Photographed by Erin Kunkel.
Make It Your Own
What essential does every home need? Kate Jordan says, “Personality — as in, yours! Collections, i.e., records, or books, or tchotchkies, or even plants, really help to make a house a home, and convey your passions in object form.”

“No matter how beautifully designed your home is, I think that personal layer really adds so much warmth and humanity. I'm drawn to homes that convey who the inhabitants are and how they live. Personality and humanity are always much more attractive to me than homes that feel like showcase homes.”