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Classically designed Living Room

This historic room has been brought back to life! The room was designed to capitalize on the wonderful architectural features. The siganture use of French and English antiques with a captivating over mantel mirror draws the eye into this cozy space yets remains, elegant, timeless and fresh
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mspslp wrote:
What are the details on the rug? Where is it available?
   Comment   July 3, 2014
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This is a sisal rug manufacturer by Stark available thru Interior Designers. We have a tapestry border on this rug
July 3, 2014 at 6:44am   
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weekesfamily5 wrote:
Mirror - Where Xsan I purchase mirror. Thanks
   Comment   May 23, 2014
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He'll thank yoi for your question both mirrors in this room are antique mirrors purchased in England arnd are not for sale. I have a manufacturer in the states that manufacturer fine quality reproduction mirror or we have access to other antique mirrors
May 23, 2014 at 2:48am   
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rdhbug wrote:
What color is on the walls please? - Is it yellow?
   Comment   May 7, 2014
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Tgis is a BM paint color that is in the yellow family but leans heavily towards gold instead of yellow
May 8, 2014 at 4:17am   
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sscheuerle wrote:
Where is the fireback from - Where is the fireback from
   Comment   May 4, 2014
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Not quite suee what you are referring to, please explain in further detail
May 4, 2014 at 11:58am   
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ardathlynn wrote:
fabric on sofa? tyvm - looking for that color
   Comment   January 16, 2014
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The mirror over the fireplace is an antique English Mantel mirror purchased in England.
January 19, 2014 at 1:39pm   
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wflowers106
Hello J. Stephens I keep coming back to your beautiful design and I can not get enough of your design that you did in these beautiful rooms and never leave from Houzz. cause I hope one day I can get you to design my room for me! your work is so beautiful and I will always keep them in my ideal book! GREAT JOB!!!!
April 25, 2014 at 4:51pm   
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Patricia Dowd wrote:
Where can I purchase the floral chair?
   Comment   August 4, 2013
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mewlannie
Does anyone know the designer of the three tier table?
January 4, 2014 at 8:24am   
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Hello the nesting tables are chinoiserie antique tables purchased thru J Stephens Interiors. Antique tables like these are hard to find
January 4, 2014 at 2:47pm   
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patcomchr wrote:
Is the carpet a wool sisal? Beautiful room, great taste. thanks.
   Comment   June 20, 2013
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Hi This is a sisal rug made by Stark. Many thanks for your compliments
June 20, 2013 at 4:43pm     
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htyen1 wrote:
where did you guys get the french doors from?
   Comment   June 14, 2013
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These doors were custom made for the room by our design team
June 15, 2013 at 7:18am   
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nikajohn wrote:
Fabric on chair - Where can I find the chintz chairs? Fabric?
   Comment   March 30, 2013
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Hello, These chair was custom fabricated by J. Stephens Interiors. The fabric is a handblocked English Linen. For further information, please give us a call and we can see if the fabric is still available. Many Thanks
March 31, 2013 at 7:30am     
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papoodles
I have the exact chair! I bought it from a lady in Westchester ,NY who was redecorating for ..$75. The English linen is very pricey, costing a few hundred dollars per yard.The Lee Jofa linen is called 'Althea', and I think the larger scaled version is called 'Hollyhock'?
Check on ebay for the fabric; I was able to find 8 yards for a very reasonable amount of money.
November 3, 2013 at 2:20pm   
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orangerie designs wrote:
whose carpet is this?
   Comment   February 10, 2013
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anastasia85
Stark seems to make a lot of nice rugs! I keep seeing a rug I like from pictures and it happens they are made by Stark! I live in Australia ... so it might be impossible to get them to make one for me and ship it?
November 15, 2013 at 11:11am   
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I am sure they would ship it to you.
November 15, 2013 at 11:41am   
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nytours wrote:
What company makes this chintz?
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merrymissmary
Oh my goodness, you actually answered my question about the "chintz" chair and where can buy one! I assumed you knew I was teasing you, thus my wink smiley. Because I cannot believe how many times you have had to repeatedly answer this question! It's really something. So now I must compliment your patience as well as your work! Good luck, undoubtedly it will come up again! ;o]
October 24, 2013 at 3:25pm   
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Yes, I answer the same questions all the time!!!!
October 25, 2013 at 5:14am   
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jennifergleigh wrote:
Or where to get a simulair mirror?
   Comment   October 12, 2011
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punkiepooh
What a lovely room. Would you share the name of the company that makes the over-mantle mirrors? Good gilding is hard to find.
September 1, 2013 at 12:30am   
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Thank you for your note, this antique mirror was purchased from one of my exclusive sources in England. There are companies her in the US that make nice mirrors with similar gilding such as Mirror Fare
September 2, 2013 at 12:20pm   
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jennifergleigh wrote:
Does anyone know the color of the walls?
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konacat
Could it be BM Windham Cream?
July 2, 2014 at 6:35am   
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Sometimes when a room is professionally photoed a color may look quite different than it actually is Thiis paint is a yellow with a gold base It could not be construed as a cream however once again I cannot find the paint color used on this job best advice if you are a do it yoursel is take the photo to a bm dealer and have them match it up for you you can always buy a small amount and try it out
July 2, 2014 at 6:21pm   
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jeh1111 wrote:
Yellow paint color? - You stated the paint color was tgis by BM. I searched and BM does not have that color. Could you please let me know the correct yellow color and who makes it. You are one of my favorite designers, I love your work.
   Comment   June 23, 2014
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   Comment   May 4, 2014

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Reflection. Most traditional living rooms have a fireplace as a focal point, which works well with a mirror or painting hung over it. My preference is a mirror, as I love to see candlesticks on the mantel, and a mirror reflects that lovely candlelight beautifully. Pick up cheap secondhand candlesticks and use gold or silver spray paint for a great antique effect.
Love trumps all. Love is the cardinal guideline for buying antiques, and should trump all others. A piece may be of great quality, have an envious pedigree (“This bowl belonged to Marie Antoinette’s pastry chef!”), look beautiful, fit perfectly in the spot you have in mind and be a great bargain to boot. But if you’re buying it for your home and you don’t love it, what’s the point?
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… or very traditional shades of apricot and cream.

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Buying antiques is, for me, first and foremost a love affair. And as with any love affair, it isn’t approached with an analytical or clinical detachment, but with emotion … even passion. The patina created on an 18th-century Georgian chest lovingly waxed over 200 years — the endearing imperfections that reveal the bumps and bruises of life — can stir the heart. Just the right proportion and depth of color on a Gaudy Welch teapot are enough to quicken the pulse, cause beads of sweat to appear on the brow and even cause a tear to be shed. I’m not kidding you: These are the emotions I experience in the presence of certain antiques. I never know which ones will evoke this reaction, but when it happens, my wife can tell from my faraway gaze that I have fallen in love yet again. Room will have to be made in our little bungalow. Budgets will have to be readjusted. But this is love, after all.
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