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Get the Look: Fabulous in South Philly handmade and vintage goods


For this week’s installment of Get the Look, we curated a collection of Etsy home goods inspired by this gorgeous space from Airbnb. (Note: If you haven’t explored their awesome Wish Lists yet, be sure and check them out!)

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Neighborhood: South Philly
Host: Percy – who bought the house in November 2009, exactly one week after getting laid off from a graphic design job at an ad agency.

He says: “Knowing very little about home renovations, I threw myself head first into transforming this place, which at the time had cracking plaster, wonky electrical, wall-to-wall carpeting, and numerous roof leaks (one so bad that the old kitchen cabinets two floors below were entirely rotted out). I did all the work myself and knew so little when I bought it that I thought I’d be finished in a few months. It took over a year, but now it’s difficult to imagine it being any more perfect. My girlfriend Tara and I fell so in love with renovating, hunting around flea markets and furnishing the house that we now do it for a living–  running Jersey Ice Cream Co. and our full-service design business by the same name.”

1. Light by onefortythree
2. Mugs by LennyMud
3. Fan from collectorsandcompany
4. Herb Drying Rack by lessandmore
5. Pitcher from shavingkitsuppplies
6. Table by JamesDevlinStudio
7. Watering Can from FindingBrooke
8. Glove Stand from vintageindy

1. Suitcase from lovintagefinds
2. Lamp from ArqueologiaDomestica
3. Poster by ARMINHO
4. Bottles from TheUglyBarnFarm
5. Step Stool from ChestnutHillVintage
6. Dress Form from oldnewhouse

1. Books from epochco
2. Globe from lavintagefurnishings
3. Decorative Mantel by RaysCustomWoodwork
4. Chair from DailyMemorandum
5. Enamel Can from CuteOldThings
6. Carpenter’s Box from HalfBrother

1. Lamp from havenvintage
2. Bookshelf by GreenFurnitureDesign
3. Chair from 86home
4. Bunting by tinamagee
5. Typewriter from Hindsvik
6. Drawers from HRUSKAA

Like Percy’s design style? Keep up with the latest on his blog.

All photographs by Airbnb.

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Aleksa Brown is an editor and brand storyteller at Etsy.