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Beautiful Waterfront House Remodel

A family converts its weekend waterfront getaway to a charming year-round home.

Written by Krissa Rossbund
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    Dining chairs ("Chelsea Side Chairs"/Natural Teak #C014; "Chelsea Armchairs"/Natural Teak #C015): Kingsley-Bate Ltd., 703/361-7000,
    Sofa ("Armada" #3330-6300): Brown Jordan, 800/743-4252,
    Striped floor: Fine Art Finishes, 202/544-3142.
    Table; shell chargers: owner's collection.
    Blue plates: Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,

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    Four upholstered chairs ("Claremont Chairs" #32/48532.08); trim on chairs ("Dorsett Gimp"/Indigo #39081-282): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880.
    Chair fabric: discontinued.
    Ottoman (#6101-40): Charles Stewart Co., 828/322-9464, fabric ("Nautique Stripe"/Blue #50680): Schumacher, 800/523-1200,
    Floral accent pillows: discontinued.
    Trim for floral pillows (#T30343-1): Kravet, 888/457-2838,
    Eagle mirror: owner's collection.
    Wall sconces ("Original Wall Storm Lights" #W4-040, by Besselink & Jones): Blanche P. Field, LLC, 800/895-0714,
    Area rug ("Conway"/sisal): Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000.
    Drapery ("Panama"/Bianco #84206-01); drapery contrast fabric ("Liso Jerez Woven"/Esmalte #82333-239): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880.
    Drapery trim (Wide Picot Braid"/Dark Blue #5026-01): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900.
    Drapery hardware: JK Drapery, 703/941-3788.
    Paint ("White Dove"): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Built-ins: existing.

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    Chairs ("Muji Lounge Chairs" #6103): Baker, 800/592-2537,
    Chair fabric ("Nautique Stripe"/Blue #50680): Schumacher, 800/523-1200,
    Sofa ("Lancaster Sofa" #8839): Rist Corp., 202/646-1540.
    Fabric ("Massimo Woven Texture"/Blue #89508-222, colorway discontinued): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880.
    Coffee table ("John Co. Bamboo Leg Coffee Table" #814, by British Khaki): British Khaki/Robert Lighton, 212/343-2299,
    Lamps behind sofa ("Balustrade Bedside Lamp in Crystal" #CHA 8939CG): Visual Comfort & Co., 713/686-5999. Available through Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323,
    Accent pillow on striped chair: discontinued.
    White trim (#32429-9001, discontinued): Houlès, 310/652-6171,
    Blue trim ("Dorsett Gimp"/Indigo #39081-282): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880,

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    Cabinetry; range; refrigerator; backsplash; sink; faucet: Kitchen Encounters, 410/263-4900,
    Lighting above island ("Sloane Street Shop Light Ceiling Mount Fixture"/Antique Nickel #CHC5101AN); shades (linen): Visual Comfort & Co., 713/686-5999. Through Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323.
    Counter stools ("Tuscan" #F0428, by Jane Keltner Designs): Brighton Pavilion, 800/487-8033,
    Seat fabric ("Bay"/Yellow, White #1-2537-148): JAB, 212/486-1500,
    Cord trim on seat cushions ("Spring Lake Small Cord on Tape"/Buttercup #39091-303): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880.

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    Window-seat cushion, pillow ("Marguerite II"/Buttercup Bluebell #8812A-0110): Stroheim, 800/763-0524,
    Cord trim (#31202-9666, discontinued): Houlès, 310/652-6171.
    Yellow-and-blue striped pillow ("Banana-Azure" #6553-26, colorway discontinued): B. Berger, 800/288-3586,
    Blue-and-white striped pillow ("On Deck"/Lagoon #25854-503): Kravet, 888/457-2838.
    Yellow paint ("Lemon Drops" #2019-50): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.

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    Round table; chairs; chair-seat fabric: owner's collection.
    Paint on round table ("White Dove"): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Floral pillow: discontinued.
    Chandelier ("Italian Chandelier, 12-arm"/Chalk Rust): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979,
    Window shades ("Panama"/Bianco #84206-01); contrast fabric on valance ("Liso Jerez Woven"/Esmalte #82333-239): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880.
    Valance trim ("Wide Picot Braid"/Dark Blue #5026-01); window-seat cushion: discontinued.
    Cord trim on seat cushion (#31181-9696, discontinued): Houlès, 310/652-6171.
    Two-tone pillow fabric ("Arles"/Blue #F3323-01): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900.
    Trim ("Bhutan"/12 inch): Fabricut, 800/999-8200.
    Fabric pillows ("Nautique Stripe"/Blue #50680): Schumacher, 800/523-1200,
    Area rug ("Conway"/sisal): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000,

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    Headboard: JK Drapery, 703/941-3788.
    Headboard fabric ("Snow White" #3609-00); bed skirt and bed drapery lining ("Chambray" #3607-67): B. Berger, 800/288-3586,
    Blue-patterned pillow shams, bed cover, and chair fabric ("Sutton"/Blue #J376F-07, by Jane Churchill); checked bed drapery (discontinued); bed drapery trim; bed-skirt trim (discontinued): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900.
    Mirror over bed: vintage.
    Wall paint: Fine Art Finishes, 202/544-3142.
    Ceiling and trim paint ("Dove White"): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667.
    Drapery ("Belfast"/Off White, White #2896226): Fabricut, 800/999-8200.
    Trim ("Melissa Loop Fringe"/White, Periwinkle #LF22014/2): Schumacher, 800/523-1200,
    Upholstered chair ("Club Chair" #8210-00): The Charles Stewart Co., 828/322-9464.
    Chandelier (by Bella Figura): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563.
    Bedside tables ("3-Tier Painted Rectangular End Tables with Blue Trim" #LE158PSR-BL): The Kellogg Collection,
    Table lamps ("Lilford Glass Urn" #GL16/BR); shade (#SCL/17-inch ACF in Cream Silk): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070,
    Carpet ("Erica"/French Blue): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000.
    Bedding: Susan Steele Embroidery, 301/765-0966.

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  • , price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, , 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.