Making it Personal


Against the south windows of her clients’ Long Island living room, interior designer Betty Wasserman (standing) placed a room-wide sliding walnut shutter door—a happy reminder to homeowner Amy Jackson (seated) of Bali, where she spent her honeymoon. Wasserman custom-designed most of the furniture, including the sofa, with its stainproof pure white Pierre Frey upholstery.

The back of the house opens to welcoming decks, a pool and ocean views.

A standard-issue vaguely colonial mantelpiece was replaced with a modern limestone surround by architect Anthony Minichetti. Wasserman had him fill in a big niche to the left, substituting some open and closed storage.

The breakfast area off the kitchen, with its wood blinds on six windows, is one of the family’s favorite gathering places; the table and bench are by Heptagon Creations.

The dining room features a new teak mantelpiece, a custom Balinese table and seating. The rug is by Odegard, the hanging fixtures by Donghia.

Wasserman replaced every surface in the kitchen. The counters are now Luce di Luna quartzite, a mineral more durable than marble, from Stone Source, also the supplier of the marble mosaic Opus Brown covering the work-area walls.

In the remodeled master bathroom, Oliver slides a teak panel that gives privacy to the shower or adjacent toilet.

All surfaces in the main guest bath are replacements as is the Urban Archaeology tub.

The master bedroom features a close palette of reds and purples.

New master bath cabinetry includes a wide zebrawood cabinet and new glass wall tile by Stone Source.

Floor plan.

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