We've been in this house for five years on Fire Island -- a true work in progress. It's customary to pass houses down from generation to generation, and all the contents in them. So when we bought this house, we also got the furniture (including a great wrought iron bed I found in the attic), the linens, the china, the lamps and the rugs. It's taken me a long time to weed out the good from the bad, put a fresh coat of Antique White paint on the furniture and fill it with our family treasures -- photos, shells found on the beach, books and music. I've also recently splurged on a love seat, having fallen in love with the hot pink Robert Allen fabric on a trip to Massachusetts last summer. These photos are some of my inspirations.