But the most dramatic change occurred, as predicted, when they painted the walls, leaving select areas (a ceiling here, a banister there) alone for contrast. "I'm all about white," Julie says, summing up her trademark. In this photo: Baby, a rescue dog, presides over the open-plan living area, where an old porthole frame adds interest to the white walls. Julie stocks a variety of wall art, like this painted portrait of a bull, in her shop.

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String lights from Target twinkle over the front porch, and Pottery Barn wicker furniture surrounds an antique folding table, where the family plays cards. Plus: 41 porches and patios we'd love to relax on »

Classic wingback chairs get an upgrade with a fresh print from Lee Jofa. Paired with a white game table, they make the house's library a cozy gathering spot.

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