In 2003, Martha completed a "re-" project at her East Hampton, New York home: It involved repainting, reorganizing, removing, reacquainting, and resolving that everything that remained worked beautifully with everything else.
She had new metal cabinetwork built to make the most of the available space in the kitchen. The soft brown of the walls and lighter, more golden color of the ceiling unified the whole room. New wall shelves hold Martha's teal McCoy pottery and brighten an expanse of wall. A 16-drawer metal buffet provides plenty of room for flatware, napkins, and serving pieces, which makes entertaining so much easier.
Because Martha's collections -- of dishware, cake plates, domes, pottery, and so on -- have grown over the years, she needed to create more room for them and utilized the vertical space in the pantry. The old shelves, which are now painted the same color as the kitchen ceiling, keep everything organized and accessible. The counter is covered in zinc-coated tin.