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House Inspired by Showhouse Ideas

A lovely new family home in suburban Houston

Written by Candace Ord Manroe
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  • Werner Straube

    Paint ("Dolphin"): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Drapery (gray taffeta); chairs and ottoman; benches; floor lamps: owner's collection. Club-chair and ottoman fabric ("Monarch"/Stone #2063/1): Rose Tarlow-Melrose House, 323/651-2202, rosetarlow.com.
    Lucite tables: Area, 713/668-1668.
    Bookshelf lights: Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.

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    Table (custom): Rose Tarlow-Melrose House, 323/651-2202, rosetarlow.com.
    Chairs; mirrors; chandelier; lamps: owner's collection.
    Venetian plaster: Segreto Finishes, 713/461-5210, segretofinishes.com.
    Rug ("Pueblo"): Manchester Carpet, 713/880-9699.

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    Table: custom.
    Chairs ("Navy Armchair" #1006; "Navy Side Chair" #1006): Design Within Reach, 800/944-2233, dwr.com.
    Range: Viking, 888/845-4641, vikingrange.com.
    Subway tile: owner's collection.
    Wood floors (antique pine): R.W. Taylor & Co., 713/666-7883, rwtaylorinc.com.
    Clock: IKEA, ikea.com.

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    Wall paint ("Cooking Apple Green" #32): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com. Barn-door paint ("Dolphin"): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Chandelier ("Eternity" #32099): Paul Ferrante Inc., 323/653-4142, paulferrante.com. Sconce: Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
    Rug: Williams Sonoma Home, 888/922-4108, wshome.com.
    Coffee table: Thompson + Hanson, 713/622-6973, thompsonhanson.com.
    Open-armed chair: One Kings Lane, onekingslane.com. Poof; sofa; club chair; bergère; bergère fabric: owner's collection.
    Sofa fabric (Tyrone"/Natural #4366): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com.
    Club-chair fabric ("Capri"/Blue, Mint #2317/1): Rose Tarlow-Melrose House, 323/651-2202, rosetarlow.com.

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    Paint ("Nightingale" #AF-670): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Bed: Reid Reproduction Co., 251/342-1414.
    Bed linens: Leontine Linens, 800/876-4799, leontinelinens.com. Painting over bed (by Sarah Lamb): Meredith Long Gallery, 713/523-6671, meredithlonggallery.com.
    Mirror; lamps: Thompson + Hanson, 713/622-6973, thompsonhanson.com.
    Drapery ("Vapor," discontinued): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com.
    Bench at end of bed: custom.
    Bench fabric ("Confection"/Spa #910057-14): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Chests: Wisteria, 800/320-9757, wisteria.com.
    Chair; pillows: owner's collection.

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    Picture hanging: DCM Art Services, 713/807-7099.

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    Rug: Manchester Carpet, 713/880-9699.
    Desk; upholstered chair and ottoman: owner's collection.
    Desk chair: The Fabulous Flea, 713/522-6996, thefabflea.com.
    Chandelier: Alcon Lightcraft Co., 713/526-0680.

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    Marble mosaic tiles (Carrara marble, from salvage sale): owner's collection.
    Light; mirrors; chair; rug; fixtures: owner's collection. Link Text:

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    Paint ("Storm" #AF-700): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Striped fabric: Lulu DK, 212/223-4234, luludk.com.
    Desk chair: Sundance Catalog, sundancecatalog.com.
    Upholstered chair and ottoman, table lamp; pillows; dog art: owner's collection.

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    Paint ("Storm" #AF-700): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Bed; upholstered chair and ottoman; bench; lamps; sisal rug: owner's collection. Blanket: Williams Sonoma Home, 888/922-4108, wshome.com.
    Large bed-roll pillow: Pizitz Home & Cottage, theseasidestyle.com.
    Gray shams: West Elm, 888/922-4119, westelm.com.
    Leather chair: Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationohardware.com.

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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.