In the living room, a Roy Lichtenstein woodcut, Bedroom, floats down the mirrored wall. Lichtenstein's cartoonish take on an interior hangs inches above a creamy nubuck Deco-style sofa. The artwork's display is an eye-catcher, but that's just a starting point. Martha's special talent lies in mixing the graphically modern with the elegantly antique in one tight grouping: Joining the Lichtenstein-Deco ensemble are a pair of painted and gilt-trimmed neoclassical Italian chairs, upholstered in subtle, signature Fortuny.
Creamy backgrounds allow a pair of stellar gilded and black-painted Gustavian chairs to shine. French designer Jean-Michel Frank, prominent in the '30s, inspired the living room's ebonized oak coffee table, which Martha lightened with a lime rub.
A small steel dining table detailed with a Greek key design is softened with velvet-covered antique seating found in Paris.
A sidewalk-sale tree's sinewy root bears the same flowing grace as the fine marquetry of the Dutch rococo mahogany table on which it is displayed-a testament to Martha's honed eye for connections. The 18th-century table and inexpensive tree, doubled by a German gilt-framed rococo mirror, create transition to the dining area along with a Joan Mitchell painting.
A pair of gilt-accented columns add architectural interest to the bedroom. The chalky-green armoire is from Provence; the chairs are Italian.