Wallpaper (“Nonsuch”/Kelly #C001, handpainted wallpaper): Fromental, 212/759-7888, fromental.co.uk.
Console table (Chocolate Lacquer): Jonathan Adler, 800/963-0891, jonathanadler.com.
Table lamp (“Hardwick Table Lamp”/Brass #BR73/BR): Vaughan, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.
Mirror: Julian Chichester, 336/886-2454, julianchichester.com.

Chandelier (“Sunburst” #DC4400, by Tony Duquette): Remains Lighting, 212/675-8051, remains.com.

Sofa (“Jules”): George Smith, 212/226-4747, georgesmith.com.
Sofa fabric (Silk XT.040068-D in Peppercorn); silver pillow (Silk XT.050063-W in White Gold); purple pillow (Silk XT.100063-H in Heather): Bruno Triplet 212/966-7333, brunotriplet.com.
Floor lamp (“Meurice”): Jonathan Adler, 800/963-0891, jonathanadler.com.
Armchairs (“Penelope”): Jayson Home, 800/472-1885, jaysonhome.com.
Chair fabric (Silk XT.050068-K in Edamame): Bruno Triplet, 212/966-7333, brunotriplet.com.
Coffee table (“Larson”): Julian Chichester, 336/886-2454, julianchichester.com.
Rug (“Papillon”): The Rug Co., 212/274-0444, therugcompany.info.
Ceramic stools (“Lattice”): Jayson Home, 800/472-1885, jaysonhome.com.
Drapery (Linen XT.080032-A in New Dawn); drapery trim (Silk XT.100063-H in Heather): Bruno Triplet, 212/966-7333, brunotriplet.com.
Art behind sofa (White, by Ty Best): Gregg Lane Art, gregglaneart.com.

Ottoman (“Soho Buttoned Drum Stool”): George Smith, 212/226-4747, georgesmith.com.
Fabric (velvet): Bruno Triplet, 212/966-7333, brunotriplet.com.
Art (Hendrix: You Make Love You Break Love, by Francine Turk): Gregg Lane Art, gregglaneart.com.
Ceramic stool (“Lattice”): Jayson Home, 800/472-1885, jaysonhome.com.

Console table (white lacquer); benches under console (faux bronze); photograph over console (Fou de Bassan, by Herbert Ypma): Samantha Todhunter Bespoke, 011 44 208 746 6517, samanthatodhunter.com.
Bench fabric (Silk XT.040068-D in Peppercorn): Bruno Triplet, 212/966-7333, brunotriplet.com.
Table lamp (“Hardwick Table Lamp”/Brass #BR73/BR): Vaughan, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.
White porcelain tulip vase: Oka, okadirect.com.

Table (“Jack Upholstered Trestle Table”): Samantha Todhunter Bespoke, 011 44 208 746 6517, samanthatodhunter.com.
Dining chairs (“Lucia”): Julian Chichester, 336/886-2454, julianchichester.com.
Chair fabric (Linen XT.080032-A in New Dawn): Bruno Triplet, 212/966-7333, brunotriplet.com.
Rug (“Sellarsbrook”/Yellow, by Suzanne Sharp): The Rug Co., 212/274-0444, therugcompany.info.
Chandelier (“Splashing Water” #DC4300, by Tony Duquette): Remains Lighting, 212/675-8051, remains.com.
Art (Aquarium, by Lori Nix): Gregg Lane Art, gregglaneart.com.
Drapery (Linen XT.080032-A in New Dawn); drapery trim (Silk XT.050063-I in Buttercup): Bruno Triplet, 212/966-7333, brunotriplet.com.
Wall paint (American Gray); ceiling and trim paint (“Chantilly Lace” #2121-70): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

Art (Budgerigar, by Leila Jeffreys): Iain Dawson Gallery, iaindawson.com.

Console table (1960s, attributed to Zevi): Vincenzo Caffarella, vinca.co.uk.
Table lamp on console (“Barocco” #BAR-800-109): Bungalow 5, 212/947-1500, bungalow5.com.

Daybed; bookcases: Samantha Todhunter Bespoke, 011 44 208 746 6517, samanthatodhunter.com.
Fabric (Velvet XT.01039-H in Ocean): Bruno Triplet, 212/966-7333, brunotriplet.com.
Roman blinds; pillow fabric (“Chimere Linen”): Creations Metaphores, 212/921-0200, creations-metaphores.com.
Pillow with sunglassses (“Miss Shady Blue”): The Rug Co., 212/274-0444, therugcompany.info.
Area rug (faux zebra); desk (“Phillipe”): Jayson Home, 800/472-1885, jaysonhome.com.
Desk chair (reproduction Eames Soft Pad Management Chair): Samantha Todhunter, 011 44 208 746 6517, samanthatodhunter.com.
Bevelled mirror behind daybed: custom.
Library lights (“Boston Functional Library Wall Light”/Antique Nickel #SL2922) Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Paint (“Oxford Gray” #2128-40): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

Bed: Sealy, sealy.com.
Headboard: Samantha Todhunter Bespoke, 011 44 208 746 6517, samanthatodhunter.com.
Headboard fabric (Velvet XT.070040-W in White Gold); bed valance (Linen XT.080032-A in New Dawn); drapery (Silk XT.090059-N in Hollywood): Bruno Triplet, 212/966-7333, brunotriplet.com.
Bed linens: Matouk, matouk.com.
Chinese chest bedside tables: Oka, okadirect.com.
Bedside lamps (“Large Gourd Form Lamp” #CHA8615): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Mirrors (“Queen Anne”): Jonathan Adler, 800/963-0891, jonathanadler.com.
Chest (“Ptolemy”): Julian Chichester, 336/886-2454, julianchichester.com.
Area rug (“Magnolia Ice”/wool and silk, by Vivienne Westwood): The Rug Co., 212/274-0444, therugcompany.info.
Bench (“The Clarke Bench”): Jayson Home, 800/472-1885, jaysonhome.com.
Wall paint (“Stormy Monday” #2112-50); ceiling and trim paint (“Chantilly Lace” #2121-70): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.

Chair (“Penny Buttoned Chair”): George Smith, 212/226-4747, georgesmith.com.
Bench and chair fabric (Velvet XT.070040 in White Gold): Bruno Triplet, 212/966-7333, brunotriplet.com.
Art behind chair (Gardenias, by James Gordon): Samantha Todhunter, samanthatodhunter.com.

Wall sconces: Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.
Wall paint (“Stormy Monday” #2112-50): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Art (Untitled, 1957, by John Little, 1907-1984): Gregg Lane Art, gregglaneart.com.
Flooring: Paris Ceramics, 888/845-3487 and 312/467-9830, parisceramicsusa.com.
Cabinetry (“SieMatic BeauxArts”/Ebony Walnut); hardware (Polished Nickel): De Giulio Kitchen Design, 847/256-8833, degiulio.org.
Countertops/backsplash (Calcatta Gold Marble with Leather finish): Acorn Tile Co., 773/463-5608.
Sink: Kallista, 888/452-5547, kallista.com.
Faucets: Dornbracht, 800/774-1181, dornbracht.com.

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Ritz-Carlton Showcase Apartment by Samantha Todhunter

Samantha’s designs are polished, with a glamorous edge

Written by Rebecca Christian
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Here, Samantha opens up about her own style and what pieces inspired her the most while designing a fabulous pied-à-terre in Chicago’s Ritz-Carlton Showcase.

TH: How did your own personal style impact your vision for this apartment?
ST: I purposely went for a more compact apartment. I wanted to make a little jewel box, really. I see a lot of beige and low-key colors, and that’s a standard easygoing look. But I spent years in Australia and color always makes me smile, though I don’t want to be too over-the-top. I try to balance traditional and classic, and then infuse it with little crazy pops of acid yellow, edamame green, blues, and pinks. I’m not a purist, a total modernist, but I love to mix it up. Super old-fashion vintage quirky is great, and that next to something very sleek—I like that mix.

TH: That mix really comes out in the furniture. How were you able to tie everything together?
ST: I make a lot of furniture myself so there are a few bespoke pieces around the apartment, like the dining table. It’s basically a very classic table, similar to one from the 1940s I saw in France years ago. Since then I’ve been making them as desks, as dining tables, as console tables. It’s just a classic trestle table and every inch is upholstered. The chairs sort of match—nailhead trim finishes it off, makes it jump at you, which I think is good. You could do it in anything: velvet, silk, it looks great in everything. The bronze benches in the living room are also my design. They’re good to close the circle in the seating area so you’re not overwhelmed with furniture and chairs. A lot of upholstered pieces can feel like too much, so they add extra seating while still feeling airy.

TH: What aspects of each room do you feel make it unique?
ST:
In the dining room, the eye is drawn to the chandelier, called ‘Splashing Water.’ It was designed by the legendary Tony Duquette. I’m delirious about his work, so it was fabulous to have that. He also did the chandelier in the entry hall, which is called ‘Sunburst.’

Interior designer: Samantha Todhunter, 011 44 208 746 6517, samanthatodhunter.com.
Kitchen designer: 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.

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