By Domino Staff

Published on May 7, 2014

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After seeing what a charming community Cobble Hill is, the couple researched its great shops and schools, and were ready to buy. So, in 2010, the family—including daughter Taylor and sons Harmony and Son—purchased a three-story home in the area and began a four-month remodel.

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Wanting to take full advantage of the home’s ground floor, Li and Gissinger hired a contractor to convert its once-closed-off kitchen and storage rooms into an open living, dining, and kitchen area. 

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For her coffee table, Li chose a charpoy, a versatile Indian daybed that traditionally doubles as a meditation platform. 

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Woven baskets provide chic storage.

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Small touches gave the space personality and charm.

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“We wanted to make the house as open and inviting as possible,” she says.

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To cultivate a creative, artistic atmosphere for her children throughout their home, Li paired
colorful keepsakes scored on trips back to her native Peru with her husband’s artworks. 

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White walls and bedding allow this brightly colored linen "headboard" to take center stage.

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Photos taken by Gissinger—who’s currently making a film about art and culture in the United States—mingle with family pictures and beloved artworks in the first-floor parlor.

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To cultivate a creative, artistic atmosphere for her children throughout their home, Li paired
colorful keepsakes scored on trips back to her native Peru with her husband’s artworks. And
she gave her kids the freedom to decorate their own bedrooms. 

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A brightly patterned John Robshaw pillow echoes the playful tones of Harmony’s artwork.

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The couple only keeps meaningful pieces that tell the family's story.

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In the bathroom, a freestanding tub is paired with a modern Duravit sink.

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A rainbow-hued feather boa lends a whimsical touch to the tranquil master bedroom.