A modern steel staircase introduces a loft-like feel to the traditionally furnished living room. A large abstract painting by Lamar Briggs hangs on the stair wall, and three modern sculptures by Bruce Gueswel share space with an antique French armoire under the steel staircase. You can see several of the original brick archways; the two leading to the outside are now fitted with French doors.
Sofas; coffee table; chandelier; drapery; drapery rods: owner’s collection.
Sofa fabric (“September”/Yield #5000-10): Joseph Noble, 214/741-8100, josephnoble.com.
Silk trim on sofa (“Sourire de Soie Fringe”/Antique Gold #30406-340); plaid pillows on sofa (“Lockwood Figured Plaid” #89297-M14, discontinued); pillow trim (#30426-M83): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
Animal-print pillow fabric (“Bengal”/Multicolor #NC607-090, silk): Nancy Corzine, 312/645-4500, nancycorzine.com.
Upholstered chairs (“Mayfair Club Chair” #CH228-L-TRN, custom size, by Edward Ferrell): Edward Ferrell-Lewis Mittman, 336/841-3028, ef-lm.com.
Ottoman: owner’s collection.
Fabric on chairs and ottoman (“Ombrement Grospoint”/Brun #89344-874); cording on chairs and ottoman (“Complement Large Cord on Tape”/Olive, Rust #39070-M46): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880.
Floor lamp: Murray’s Iron Works, 323/521-1140, murraysiw.com.
Lampshades (custom): Edgar-Reeves, 404/237-1137, edgar-reeves.com.
Rug (“Heather Glenn,” wool): Karastan, 800/234-1120, karastan.com.
Paint (DKC-12): Donald Kaufman Color, 212/594-2608, donaldkaufmancolor.com.
Ceiling paint (“Brevity”#32-29); trim paint (“Old Mystic”#2286, discontinued but can be custom mixed): Pratt & Lambert Paints, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
Horse head sculpture; art in stairwell (by Lamar Briggs); table between club chairs; armoire: owner’s collection.
Sculptures under stairs (by Bruce Gueswel): Bruce Gueswel, email@example.com.