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Historic Family Home

Historic Pease Mansion in Austin receives a fresh, modern makeover

Written by Candace Ord Manroe
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    Drapery ("Montague’’/Amber on Wheat): George Cameron Nash, 214/744-1544,, trade only.
    Paint: custom.
    Sofa: Mark Ashby Design, 512/420-8177.
    Sofa fabric (#19543-116): Kravet, 888/457-2838,, trade only. Coffee table: Mac Maison Ltd., 504/891-2863, Chairs: James Powell Antiques, 512/477-9939.
    Rug: Creative Flooring, 713/522-1181.
    Pedestal table: The Gray Door, 713/521-9085.
    Brass-and-glass table; ram’s horn: Mark Ashby Design, 512/420-8177. Mantel and fireplace surround: original to house.
    Chandelier; barley twist-style chair: Randall Edward, 713/521-9888,
    Gold shield in fireplace: Martha Sturdy, 604/872-5205,

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    Table; consoles: Lars Bolander, 212/924-1000,
    Chairs: Dreyfus Antiques Galleries, 512/473-2443.
    Chair fabric ("Cerro’’/Moth): George Cameron Nash, 214/744-1544, trade only.
    Chandelier: The Gray Door, 713/521-9085.
    Rug: Odegard, 800/670-8836,, trade only.
    Wheat sconces over mantel: Tipler’s Lamp Shop, 512/472-5007.
    Drapery ("Provence’’/Sky by Kohly): Dorian Bahr, 713/599-0900, trade only. Lamps on console: James Powell Antiques, 512/477-9939.

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    Settee: James Powell Antiques, 512/477-9939.
    Fabric ("Casanova’’/Suede Chino, by Jacqueline Scott Ltd): owner’s collection.
    Floor lamps (by Thomas Pheasant): Baker, 800/592-2537.
    Paint ("Maritime White’’ #OC-5): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Stair runner: Merida Meridian Inc., 800/345-2200,
    Chandelier: Mac Maison Ltd., 504/891-2863.

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    Sofas: Billy Baldwin by Ventry Ltd., 732/872-7300,
    Sofa fabric ("Bravo! Caffe’’/Dark Brown #7550-18): Donghia Furniture/Textiles Ltd., 800/366-4442,, trade only.
    Pillow fabric (printed linen, by China Seas): Quadrille Wallpapers & Fabrics, 212/ 753-2995, trade only.
    Roman shades: latex linen. Club chairs: Lee Industries, 800/892-7150,
    Club-chair fabric ("Basketcase’’/Aquamarine Velvet #10011-14): Donghia Furniture/Textiles Ltd., 800/366-4442, trade only.
    Sisal rug: Merida Meridian Inc., 800/ 345-2200.
    Desk: Kay O’Toole Antiques, 713/523-1921,
    Bar stools: McGuire Furniture Co., 800/662-4847, kohlerinteriors, trade only.
    Pendant lights (by Halofane): Wyeth, 212/243-3661. Kitchen cabinetry: Tom Hatch, 512/474-8548.

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    Historic Hinge

    A hinge salvaged during a renovation of the Texas capitol in the 1950s.

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    Pretty Sitting

    Less is more in this home’s design.

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    Paint ("Tawny’’ #2161-20): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,
    Rug: Edgar Kelly Rugs, 888/882-4406,
    Console: Karla Katz, 504/897-0061.
    French chairs and cocktail table: Mac Maison, 504/891-2863.
    Drapery (silk taffeta): Robert Allen, 800/333-3777,, trade only.
    Mantel and fireplace surround: original to house.
    Fire screen: Stoll,
    Chandelier (carved ram’s head): Skelton White & Co., 513/524-1990.

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    Designer Portrait

    Interior designers Mary Ames and Mark Ashby

  • 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.