Claudine Claus Wheeler's dining room

Credits: Photographs by Bob Hiemstra, styling by Carlos Mota.

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A palm frond fans out above a mahogany buffet table from Maitland-Smith. The Wheelers already owned the Chippendale-style dining set, which Spear updated by reupholstering the seats in Jim Thompson silk. The fantasy element comes from the Cascade Round Luminaire, a chandelier from Boyd Lighting's Kentfield Collection.

To bridge the divide between classic and camp, Spear relied on color, covering the seats of the elaborately carved mahogany chairs in a green silk slightly more vibrant than the honeydew-painted walls.
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