The Enchanted Parlor
Architect Hotson masterminded the layout of the apartment, but, says Boody, “when it came to the décor and things like the moldings and cabinet facings, I took over.” Polumbo’s sex-toy- inspired glass sculptureLovesac rests on top of Boody’s caged-girl installation. Her cat, Nino, is ready to pounce should any of the live mice inside escape.
At the Top of the Stairs …
To reach this tiny alcove above the foyer, Boody climbs up a set of stairs hidden behind a door that’s been camouflaged in wallpaper from Sonia’s Place.
… A Secret Playroom
Boody in her shrunken sanctuary. The grass-cloth wallpaper and bed fabrics are from Brunschwig & Fils. The porcelain figurines were all found at flea markets.
The wood-and-iron doors were found at an antique store in Mississippi yet give the room the feeling of a Victorian manor.
The figurines on the wall are Boody’s own creations, inspired by the wives of Henry VIII. The cold-rolled steel banister was made by Polumbo, as was the balcony in the kitchen.
The window opens onto the balcony and living room. Boody found the jeweler’s desk, which she later powder-coated, at Beall and Bell in Greenport.
Boody’s digital composite photograph is bordered by her signature frame embellishment: fantasy animals. The green-and-silver cabinet is by Nick Dine.
Sloping fifteen-foot ceilings enabled Boody to create a duplex with a Moorish balcony that complements the original fir support beams. Toby’s bedroom is upstairs.