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Visions of Sugarplums

As holidays approach, there’s magic in Christopher Hyland’s home

Written by Amy Elbert
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    Flatware: owner's collection; dinner plates ("Botanique," Historic Collection): Bernardaud, 800/884-7775, bernardaud.com.
    Stemware ("Society" and "Coronet," by Royal Scot): Home James, 631/324-2307, homejameseasthampton.com.

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    Wall fabric and table skirt ("Millennium Damask" #QT300.06); fringe on table skirt ("Baron Bullion Fringe" #SVBARON); chair ("Dining Side Chair" #CHDC.112);
    chair-seat fabric ("Sylvia" #SB22213.1): fabric covering pedestal ("Honeycomb Ground" #QT200.06): Christopher Hyland Inc., 212/688-6121, christopherhyland.com. Chandelier; place-card holders; silver tea service: antique.
    Trim paint: Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

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    Chair ("Duchesse Chair" #CH.DUCHESSE); chair fabric ("Grand Floral Vision" #SB9382); blue pillow fabric ("Elysee" #VS605); yellow table skirt ("Summer" #AA1215.1G); table-skirt fringe ("Bullion Fringe with Cone Tassels" #EX20026F.98); area rug (hand-tufted #CHRUG.02): Christopher Hyland Inc., 212/688-6121, christopherhyland.com.
    Sconce (antique): George N Antiques, 212/935-4005, georgenantiques.com.
    Paint (custom): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Tree on table: Target, target.com.

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    Sofa (#CHSOFA.X); sofa fabric ("Hyland Mohair Velvet" #HZ2004.19); sofa fringe ("Baron Bullion Fringe" #SVBARON.24); animal-print pillows ("Tiger Velvet" #BLVTIGRE2); bobble fringe on pillows ("Bobble Tassel Fringe" #SV006TF.24);
    plaid pillows ("Hyland Plaid" #ML009/024); trim on plaid pillows ("Moss Fringe" #SVMOSS); coffee table ("Gothic Cocktail Table" #CH.CTBL); wooden chairs ("Arm Chairs" #CH.OAC); chair fabric ("Castle Rock Ground" #RX5392.AG01); area rug ("Alysian Fields" #CHRUG.AF): Christopher Hyland Inc., 212/688-6121, christopherhyland.com. Reading lamps flanking sofa: Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.
    Table to right of sofa (antique); stool in front of coffee table (antique); stool fabric (antique tapestry); reindeer decoration (antique): owner's collection.
    Sconces ("Lion Head Storm Wall Light"/Brass #WLA08/BR): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.
    Art above sofa (Mountain Stream, by George Frederick Bensell, 1837-1879): Questroyal Fine Art, 212/744-3586, questroyalfineart.com.
    Paint (custom): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Paneled doors (mahogany, with crotch mahogany veneer on the panels): Jacobsen Woodworking Co., 203/531-9050.
    Door hardware: The Brass Center, 212/421-0090, thebrasscenter.com.

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    China ("Grand Tour," Home James Collection): Home James, 631/324-2307, homejameseasthampton.com.
    Flatware: owner's collection.
    Lime green placemats (#CHMAT.12): Christopher Hyland Inc., 212/688-6121, christopherhyland.com.
    Glassware: Juliska, 888/414-8448, juliska.com.
    Plaid ribbon: Artistic Ribbon, 212/255-4224, artisticribbon.com.
    Turtle napkin ring: Extraordinary, 212/223-9151, extraordinaryny.com.

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    Table ("Round Dining Table" #CHTBL.RD); chairs ("William and Mary Chairs" #CHWM.01); chair fabric ("Constantino" #RX5040.72); carpet ("Hyland Plaid Hand-Tufted Carpet" #CHPLDRUG.01); drapery ("Jefferson" #RX5250.011): Christopher Hyland Inc., 212/688-6121, christopherhyland.com.
    Large painting (by John Casilear, 1811-1893): Christie's, 212/636-2000, christies.com.
    Island; Gothic canopy over island; archway to dining area: Jacobsen Woodworking, 203/531-9050.
    Countertop (Giallo Royale Marble): Puccio Marble and Onyx, 718/387-9778, puccio.info.
    Leather bar stools ("San Miguel II Bar Stool" #505-302-2): Ebanista, 212/223-1318, ebanista.com.

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    Champagne flutes ("Grand Flute Champagne"): Home James, 631/324-2307, homejameseasthampton.com.

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    Area rug ("Greek Key Rug," hand-tufted #CHRUG.GK): Christopher Hyland Inc., 212/688-6121, christopherhyland.com.
    Wooden chairs (American antique); marble-topped table (antique): owner's collection.
    Sconces (American antique, by Edward F. Caldwell): Chameleon Antiques, 212/355-6300.
    Chandelier ("Greenwich Globe Light"/Alabaster #CL99): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.
    Paint (custom): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com. Designer's dog (Australian Labradoodle): Kents Hill Labradoodles, 207/685-3318, kentshilllabradoodles.com.
    Sofa ("Tufted Leather Sofa" #CH.TLSOFA); drapery ("Jullian" #SB23584.1); cord trim (#SVBRAIDEDCORD); valance ("Silk Velvet" #CHSVH); shade fabric ("Jane Taffeta" #JJ102.049); ottoman ("Leather Ottoman with Nailheads"#CHOTTOMAN.1);
    green chair ("Deco Chair" #CHCHAIR.DECO); Deco-chair fabric ("Silk Velvet" #CHSVH); red chair ("Small Bergère" #CHSM.BERG); bergère fabric ("Tiger Velluto" #BL444/441): Christopher Hyland Inc., 212/688-6121, christopherhyland.com. Chandelier (antique, French empire); bust of Thomas Jefferson in window: owner's collection.

  • John Bessler

    Bench ("Duchesse Ottoman" #CHDUCH.OT); drapery ("Constantino" #RX5040.19); drapery trim ("Cylinder Tassel Fringe" #SV013F.252); Roman shades ("Silk Taffeta" #JJ103.304); wood gilt chandelier (#CHWGCH); area rug (hand-tufted #CHRUG.02); blue chair in foreground ("Gilded Arm Chair" #CHGAC.52); fabric ("Elysee" #VS605): Christopher Hyland Inc., 212/688-6121, christopherhyland.com. Pedestal (antique); sculpture on pedestal (antique, Grand Tour Souvenir Statue of the Psyche of Capri, Italian Carrara marble): owner's collection.

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  • John Bessler

    Candelabra: Gracious Home, 800/338-7809, gracioushome.com.
    Candlesticks with hippos (antique): owner's collection.

  • John Bessler

    Mantel ("Chesney's Regency Pattern 6 with Caryatids, in statuary marble," Chesney's Directory): Chesney's, 646/840-0609, chesneys.co.uk.
    Sconces ("Fenton Storm Wall Light"/Brass #WL97/BR/US): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.
    Chair, at left ("Louis XV-style Gilded Arm chair" #CHLOUIS.01); chair, at right ("Louis XV-style Gilded Arm Chair" #CHLOUIS.02); chair fabric ("Grand Floral Vision" #SB9382); blue pillow fabric ("Elysee" #VS605); area rug (hand-tufted #CHRUG.02): Christopher Hyland Inc., 212/688-6121, christopherhyland.com.
    Candlesticks and vases on mantel (antique); art (antique, Biedermeier period); andirons (American antique): owner's collection.

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