The circle is painted with chalkboard paint. “We pin stuff up there for the holidays, like Chinese New Year, because you have to get up on a chair [to reach it] and you can’t do that everyday,” says Ren.
Custom shelves fit into the original wood paneling.
Now, the kitchen has walnut cabinetry with inset doors painted a creamy white. The counter is marble, and the backsplash is the Classic Field tile in chartreuse from Heath Ceramics. The floors are new linoleum.
A Mapp table by Vincent Chia for Air Division is surrounded by Blu Dot’s Real Good chairs in copper. The painting is Untitled (Rinso) by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
A bar is tucked away in a living area built-in.
Merrill replaced the previous carpet with a similar shag variety.
Emerald-green paint outfits the cabinetry, making the wood fronts pop. The wine-colored, velvet sofa was custom designed by Reath.
The sink has display shelves for the owner’s perfume bottle collection.
A custom built-in with laminate accents in the dressing area is also by Joshua West Smith. “He did such a beautiful job of making cabinetry that looks like what could have been in the house,” says Merrill.
An open shelf displays the couple’s glassware collection.