Brooks incorporated storage wherever possible, including clever spice cabinets tucked in the mantel-style niche that tops the range and also conceals the vent hood. A TV is concealed in the island behind cabinet doors facing the sofa.
Three antique ship lights (the sisters and their families love to sail) hang above the island. “The lights are actually either squid lights or searchlights off of a boat,” Joan says. “The copper finish is what inspired the color for the walls. I absolutely love the color. It is cheery, bright, and different.” A decorative painter layered custom-mixed gold-toned paints on the walls, then combed the damp paint to create a subtle crosshatch pattern.
Hardware: Canaan Distributors, 203/356-1000, canaandistributors.com.
Countertops (Calacatta marble): Stepping Stones Marble & Granite, 203/854-0552.
Farm sink; lighting fixture: Klaff’s, 203/866-1603, klaffs.com.
Flooring: Paris Ceramics, 203/862-9538, parisceramics.com.
Stove: Thermador, 800/656-9226, thermador.com.
Refrigerator (GE Monogram): GE Appliances, 800/626-2000, geappliances.com.
Dishwasher: Miele Inc., 800/843-7231, miele.com.
Oven hood: custom.
Backsplash (Archive Collection/Clear Glossy Crackle); bar fixture (polished nickel): Waterworks, 800/899-6757, waterworks.com.
Counter stools: owner’s collection.