A Glamorous Renovation

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Photographer: Miguel Flores-Vianna
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Photographer: Miguel Flores-Vianna
The living room of the Manhattan apartment of Valerie Colas-Thibouville and her family; the home was renovated by and decorated by . The custom-made sofa and throw pillows are covered in a linen and velvet, respectively, the Oushak rug is antique, and the Louis XVI-style bergère is from ; the porcelain vase, Chinese table lamp, and antique cocktail table are all from . The trio of artworks is by Jean-Louis Forain, the window treatments are of a Kravet silk with silk trim, and the walls are sheathed in red felt.
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A custom-made sofa upholstered in a velvet and a circa-1960 cocktail table from in the living room.
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The gallery features a bench by and a leather-covered door trimmed with silver nailheads; the floor is painted in a faux-marble pattern, and the walls are lacquered Yves Klein-blue.
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A Glamorous Renovation
Glossy cabinetry in the butler’s hall.
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The kitchen features a custom-made cantilevered table with a Corian top, black-grouted subway tile, and a model of a WWI biplane; the countertops are honed marble, and the sink fittings are by .
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In the library/dining room, a felt tablecloth and suzani curtains.
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The powder room’s wallpaper is by , the medicine cabinet is by , and the granite sink has fittings.
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An ebonized table with bone inlay and an 18th-century wing chair in the living room.
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In the master bedroom, an eclectic collection of small-scale paintings hangs above the bed, which is upholstered in the same silk used for the curtains.
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A pair of Louis XV chairs covered in a Lelièvre velvet from , an 18th-century chest of drawers purchased at Christie’s, and an Etienne Drian screen from .
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The bed in the children’s room is by , the wallpaper is by , and the rug is by .
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A Glamorous Renovation
Valerie Colas-Thibouville.
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This article was featured in the December 2009 issue.

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