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“Choosing the colors took longer than the actual painting,” says Aguiar. He ultimately opted for persimmon and two shades of green for the living room. “We didn’t want it to be fluorescent,” he adds.

The lamp is from a Manhattan junk shop. “It’s very distressed,” Aguiar says. “It’s not perfect—we don’t like perfect.”

The bird pillows are by John Robshaw, a friend of the couple’s.

Haldeman was once the store manager of the famed design shop Moss, where he picked up this orange Zanotta couch.

The seventies-era Edward Fields rug was a gift from a friend who spotted it at a vintage store in Williamsburg. “He’s an incredible picker,” says Aguiar.

Photo: Thomas Loof

Emerald-green and coral paint give the entryway a moody feel. “Most people, when they have small spaces, want to make them bigger,” Aguiar says. “But we wanted to make it more intimate.”

Inspired by a Philip Treacy hat, they painted a brass chandelier (another junk-shop find) and adorned it with fake butterflies from the flower district. “It speaks to our dramatic side, the fashion side,” says Aguiar.

The chinoiserie console was originally a fifties TV cabinet that they found in a junk shop on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. “We ripped out the innards, including the TV, which was still working,” says Haldeman.

Photo: Thomas Loof

The purple silk-shantung curtain guided the aesthetic of the tiny bedroom, which Aguiar and Haldeman have nicknamed the “bed box.” “We wanted to create a really intimate genie bottle,” Aguiar says. The curtain does double-duty hiding a door to the hallway.

The fifties classical-kitsch panels were originally a screen that Haldeman separated. They bought the hanging lamp in a Chelsea flea market and attached dangling fabric and beads that they found in Chinatown.

The bedspread is from Natori’s home collection. “It works with the John Robshaw fuchsia pillows and the peacock ones by Yves Delorme,” says Aguiar.

Photo: Thomas Loof

Cecil Beaton, one of their style icons, had a circus-themed room in his home outside London, complete with tables made from actual drums. Aguiar and Haldeman’s drum table was in bad condition when they found it at a flea market, so they repainted it, had a glass top cut, and added cording and tassels.

“The framed print belonged to my uncle, who was an antiques dealer on 10th Street,” Haldeman says. “The sign hung in his doorway for years.”

Photo: Thomas Loof

This extra room became the couple’s dressing room. “We both work in fashion,” Aguiar says. “It was a necessity.”

The black porcelain pagoda is by Jean Boggio from Flair in Soho.

The gilt mirror is from the antiques shop of Haldeman’s late uncle; the coral sconces are by Creel & Gow from Bergdorf Goodman.

The wardrobe is from Ikea. Tackboard and salvage fabric were added to its exterior to create a mood wall.

Photo: Thomas Loof

The antlers were sourced from the Soho curiosities shop Evolution.

“For a Virgo, this shoe closet is heaven,” says Aguiar.

Photo: Thomas Loof

The mid-century dining table was originally bright yellow, but “we painted it black to make it more chic,” Aguiar says. With two leaves, it can seat ten. “We entertain all the time, so that table gets a lot of use.”

The chairs are ebonized wood. They were found at Time Galleries in Park Slope.

The Tony Duquette–designed pagoda was originally white, but the couple painted it green and, then black to match its surroundings. “It will be painted again, I’m sure,” says Aguiar.

Photo: Thomas Loof

Jerome Allen (left) Hylan Boulevard and Lipsett Avenue, Staten Island. On April 26, 2005, during a daily sunset ride near his home, Allen was struck from behind by a Lexus SUV. He was a member of the Staten Island Bicycle Association.

Eric Ng West Side Highway and Clarkson Street. On December 1, 2006, Ng was struck by a BMW on the Hudson River Park bikeway. According to police, the driver reached 60 mph.

Carl Henry Nacht (left) West Side Highway and 38th Street. After dinner on June 22, 2006, Nacht, a doctor who often cycled to make house calls to his elderly patients, was hit by an NYPD tow truck crossing the Hudson River Park bikeway.

Shamar Porter Linden Boulevard near Williams Avenue, East New York. On August 5, 2006, Porter’s Little League team won its playoff game. He was struck by a minivan after leaving the field.

Reginald Chan (left) Third Avenue and 17th Street. On September 15, 2006, Chan was hit by a flatbed tow truck while making a delivery of Chinese food.

Brandie Bailey Houston and Essex Streets. On May 8, 2005, Bailey was struck by a private sanitation truck while on her way home to Williamsburg after waitressing at the West Village restaurant Red Bamboo. Bailey was a regular at CBGB, where a memorial was held in her honor.

Craig Murphey (left) Ten Eyck Street and Union Avenue, Williamsburg. Early in the morning of October 18, 2007, Murphey was biking home from escorting his date to her South Williamsburg apartment. According to police reports, Murphey attempted to outrun a gas truck turning left on Ten Eyck Street. His pelvis shattered on impact, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. In his honor, over 40 friends have since received tattoos that read BE BETTER.

Frank C. Simpson Linden Boulevard near 175th Street, St. Albans. Simpson, a janitor returning from the evening shift at a Con Edison facility, was hit by a Dodge Stratus on November 9, 2006.

Jose Mora (left) North Conduit and McKinley Avenues, Cypress Hills. On September 4, 2006, 11-year-old Mora was on his way to the barber for a back-to-school haircut; that week, he was to start the sixth grade at nearby Junior High School 302. He was struck by a Honda while walking his bike across an intersection.

Jonathan Neese South 4th Street and Roebling Street, Williamsburg. On August 12, 2006, Neese, a bike messenger known as “Bronx Jon,” was struck by a livery cab while cycling from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

Sam Khaled Hindy (left) Base of the Manhattan Bridge. On November 16, 2007, Hindy was run over after mistakenly entering a Manhattan Bridge lane reserved for cars.

Habian Rodriguez Main Street and Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing. On September 1, 2007, Rodriguez collided with a city bus and died 30 minutes later.

Elizabeth Padilla (left) Fifth Avenue and Prospect Place, Park Slope. Commuting to the Brooklyn Bar Association on June 9, 2005, Padilla swerved to avoid the open door of a parked P.C. Richard’s truck. She lost control of her bike and fell underneath the wheels of an ice-cream delivery truck.

Juan Luis Solis East Gun Hill Road and Bouck Avenue, the Bronx. Attempting to pass a double-parked car on June 22, 2007, Solis was struck by a box truck and died of severe head trauma. The truck did not stop.

Jeffrey Moore (left) Chauncey Street and Rockaway Avenue, Bed-Stuy. According to witnesses, on May 29, 2007, Moore was run over (twice) by his girlfriend Jeanine Harrington. She was indicted on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon (her Nissan Pathfinder).

Derek Lake Houston Street and La Guardia Place. On June 26, 2006, Lake reportedly skidded on a steel construction plate and was crushed underneath the wheels of a passing truck.

Elijah Armand Wrancher (left) Springfield Boulevard and 130th Avenue, Springfield Gardens. On August 28, 2007, 12-year-old Wrancher attempted to ride his bicycle while holding onto a moving truck. He lost his grip and fell under the truck’s rear wheel.

David Smith Sixth Avenue and 36th Street. On December 5, 2007, Smith was biking up Sixth Avenue when the passenger-side door of a parked pickup truck opened unexpectedly. He was knocked into the path of an oncoming truck.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

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