When Pollan bought the place 12 years ago, there were just two raised flower beds. "I was drawn to all the old things in the house," he says, citing the original pine beams and crystal doorknobs. The rolling hills outside, by contrast, were a totally blank slate. In this photo: In the library, Pollan unified mismatched wingback chairs with floral brocade upholstery and burlap cushions. The walls are painted Spanish Moss by Restoration Hardware.