We came across a story on the D Magazine website about the home of designer Lisa Martensen, who strives to educate her clients on "how to buy to keep."
The Federal-style house is filled with finds Martensen has collected over a lifetime, all things she really loves. She hunts markets, sales, and auctions to find unique items, and supplements her designs with chic new pieces where appropriate. Because she actively curates her collections and reads up on the objects that she wants, the neutral interiors come together in an eclectic mix that is both balanced and unexpected. Some of her favorite collections include Yua rings, alabaster urns, Murano glass, and Wedgwood basalt, as pictured in the masterfully-filled bookcase.
Images: Stephen Karlisch