Charlottesville, Virginia, homeowner and shopkeeper Christy Ford offers five ways to turn a house into a home.
Photo: William Waldron
If you have a lot of collections, always keep the base neutral so your displays won’t overwhelm the space. Try a creamy paint color such as Donald Kaufman Color DKC-4 for a subdued background that allows artwork and objects to be the stars.
Painting (above sofa): by Dean Dass, other works available through Les Yeux du Monde gallery; lesyeuxdumonde.com.