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Get the Look Decor: All You Need Is Love

Mar 20, 2011

by Christine Domanic handmade and vintage goods

ChristineThis weekend’s Get the Look Decor is inspired by the Seattle, Washington home of adorable couple Theresa and Elias. Their tiny, 700-square-foot apartment is decorated with second-hand furniture and decor acquired on thrift store and estate sale adventures. The couple is extremely appreciative of the help they’ve received from Theresa’s creative parents, who lent a hand restoring vintage furniture and built custom pieces that perfectly suit their small space.

Theresa says, “There is so much thought and love in each and every item in our home. From the kitchen hutch built by my dad, to the quilt my mom made us for a wedding gift, to the jars of agates collected at the beach, each item has a story.”

The story of this yellow sofa, playfully nicknamed “Chester the Banana Slug,” is a touching story of how this loving couple pinched pennies in order to splurge on a few well-deserved treats.

Blue and Green Tufted Sofa

By junk2funkbiz, $1085.

Fugi floral linen pillow

By threesheets2thewind, $50.

Crochet Covered River Rock

By StitchHappens7, $28.

Vintage Steamer Trunk

By bluebell, $175.

Dave Matthews Band Poster

By junestar00, $90.

Lyric Pillow Two Step

By ThreeYellowFinches, $45.

Beach Glass Filled Jar

By willowonthewater, $15.95.

Brownie Target Six-16 Camera

By LetterKay, $21.

Romantic Monogram print

By SweetPeaAttic, $10.

Two Little Ceramic Birds

By NomadClayworks, $11.

Owl Mug

By hadleyclay, $32.

Beautiful Grained Maple Bowl


Blue Tea Pot

By RavenRobyn, $24.

Adjustable footstool

By threewheelvintage, $36.

Green Charger Painted Plate

By afewfavorites, $16.

custom cherry hutch

By xenasdad, $3900.

Owl Salt and Pepper Shakers

By sweetbeau, $8.50.

SEATTLE Map (11×14 Print)

By turnofthecenturies, $18.

Yellow Fiestaware Pitcher

By mormorsvintage, $45.

Vintage deer antlers

By mechanicalstag, $38.

Valentine Hearth Nesting Set

By NewMoonStudio, $25.

1950s Olympia Typewriter

By TheFancyLamb, $165.

Black World Globe

By joevintage, $42.

Collection of Bud Vases

By graftonave, $20.

Wood Wall Ampersand

By OldNewAgain, $42.

Small Full Body Rhino Model

By CardboardSafari, $15.

Handmade Apothecary Cabinet

By GardenGroveFarmhouse, $1000.

Cardboard Silhouette Chandelier

By seequin, $56.

Joker Playing Card Poster

By petekdesign, $56.

porcelain glove mold

By AMradio, $46.

1949 Magna US Wall Map

By AustinModern, $175.

Sweet Heart Pillow

By doingitherselfevents, $28.

Lilac and Yellow Crazy Quilt

By vintagebutterfly94, $68.50.

ivory & green upholstered chair

By remend, $120.

Theresa and Elias also run a beautiful jewelry shop on Etsy called HaroldandJane. Inspired by family and friends, music, letterpress, the ocean, scruffy dogs, making and eating delicious food, dresses, and mountains, Theresa creates one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry and accessories while Elias helps with the photographing and graphic design.

The couple have created a home that truly reflects their love and respect of one another. Check out their blog, Orange Juice Etc, for creative inspiration and heartfelt tidbits. View more photos of their home on their 100th post dedicated to their tiny apartment.


Looking for more styles and interiors? Check out our video series, There’s No Place Like Here, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Get involved and show us your amazing space in this Flickr pool.

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  • JBirdHome

    JBirdHome said 9 years ago

    I'm woozy over this collection !! Such a gorgeous combination- especially all the little owls and birds thrown in :)

  • adrienneaudrey

    adrienneaudrey said 9 years ago

    What a great space! That couch is insane!!!

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 9 years ago

    Great decor! I love the vintage cameras!

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 9 years ago

    What a nice home!! I love the yellow sofa!! Love the finds! Thank you Christine for the lovely as always Sunday morning article!

  • thedancingwren

    thedancingwren said 9 years ago

    fabulous! it doesn't matter how big or small your place is as long as it's filled with love!

  • VintageBeach

    VintageBeach said 9 years ago

    Love this feature!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 9 years ago

    From someone who loved banana slugs growing up, the couch is absolutely fabulous!

  • WeHaveItVintage

    WeHaveItVintage said 9 years ago

    love it!

  • BlueRoomBijoux

    BlueRoomBijoux said 9 years ago

    "Chester the Banana Slug" is a great name for that yellow sofa! Great article!!

  • cindymars7

    cindymars7 said 9 years ago

    Thank you so much for this article Christine. It's so inspiring to see how other fellow artists combine their love for both crafting and home decorating. I want to go out and remodel right now.

  • ekra

    ekra said 9 years ago

    Wow! Such a beautiful and breezy collection.

  • winsomehollow

    winsomehollow said 9 years ago

    lovely home!

  • gumo

    gumo said 9 years ago

    Inspirational article! We too have a small apartment and it's great to see how creatively such a space can be decorated with vintage finds : )

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 9 years ago

    WHAT I WOULD DO to type you this mssg. on that pretty red typewriter! Great space with great things! Thank you for sharing. X C.L. Hildebrandt

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 9 years ago

    Pacific Northwest rocks with style and grace. Great finds today. Love love the Quilt Rustic Heart Banner by JCMcCairnsCottage

  • BDVintage

    BDVintage said 9 years ago

    I'm in love with this space! I feel right at home with every little detail. Thanks for sharing this.

  • rhapsodyattic

    rhapsodyattic said 9 years ago

    I just love this article and the decor feel of this apartment! I especially love all of the vintage chests of drawers and the article about the sofa is great!

  • osloantiques

    osloantiques said 9 years ago

    Great job putting all this together to make a lovely home ! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • KnockKnocking

    KnockKnocking said 9 years ago

    This home really feels lived in and welcoming. I'd love to have a cup of tea here. Well done!!!

  • ThriftyVintageHome

    ThriftyVintageHome said 9 years ago

    A nice cozy inviting home ! Love the old wash tubs in the kitchen.

  • choisette

    choisette said 9 years ago

    banana slug yellow goes with everything.

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 9 years ago

    Love the color tones. So pretty!

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 9 years ago

    cute, i love tiny apartments. One learn how to take advantage of every corner. I miss my tiny apt on Gay St., West Village. It was the best!!!

  • KwestStudio8

    KwestStudio8 said 9 years ago

    I've recently started photographing antique furniture and environments, so this article really hit home. Great things can be found in small enclosures! There's something about holding--either visibly or physically-- an item that had a prior life with someone else ... an added dimension to the item. Cool article!

  • vintagebutterfly94

    vintagebutterfly94 said 9 years ago

    This is one I will return to for inspiration! Love the mix.

  • annslights

    annslights said 9 years ago

    Very nice....I just love it all!!

  • TheVintaquarian

    TheVintaquarian said 9 years ago

    Completely enchanted! Something really fabulous is going on here, every little detail shines...

  • tannerglass

    tannerglass said 9 years ago

    love it! Your kitchen is just perfect.

  • PonderandStitch

    PonderandStitch said 9 years ago

    I am in LOVE with this place! Absolutely perfect. :D

  • alittleVintageShop

    alittleVintageShop said 9 years ago

    LOVE it! All the sweet details are simply wonderful ♥

  • DarkBluebell

    DarkBluebell said 9 years ago

    Fabulous vintage style!

  • SSSJ

    SSSJ said 9 years ago

    Well loved pieces. Beautifully displayed! It looks like a nice place to be!

  • iamhome

    iamhome said 9 years ago

    eventually after remodeling, our house will hopefully take on some of this style. we love it!

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 9 years ago

    Wow, what a great place! Thanks for sharing!

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 9 years ago

    Wow, what a great place! Thanks for sharing!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 9 years ago

    Love your style and home!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 9 years ago

    So beautiful!!!

  • TerrorDome

    TerrorDome said 9 years ago

    Love your home and love how you feel about it.

  • AllysAntiques

    AllysAntiques said 9 years ago

    Love this vintage feeling! great pictures.

  • AllysAntiques

    AllysAntiques said 9 years ago

    Love this vintage feeling! great pictures.

  • FalconandFinch

    FalconandFinch said 9 years ago

    I just discovered that one of my cameras was featured in this lovely article - what an honor! Thank you!

  • mountainvintage

    mountainvintage said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful, eclectic group of items. This is exactly how I decorate my home and I just love all these finds!

  • SailThouForth

    SailThouForth said 9 years ago

    I love love love second-hand, vintage furniture! Every piece has a story. My favorite pieces of furniture in my own home are those that came from my Grammie's after she moved into an assisted living home. So much history and character! Great article. Thanks for sharing!

  • ConfettiGarden

    ConfettiGarden said 9 years ago

    what an adorable & creative home! i'm especially drooling over Chester the Banana Slug & the kitchen decor. an inspiring home & a super duper collection Christine! oxo

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 9 years ago

    all you need is LOVE & such wonderful style! great article & congrats! xox

  • pasinwedding

    pasinwedding said 9 years ago

    Love your home Wonderful

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine said 9 years ago

    Love the sense of Wnimsy in this home!

  • CocoaBeans

    CocoaBeans said 9 years ago

    fabulous picks and article:)

  • TheEnchantedSlipper

    TheEnchantedSlipper said 9 years ago

    I really love this look! It is so cottage by the sea cozy. I really love it. Thanks for sharing.

  • MilaKeln

    MilaKeln said 9 years ago

    cool apartment.

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 9 years ago

    A little love goes a long way .

  • TheCookieClutch

    TheCookieClutch said 9 years ago

    I love all your treasures!! so cute

  • artlife

    artlife said 9 years ago

    Great Seattle Space!!

  • jolinne

    jolinne said 9 years ago

    Very pretty!

  • SugarCubeVintage

    SugarCubeVintage said 9 years ago

    charming home full of character! luv the "banana slug"...

  • collectiblesatoz

    collectiblesatoz said 9 years ago

    I agree........All you need is LOVE and VINTAGE!

  • collectiblesatoz

    collectiblesatoz said 9 years ago

    Vintage is the new decor!

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 9 years ago

    fun stuff!

  • orchardfarmsoap

    orchardfarmsoap said 9 years ago

    Love the kitchen hutch!

  • TimeEchoVintage

    TimeEchoVintage said 9 years ago

    Really cool feature!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 9 years ago

    What a great space!


    SISTERBATIK said 9 years ago

    Love the hutch for cups and mugs by the espresso machine. This is a cool. loving home - vintage never dates! I love the typewriter from TheFancyLamb - one of my favourite Etsy stores - I want her Depression Era Bank box that has been sitting on my blog page dreamily calling to me : )

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 9 years ago

    stunning photos and finds! i love how everything amazing is on etsy! :D xox

  • HollysCorner

    HollysCorner said 9 years ago

    Love the vintage style of things, they have so much more character than a lot of the newer styles. The Cd staircase is really neat!

  • MariaLaBonita

    MariaLaBonita said 9 years ago

    cool vintage stuff, love it all!!

  • tripperdungan

    tripperdungan said 9 years ago

    That ampersand is a beaut.

  • HaroldandJane

    HaroldandJane said 9 years ago

    Thank you so much Christine for featuring our apartment! I love the alternative items you chose to feature with our photos. I am blown away by how similar the collection is to what we have in our home! So fun!

  • BeaumontStudio

    BeaumontStudio said 9 years ago

    granary cabinet is so fun!

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 9 years ago

    Oh what a beautiful home! Love it!!

  • vintagejane

    vintagejane said 9 years ago

    GREAT look!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  • AngelEllie

    AngelEllie said 9 years ago

    I love this...especially the owls!

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 9 years ago

    beautiful and great collections :)

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly said 9 years ago

    Oh, I wish I could move in!!!! What charming, vintage style with heaps of history!!! I love features like this and you are both just as lovely as your home - thanks for sharing!

  • mybeardedpigeon

    mybeardedpigeon said 9 years ago

    Love it! love all the vinatge maps and the ampersand too.

  • filofashion

    filofashion said 9 years ago

    Gorgeous ! Love it !

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 9 years ago


  • jewelrybyjackie

    jewelrybyjackie said 9 years ago

    What a lovely, warm home! Thanks for sharing!

  • StudioRhondie

    StudioRhondie said 9 years ago

    Banana Slug! Reminds me of Santa Cruz. Thanks for sharing.

  • griffinhouse

    griffinhouse said 9 years ago

    You can really feel the love you have for each other in your home. Nicely done:)

  • simplyworn

    simplyworn said 9 years ago

    love the kitchen photo with the dave mattews print!

  • SassySisterVintage

    SassySisterVintage said 9 years ago

    That sofa funktastic! Cool place ;-)

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga said 9 years ago

    OMG!! I love this home! It's like visiting your grandparents when you're little and everything looks like it's hiding a treasure, and you never know what you'll find around the corner. Love it!

  • gingeraly

    gingeraly said 9 years ago

    beautiful finds! i love that red typewriter, does it still work? :p

  • pamwares

    pamwares said 9 years ago

    what an adorable home. you have great style!

  • rope

    rope said 9 years ago

    Love this article! So many great shots of the home. And that couch!! Amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • OwlandMouse

    OwlandMouse said 9 years ago

    This post is just my style! Thanks for guiding me to some great new items!

  • ohbuckets

    ohbuckets said 9 years ago

    love their home...and dave matthews too!

  • chantalmarieliving

    chantalmarieliving said 9 years ago

    What a great article. I am so honored to have my bamboo pillow amongst such wonderful items. The candelabra with the hearts is just wonderfully whimsy. Thanks for sharing.

  • GAffAJewellery

    GAffAJewellery said 9 years ago

    your home, your soul.... thank you

  • AudreysStash

    AudreysStash said 9 years ago

    Love the couch - what a great home! Good article.

  • FullThrottleGypsy

    FullThrottleGypsy said 9 years ago

    Love the view from the mixer ;) Awesome apartment!

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 9 years ago

    great home and wonderful finds! thanks for sharing!

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 9 years ago

    great finds

  • norakaren

    norakaren said 9 years ago

    I love the gray bamboo pillow!

  • yalipaz

    yalipaz said 9 years ago

    Such a beautiful home!! Love everything there!!

  • kachingdesign

    kachingdesign said 9 years ago

    Great post! I love the quilt heart banner. Very cute!

  • oldyetnew

    oldyetnew said 9 years ago

    I love it all. It's driving me crazy!!!!!

  • archivioGotico

    archivioGotico said 9 years ago

    How lovely! I really enjoyed prowling around this home and hope to be invited for tea soon! Beautiful vintage, electic and handmade atmosphere! ;-))

  • MaisonPaulette

    MaisonPaulette said 9 years ago

    Love and passion that's all you need – beautiful home Theresa and Elias! Thanks for sharing!

  • atelierpompadour

    atelierpompadour said 9 years ago

    awesome home and finds!!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 9 years ago

    Thanks for a peek into such a beautiful home!

  • NittyGrittyVintage

    NittyGrittyVintage said 9 years ago

    Lovely home and collections! Blessings, from NGV

  • AmberGypsySky

    AmberGypsySky said 9 years ago

    Love the mustard couch! Beautious home!

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice said 9 years ago

    Great article! I almost bought a yellow fiestaware pitcher at a flea market for $10 a year ago... and it has been a major regret that I didn't!!!

  • NoMoreTwistHandmade

    NoMoreTwistHandmade said 9 years ago

    this is right up my alley! my husband and i have a very similar style and are preparing to move into a very small space, so this is a timely article! unfortunately, i can't imagine finding another couch as cool as chester the banana slug!

  • CoolStuffByDesign

    CoolStuffByDesign said 9 years ago

    Love the eclectic, vintage look!!

  • coolstuffartgallery

    coolstuffartgallery said 9 years ago

    Love the eclectic, vintage look!!

  • KitKatCabaret

    KitKatCabaret said 9 years ago

    Vintage Treasures carefully, strategically placed about your home to warm mesmerise and inspire you daily, ~ My kind of Cozy interesting decor

  • PrettyLoot

    PrettyLoot said 9 years ago

    I love it all!!

  • moonbeamvintage

    moonbeamvintage said 9 years ago

    lovely, isn't it? this is my kind of cozy!

  • Earmark

    Earmark said 9 years ago

    beautiful! I love these get the look decor segments!! Make me swoon every time!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 9 years ago

    Great look! Lovely finds!!

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 9 years ago

    Very homey and cozy and witty. My home is 880 square feet and we have 3 kids under the age of 5 with no yard, so I can relate to the lack of space!!

  • maclancy

    maclancy said 9 years ago

    my daughter is moving out of the dorms and into her first studio this fall. These are great tips for those who have small space to work with. Thanks much!

  • terrihvaught

    terrihvaught said 9 years ago

    Beautiful- Love the mix!

  • terrihvaught

    terrihvaught said 9 years ago

    Beautiful- Love the mix!

  • BreakinGlass

    BreakinGlass said 9 years ago

    This is great! I love it all!!!!

  • CajunCreation

    CajunCreation said 9 years ago

    What a great place to live...Love the Yellow Sofa!!!

  • Gamut

    Gamut said 9 years ago

    Mismatched, meaningful, homey. We have lived simply but with things that have graced us. At the same time they are items that we would not hesitate to give to someone else in need. Nothing is so precious as another person. Yay!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 9 years ago

    wonderfully cozy and fun thanks for the peek

  • corrnucopia

    corrnucopia said 9 years ago

    *swoon* love that ceramic peacock!

  • HoneysuckleLane

    HoneysuckleLane said 9 years ago

    love their cozy, vintage, whimsical look!

  • WoodlandCottage

    WoodlandCottage said 9 years ago

    Proof that quality over quantity wins out in a fulfilling lifestyle--thanks for sharing.

  • HoldTheWire

    HoldTheWire said 9 years ago

    Very cute and comfortable.

  • ClothandPatina

    ClothandPatina said 9 years ago

    What a great article. You did such an amazing job at creating such a homey and beautiful space. Nothing beats vintage and handmade pieces to fill a home. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Luncheonettevintage

    Luncheonettevintage said 9 years ago

    this is terrific. love the mix and the happy spirit of it all. great piece!

  • Luncheonettevintage

    Luncheonettevintage said 9 years ago

    this is terrific. love the mix and the happy spirit of it all. great piece!

  • KnitKnit

    KnitKnit said 9 years ago

    Just lovely! I'm moving at the end of the month and have been addicted to looking at decor blogs & articles. Love Theresa and Elias' style!

  • FranceGallery

    FranceGallery said 9 years ago

    I really like your warm vintage decorating style!

  • amysoldschool

    amysoldschool said 9 years ago

    I love this!

  • lilwildflower

    lilwildflower said 9 years ago

    I love your collection, a bit of vintage, a bit of everything. There's something about creating an environment that inspires you. Thanks for the eye candy.

  • HisBlessings

    HisBlessings said 9 years ago

    Looks like home to me. Nice and comfy.

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 9 years ago

    so many sweet and cozy touches-- another super post!

  • dahlilafound

    dahlilafound said 9 years ago

    Darling apartment. Love the kitchen hutches & cup holders. Charming. A nice inspiration. dahlila xo

  • lovepray

    lovepray said 9 years ago

    love the pics... truly inspiring...

  • thebeachhousegallery

    thebeachhousegallery said 9 years ago

    Nice collection, style, taste. Love the photos. And a very nice article to showcase your individual style. Inez Dunn

  • poorjimsvintage

    poorjimsvintage said 9 years ago

    sooo much awesome stuff. more hearts for vintage.

  • Addy

    Addy said 9 years ago

    Beautiful home! I love the green footstool.

  • UniquelyYoursbyCil

    UniquelyYoursbyCil said 9 years ago

    Just love that vintage look!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 9 years ago

    Petite space and so sweet!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 9 years ago

    I love the maple bowl!

  • JennasRedRhino

    JennasRedRhino said 9 years ago

    What lovely pieces!

  • DeuxPetitesSouris

    DeuxPetitesSouris said 9 years ago

    Great Home! I love all the lovely little pillows! And how nice to have pieces made by loved ones! Refreshing to see people who appreciate what they have.

  • paroliro

    paroliro said 9 years ago

    The size of your nest doesn't limit the love you can fit into it!

  • CarolMai

    CarolMai said 9 years ago

    So cozy! Just love all the vintage treasures.

  • RR1Box80

    RR1Box80 said 9 years ago

    This makes my heart super happy!

  • elizabethbloomfield

    elizabethbloomfield said 9 years ago

    What a cozy, lived in space! I love your home.

  • mimisrecycledesigns

    mimisrecycledesigns said 9 years ago

    Love your home. Thanks for sharing.

  • LetterKay

    LetterKay said 9 years ago

    So honored and excited to have my vintage camera among the items listed in the article :) It has sold, but I do have others :)

  • JuBeMeDesigns

    JuBeMeDesigns said 9 years ago

    Home sweet home = Love, sweet Love


    GLAMSHINEACCESORIES said 9 years ago

    Fabulous!!!! i love the feel of this shop.

  • PyxusPassionProject

    PyxusPassionProject said 9 years ago

    That's it! This has inspired me to FINALLY reserve some time (this weekend!) to stop in at a local vintage/antique store that I pass by every time I take the streetcar. Maybe I'll finally start making my new apartment a home! ;) Thanks for the inspiration!


    POOPOOLALA said 9 years ago

    LOVE love love Chester the banana slug! to die for!

  • dustyatticantiques

    dustyatticantiques said 9 years ago

    We are so honored and thankful to have our old dome top steamer trunk featured with the related items in this marvelous blog post.

  • nestingemily

    nestingemily said 9 years ago

    What a pretty and happy home. Thanks for sharing.

  • GrandmasStash

    GrandmasStash said 9 years ago

    Lovely home, enjoyed this, thanks!

  • thepapermoonstudio

    thepapermoonstudio said 9 years ago this. Thanks for sharing!

  • starmekcreations

    starmekcreations said 9 years ago

    Love this. Thanks so much

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 9 years ago

    So many lovely finds here!

  • PrettyBloom

    PrettyBloom said 9 years ago

    great collection! i agreed all you need is LOVE!

  • ASenseofPlacePhotogr

    ASenseofPlacePhotogr said 8 years ago

    its so beautiful

  • forrestinavintage

    forrestinavintage said 8 years ago

    Looks cozy--like the art on their walls.

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