The showstopping pelmets above the living room windows date back to the 1930s. A local craftsman recognized the whimsical adornments that he fabricated and installed for the original homeowners several decades before. Ott reupholstered them in a silk and commissioned the drapes to cascade from them.
To complement the glamorous black-and-white marble checkerboard tile, she selected European antiques that evoke a sense of grandeur. Intricately carved commodes, mirrors, tables, and chairs wearing painted and gilded finishes mingle among more provincial pieces in richly patinaed walnut and oak. Plush upholstery and antique Oushak carpets offer chic comfort while billowy, ballroom drapes look lavish and luxe.