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: July 11, 2018
Paintings by Andro Wekua, at left, and Josh Smith enliven the master suite of a Martha’s Vineyard home designed by Ashe and Leandro. The custom-made bed is dressed with a John Robshaw coverlet; the wall lamps are by Christian Liaigre, the Hans J. Wegner chair is vintage, and the Rosemary Hallgarten carpet is from ALT for Living.
We upgraded all of the systems, and I convinced the owners to open several of the doorways, but it was essentially a renovation within the footprint. There was a question of whether or not to paint over the dark woodwork, so we had a restoration specialist take a look. He was fine with repainting most of it, but in the small back stairwell, he discovered a banister and handrail that are even older than this almost 300-year-old house. He told us flat out we could not paint them.