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Neutral Palette: Exuberant Holidays

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    Rug ("Fine Angora Oushak Rug"#43-004-147): Mastour Galleries, 877/627-8687, mastourgalleries.com
    Ottoman ("Tangier Ottoman" #7A-414): Stewart Furniture Designs, 276/744-0185, stewartfurniture.com
    Ottoman fabric ("Lounge Lizard" #JHT49-162, limited stock): John Hutton Textiles, 888/787-7827, johnhutton.com
    Sofas ("Annie Sofa"); sofa fabric, pillows and trim ("Casual Linen"/Sand): Verellen Home Collection, 336/889-7379.
    Zebra bench ("Hadley"): Oly, 775/336-2100, olystudio.com
    Silver tray on ottoman ("Bordeau Large Polished Nickel Tray" #2503): Arteriors Home, 877/488-8866, arteriorshome.com
    Mercury glass accesories: DK Living/Barreveld, 845/265-6080, barreveld.com Chandelier ("Aix-En-Provence Chandelier"): La Forge Francaise, 631/591-0572, laforgefrancaise.com
    Mirror over fireplace ("Cast Iron Window Mirror"): Bobo Intriguing Objects, 404/355-2309, bobointriguingobjects.com
    Drapery ("Martinique"/Dark Beige #3322-03): Gretchen Bellinger Inc., 518/445-2400, gretchenbellinger.com 
    Fireplace: custom.
    Wall covering: Venetian plaster. Trim paint ("Super White"): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com
    Windows: Thomas Sebold & Assoc., 248/642-7711, tsagc.com

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    Chest of drawers: Whitehall Antiques, 919/942-3179, whitehallantiques.com Mirror (discontinued): Swaim, 336/885-6131, swaim-inc.com
    Triangle lanterns ("Triangular Chandelier" #CH-I/510): Festoni, 713/830-1077, festoni.com
    Painting (by Catharine Warren); console table under painting: owner's collection.
    Lamps on console ("Antique Wallpaper Lamps"): Julian Chichester, 336/886-2454, julianchichester.com
    Lampshades: Lux Lampshades, 704/376-6213, luxlampshades.com

  • John Bessler
  • John Bessler

    Light over front door (#4192-2): Fourteenth Colony Lighting, 800/297-9719, fourteenthcolonylighting.com
    Front door: custom.

  • John Granen

    Drapery (custom, silk): Jones Keena and Co., 248/644-7515, jones-keena.com
    Dining table ("Palafoxiana Rectangular Dining Table" #528-865-02): Alfonso Marina, 888/489-3839, alfonsomarinaebanista.com
    Host chairs ("Flare Back Dining Arm Chair"/Weathered Cream #7651-10, by Mariette Himes Gomez); side chairs ("Flare Back Dining Side Chair"/Weathered Cream #7652-10, by Mariette Himes Gomez): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579, hickorychair.com
    Chair fabric (#5032-1): Swaim Inc., 336/885-6131, swaim-inc.com
    Chandeliers ("10-light Galleria Chandelier"/Renaissance Silver): Eicher Collection by Woodland Furniture, 310/657-4630, woodlandfurniture.com
    Fireplace tile (custom): Pewabic Pottery, 313/626-2000, pewabic.org
    China ("Old Avesbury" by Royal Crown Derby); stemware: owner's collection.
    Sconces ("Aura Sconce," by James Lockridge): through Allan Knight & Assoc., 214/741-2227, allan-knight.com
    Rug (custom patchwork rug): Asia Minor Carpets, 212/447-9066, asiaminorcarpets.com
    Mirror over fireplace ("Starburst"): Cody Foster & Co., 402/376-3369, codyfosterandco.com
    Wall covering: Venetian plaster.
    Trim paint ("Super White"): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com
    Ceiling wallpaper ("Erte Silver Tea Paper" #BR-69264-904): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com
    Placemats: owner's collection.
    Candlesticks ("Frida Taper Candle Holders"): Roost, 415/339-9500, roostco.com
    Napkins; flatware: owner's collection.

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    Chairs (“Damien Occasional Chair”); chair fabric (“Suede”/Champagne): Verellen Home Collection, 336/889-7379.
    Pillows (carpet pillows): Chelsea Textiles Ltd., 212/319-5804, chelseatextiles.com
    Ottoman (“Damien Ottoman,” with nailhead): Verellen Home Collection, 336/889-7379.
    Ottoman fabric (#CHSDAG2/Olive Green Hide): Saddleman’s of Santa Fe, 505/424-7909, saddlemansofsantafe.com
    Drapery (“Prestwick Wool Satin”/Espresso #51530, with band in “Prestwick Wool Satin”/Paprika #51538): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com
    Leaded doors: Merry Go Round Stained Glass Inc., 248/652-7560, mgrstainedglass.net
    Small table next to chair (“Tribeca Tiered Side Table”/Faux Shagreen): Julian Chichester, 336/886-2454, julianchichester.com
    Rug (Heriz #33876): Asia Minor Carpets, 212/447-9066.
    Mantel: custom.
    Fireplace tiles: Pewabic Pottery: 313/626-2000, pewabic.org

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    Sofa ("Thibaut"): Verellen Home Collection, 336/889-7379.
    Sofa fabric ("Legacy"/Cashmere #5055-07): Pollack, 212/627-7766, pollackassociates.com
    Sofa pillows ("Somba"/Slate #34194-4): Clarence House, 800/803-2850, clarencehouse.com
    Upholstered chairs ("Hayward Club Chair" #2003-51, discontinued): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579, hickorychair.com
    Chair fabric ("Legacy"/Cashmere #5055-07): Pollack, 212/627-7766, pollackassociates.com
    Chair pillows ("Consolation," discontinued): Jim Thompson, 800/262-0336, jimthompsonfabrics.com
    Coffee table (custom): Jones Keena & Co., 248/644-7515.
    Chandelier ("Cabot Lodge Chandelier" #68011): Chelsea House, 252/446-3266, chelseahouseinc.com 
    Wallpaper ("Holland Texture on Vinyl"/Greige #69379-908, discontinued): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880.
    Rug (antique): Asia Minor Carpets, 212/447-9066.

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    Bed; bedside chest: owner's collection.
    Quilted bed cover and pillow shams; duvet: Ann Gish, 212/969-9200.
    Rug ("Fine Angora Oushak Rug #10267-33): Mastour Galleries, 877/627-8687.
    Drapery (#1228-5965): Opuzen, 323/549-3489, opuzen.com
    Wall covering (Venetian plaster, "Armonia"): custom.
    Trim paint ("Super White" ): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Mantel (custom): Thomas Sebold & Assoc., 248/642-7711, tsagc.com
    Sconces above mantel ("Brantome Wall Light" #WLA55/N): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com
    Fireplace surround: onyx.
    Chandelier ("Treetop Chandelier" #9327): Currey & Co., 877/768-6428, curreycodealers.com

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    Pair of chairs ("Thompson Side Chair" #2005-21, by Thomas O'Brien); fabric (#3087-64): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579, hickorychair.com
    Metallic pillow on chair: Jones-Keena & Co. Shop, 248/644-7515.
    Table between chairs ("Log Stool"/silver finish #PH55914): Phillips Collection, 877/744-5547.
    Drapery (#1228-5965): Opuzen, 323/549-3489, opuzen.com
    Wall covering (Venetian plaster, "Armonia"): custom.
    Trim paint ("Super White" ): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.

  • John Bessler

    Chandeliers ("Bling Chandelier"/Polished Nickel #S1000): Robert Abbey Inc., 828/322-3480, robertabbey.biz
    Wallpaper ("Silver Screen"/Platinum #W3004-11, discontinued): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com
    Tub: Andean Stone, 305/460-3320, andeanstonecompany.com
    Tub fixtures; vanity faucet ("Waldorf Widespread"): Sigma, 760/598-5895, sigmafaucet.com
    Sconces ("Dean Single Arm Sconce" #AH2000, by Alexa Hampton): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com
    Tile in tub area; flooring: custom.
    Shades ("Bouillion"/Oyster #7725): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090, pindler.com
    Trim ("Whitfield Braid"/Oyster #63161): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com

  • John Bessler

    Cabinetry: Braam's Custom Cabinets, 877/663-2537, braams.ca
    Wallpaper ("Silver Screen"/Platinum #W3004-11, discontinued): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com
    Bench fabric ("Argentum Weave"/Silver #LFY 60074F): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com

  • John Bessler
  • John Bessler
  • John Bessler
  • John Bessler

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