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Jun 24, 2012

by Christine Domanic

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This weekend’s Get the Look Decor is inspired by the playful and quirky home Sarah Harvey shares with her pets, Kuma and Ronin, just outside of Kansas City, Missouri. Her split-level ranch  is overflowing with personality. Collections of designer toys and plush add pops of color and a hint of fun to every room throughout her home.

In addition to actively growing her toy collection, Sara works as an illustrator and graphic designer. You can check out her artwork at MultiplePersonality; visit her blogs, For the Love of Toys and Art Empathy, for a closer look at her toy collections and art inspirations. Visit Sara on Flickr for even more photos of her playful home.

 

[Clockwise from top left: Custom Hand Painted Skateboard Deck by punkrockparti; Cassie Mini Munny Custom Vinyl Art Toy by mytinystudio; 84 inch Veronica floating shelves, set of three by jwhitney100; Ventura Dining Table in Solid Quarter Sawn White Oak by hedgehouse; Gerard by Horriblesweet; Sputnik Chrome Ceiling Light Fixture by GallivantingGirls.]

Describe your home decorating style.
I wanted my home to represent who I am and the things that make me happy. I have always loved modern furniture and clean lines. Mid-century modern furniture and homes have always been what I gravitate towards, but I like unique, interesting, and well-made products of any kind. I tend to decorate with both vintage and new items, blending together things that I like. Rather than getting hung up on things matching, if I like it, I try and incorporate it somehow. I love color since it can help change your mood, and while I use it wherever I can, I do so sparingly since my collections are so colorful.

[Clockwise from top left: Teacup cushion throw pillow by HenriettaAndMorty ; Plush Faux Taxidermy Deer Head by AICreatures; Cuckoo No.1 Silkscreen by imprettyinspired ; Leonardo the Elephant by HandmadeDreamers; Eames for Herman Miller Fiberglass Arm Chair by SweetGoodsNYC ; Pink Whipped Cream Girl Plini Figurine by magicbeanbuyer .]

Did you decide to decorate in this style or was there an evolution to your decorating process?
My decorating style revolves around my collections. I didn’t want to feel like my collection was consuming me. I guess it’s the designer in me, but I have to make sure colors, patterns, and objects are arranged in a way that is pleasing to the eye. I have such a large collection that everything had to migrate throughout my home. I started organizing things by color and height, and combining toys with other objects that I collected. Decorating is fun for me, so trying to decorate with lots of “things” was a challenge that I enjoyed taking on.

[Clockwise from top left: Balloons by jenniferdavis; Mid Century Modern, vintage upholstered chair by GreStuff; Spring Heralds – Print by myfolklover; Wooden art doll hand painted – Daphnee by zime; CLASSIC II: COFFEE Table by MSTRF; Distressed Red Metal Industrial Shelf by FindFurnish.]

Where are your favorite places to shop for home items?
I shop anywhere for home items and usually like to find antiques or older items that you wouldn’t be able to find in every store. Craigslist, antique stores and independent shops are were I search a lot for items. When I purchase furniture new, I tend to shop at Crate and Barrel, CB2, and West Elm for nice modern designs. Most of my art prints and handmade items were purchased from sellers on Etsy or independent shops.

[Clockwise from top left: Breathe Wood Sign by OhDierLiving; Vintage Chartreuse Lamp by jojosvintagecupboard; Gothic Mother Goose Art Print by pinkytoast; We Are Trying To Break Your Heart by PalmerandJane; Boston Terrier 11 x 14 Print Space Rangers Set by rubenacker; House Shelf Shadow Box by SeeDollyRun.]

What inspires you when it comes to decorating?
As cheesy at it sounds, everything inspires me when I’m decorating. I love color, art, patterns and texture, and I try to use that in my home in ways that represent who I am and what I love. I love to research, and I’m constantly doing that for my day job, as well as just for fun. I’m always saving photos I like for inspiration.

[Clockwise from top left: Tea Elephant- art toy by UDOT; max the pilot painted art doll by lolka; Plush Cat Fabric Doll by MaishopCuteThings; Art toy – Mister Tiger by MarieChou; Henri Owl Soft Toy by wassupbrothers; Plush Monster Yalloup Von Racletten by ninon.]

What is your favorite part about your home?
My dining room, because that’s where my wall of toys is located. It just makes me happy being in there, surrounded by what I love.

[Clockwise from top left: Flower Moon Bun – Amigurumi Bunny Rabbit by MoonsCreations; Ghoul Boy Mini Munny by knopfe; Despicable Minion Plushie by Zoobliez; Videogames poster by CristinadeVicente; Zombies of the Deep by MATTYCIPOV; Glass Fronted Retro Display Cabinet by InspiritVintage.]

 

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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198 comments

  • troy480bc

    Robert Frankowitz from THECOLLECTORSSHOP said 7 years ago

    beautifully amazing,like your collection,,nice photo

  • pipapiep

    pipapiep from pipapiep said 7 years ago

    Great post...nice collection!

  • caseysharpe

    Casey Sharpe from caseysharpe said 7 years ago

    Oh man, what I really want to know is who is the print by with the green castle and red guard? And where can I get one? (Or something else by the artist?) Because it's LOVELY.

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • muffintopdesigns

    cy and d from TheLovelySmith said 7 years ago

    just beautiful! you have managed to amazingly blend your collections in with your decor with stunning results! (i wish i could do the same but i am sure my toddler would break it down just as fast as i put it up... sigh)

  • redemptionart

    Connie Haskell from redemptionart said 7 years ago

    As one would say in Japanese "Kawaii"...love this, I couldn't imagine all of these wonderful collectibles coming together with so much synergy! Thank you for the tour! Aloha...

  • aspaniki

    Aspasia Drizou from IWantALetter said 7 years ago

    My god is that a real house? It is really well done and the details on the colors she used are awesome! Oh... wait a minute "Sara works as an illustrator and graphic designer" <-- and it all makes sense! Wonderful house ...really wonderful.

  • blueroompottery

    Marietta from blueroompottery said 7 years ago

    Wow!! Amazing!!! Love love your collections! My dream house!! Thanks for sharing, can I come and visit some time? :)

  • Joliejye

    Julie Duchesne from Joliejye said 7 years ago

    Amazing collection !! So funny :)

  • JodysVintage

    Jody Ball from PansyRoadVintage said 7 years ago

    Cute!

  • taterrounds

    Tater Rounds from TaterRoundsBeauty said 7 years ago

    WOW !!!! SUPER COOL :)

  • beachyrustica

    beachyrustica from beachyrustica said 7 years ago

    How fun! :)

  • TheBakersDaughter

    Nancy Andrews from TheBakersDaughter said 7 years ago

    Oh I want to live here!!

  • Erinle

    Svetlana from ErinlesHouse said 7 years ago

    The House of Dreams! So lovely! :)

  • hmmills

    Helen Mills from 1820BagCo said 7 years ago

    I love the way the items really add a pop of color to a room.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm from baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    You have a happy house ~ love your style too plus the fireplace ~ wow factor happening at your place ~ thanks for sharing with all of us. `

  • jinglebiscuits

    Kate Powajbo said 7 years ago

    What a fun space! My favorite "Get the Look" post thus far!

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome from rosebudshome said 7 years ago

    Great way to show off your collections, well done!

  • FranceGallery

    France Gallery from FranceGallery said 7 years ago

    What fun and interesting home decor!

  • KrystynPecora

    Krystyn Pecora from QuirkAndSparkle said 7 years ago

    This home blows all of the other featured homes out of the water... honestly. Amazing collection, and I'm super impressed how the place comes off stylish, quirky, and somehow not over the top. Wish I could visit!

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion from asundrynotion said 7 years ago

    So cheerful!

  • QueenBeeVintiques

    Kim from RiverHomeVintage said 7 years ago

    I love the way you've incorporated your collections so seamlessly throughtout your home...very cool!

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses from breadandroses said 7 years ago

    Sarah really pulled off the tricky balancing act of integrating these collections into truly liveable spaces. Well done!

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine from TipsyTimeMachine said 7 years ago

    It's rare to see large collections so well integrated into the decor, instead of just looking like a bunch of items. So many things that I love in these photos, like the wonderful hand pillow near the fireplace.

  • Leatherworks4U

    Leatherworks4U from Leatherworks4U said 7 years ago

    Quirky and fun. Love all of the color and the little green and blue forest men in the first photo. They appear to be stools to me and I'd love to have them. My biggest question is who does the dusting? That is a major job to keep everything looking so great! Congrats on the feature and such a charming home.

  • BlueMoonLights

    Alexandra Simons from BlueMoonLights said 7 years ago

    Great way to show your collections while everything looks cohesive and stylish! Thanks for the post :)

  • TheCottageCheese

    Marsi from TheCottageCheese said 7 years ago

    This is brilliant! I love the way Sarah has her collections arranged by color. Every item is perfect in it's place and her color and furniture selections are exactly my taste. Great inspiration!

  • HenriettaAndMorty

    Carol Turner from HenriettaAndMorty said 7 years ago

    Awesome!!! Thanks so much for featuring my teacup pillow! :)

  • ACESfinds

    Alison Herr Scates and Chuck Scates from ACESFINDSVINTAGE said 7 years ago

    This is wonderful! I know that living with large collections that you love takes a lot of work, arrangement and maintenance. This dwelling is so artfully done! The tone of this home is so upbeat. Thanks for sharing.

  • birdie1

    Laurie from BirdinHandVTG said 7 years ago

    So much fun it doesn't even look real! Especially ove how Sarah's collections look against the dark walls. Great to see this post back :)

  • MadAboutColour

    Joanne Scantlebury Muckart from MadAboutColour said 7 years ago

    Wonderful !!!!! Absolutly delightful and inspiring!!:):) Thank you!!

  • MyMissyPetunia

    Rebecca from MyMissyPetunia said 7 years ago

    The house of my dreams... sigh. Where on earth did you find the green brick poster with the red guard? That is stunning!

  • FullCircleRetro

    Piegota from FullCircleRetro said 7 years ago

    This house rocks..! =)

  • bhangtiez

    Jana from bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    What a colorful and magical home. It was a joy seeing your decorating style and your home is very inspirational. Love all the colors!!

  • SimpleCleanDesigns

    Cari-anne from SimpleCleanDesigns said 7 years ago

    Oh myy. I want this house. Favourited to show my boyfriend later :]

  • shabbyvintagemom

    Kristen from ShabbyVintageMom said 7 years ago

    LOVE your walls & the way you've displayed your collections :) Seriously awesome!!!!

  • RitaVanTassel

    Rita Van Tassel from RitaVanTassel said 7 years ago

    See now this is MY kind of Get The Look post! Thank you for including such an eclectic and fun home. :D

  • TheVintaquarian

    Gia Swango from TheVintaquarian said 7 years ago

    The styling of these collections by color groups is beautifully done. The little kid in me can't stop giggling with delight...

  • oakstudiosofdesign

    Susan and Scott from oakstudiosofdesign said 7 years ago

    Very cute - love all of the bright popping colors it creates! (shudders at the thought of dusting tho :)

  • StringBeardCraftery

    Stephanie from StringBeardCraftery said 7 years ago

    The first photo did this to my brain: "I wanna be the very best. That no one ever was. To catch them is my real quest, to train them is my cause . . ." Just over and over again.

  • LisasLittleCreations

    Lisa Aldrich from LisasLittleCreations said 7 years ago

    So cute! Love it.

  • CougarTShirtCompany

    Cougar T-Shirt Company from CougarTShirtCompany said 7 years ago

    Wow! How fun! What a joy it must be to walk in after a long day. Refreshing! I could never dream of having such an amazingly clean home!

  • karith

    Karolina from karith said 7 years ago

    Wonderful. I love bold colors, shapes and patterns and how they perfectly interact with furniture. Great collection BDW! ^^

  • Iammie

    iammie from iammie said 7 years ago

    Nice picks! Love them!

  • MultiplePersonality

    Sara Harvey from MultiplePersonality said 7 years ago

    Wow! Thank you So much everyone! I'm so happy other love my home as much as I do. For the people that asked about the print of the guard and castle it's actually a vintage tea towel that I found. It says it was made in Ireland but I'm uncertain who it was made by.

  • piecesofelises

    Elise from piecesofelises said 7 years ago

    I love this :)

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons from TigersandDragons said 7 years ago

    So fun and funky! I keep my toy collection in the studio for inspiration.

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat from mazedasastoat said 7 years ago

    OMG... who does the dusting? ;-)

  • minipotterybyanita

    AnitasPottery.com from potterybyAnita said 7 years ago

    Wow! Great collections, so colorful! I've had many people collect my little miniature pots over the past 25 years! I'd love to see them in their homes like this! ♥♥♥

  • sivadirac

    Cari Behr from florapeony said 7 years ago

    This is awesome!

  • EmiliaFaith

    Edie Ann from OhHoneyHush said 7 years ago

    Wow, amazing collection! My kids would have a ball in that house! Love it!

  • elit716

    Elena from TheCraftyRascal said 7 years ago

    Wow the pink elephant dreamer Leanardo is the most adorable little toy. Smiles!

  • WhisperingOak

    Quality Handmade Items from WhisperingOak said 7 years ago

    Love the pictures showing how the collection is displayed and not kept away in boxes.

  • shanndesigns

    Shannon Quinn from vintageNJgirl said 7 years ago

    I think toy collections give off the 40-year-old-Virgin idea on paper, but looking at this spread is AMAZING. I would adore living there.

  • AlisaDesign

    Alisa from AlisaDesign said 7 years ago

    Amazing!

  • busybonniebee

    Bonnie Becker from busybonniebee said 7 years ago

    I love it!

  • charlynw

    Charlyn from charlynw said 7 years ago

    Great space! What eye candy! ;)

  • Decaldecor

    Decaldecor from Decaldecor said 7 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE this collection! :) This looks like it would be so fun to live there.

  • bedouin

    Nicole from Crackerjackarma said 7 years ago

    haa haa ~ living among the creatures of twisted art must be fun. I remember getting my husband the very first issue of Juxtapoz in 90 or 91 the SF galleries started fill with pasty faced little girls dripping blood from their rabbit ears quickly!!

  • Parachute425

    Terry from Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    Could be my favorite "There’s No Place Like Here" ever! Tip-toeing through your collections with my morning coffee in hand is a joy. How wonderful to live amongst all the things that make you smile. Many, many thanks for the peek.

  • AtomicAttic

    Miles and Aimee Harrison from AtomicAttic said 7 years ago

    I bet dustings fun!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage from maggiemaevintage said 7 years ago

    Holy smokes ....that is quite a collection!!

  • frighten

    mari from frighten said 7 years ago

    so cool!!

  • fredandlulu

    Anna Zerega from fredandlulu said 7 years ago

    oh my goodness this is adorable!!!!!!!! what a fun place to live!!! I am a bit of a minimalist and usually have a hard time displaying collections because it feels cluttered but this is AMAZING! has such an organized open feel even though there is alot of things here. off to read again and be inspired by you <3

  • auntjanecan

    Jane Priser from JanePriserArts said 7 years ago

    This is great and so fun! Wonderful

  • RetrofitBecky

    Becky from RetrofitStyle said 7 years ago

    Loads of fun! I collect toys also, so I understand the challenge of incorporating them into your home decor. I keep mine in glass cases because I can't afford to hire a housekeeper! They make me smile every time I pass by them. Thanks so much for this article. It confirmed that I am not actually crazy after all!

  • Boogiecat

    Kannis from Boogiecat said 7 years ago

    so lovely!

  • solocosmo

    Jessica Grundy from solocosmo said 7 years ago

    your home is eye candy! I love it! It's so easy to get cluttered when you have dedicated collections, but you pull it off so amazing!

  • graphicspaces

    Christy Austin Wernert from graphicspaces said 7 years ago

    WOW!! This is my dream home. LOVE your precise organization with color, height, scale and groupings. Simply eye candy! My home is decorated very similar yet I don't have nearly the collection of toys you have. Your home will be my continuing inspiration to surround myself with everything I love. Thanks for sharing with us :) PS: Hope you have someone to do your dusting... yikes!

  • HoodVintageandWool

    Elisabeth Ryan from hoodwool said 7 years ago

    cool! really fun. i love all of the color.

  • ninicraftart

    ninicraftart from ninicraftart said 7 years ago

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  • wassupbrothers

    Olga Wassupbrothers from wassupbrothers said 7 years ago

    Perfect designed and well organized space - What a Wondeful place for living! Thanks for sharing!

  • girlindustries

    Katy from girlindustries said 7 years ago

    I love this, maybe it's time to break out the Pete Fowler figures I have squirreled away somewhere and celebrate a colour explosion!

  • thirdcircle

    thirdcircle from ThePaisleyBug said 7 years ago

    Very cool.

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty from bellasparty said 7 years ago

    Great collection!

  • BrightonCrock

    Sarah James from BrightonCrock said 7 years ago

    Wow. The best place I've ever seen!

  • L2Country

    L2Country from L2Country said 7 years ago

    A very FUN collection and a wonderful home to browse through....I also love all the bright colors!...TXs for sharing!..."L"

  • opendoorstudio

    Martha Layton Smith from opendoorstudio said 7 years ago

    oh so fun and colorful... a wonderfully creative space. Love the pattern/color inspiration! thanks for sharing!

  • ohsnuggleme

    ohsnuggleme from ohsnuggleme said 7 years ago

    Cooooooool !!!!!

  • ErikaPrice

    Erika from ErikaPrice said 7 years ago

    Oh wow! It's good to know there are other collectors out there, and what a fabulous place to display her toys! I collect old ebony elephants, Robinsons Gollies, and Wallace & Gromit stuff, but they're not displayed as elegantly as Sarah's collections :)

  • happybdaytome

    happybdaytome from happybdaytome said 7 years ago

    WOW Fun indeed !!!!!

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern from TresChicNmodern said 7 years ago

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE THE MODERN LOOK!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S SOoOOo REFRESHING!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) SUCH AMAZING STUFF

  • inapigsear

    Maria Corey from sowsearjewels said 7 years ago

    I love how your home reflects you and all the things you love. You've put it all together with wonderful style!

  • thelittlereddoor

    thelittlereddoor from thelittlereddoor said 7 years ago

    only the most awesome people collect toys :)

  • catxx

    catxx from CatxsFinds said 7 years ago

    I almost have enough to do the colour co-ordinated thing (and have done on a more compact scale) - if only my house was as proportioned as this to copy!! Most of my toys are in boxes in a cupboard :(

  • telepelekids

    ilanit bronstein from telepelekids said 7 years ago

    So beatiful,how u organize the toys bu colors,i just saw on t.v how they organize huge library by colors and was AMZING!!! wish i could collect so many tiny things as u,but i live in the desert and we have so much dustttttt,,,,

  • KMalinka

    Natalia from KMalinkaVintage said 7 years ago

    So cute toys:O)

  • sandragrafik

    Sandra Vargas from sandragrafik said 7 years ago

    WOW! This is eye candy! So playful, colorful and fun though I'd have loved to see larger pics. Amazing retro decoration and fabulous toys! Very fun to see! ♥ ♥ ♥

  • audreytolove

    Kristian Jessie Jessie from KristianJessie said 7 years ago

    so cute and lovely !

  • ikabags

    IKA PARIS from ikabags said 7 years ago

    Amazing collection !

  • rivahside

    rivahside said 7 years ago

    A kid's paradise!

  • TeepetalsDesigns

    Tee from TeepetalsDesigns said 7 years ago

    Amazing! I want Sarah's house. So fun!

  • lovelygifts

    Linda from lovelygifts said 7 years ago

    Fun collection!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Real cool and cheery! Every day must be like a party! Congrats!

  • AMSkrafts

    AMSkrafts from AMSkrafts said 7 years ago

    You have organized all your toys and colors so well, thank you so much for sharing your home with us! Lovely place, just looking at your colorful rooms make me feel cheerful.

  • messinabella

    messinabella from BandBEstate said 7 years ago

    Amazing home!

  • westfarm

    westfarm said 7 years ago

    Sara, you were one of the first Pinners I followed on Pinterest!

  • claudiadelrio

    Yaya from Liukenko said 7 years ago

    Love it!!!!!!!!! so colorful.

  • LavenderThimble

    Michelle from LavenderThimble said 7 years ago

    What a fun home!

  • boinne

    Michelle from philosophiacreations said 7 years ago

    I had a lot of fun reading this. It provides a bit of much needed inspiration since my boyfriend and I are trying to figure out how to decorate our first home, and I am very much a collector of books, gemstone speciments & different kinds of trinkets. It can be so hard to put everything on display whilst keeping things pleasing to the eye. Your home is beautiful, by the way!

  • letemendia

    Victoria from LetemendiaJewelry said 7 years ago

    I'm in love with your home, it's really amazing (question, how long does it take you to dust everything ;0) )

  • rhapsodyattic

    rhapsodyattic from RhapsodyAttic said 7 years ago

    Wow, this is really fun!! You were able to incorporate your collections in such an inviting and tasteful way!! Truly a piece of art! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  • OraclesForest

    OraclesForest from OraclesForest said 7 years ago

    Fantastic Collection, Love it all

  • leilalou

    Lesley from leilalou said 7 years ago

    Amazing collection, fabulous article :-)

  • whatemilymakes

    Emily E. from ZiggyAndZoop said 7 years ago

    So... When do I move in?

  • RareDaisyJewelry

    Addie from RareDaisyJewelry said 7 years ago

    I love the way it looks!~ Too bad I have cats. lol!

  • OopisNein

    Gretchen Lewis from OopisNein said 7 years ago

    I love this so much! (:

  • ferdi

    Ferdi from ferceramics said 7 years ago

  • mimishingleton

    Mimi from aTreasureInStore said 7 years ago

    Really great collection. Love the bright, beautiful colors!

  • epicrae

    Amber Skychild from ThekawaiiOD said 7 years ago

    haha just my style!!

  • Stargazer02

    Stargazer02 from LDesigns02 said 7 years ago

    cool styles!

  • Saxiib

    Marley from Saxiib said 7 years ago

    I never thought a collection could look that good-Amazing!

  • peonyexpressions

    Nancy Gordon from peonyexpressions said 7 years ago

    What a fun collection!! So colorful too!

  • LidiDesign

    lydia addy from LidiDesign said 7 years ago

    Love your collections! Cool!

  • MaJentaDesigns

    MaJentaDesigns from MaJentaDesigns said 7 years ago

    amazing! I love all the fun items, all the color works so well in your modern home :)

  • thetootsiewootsie

    Mariel Casperson from thetootsiewootsie said 7 years ago

    WOW is all i can say! That is soooo different and unique! you can tell she really put thought into the process in making sure everything she collects blends in with her home! lovely and fun!

  • jewelryrage

    Aaron Kish from JewelryRage said 7 years ago

    Really Cool!

  • barnheart

    Katie Barnhardt from barnheart said 7 years ago

    I love it!

  • nonesuchgarden

    Megan Baehr from nonesuchgarden said 7 years ago

    I wish this was my house!

  • Caerphily

    Caerphily from LostAccoutrement said 7 years ago

    I really love these items! The photos are great!

  • sundryhuestudio

    SundryHue Studio from LingquBabyPorcelain said 7 years ago

    Simple but colorful. I really admire your collection spirit~ And I have some dolls also. Maybe you will be interested in it.

  • ColorBazaar

    ColorBazaar from ColorBazaar said 7 years ago

    Have fun dusting all these rooms though...

  • hausofgmone

    Mark Gascoigne from hausofgmone said 7 years ago

    This house is great true about dusting lol

  • fieldtrip

    Amy from fieldtrip said 7 years ago

    your home is so fun sarah! i am especially enamored with that top photo. now, if i could just convince my husband to let me decorate our living room in a similar fashion i'd be stoked :)

  • ziemart

    Vilija from ziemart said 7 years ago

    Wow,stunning collection. My needle felted bear would perfectly fit here. : )

  • adayathome

    adayathome from PINKJALUZI said 7 years ago

    FUN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • weewai

    Sophie said 7 years ago

    Is it me or is there no link to the fireplace plushies ? (as in this pic: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/files/2012/06/decor_sh05.jpg ) Anyway we could know what collection they come from as well as all the other art toys please ? Need *_* my own toys wall isn't as huge but... one day... :p

  • cipipod

    cipipod said 7 years ago

    I just love your style. The way you manage to show off all your beautiful colllectables, and have them become part and parcel of your living space. I especially love the way you use contrasting colors throughout the house. Each room looks different, and yet your home comes together as one. The child in you shows what a playful and colorful personality you have. I'm a huge fan .

  • Meganhead

    Megan Maxa said 7 years ago

    Love, love, love this house! I wish I had the size collection of vinyl and plush toys as Sarah Harvey! My house will definitely look like this one day!

  • PalomaAccessories

    Kelly from PalomaAccessories said 7 years ago

    Una casa encantadora!

  • SnuggleOfLove

    Emily Georgiou from TwiiceLoved said 7 years ago

    Great Collection!!!

  • montanagirl

    Carmen from MontanaGirl said 7 years ago

    Terrific house! I'm not as skillfull as Sarah so my house features colorful walls and white collectibles. :)

  • OliveLongstocking

    Gumtree Gallery from GumTreeGallery said 7 years ago

    great collection and so artfully put together X

  • optic

    Rhonda from opticdesign said 7 years ago

    Your house makes me smile. You have added such great colour and fun funky style. Beautiful. Thanks Christine for another great read!

  • bylauragraves

    laura graves from bylauragraves said 7 years ago

    What a great way to display collectables - nice!

  • eclectivist

    Kasia from Eclectivist said 7 years ago

    Beautiful and inspiring! I'm still to find the right way of displaying all the colourful vases I have... Besides, I'd love to see Carmen's (4 post above) white collectibles collections!

  • LuLusApple

    LuLu from LuLusApple said 7 years ago

    How fantastic! The wall of shelves with the color coordinated art; reminds me of being a kid and setting up displays in my room of like colored knickknacks. Think I will have to start that up again! Truly inspiring ;)

  • floodplainstudio

    Cara from themicromentalist said 7 years ago

    ☞♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥☜

  • KaiceJoy

    Kirsti Joy from KaiceJoy said 7 years ago

    I love your bright cheerful colors, and the fun way you incorporate toys around you! what a uplifting place to live!!

  • gumo

    Sally and Andrew from gumo said 7 years ago

    Wow! Love your creative and inspirational home, thanks for sharing x

  • rupertvalero

    rupert valero from rupertvalero said 7 years ago

    looks awesome!

  • zime

    zime from zime said 7 years ago

    Coool!!! Great article Christine is so fantastic see other colorful places in the world. And thank you for feature my doll!

  • shuqi

    Emily Lim from shuqi said 7 years ago

    love all the plush:)

  • tranifer

    Tranifer Lovely from WonkyCritters said 7 years ago

    Sooooooo many of my etsy favorites featured here! My guy and I are in the process of buying a house and this is EXACTLY what I had in mind decoration wise. It'll be so nice to get all our toys and goodies out of boxes and properly on display. Awesome article! Super inspiring.

  • HulaGirl1922

    Margarita from HulaGirl1922 said 7 years ago

    life is too short not to be happy ♥ fab collection and decor! :) xoxoxo

  • yourauntiespanties

    Genevieve F from YourAuntiesPanties said 7 years ago

    fantastically fun and amazing!

  • noodleandlouvintage

    jenn from noodleandlouvintage said 7 years ago

    absolutely LOVE!!

  • jewelsbyjessica

    jewelsbyjessica from jewelsbyjessica said 7 years ago

    fun fun fun!

  • phunkyphashions

    Phunky Phashions from phunkyphashions said 7 years ago

    <3 this! You and your house are adorably amazing!!

  • GoldenSpiralDesigns

    Lola Ocian from GoldenSpiralDesigns said 7 years ago

    I'm sorry, but all I can think when I see all those knick-knacks is that it must take a week to dust that house! Really impressive collection! I think I'm just too much of a neat freak to be able to handle that many individual items, carefully placed on every surface. Collectors are an interesting type...

  • mooshoopork

    mooshoo from mooshoopork said 7 years ago

    got to LOVE toy collections!! always make me smile.. :)

  • karleenlykken

    karleenlykken from karleenlykken said 7 years ago

    What an inspiration! Your house and collections are so amazing!

  • MochiQtie

    MochiQtie from MochiQtie said 7 years ago

    Just an eye-opener collection! I wish I could display what I love in such an organized and decorative way!

  • missbirdies

    Lisa Springer from TheDivineTeaLeaf said 7 years ago

    What a fun feast for the eyes! I love how she infused her passion and personality in every room of her house.

  • SydVintage

    SydVintage from SydVintage said 7 years ago

    I LOVE your house! The colors, the juxtaposition of old and new, furniture, everything! I have a toy and vintage collection that is growing in my tiny apartment. I told myself I would do something much nicer once I get a home, but wasn't sure how to do it. This totally gives me inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  • sermengtk

    STK from hollandvstk said 7 years ago

    How fun! Love everything the homeowner has done.

  • MultiplePersonality

    Sara Harvey from MultiplePersonality said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much everyone! For all that have commented on dusting...well It would be wonderful to have glass cabinets for everything but until that day yes I do dust and no it's really not that big of a deal. I move things around a lot especially if I get something new so things always get cleaned off.

  • sandramccall

    Sandra McCall from Arthouse525 said 7 years ago

    Love your collections. I especially like how neat and organized they are. Lining them up on a shelf by color is brilliant.

  • lalaroom

    STUDIO LALA from lalaroom said 7 years ago

    great collection and a lovely house... :-)

  • Jolene75

    Jolene75 said 7 years ago

    Adorable! Where are the prints in the last collection of photos the prints are words holding micrphones from? I want pretty much everything in your house its awesome!

  • TheBeautyofBoredom

    Gracie from TheBeautyofBoredom said 7 years ago

    This is definitely one of the better "get the look" articles, in my opinion. The first pictures of all the toys on many shelves behind a dining room table is epic. I love how they are all organized and color coded in a way. It seems like it would be cluttered, but it is all in one place and somehow manages to be a sort of decor throughout the home, not just there. I love the little pop of color with the yellow rug, and the artwork on the side. Matched with the clean lines and plain colors of the table, chairs, and walls, it looks amazing. Showed this to my honey and he agreed this would be a great organization idea for displaying some of our toys/stuffed animals once we get our own place. Anyway, thanks for sharing, love all of your collections. Very quirky, inspiring, and organized decorating, kudos to you!

  • cknine

    Salomé from CakeNumber9 said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous! Organized chaos :) Never seen a decoration like this, it's really beautiful, happy and fun :)

  • mountainvintage

    Alexis E. from mountainvintage said 7 years ago

    Very interesting and creative space!

  • elleestpetite

    Donna Thai from PetiteCuisine said 7 years ago

    What a fun living environment. I love all the colorful stuff everywhere.

  • hootoinkmoo

    Kerri Cook from hootoinkmoo said 7 years ago

    fabulous and colorful, what an uplifting 'get the look,' a little ray of sunshine:0)

  • hootoinkmoo

    Kerri Cook from hootoinkmoo said 7 years ago

    fabulous and colorful, wonderful "get the look," a little ray of sunshine:0)

  • eleanorprieto1

    Eleanor Prieto from beescreations2 said 7 years ago

    they are all so cute.

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique from RetroRevivalBoutique said 7 years ago

    Squee! I love it all! (^__^)

  • thevicagirl

    VaLon Frandsen from thevicagirl said 7 years ago

    Oh my gosh, what a great collection of collections. I love it!

  • pouch

    pouch from pouch said 7 years ago

    what an amazing house, it's got bags of personality - although all I can hear when I look at these photos is my Grandmother saying 'that's alot of dusting' - I must be getting old and boring!!

  • flamingfuchsia

    flamingfuchsia from flamingfuchsia said 7 years ago

    I can relate to this post. I feel the same way about my decor and like a lot of other people I like to mix it up with the old and new. I do love vintage but some things are best new. Also color is important, I could never do the monochrome look at home. Color really lifts my mood. What a beautiful home you have, it shows so much warmth 7 character.

  • sunnyspex

    Linda Loca from sunnyspex said 7 years ago

    HAHA! I also relate to this...although I am currently in "recovery" - having had some major life changes over the last 8 years, I've had to let a lot go. BUT OH MY - THE DUSTING!!! That's the biggest downside to being a collector on this level. It's almost impossible to keep up on. Godspeed, little dust bunnies. Love your home & collections! Cheers!

  • windycitynovelties

    Windy City Novelties said 7 years ago

    This looks like such a fun place to live at with all the toys that are all over the house!

  • 3rdgenerationgypsy

    Trish from 3rdgenerationgypsy said 7 years ago

    really cool- one of my favorites!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    Annette from TheLeveretsNest said 7 years ago

    adorable!

  • 5gardenias

    kathi roussel from 5gardenias said 7 years ago

    super super fun and gorgeous -- what a treat!

  • ArtsyFlair

    Michaela Bowles from ArtsyFlair said 7 years ago

    Great collections!

  • lalitkhatri

    Lalit Khatri said 7 years ago

    All you details are truly incredible. Thanks

  • rkdsign88

    rkdsign88 from rkdsign88 said 7 years ago

    Amazing!!!

  • julennemermella

    Julienne Mermella said 7 years ago

    All your work really paid off love the Collection. It rocks i have a neckles and it also has a robot. Love your work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ionesAttic

    Barbara from ionesAttic said 7 years ago

    fearless decorating! buy that girl a big feather duster...

  • needleandfelt

    Amy from needleandfelt said 7 years ago

    Sarah, I am impressed. You have a lot, but it looks so cute! I love your furniture, shelving - everything that displays your collections. I have to show my son. He has dreams for a starting a large collection and I am a little afraid of where the heck we will put it all! Thank you for sharing your home and collections with us! xx

  • ThePaperPeddler

    Liz from ThePaperPeddler said 7 years ago

    Such and Happy, Creative, Inviting home! Love it! It is very inspiring and I am thinking about taking out some of my vintage toys I collect and displaying them throughout the house! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • kmwatkins

    Karen Watkins from kmwatkins said 7 years ago

    This house is SICK! I love it so much!

  • BlinkBlots

    Lichen Frank from BlinkBlots said 7 years ago

    What's up with the towels & blanket over the back of the chairs & couch?

  • MultiplePersonality

    Sara Harvey from MultiplePersonality said 7 years ago

    Umm, well I wasn't aware that that was odd but they are all blankets, not towels. I have cats so not all furniture is in great shape...I get really cold and like blankets. Oh and they can add more color and pattern to a plan boring chair because those chairs are in desperate need or re covering.

  • ansluasi

    ansluasi from OnceUponABookshop said 7 years ago

    I love how your home is a self portrait of sorts. You have found a lovely balance between a pleasing asthetic for others to enjoy, and a quirky, personal hideout for yourself. Awesome job!!

  • TinsAndThings

    TinsAndThings from TinsAndThings said 7 years ago

    Love all the bright colours!

  • demonkitty101

    Sally Kelland from demonkitty101 said 7 years ago

    Super cut,but OMG the dusting!!!

  • AngeliquesArt

    Angelique Gordon-Stuart from VioletVanilla said 7 years ago

    i LOVE how you organized the toys on the shelf according to colour gradients! I also obsess about organizing colours like that & ur home is so cute, quirky & arty <3 it!!!

  • dannilyn07

    dannilyn07 said 7 years ago

    Love this ! ~ would love to know where the Typography pictures in the frames behind the characters came from the stick around for a while and bust this freestyle? in the first row righthand pic?, kind wishes LJ

  • criaturiya

    Marina from MaishopCuteThings said 7 years ago

    I understand now why I had so many visits for a couple of days! I am late but I am very happy to see that my little mozzarella it's included in this great collection of awesome creations. Love all of them! :O Thank you so much ^__^

  • customheirloomart1

    Custom HeirloomArt from customheirloomart1 said 7 years ago

    Pure sun shine!

  • MultiplePersonality

    Sara Harvey from MultiplePersonality said 7 years ago

    dannilyn07, those prints I purchased here on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/oksunshine. Doesn't appear the seller has anything up in the shop. It was a limited edition as well so I think they are no longer producing them.

  • leeannasjewerybox

    Leeanna from LeeannasJewelryBox said 6 years ago

    Wow... I love the way you decorated by color themes, It moves the eye right along.

  • PolishMeFreddy

    Alfredo Ramos from PolishMeFreddy said 6 years ago

    OhMyGod I LOVE THIS!!! Sarah Harvey your home is AMAZING! Fun, playful, full of joy... <3 ah, I want to take a tour and marvel at your amazing toy collection. Don't blame me if a toy or two goes missing...lol... just kidding. :P

  • sevinayatesart

    sevina yates from sevinayatesart said 6 years ago

    Im amazed at how great things look when organised by colour , and im an artist ! lol . im going to try it in my house now . Fabulousness !

  • RetroGamingShirts

    Evan from RetroGamingShirts said 5 years ago

    I love these decorations. They add so much color and life into a room.

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