Her father had worked in many of the old houses around the city and would take home old moldings, paneling or stairwells that people were throwing away. He gave her some beautiful wooden corbels, which the cabinetmaker incorporated into the island.
Paint on walls, ceiling and top cabinets: Aged Beige, Behr
Their original plans called for 1¾-inch-thick marble, but they improvised with the new ¾-inch piece. “We’re much happier with the result,” says Martucci. They used a second piece of marble for the backsplash, instead of subway tiles.
Appliances: Almar; fruit bowl: Stockholm, Ikea
Martucci and his father made the table from a piece of plywood and two bistro table bases. Impressed by the durability of soapstone, they adhered a slab of it to the top of the table.
The owners hired Plancher A.P. to refinish their floors and match the moldings as closely as possible, but they soon found out the floor was on its last sanding. “The floors were one of the things we loved about the house, and we didn’t want to have to replace them,” says Szabo. Plancher A.P. applied a durable floor product and varnish to increase the wood’s longevity and match the color of the moldings.
“This is a house of doors,” says Szabo. “There aren’t many walls for art.” Despite this she managed to find space for a few of her favorites, including a painting by Erin Ashley McCarthy of the Sagrada Família basilica.
Wall and ceiling paint: Polished Pearl, Behr
The piano was a gift to the couple’s daughters from Martucci’s father, who saw it on the curb, walked it up his block, had it restored and delivered it in time for Christmas.
Wall paint: Coliseum Marble, Behr
The red dining room chandelier hails from Venice, Italy.
“My favorite part is the nook,” says Amelia about the closet-turned-reading-area.
Ceiling paint: Banana Fibre, Sico
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