Please help Vintage Indie in welcoming - Myrna of More than Heirlooms from Sacramento, California. She has graciously opened her home for a "Vintage Pad" home tour with us.
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Where do you find your inspiration for decorating your home?
Originally my inspiration came from my mother--she always had wonderful ideas. After she passed away I looked to magazines, store displays., etc...often I'll just look at something and think "How can I use/display this in a different way?" and an idea will come to me.
The Guest Bedroom is calming and fun--with the wedding theme and soft muted browns and cream colors.
The cozy, comfy feeling of the Family Room--the warmth of the oak wood walls makes me feel like I'm being hugged.
How do vintage things play a role in your home?
Well, for one thing, I can't imagine NOT living with vintage
things! I've inherited some beautiful things from my mother that make
me smile and think of her when I look at them. I love the idea that
other things that I've picked up at thrift stores and flea markets were
a part of someone else's life years and years before me and that maybe
someone received pleasure from the beauty of those pieces like I do.
It's not about being materialistic--it's just about appreciating beauty in whatever form that manifests to you. From a rich, lush flower garden to a home filled with pretty trinkets and treasures.
(above right - kitchen, above left kitchen window)
The Kitchen is happy and joyful and fun.
Master Bedroom is restful and peaceful.
Any advice on creating your look?
Mmmm, there are many wonderful magazines and books that have great ideas. And since I began blogging I found there are many talented people who share their design ideas.
I usually just 'play' with my stuff--creating vignettes, standing back and looking at it and if it "feels" right, walk away. Sometimes even when it doesn't feel right I walk away and come back to it later with a fresh perspective and can successfully tweak it till I'm pleased with it.
It's really like an artist working on a three dimensional canvas!
A special thanks to Myrna for opening her home for us. Please visit her blog for even more looks and beautiful inspiration.