Polished Personality

 Take, for instance, a beloved black-and-cream ticking-stripe sofa in the living room. Purchased when she was in college, the piece has served Deborah well, easily complementing the varying styles and fashions her homes have had over the years.

Typically known for her traditional décor, Deborah infused a number of fanciful details throughout her current home. “In small doses, whimsy is fun, not corny,” she promises. She built a larger-than-life wingback chair, cut in an exaggerated Alice in Wonderland style, which anchors a charming reading nook in the upstairs hallway.