1. Play to Your Strengths
Not wanting to detract from the house's vintage character, the Elebashes embraced its best qualities, such as its open floor
plan, original parquet floors, and West Indies--style vaulted ceilings stained dark brown. "It was perfect—we wanted a home
that felt like we were in the islands, but still had an elegance about it, because we entertain a lot," says Allison.
Get the look: The mirror is from South of Market, the candelabra is from shopcandelabra.com, and the table is from Victoria & Thomas Trading Company.