from the middle of the island — on roller-blade wheels,
no less — appeases Janet’s wish for an informal tabletop.
By the fireplace at the other end of the room, a table
from RH is centered on concrete tiles handmade in Mexico, which “create an indestructible area rug,” says Dufton. “Jay and Janet can host up to 15 people with no problem at all,” he says, with all the guests seated at the table;
if needed, another eight can sit at the island.
“The kitchen needed to be functional with all the bells
and whistles,” says Amin-Dufton, mentioning the pizza
oven beside the stove and wine fridge Jay uses to store
homemade charcuterie, “but it also needed to feel very
intentional. That’s where the more raw elements came into
play.” A brick wall and the reclaimed beams framing the
stove alcove have personality, as does the cabinet hutch
from Boston’s Restoration Resources, which Jay found,
designers brad dufton and Kendra Amin-Dufton persuaded Jay
and Janet to paint the walls in the library (above) Peridot from
Benjamin Moore. White woodwork and blue accents, such as the
sofa from Room & Board, tone down the bold, saturated wall color.
In a corner of the family room (right), Miles and Victoria hang out
at the round pedestal table just off the kitchen.