Sarah and Stephanie have updated their quaint bungalow without straying from a theme that can be summed up in one word -- heritage.

 Elements large and small nod to Stephanie's Italian ancestry, from Renaissance-reminiscent sculptures to miniature renderings of the Madonna and Child. Sarah brings in more recent Americana with her grandfather's baseball and a chair from her uncle that harkens the time of Mad Men.

While the classic elements may be from disparate time periods, a stronger tie  seamlessly binds them together -- that of family.

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