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Visions of Sugarplums

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

Written by Amy Elbert
  • John Bessler

    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.

  • John Bessler
  • John Bessler

    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.

  • John Bessler

    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.

  • John Bessler
  • John Bessler
  • John Bessler

    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.

  • John Bessler

    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.

  • John Bessler

    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.

  • John Bessler

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

  • John Bessler

    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.

  • John Bessler
  • 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.

  • John Bessler
  • John Bessler
  • John Bessler
  • John Bessler
  • John Bessler
  • 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.