Charlottesville, Virginia, homeowner and shopkeeper Christy Ford offers five ways to turn a house into a home.
In the family room, a bleached bone has a spot of honor on the mantel. Family lore has it that this baby shower gift for Henry is a dinosaur bone (though a paleontologist might insist otherwise). With that humble item, the first of the three Ford children was thrust into the world of collecting. While many of Christy’s accessories are antiques, art books, and small sculptures, some of the most valuable are found or made by Henry, Ruby, and Tulip during backyard wanderings.
Wall paint: Angelica (AF-665), also by Benjamin Moore.
Duvet cover: Kerry Cassill; kerrycassill.com.