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Schuyler’s garden floor apartment built in 1934 had the bones for great design, however it suffered from the when-in-doubt-paint-itwhite syndrome. The living room would be the first space to tackle… and did she ever. The bold green paint color for the living room was her first real decorating decision, and it provided a theme of vivid color for the rest of the apartment. The curtains were enormously important to the overall look for the room, so she decided to splurge on Bennison’s Dragon Flower linen fabric. The crystal ball was actually a good luck gift from a friend, so it has a prominent place on the circa 1800 Chinoiserie table.

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Interior Designer Schuyler Samperton tells us “I like to mix it up with Moroccan, Japanese and Chinese patterns coupled with classic English, French and Italian design. The more pattern, the better!”

For her first New York apartment at age 19, Schuyler’s parents presented her with a very special house-warming gift - the stunning zebra rug, now under the coffee table. It makes for a bold graphic element juxtaposed against the florals and tapestries that surround it. One of the chief architectural elements Samperton added was the large bookcase along the west wall. Once installed, it completely changed the room and provided a cue for the rest of the decorating scheme. Painted in Pratt & Lambert’s “Silver Blonde,” it is a few shades lighter than the green on the walls. This color of green is one that Samperton likes to

The red chair, one of a pair, is a reproduction of a Pavilion chair, and crafted by Brenda Antin of Los Angeles.

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