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New Home, Classic Design and Details

Fewer but larger rooms and artisanal details allow a couple to downsize with ease. 

Written by Amy Elbert
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    Paint colors (custom); letter box: Mark Hickman Homes, 630/654-3133, hickmanhomesinc.com.
    Landscape design; bluestone walk: Jane Dilworth & Assoc., 630/515-1230, janedilworth.com.
    Sconce: Tower Lighting, 708/246-9429, towerltg.com.

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    Sofa (#836-88); upholstered chairs (#836-38); nesting tables (#7862, by Thomas Pheasant): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
    Sofa fabric ("Manhattan"/Teck" #04458/88, discontinued): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com. Chair fabric ("Bradford Chenille Stripe"/Cognac #89694-829, discontinued): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
    Rug (antique); fireplace fender (antique); mantel: owner's collection.
    Coffee table ("Kowloon" #CT140): Murray's Iron Works, 312/595-0874, murraysiw.com. Ottomans ("Susan Bench" #H0087): Henredon, 800/444-3682, henredon.com. Ottoman fabric ("Honeycomb"/Cocoa #34008-1, discontinued): Clarence House Inc., 800/803-2850, clarencehouse.com.
    Side table ("Aperitif Bar Cart" #9746-10): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579, hickorychair.com.
    Floor lamps: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
    Shades ("Java" #1506, Conrad Original Sunshades): Conrad, 866/426-6723, conradshades.com.
    Built-in cabinetry (custom): Mark Hickman Homes, 630/654-3133, hickmanhomesinc.com.
    Wall and ceiling paint ("Putnam Ivory" #HC-39); trim paint ("Linen White"): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Pillows on sofa and chairs (custom):Robert Allen, 800/333-3777, robertallendesign. com.

  • Gordon Beall

    Upholostered wing chair ("Bentley" #LA5027-03L); chair fabric (#4664-30): Lillian August, 203/847-1596, lillianaugust.com.
    Pillow on chair: Bedside Manor Ltd., 800/485-4744, bedsidemanorltd.com.
    Floor lamp: David Easton Inc., 212/334-3820, davideastoninc.com.
    Desk: Williams-Sonoma Home, 888/922-4108, wshome.com.
    Desk chair: Ethan Allen, 888/324-3571, ethanallen.com.
    Desk-chair fabric ("Bengal Tiger Velvet," discontinued): Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
    Rug (sisal): Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, pottery barn.com.

  • Gordon Beall

    Table ("Split Pedestal Table" #6078); sideboard (#3057): Bausman & Co., 909/947-0139, bausman.net.
    Upholstered chairs ("Marlboro" #6172-11); chair fabric ("Railroad" #2512-23): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579, hickorychair.com.
    Light fixture ("Scudo Saraceno"): Fortuny Inc., through Nicholas P. Karas, 312/467-6274, fortuny.com.
    Mirror: La Barge Inc., labargeinc.com.
    Paint: custom.
    Wood floor: hickory, custom finish.
    Glass vases on sideboard; glass vase on table: owner's collection.

  • Gordon Beall

    Cabinetry (custom): Roeckers Inc., 309/693-2929, roeckercabinets.com.
    Flooring (hickory); island countertop; nickel-plated shelves on range wall; spice shelves (hand-forged metal); cabinetry hardware (custom): Mark Hickman Homes, 630/654-3133, hickmanhomesinc.com.
    Stone for backsplash and perimeter countertop (limestone): Terrazzo & Marble Supply, 847/353-8000, tmsupply.com.
    Range: Viking, 888/845-4641, vikingrange.com.
    Hood (custom): Broan, 800/558-1711, broan.com.
    Main sink (#PSX1103012/16, discontinued); island sink (#CPX110); island faucet (#TFB-300, discontinued): Franke Kitchen Systems Division, 800/626-5771, frankeksd.com.
    Faucet for main sink ("Bridge Faucet" #U.4791L/Brushed Nickel, by Perrin & Rowe): Rohl, 800/777-9762, rohlhome.com.
    Light fixtures (from Italy): Tower Lighting, 708/246-9429, towerltg.com.
    Upholstered stools ("Shaker Arch Backlesss Swivel Counterstool," 26-inches #C305): Charleston Forge, 828/264-0100, charlestonforge.com.
    Refrigerator; refrigerator drawers: Sub-Zero Inc., 800/222-7820, subzero.com.
    Pot filler: Chicago Faucets, 847/803-5000, chicagofaucets.com.
    Paint ("Putnam Ivory" #HC-39): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

  • Gordon Beall

    Windows: Weather Shield Windows & Doors, 800/222-2995, weathershield.com.
    Pillows on bench: Bedside Manor Ltd., 800/485-4744, bedsidemanorltd.com.
    Table ("Trestle Draw Top Dining Table" #190000DT, Chateau Collection); chairs ("Montecito Side Chair" #14500): Fremarc Designs, 626/965-0802, fremarc.com. Chair fabric ("Samarkand"/Golden Coin #19559-4, discontinued); chair-seat leather ("Bison" #616): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
    Chandelier ("Elon Chandelier" #87674.36): 2nd Ave. Lighting, 800/843-1602, 2ndave.com.
    Bench paint: custom.
    Shades ("Java" #1506, Conrad Original Sunshades): Conrad, 866/426-6723, conradshades.com.

  • Gordon Beall

    Table; cabinet: owner's collection.
    Chairs ("Palmetto"): Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
    Flower vase/candle holder: Z Gallerie, 800/358-8288, zgallerie.com.
    Bluestone: Jane Dilworth & Assoc., 630/515-1230, janedilworth.com.

  • Gordon Beall

    Long wicker bench (antique); lamp (antique); plant stand: owner's collection.
    Wicker wing chairs (furniture line varies): Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
    Green chairs ("Sienna Armchairs," discontinued): Grange Furniture, 312/527-1919. Pillows (selection varies); sisal rug: Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com. Trim paint: custom.

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