Side chairs ("Roman Dining Chair" #0500): Michael Taylor Designs, 312/828-0488, trade only.
    Chair-seat fabric ("Fer Forge''/Chanterelle'' #1136-05): ClassicCloth, 785/434-7200, trade only.
    Host chairs ("Norma Wing Chair'' with nail trim #BD209, by Barry Dixon): J. Lambeth & Co., 202/646-1774, trade only.
    Chair slipcovers ("Indian Summer''/First Frost #2950/01 by Great Plains): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, trade only.
    Chandelier ("Venetian Silver Leaf Mirror Chandelier''/Antiqued Silver Leaf): Candace Barnes, 415/431-1018.
    Sconces ("Venezia Wall Sconce"): Jean De Merry, 310/289-0991, jeandemerry.com, trade only. Available through Kara Mann Showroom, 312/893-7590, karamann.com.
    Rug (Palmette area rug design from Lace Collection): Tai Ping Carpets, 312/644-0400, taipingcarpets.com.
    Selenite fireplace logs: Ruzetti & Gow, 212/327-4281, ruzzettiandgow.com.
    Tall urns (vintage): 1st Dibs, 1stdibs.com.
    Porcelain birds: Nymphenburg, nymphenburg.com. Through Kneen & Co., 312/787-7003, kneenandco.com.
    Birdcages: Caste Design, 312/432-0717, castedesign.com.
    Photograph above mantel (Unknown Land, by Ori Gersht): Angles Gallery, 310/396-5019, anglesgallery.com.
    Amethyst rocks: ABC Carpet & Home, 212/473-3000, abchome.com.

  • Werner Straube

    China (hand-painted, custom design, adapted by Sebastian Menschhorn from his "Flowers of Life'' collection, by Nymphenburg); porcelain cups; stemware; silverware: Kneen & Co., 312/787-7003, kneenandco.com.

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    China cabinet ("Cherington Bookcase'' #Y202): William Yeoward, williamyeoward.com.
    Finish, exterior ("White Tie'' #2002); finish, interior ("Dead Salmon" #28) Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121.
    Collectibles in cabinet ("Flowers of Life'' collection of hand-painted animals by Sebastian Menschhorn): Nymphenburg, nymphenburg.com. Through Kneen & Co., 312/787-7003, kneenandco.com.

  • Werner Straube

    Island cabinetry (hand-scraped Honey on Walnut); cabinetry flanking range (Honey on Walnut-Scored Fronts); upper cabinets on sink wall (Maple with White Milk Paint finish); refrigerator armoire (Burnished Bronze on Character Butternut): De Giulio Kitchen Design Inc., 847/256-8833, degiulio.org.
    Range: Wolf Appliance Co., 800/332-9513, wolfappliance.com.
    Refrigerator: Sub-Zero Inc., 800/222-7820, subzero.com.
    Countertops and backsplash (granite); faucets: owner's collection.
    Chandeliers over island ("Audrey'' #8068): Ironware International, 800/850-0460, ironwareinternational.com.
    Bar stools ("Louis XIII Bar Stools'' by Dennis & Leen): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, trade only.
    Bar-stool fabric ("Montauk"/Tobacco #NC0808-077): Nancy Corzine, 212/223-8340, trade only.
    Wall treatment (stucco luster): custom.

  • Werner Straube

    Breakfast table; armoire ("Quatrefoil Armoire'' #43-W2199-6128): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com, trade only.
    Chairs ("Chippendale Arm Chair'' by Dennis & Leen); chandelier (by Formations): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, trade only.
    Chair fabric ("Montauk''/Tobacco #NC0808-077): Nancy Corzine, 212/223-8340, trade only.
    Espresso maker ("Miele Coffee System'' #CVA4070); plate-and-cup warmer (#EGW4060-14): Miele Inc., 800/463-0260, miele.com.

  • Werner Straube

    Buffet ("Pyrenees Console Table''/Weathered Sugar Pine #60-02A): Caché, 310/657-0665, cachecollection.com, trade only.
    Moroccan rug (antique): Hannoun Rugs, 773/248-0033, hannounrugs.com.
    Photographs (by David Halliday): Arthur Roger Gallery, 504/522-1999.
    Porcelain (tree, birds); pieces: Nymphenburg, nymphenburg.com. Through Kneen & Co., 312/787-7003, kneenandco.com.
    Roman shades ("Conrad Original Sunshades''/Eclipse #1726): Conrad Shades, 866/426-6723, conradshades.com, trade only.
    Fabrication: Debra Dunn Elegant Custom Draperies Inc., 773/763-2926.
    Boxes: Hermès, 800/441-4488, hermes.com, trade only.

  • Werner Straube

    Antique silver leaf wall and ceiling treatment; faux bois cabinet treatment: DesignRed Decorative Painting, 866/857-5999, designredstudio.com.
    Chandelier ("Teardrop''): Bodo Sperlein Ltd., 011 44 207 633 9413, bodosperlein.com.
    Sink (silver); countertop (Calacatta Gold Marble): existing.
    Many of the porcelain pieces: Nymphenburg, nymphenburg.com. Through Kneen &Co., 312/787-7003, kneenandco.com.

  • Werner Straube

    Rug (custom, "Mirage'' in color CC350): Atelier Lapchi, 312/321-0090, lapchi.com.
    Sofa ("Standard Cricket Sofa,'' Studio H); sofa fabric ("Silk & Sexy''/Seal, by Great Plains); pair of armchairs ("Standard Paris Chair,'' Studio H); bench fabric ("Rendezvous"/Silver, by Great Plains): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, trade only.
    Benches (chairs remade into benches): 1st Dibs, 1stdibs.com.
    Armchair fabric ("Capriolo" #1867): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, bergamofabrics.com, trade only.
    Coffee table ("Tao Table'' by Blackman Cruz); bucket chair ("Lora Armchair'' by Jean De Merry): available through Kara Mann Showroom, 312/893-7590.
    Fabric on "Loro'' chair and pillows on sofa ("Maya'' #2318): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, trade only.
    Drapery ("Great Lash''/Smoky, Charcoal #10056-09): Donghia, 914/662-2377, donghia.com, trade only.
    Wall treatment ("Washi''/Gilded Aubergine, discontinued): Maya Romanoff, 773/465-6909, trade only.
    Painting above mantel (by Hiro Yokose): Carrie Secrist Gallery, 312/491-0917, secristgallery.com.

  • Werner Straube

    Table ("Bennett Center Table'' #11-0304-64); chandelier ("Rouleau Chandelier'' #41-0312R-32): David Iatesta, 410/604-0360, davidiatesta.com, trade only.
    Chairs ("Athens Chair" #2901S): Artistic Frame, 212/289-2100, trade only.
    Chair fabric ("Shibori Jacquard''/Steel, #10154-09): Donghia, 914/662-2377, trade only.
    Bench: Gray Morell Antiques & Fine Reproductions, 310/657-2200, trade only.
    Bench fabric ("Federico"/Avorio Argento #I6458-001, by Fadini Borghi): Pierre Frey, 212/213-3099, pierrefrey.com, trade only.

  • Werner Straube

    Table ("Wexford Console'' #13-9807): David Iatesta, 410/604-0360, davidiatesta.com, trade only.
    Mirror ("Ashanti Mirror'' #52-02099-4800): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com, trade only.

  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube

    Art behind bed (custom, Beercan Butterfly art installation by Paul Villinski): Morgan Lehman Gallery, 212/268-6699.
    Bed (custom); night tables (custom): Kara Mann Design, 312/893-7550, karamann.com.
    Bed upholstery (discontinued): Bergamo Fabrics, 914/665-0800, trade only.
    Bedding ("Grisaille''): Muse Couture, 312/595-9604, musegroup.com.
    Pair of mirrors (vintage): Douglas Rosin Decorative Arts & Antiques, LLC, 312/337-6556, douglasrosin.com.
    Bedside table lamps (custom, rock crystal): JF Chen, 323/466-9700, jfchen.com, trade only.
    Sconce ("Oculus Reflector Wall-Mount Sconce''/Pewter #MA-1005, by Michael Amato): Urban Electric Co., 843/723-8140, urbanelectricco.com, trade only.
    Paint ("Elephant's Breath'' #229): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121.

  • Werner Straube

    Rug ("Midtown''/Moleskin, woven Wilton construction, cut-pile velvet): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com, trade only.
    Coffee table ("Macau Table'' by Dennis & Leen): Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, trade only.
    Sofa ("Geoffrey Sofa''): Bradley Hughes, 404/814-9595, trade only.
    Sofa fabric ("Debutante''/Abigail #10032-48): Donghia, 914/662-2377, trade only.
    Chest: Antiques on Old Plank Road, 630/887-1995, oldplank.com.
    Drapery ("Leverlin,'' #7675, by Larsen): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com, trade only.
    Wall treatment ("Stitched Vertical''/Silver #MR-SV-58-055-S): Maya Romanoff, 773/465-6909, mayaromanoff.com, trade only.
    Painting above mantel (by Christopher Orr): Nyehaus, nyehaus.com.
    Elephants on mantel: Nymphenburg, nymphenburg.com.

  • Werner Straube
  • Werner Straube

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