Define a dining space with a colorful, easy-care stenciled canvas floorcloth.
Carry the colors from a floorcloth or area rug upward via fresh fruit and flowers to enliven the dining table.
Replace chairs on one side of the table with a bench for extra seating that suits a smaller space.
Echo the motif on a fold-down desk by accenting a nearby shelf with trailing foliage. Tuck part of a redware collection into a wall-mounted basket for a textured touch.
Above: Take advantage of an inset area in a hallway to display a worn journal, feather quill and old family pictures atop a slanted writing box. Below: Break up a large masonry hearth with small groupings of items. Place three crockery pieces of different shapes and sizes on either side of the fireplace to distract from the large expanse of brick. Center a graduated set of pewter measures on the mantel and flank it with a few pewter plates on one side and a plate and candelabra on the other to separate the long mantel into distinct sections.