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Get the Look Decor: Natural Selections

Apr 22, 2012

by Christine Domanic handmade and vintage goods

This weekend’s Get the Look Decor is inspired by the 100-year-old farmhouse of Katrin Scharl.  She and her husband recently moved from Berlin to a small village about an hour outside the city where their cats, Lulu and Marlene, have a huge garden to roam free.

Visit Katrin on Flickr for more photos of her home renovation and stop by her blog, Taking Notes, for inspiring decorating tips and photos of food, art, design and nature.



[Clockwise from top left: Vintage and Modern Coffee Table by Thezenartist; Drum Pendant Light by IlluminatedCreation ; Succulent and Cactus Planted in Mid Century Style Pot by Oberryssucculents; Painted Primitive Cabinet by JosephSpinaleFurnIvory Fringe Throw Blanket by CricketsHome; Wine Tasting side table by SummerRoadGrain Sack Style Pillow Cover by SureynotOriginal landscape painting by Sylf; Round Smocked Decorative Pillows by MillsDesignCo. ]

Describe your home decorating style.
I like simple, not overly decorated interiors. I feel that often less is more. However, I am no minimalist. I love whimsical and colorful details. If I had to put a name to my style, it would be something like modern Scandinavian country, if that makes sense.


[Clockwise from top left: Modern Walnut Dining Chair by GKSFurnitureMaker; Glass Cake Plate with Cover by FindingFlora; Farmhouse Dining Table by Carolinafarmhouse; Light Bulb Vase with Live Plant by eGardenStudioCredenza in Rustic Finish by CamilleMontgomeryVintage Oval Frames by Swede13.]

Did you decide to decorate in this style or was there an evolution to your decorating process?
There was definitely an evolution. Still is, actually: we’ve only lived here for six months and most of the rooms are not really finished. This house is quite different to our previous homes, simply because it’s an old house full of character that I want to preserve. It’s the first home we’ve owned, and since this is supposed to be our forever house, I want to take my time and find out what really suits us and the house.


[Clockwise from top left: Splayed Leg Trestle Table by KithandKinStore; Vintage Cousances Dutch Oven by Blueflowervintage; Painted Cabinet by Nodtothepast; Little Village Church Platter by Ninainvorm; Vintage Portable Radio Tuner by FreudenDesLebens; Porcelain Jar with Cork by Vitrifiedstudio.]

Where are your favorite places to shop for home items?
I bought a lot of vintage furniture in bad shape off eBay which I refurbished. It’s amazing what a little paint can do. I also quite like Ikea for affordable basics, and you can’t beat their sofas (washable covers!). Last but not least, most of the art in my house comes from Etsy.


[Clockwise from top left: Follow That Heart Of Yours by Dazeychic; Amsterdam Canal boats by Lauraamiss; Ferns by Groundwork; Mixed Book Page Pendant Light by Zipper8Lighting; Vintage Still Life by Rainydayswapmeet; A Home is Made by Rebekkaseale.]

What inspires you when it comes to decorating?
Design blogs, books and magazines.

What is your favorite part about your home?
My favorite part is the living room, since it’s such a cozy space with great light.

Does your home hold any strong memories?
Since we more or less just moved in, we’ve only started to build memories! Still, we both adore the house and our village — it’s been a wonderful time so far.


[Clockwise from top left: Charming Farmhouse Chest by Poppycottage; Mid Century Sessions Wall Clock by TheCornerStoreBK; Dish Towel Ruffled Pair by DebbiesporchVintage Apothecary Jar by Sparrowstation; White Tea & Ginger Candle by PurePaletteJulia Allover Stencil Pattern by CuttingEdgeStencils.] 

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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