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To brighten the room, Nate brings the outside inpainting the walls the color of sunshine, adding numerous lamps and sconces, and enlivening the space with flowers and trees. A Drexel Heritage credenza, which Nate paints black, provides what he calls "an extra spot to stash Carly's zoo" of stuffed animals.

In one of many gestures of tender genius, Nate mounts and frames a perfect white feather (on the far back wall). Feathers have been mysteriously floating into Hilary's life like silent messages from her late husband.

Hilary and Joe loved the beach, so Nate finds a terrarium lamp from Roost, fills it with sand and in the sand places keepsakes from their Caribbean honeymoon. Next to the lamp is a personalized photo album from Exposures. The album replaces a busy collection of framed snapshots that had cluttered the windowsill.
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