A luxurious Scalamandré floral weave on custom club chairs sets the home's palette. Sofa fabric is Osborne & Little; drapery fabric is Robert Allen, with custom fringe. Just behind the chairs (not pictured) is the kitchen island. A Visual Comfort floor lamp between club chairs supplements table lamps created from 19th-century Italian balustrades.

The great room's petite 18th-century French table and the Pierre Frey toile-covered British Khaki Collection lounge chair segue to the porch's Brown Jordan rattan sofa covered in a Lee Jofa stripe.

Pine walls and ceiling are original.

Vintage Copeland Spode plates and ornithological prints on the original 1841 pine walls team up with a New Metal Crafts chandelier in the entry.

Originally the parlor, the front room now is Jim's office. An antique English trunk services a leather Hancock & Moore sofa. Clarence House fabric at the windows mixes with Cowtan & Tout's animal print on the Minton-Spidell cane chair.

At the back of the house, off the great room, the master bedroom includes Amy Howard mirrored bedside chests, Clarence House drapery fabric, a Brunschwig & Fils bed-skirt fabric, and a painting by Susan Sugar.

Part of an earlier addition, the master bedroom opens onto a private side of the house. The secretary is from Patina Inc.

A Niermann Weeks chandelier, Cowtan & Tout fabric on the valances, and Hunter Douglas blinds decorate the master bath. In addition to a shower stall, the room includes a deep soaking tub from Victoria & Albert LLC.

Sunny Scalamandré linen toile dresses Hickory Chair's cane chairs and the pillows, duvet, and bed skirt in a guest room.

An old studio is now a guesthouse.

Homeowner Melinda Story and designer Todd Richesin sun by the pool in front of coral Scalamandré draperies.

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Key West Vacation Home

A consummate conch cottage is one of the island's oldest homes

Written and Produced by Candace Ord Manroe
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At the back of the house, off the great room, the master bedroom includes Amy Howard mirrored bedside chests, Clarence House drapery fabric, a Brunschwig & Fils bed-skirt fabric, and a painting by Susan Sugar.

Bed (custom, by Lewis Mittman): Edward Ferrell-Lewis Mittman, 212/888-5580, ef-lm.com.
Bed skirt ("Spring Time Linen Sheer"/Robin's Egg #53572.01, discontinued): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
Floral pillows and scaldino ("La Fenice"/Robin's Egg #34175-3): Clarence House, 800/803-2850, clarencehouse.com.
Bed cover (discontinued): Anichini, 800/553-5309, anichini.com. For similar: Todd Richesin Interiors, 865/675-5828, toddrichesininteriors.com.
Mirrored bedside chests ("Stanley Mirrored Nightstand"/Silver Gilt, with antique mirror #1109): Amy Howard Collection, 901/547-1448, amyhowardcollection.com.
Glass lamps: Visual Comfort & Co., 713/686-5999, visualcomfort.com.
Art over bed (by Susan Sugar): Susan Sugar, 646/458-1438, susansugar.net.
Bench ("Simon" #5409-29, in custom cream lacquer finish by Todd Richesin): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579, hickorychair.com.
Bench and desk-chair fabric ("Ocelot"/Aqua, Sand #10877-06): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
Braided area rug (custom): Todd Richesin Interiors, 865/675-5828, toddrichesininteriors.com.
Writing desk ("Trieste Console" #F-CN15, in 30-inch custom height): Formations, 310/659-3062.
Lamp on writing table (vintage); iron chair at writing table (vintage): Bobby Todd Antiques, 423/337-3837, bobbytoddantiques.com.
Embroidered sheers ("Florence"/Ivory #F3223-01): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
Glass bead trim on sheers (#T30391-35): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
Blinds: Hunter Douglas, 800/274-2985, hunterdouglas.com.
Wall paint ("Green Cast" #842, satin impervo finish); trim paint ("Super White," satin impervo finish): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

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