Attention to detail
It’s hard to imagine that this
Victorian house was a ’80s reno
nightmare when Peter and
Camille Marrello got their hands on
it two years ago. It had been stripped
of all of its charm and character. Yet
everything about the house today
looks like it’s been there for, well, over
a hundred years. To bring it back to
its former glory, Peter and his reno-savvy
dad rolled up their sleeves and
added moldings to as much of the
house as possible. Then Peter and
Camille combed through vintage
stores and antique shows to find
period pieces to play up the period
details. The Carrara marble fireplace
was a lucky find at a Habitat store.
“They’re really hard to find, because
they often break when people take
them out of old houses — this one was
perfect,” says Peter, a creative director.
Rustic hewn floors and a new
floating wood-and-glass staircase add
just the right updated touch. The
resulting look is a perfect balance of
classical and freshly modern.
Stack books spine in
To lend visual unity to the built-ins, the homeowners placed books spine in — it's a fun way to show off the soft muted tones of book pages. Flea market finds are peppered throughout —everything from an old block and tackle to shoe lasts finds a home. A coffee table made from an old drum punctuates the space.
Get this look: Resin antlers, Restoration Hardware. Birch logs, acorn filials, Sheridan Nurseries. Gold bowl, Elte. Sofa, Casalife. Vintage drum coffee table, Christie's.