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Ritz-Carlton Showcase Apartment by Julia Wong

Exploring the intersection of design, art, and technology

Written by Rebecca Christian
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    Photography: Werner Straube
    Produced by Hilary Rose & Jo Ann McVicker

    Interior design: Julia Wong, lead designer, and Angelina Briggs, senior designer, Julia Wong Designs, 4349 Park Vicente, Calabasas, CA 91302; 818/223-8886, juliawongdesigns.com.
    Kitchen design: Mick De Giulio, De Giulio Kitchen Design, 1121 Central Ave., Wilmette, IL  60091; 847/256-8833, degiulio.org.
    Flowers: H. Bloom, 312/846-1194, hbloom.com.

    Photography: Eddie Wolfl Photography, eddiewolf.com.
    Photo framing: Elite Art Framing, 818/785-1616, elitepictureframing.com.
    Art (by Bradford Stewart): Bradford Stewart Contemporary Art Gallery, 310/922-1747, bradfordstewart.com.
    Quote from JFK: design and graphics from Julia Wong Designs, 818/223-8886, juliawongdesigns.com.
    Wallpaper and printing: Wolf Gordon, 800/347-0550, wolf-gordon.com.
    Paint (“Simply White” #OC-117): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

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    Double chaise (by Julia Wong Designs): Mortise & Tenon, 323/937-7654, mortisetenon.com.
    Area rug: Rexx Rug, 773/281-8800, rexxrug.com.
    Petrified wood table; crosses on window ledge (silver-plated Ethiopian crosses on lucite base): Berbere World Imports, 310/842-3842, berbereimports.com.
    Floor lamp (“Bard’s Floor Lamp”#542): Ironies, 510/644-2100, ironies.com.
    Drapery (“Chinon Silk Weave”/Moonstone #65122): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Fabrication: Ilona Imperial Draperies, 818/840-8811.
    Drapery hardware: Xentric Drapery Hardware, 818/365-0042, myxentric.com.
    Cabinet to right of chaise (“Heron Tallinn Cabinet,” with silver-leafed doors and antique bronze base, custom #716): Ironies, 510/644-2100, ironies.com.
    Sculpture on pedestal (Knot #49, patinated steel with linseed oil finish, by Damon Hyldreth): Damon Hyldreth 415/236-2362, damonart.com.
    Paint (“Simply White” #OC-117): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

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    Sectional sofa (by Julia Wong Designs): Mortise & Tenon, 323/937-7654, mortisetenon.com.
    Sofa fabric (“Luxury Velvet”/Pumice); beige throw pillows (“Madryn Raffia”/Smoke); purple throw pillows (“Lineas”/Amethyst): Robert Allen/Beacon Hill, 800/333-3777, robertallendesign.com.
    Wing chair (by Julia Wong Designs): Mortise & Tenon, 323/937-7654, mortisetenon.com.
    Wing chair fabric (“Shock Wave”/Platinum, Jet #54860): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Coffee table; end table: Julia Wong Designs for Mortise & Tenon, 323/937-7654, mortisetenon.com.
    Table lamp (“Strider Floor lamp”/Natural Brass #544): Ironies, 510/644-2100, ironies.com.
    Petrified wood table: Berbere World Imports, 310/842-3842, berbereimports.com.
    Area rug (“Sky”/Antique Gold #ANTGLD): Tufenkian Carpets, 312/329-9705, tufenkiancarpets.com.
    Oil painting (by Bradford Stewart): Bradford Stewart Contemporary Art Gallery, 310/922-1747, bradfordstewart.com.

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    Table (“London Dining Table,” by Julia Wong Designs); dining chairs (by Julia Wong Designs): Mortise & Tenon, 323/937-7654, mortisetenon.com.
    Chair fabric (“Silk Mohair”/Wisteria Mist): Robert Allen/Beacon Hill, 800/333-3777, robertallendesign.com.
    Chandelier (“4-tier Jaeger”/agated finish silver leaf #526): Ironies, 510/644-2100. ironies.com.
    Drapery (“Chinon Silk Weave”/Moonstone #65122); Roman shade (“Lompret Linen Herringbone”/Chalk #65302): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Fabrication: Ilona Imperial Draperies, 818/840-8811.
    Black-and-white photographs: Eddie Wolfl Photography, eddiewolf.com.
    Photo framing: Elite Art Framing, 818/785-1616, elitepictureframing.com.
    Paint (“Simply White” #OC-117): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

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    Bench (custom, by Julia Wong Designs); side table (by Julia Wong Designs): Mortise & Tenon, 323/937-7654, mortisetenon.com.
    Table lamp (“Harlan Chiseled Glass/Brass Lamp, with pewter shade, metallic silver sheer lining/diffuser #46397-459): Arteriors Home, 877/488-8866, arteriorshome.com.
    Vase: Lalique, 800/993-2580, lalique.com.
    Picture frame on table: Bloomingdales, 312/440-4460.
    Black-and-white photograph: Eddie Wolfl Photography, eddiewolf.com.
    Photo framing: Elite Art Framing, 818/785-1616, elitepictureframing.com.
    Wall and ceiling paint (“Waynesboro Taupe” #1544): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Decorative wall finish: Faux Design Studio, 630/627-1011, fauxdesignstudio.com.
    Drapery (“Celestial Sheer”/Silver #264420): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Fabrication: Ilona Imperial Draperies, 818/840-8811.
    Light fixture (“Biarritz”/Mecca  Silver): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, niermannweeks.com.
    Carpet (“Simplicity Abyss”/Pewter): Rexx Rug, 773/281-8800, rexxrug.com.
    Mirror (“Greylock Shagreen Floor Mirror”/Clear, with frame color, “Smoke” #219): Ironies, 510/644-2100, ironies.com.
    Custom closet system: California Closets, 888/336-9707, californiaclosets.com.
    Fashion wardrobe: Neiman Marcus Chicago, 800/642-4480, neimanmarcus.com.

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    Vanity; hardware:  De Giulio Kitchen Design, 847/256-8833, degiulio.org. Countertops and backsplash: Acorn Tile Co., 773/463-5608.
    Wallpaper (“Stingray”/Pepper #STY 7-7062): Wolf Gordon, 800/347-0550, wolf-gordon.com.
    Sink: Kallista, 888/452-5547, kallista.com.
    Faucets: Dornbracht, 800/774-1181, dornbracht.com.

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    Wall paint (“Apparition” #860); ceiling and trim paint (“Simply White” #OC-117): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Decorative wall finish behind bed (custom): Faux Design Studio, 630/627-1011, fauxdesignstudio.com.
    Bed (by Julia Wong Designs): Mortise & Tenon, 323/937-7654, mortisetenon.com.
    Mattress (by Julia Wong Designs): Dream by CCM, 866/838-5620, dreambyccm.com.
    Headboard fabric (“Amherst Satin”/Smoke #55262); drapery (“Aria Moire”/Aqua #51917); bed drapery (“Vionnet Satin”/Mist #50880); quilted duvet fabric (“Thayer Quilted Linen”/Espresso #62154): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Drapery hardware (Nickel-Plated Collection): Xentric Drapery Hardware, 818/365-0042, myxentric.com.
    Bed linens (by Sferra): Bloomingdales, bloomingdales.com.
    Patterned pillow shams (“Malvasia”/Colibri #07614-003, by Rubelli Venezia): Donghia, 914/662-2377, donghia.com.
    Fabrication of drapery and bedding: Baird’s Drapery Services, 312/226-3300, bairdsdecorating.com.
    Carpet (“Simplicity Abyss”/Pewter, Simplicity Collection): Rexx Rug, 773/281-8800, rexxrug.com.
    Bedside tables (by Julia Wong Designs): Mortise & Tenon, 323/937-7654, mortisetenon.com.
    Table lamps (“Maize Antique Silver Lamp” #DK46004-238, by Laura Kirar, custom shades): Arteriors Home, 877/488-8866, arteriorshome.com.

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    Mirror: Berbere World Imports, 310/842-3842, berbereimports.com.

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    Drapery trim (“Melrose Molded Fringe”/Natural #MF4001-1): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.

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    Cabinetry (“SieMatic BeauxArts”/Ebony walnut with Polished Nickel hardware): Giulio Kitchen Design, 847/256-8833, degiulio.org.
    Countertop/backsplash (White Bulgarian Limestone with honed finish): Acorn Tile Co., 773/463-5608.
    Sink: Kallista, 888/452-5547, kallista.com.
    Faucets: Dornbracht, 800/774-1181, dornbracht.com.
    Wall paint (“Olympic Mountains” #971); ceiling and trim paint (“Simply White” #OC-117): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Television mirror (“Deco Lumination Series in Bolero Lighting pattern): Seura, 920/857-9069, seura.com. Through Integrisys, 312/432-9800, integrisys.com.
    Photography: Eddie Wolfl Photography, eddiewolf.com.
    Photo framing: Elite Art Framing, 818/785-1616, elitepictureframing.com.

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    Custom decorative wall finish: Faux Design Studio, 630/627-1011, fauxdesignstudio.com.
    Sink and washstand: Kallista, 888/452-5547, kallista.com.
    Faucets: Dornbracht, 800/774-1181, dornbracht.com.
    Towel bar: Kallista, kallista.com.
    Towels: Bloomingdales, bloomingdales.com.

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    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.