There's no formal foyer, so Ashley put together an entry moment with mystery and charm out of bits and pieces from far-flung locations. Posed against the staircase just beyond the front door is a mellowed wood table—a station for mail and keys. Two steel buffet lamps flank a leaning painting (of a farm girl) Ashley found 10 years ago on the street in Rome. "The painting's rural setting and subject matter are made to feel heroic and glamorous. The girl also seems so relaxed, which is what our farm is all about." Beside the table, a carved wooden chair that looks like it might be the cousin to a pair of vintage snowshoes is good for boot removal, but it also sets the tone for a house where individuality and form are equally celebrated.