Keep it simple: Ben and Stacy chose white walls and minimal trimwork throughout their house to provide a backdrop that didn't compete with their unique elements. "Many times good things such as nice design, fine furniture, eye-catching accessories, and artwork get lost if you add too much color," Ben says. "If everything is fighting for attention, then nothing gets noticed."
Find some furniture with personality: While the Mosleys weren't heavy-handed in their decorating, they didn't want the house to feel cold or uninviting. So they looked for furniture that not only was appropriate for each space, but also could take everyday use and still look good.
Left: A roll-out island in the kitchen provides extra space for food prep.