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use on cabinetry in clients’ homes as well. It provides a bit of color without being overwhelming. On the opposite wall, a J.F. Chen plein aire landscape of California hangs above an antique Chinese desk used as an entry table. And the blue lamp, well there’s a story there. While shopping on Los Angeles’s trendy La Brea Avenue one day, Schuyler stopped into Maison Midi and fell in love with a brilliant blue vase. Wanting to use it year round and not for seasonal flower arrangements, she had it wired to become a lamp. This was a case of function following form, and a bright idea at that. The lamp’s splash of blue gives a hint to what is in store around the corner in the vestibule. Formerly all white, this tiny space was drenched in blue – “Myth” by Pratt & Lambert. She randomly hung the art on the walls without any master plan and then brought in a chair from Nathan Turner as a focal point. The cushion was promptly removed to reveal the tennis racquet-like weaving on the seat. The dining room took on various colors at first, however it was yellow (Pratt & Lambert’s “High Noon”) that won out in the end. An extremely dark room despite its two windows, yellow gave the walls the vibrancy and light the room needed. The curtains are actually four separate saris from the “Little India” section of Artesia, California. The price was right at $30 each, and the sunny tangerine hues were warm and inviting. Each panel is 6 yards long and a different shade. The dining room chandelier is 19th Century Italian gold gilt wood, while the decorative screen is late 18th Century Chinese.

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