Charlottesville, Virginia, homeowner and shopkeeper Christy Ford offers five ways to turn a house into a home.
Let the children explore the backyard and bring in feathers and birds’ nests (abandoned, of course) to display on bookshelves or mantels. Not only will they learn to love nature, but they’ll also learn to respect the items displayed in your home.
Wall paint: Tranquility (490), also by Benjamin Moore.
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