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Though she now lives in Los Angeles, Emily Procterstar of television's The West Wing and CSI: Miamihas infused her home with the warmth and comfort of her native North Carolina.

Throughout the four-bedroom house near the beach, which she shares with her partner and daughter Pippa, the actress has sought to discover fresh ways of interpreting the antiques inherited from her Southern grandparents.

"When you have pieces you love and can't bear to part with, the challenge becomes providing them with a fresh context," she says. Read on to see how Procter achieves this balancing act.