Gerald bought the first and second floors, united by a stairway when the house was converted to apartments in the 1980s. “My first level is the original parlor, so that’s why the moldings are so ornate,” he explains. High ceilings and 6-foot-tall windows add to the sense of elegance. “It’s spectacular to have that kind of height and abundance of natural light,” he says.
Biedermeier table: Barn at 17, 617/625-5204, trade only.
Chairs (“Cheshire’’): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, trade only.
Drapery: Calvin Fabrics, 888/732-1996, trade only.
Art (Bric a Brac with Lamp by Lucio Ranucci): Lanoue Fine Art, 617/262-4400.
Lantern (“Venetian’’): Niermann Weeks, 212/319-7979, trade only.
Cabinet: Art Applications, 617/269-1432.
Area rug (#238292A): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000, trade only.
Mercury glass: FDO Group Inc., 617/737-2800, trade only.
Urn; stand: Antiques on 5, 617/951-0008, trade only.
Ottoman: The Barn at 17, 617/625-5204, trade only.
Ottoman fabric: Ralph Lauren, 888/475-7674.
Slipper chair: custom.
Chair fabric (“Bruno’’/Adobe): Calvin Fabrics, 888/732-1996, trade only.
Garden stool; sconces; sphere: owner’s collection.
Floor lamp (“Monaco’’/Brass #SL27/BR): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, trade only.
Plate on stand: Webster & Co., 617/261-9660, trade only.
Mirror: Gerald Pomeroy, 617/227-6693.
Mantel (Carrara marble): original to house.
Wall paint: custom glaze.
Trim paint (“Ringwold Ground’’ #208); ceiling paint (“Dimity’’ #2008): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121.