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Get the Look Decor: Rockin’ the Retro

May 20, 2012

by Christine Domanic handmade and vintage goods

This weekend’s Get the Look Decor is inspired by the retro center city apartment of Katja Steinmetzer.  This West German pottery obsessed cat lady lives in Brussels, Belgium, with her cats June, Watson, Flo and Wally.

Katja is living proof that you don’t need tons of money to have the home of your dreams. For more decorating inspiration and tips on supporting a vintage addiction on a shoestring budget, check out her blog, Fat Cat. Visit her on Flickr for even more photos of her colorful, plant-filled home.


[Clockwise from top left: Mid Century Modern Teak Credenza by MidCenturyMobler; Black Throw Blanket by JarvisGift; West German Scheurich planter by stargazer66; Modern Teak Arm Chairs by rhanvintageMid-Century Danish Modern Desk by modernmidcenturyfurn; Copper Gild Mirror by EthelAndAnnieGlass.]

Describe your home decorating style.
I wish I could say my decorating style was mid-century modern, which, in my mind, conjures up images of sleek, monochrome and minimal interiors. However, with my love for stuff and colour, eclectic retro is probably a much better description. I love vintage mid-century furniture and accessories, and I mix everything up with Ikea buys, African objects, real antiquities and lots of greenery.


[Clockwise from top left: Rosenthal Studio Line ‘Pollo’ Vase by lara111; CADO Royal Teak Wall Unit by jeffroberts; Vintage industrial cage light by trendybindi; West German Pottery Vase by Podooshki; West German Pottery Fat Lava Vase by GoGoBerlinette; West German Pottery Pitcher by thevintagequeendom;  Vintage Record Photo Art Print by CharlenePrecious; War Eagle Owl Pillow by makemorefriends; Danish Candlesticks by MODhusTacoma.]

Did you decide to decorate in this style or was there an evolution to your decorating process?
I’ve been living in my home for 7 years now and there’s been a definite move away from my student day decor — bright yellow and orange walls, Ikea furniture, and ethnic accessories — to a more homogeneous vintage decor. Although I still love pops of colour — my collection of red fat lava vases being a case in point — I’ve now moved on to a more neutral background: white, grey and black walls, and wooden furniture.


[Clockwise from top left: Sadler Celery Vase by Vintage4Vintage; Cathrineholm Orange Lotus Pot by SwitchbladeandCookie; Vintage Aluminum Canisters by ReFindery; Reclaimed Wood & Pipe Shelving Unit by HindsvikScheurich West Germany vase by happymessvintageFinel Arabia mushroom bowl by vintage magnet.]

Where are your favorite places to shop for home items?
There’s really mainly just one: eBay ! I’m a total addict. I mean, having 24/7 access to a worldwide flea market — what’s not to love? Of course, I also enjoy strolling through real life flea markets, but here in Brussels, these mostly take place on Sunday mornings — not really compatible with a leisurely lie in.
And one of the reasons why I enjoy travelling to the UK so much is to visit the fabulous antiques centres and car boot sales. I always come back with a souvenir.


[Clockwise from top left: Danish Modern Teak Credenza by fabulousmess; Welby Brass Starburst Wall Clock by Modernismus; Carstens West German Pottery Vase from sunintheboxMid Century Modern Wall Shelf by GallivantingGirlsHerman Miller shell chairs by SelectModern;  Charley Harper National Parks Service Poster by ThreeStepsAhead.]

What inspires you when it comes to decorating?
Blogs like The Brick House and Door Sixteen have been real eye openers when it comes to personalizing my home on a limited budget.

What is your favorite part about your home?
I especially love that my numerous collections are on display everywhere.

Does your home hold any strong memories?
My home is more a constant source of happiness. And I’m very grateful to have a place where I get to express myself, do the things I really love  — such as DIY-ing, cooking, gardening and blogging — and have fun with my kitties and friends.


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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  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 8 years ago

    Beautiful!!! I love the dark wall and pops of color throughout!

  • Ta2Lule

    Linda Franckewich from ItsCocoCouture said 8 years ago

    Love the article! I especially love all the cats!

  • blueroompottery

    Marietta from blueroompottery said 8 years ago

    Oh, ! love all the pottery, a really nice collection of ceramics that are so beautiful to look at as well as utilitarian! Thank you so much for being a lover of our craft! What a great way to start this Sunday !! Thank you Christine! :)

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome from rosebudshome said 8 years ago

    Just perfect eclectic style on a budget, well done!

  • CafePrimrose

    Amanda Gynther from CafePrimrose said 8 years ago

    Lovely eclectic style!

  • LineaLina

    Susanne Major from LineaLina said 8 years ago

    I'm so much into retro styles myself. I love it! Thank you for this lovely and inspiring article!

  • BittyBolts

    BittyBolts from BittyBolts said 8 years ago

    What a fun place, love the clock against the gray wall!

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    Judith and Raymond from AnnaOliveDesigns said 8 years ago

    The orange hues throughout your home add lovely color.

  • JodysVintage

    Jody Ball from PansyRoadVintage said 8 years ago

    So groovy! Love this, so bright and cheerful in a fun way!

  • allthingswhite

    Kathi from allthingswhite said 8 years ago

    simply wonderful !!!

  • QueenBeeVintiques

    Kim from RiverHomeVintage said 8 years ago

    Great eye for it!

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion from asundrynotion said 8 years ago

    Exquisite spaces. But really: "Where are your favorite places to shop for home items? There’s really mainly just one: eBay ! I’m a total addict. I mean, having 24/7 access to a worldwide flea market — what’s not to love?" Ummm, Etsy interviewed you and not a token nod to a far superior, better curated venue for vintage objects? Last time I looked Etsy was global & 24/7. Strange.

  • hmmills

    Helen Mills from 1820BagCo said 8 years ago

    Great post as always.

  • KKCollectibleCollage

    Kathryn Davis from KKCollectibleCollage said 8 years ago

    Love it! I could feel at home in your home!

  • beeloudglade

    Christine from beeloudglade said 8 years ago

    We're downsizing (getting old and can't do stairs--ha) and have given away much to the kiddos. So we're starting from scratch almost. I love these posts that show me how to work with vintage--which is what WE plan to do, being postwar babies who love the look of what we grew up with. Plus, it's "green" to reuse, which is something we like, having come of age in the Sixties. I'm learning so much from people who seem to have a natural talent for grouping collections and colors, and finding things of use--not just junk and clutter. These posts are wonderful!

  • CTCosta

    Chris Costa from CTCostaPhotography said 8 years ago

    Wonderful article with a great collection of vintage items. Very nice!

  • mmullinax

    Merri Mullinax from mmullinax said 8 years ago

    I am truly loving this/these collections. Our shop (Bluebird Cottage Antiques), usually sells anything from roses to rust, but there are a few of us that will and CAN sell the heck out of RETRO!!! There are a ton of goodies listed here, and I need to shop! Thanks for posting~ M Mullinax My Little Corner of Georgia

  • ACESfinds

    Alison Herr Scates and Chuck Scates from ACESFINDSVINTAGE said 8 years ago

    Super Cool! What a lovely space. I am so loving dark charcoal and black walls lately. In this case, The dark wall shows off her collection beautifully.

  • FullCircleRetro

    Piegota from FullCircleRetro said 8 years ago

    Katja, we could be friends..! =)

  • flamingfuchsia

    flamingfuchsia from flamingfuchsia said 8 years ago

    I just realised the huge ugly vase which houses my umbrellas is appealing to many and the West German label I peeled off perhaps should have stayed on there. It was purchased in a local charity shop...hmmm may just sell, although it is so large and heavy the postage would be very high. Great post.

  • solocosmo

    Jessica Grundy from solocosmo said 8 years ago

    This so reminds me of my old apartment. Sigh.

  • PoetryofObjects

    PoetryofObjects from PoetryofObjects said 8 years ago

    Wonderful vintage decor! Love this!

  • TeenAngster

    Alison Feldmann from TeenAngster said 8 years ago

    I love everything about this space, being a West German pottery fanatic as well. My question is, what's that paint color?! Gorgeous.

  • JessieArch

    Jessie Archambault from 1509Partridgeberry said 8 years ago

    I love your style, Katja! I'm about to be a homeowner and I have been laying awake every night unable to sleep, thinking of all the ways I will re purpose my less-than-inspiring furniture and finally create the home I've always wanted. My favorite place to look for inspiration is "The Apartment Book" that was put out by the editors of Apartment Life magazine in the 70s. So much fun! Glad I read this interview!

  • savannahcat

    Lisa Jeffrey from savannahcat said 8 years ago

    Lovely article :) Seems like us CAT people are most creative afterall :) LOL

  • JarvisGift

    Christina from JarvisGift said 8 years ago

    Love interior design and decorating! Thank you for the article.

  • FranceGallery

    France Gallery from FranceGallery said 8 years ago

    What fun, colorful, and cheerful decor!

  • LaurenRoseJewlers

    Lauren Rose from LaurenRoseJewlers said 8 years ago

    Very fun retro for sure! With a modern up to date stle feel!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    Debra Gilstrap from gilstrapdesigns said 8 years ago

    I like your apartment it has your personal style and mark on it.

  • LillieoftheValley

    LillieoftheValley from LillieoftheValley said 8 years ago

    very nice place!!!! the dark walls are so cool, love the colors :)

  • VintageBeach

    VintageBeach from VintageBeach said 8 years ago

    Love it!

  • bhangtiez

    Jana from bhangtiez said 8 years ago

    Absolutely love it! Great collection of vintage, with pizzazz, and a beautiful assortment of plants. Thanks for sharing!

  • BlueMoonLights

    Alexandra Simons from BlueMoonLights said 8 years ago

    Great style!

  • shopgoodgrace

    Teresa from shopgoodgrace said 8 years ago

    Wow! This home is has a wonderful, lived in feel - yet it's completely chic. (Those three cats are awfully lucky! ) Beautiful home, lovely feature! :)

  • slathered

    Sharon Moores from slathered said 8 years ago

    What a lovely home! If the house burned down and I had to start over tomorrow, I'd buy every piece of mid-century furniture I could get my hands on. It's a look that appeals to me more and more the older I get.

  • Parachute425

    Terry from Parachute425 said 8 years ago

    How great to be surrounded by the things you love. That's what it's all about. Fab art collection Thanks for the peek.

  • OncleHope

    Oncle Hope from OncleHope said 8 years ago

    The black walls makes beautifull contrast to all that light! Love the color pallette and the mix of furniture.

  • TheEverlastingPosy

    TheEverlastingPosy from TheEverlastingPosy said 8 years ago

    I really like the green plants scattered through your rooms!

  • StringBeardCraftery

    Stephanie from StringBeardCraftery said 8 years ago

    This is the perfect mix of retro and modern. I absolutely love the feel of this decor!

  • OuterKnits

    OuterKnits from OuterKnits said 8 years ago

    Love it! And especially the reddish touches.

  • shatiana23

    Tatiana Ishutkin from saboniya said 8 years ago

    i like it

  • EmiliaFaith

    Edie Ann from OhHoneyHush said 8 years ago

    Great article ! Love those black walls, who would have thunk it !

  • VintageNChic

    VintageNChic from VintageNChic said 8 years ago

    The greenery adds so much life and the colors add vibrancy. I love your style!

  • volkerwandering

    Jess from volkerwandering said 8 years ago

    Ooooo! Those owl pillows are my favorite!!!

  • HelloMountains

    Audrey from HelloMountains said 8 years ago

    Love the kitchen!!!

  • RetrofitBecky

    Becky from RetrofitStyle said 8 years ago

    Very nice look. I've been eclectic retro since before it was called retro! Love it. I have to say that Etsy is a lot better place to shop for vintage than Ebay any day. You can start in my store if you like:)

  • sevenvsxiao

    Yan yan from sevenvsxiao said 8 years ago

    Wow,love it.

  • weezieduzzit

    weezieduzzit from weezieduzzit said 8 years ago

    Lovely- I love the string shelves (they're so hard to find here, I have one set that was a gift.)

  • GoldenDaysAntiques

    Nancy from GoldenDaysAntiques said 8 years ago

    What a beautiful home! Love mid-century style.

  • SimplyOtraVez

    Tania Bauzo from SimplyOtraVez said 8 years ago

    Love it all...

  • chiquiita

    Tania from chiquiita said 8 years ago

    I love all the pieces you have..great focal point accesories- from your art to the pottery and love the dark wall color. Can you tell us what the name of the color is? I love it....thanks for sharing your space.

  • lillysshoppe

    WestU from lillysshoppe said 8 years ago

    Love it all, love retro!!

  • KrystynPecora

    Krystyn Pecora from QuirkAndSparkle said 8 years ago

    Such a warm and inviting space! I'm always on the lookout for a good sunburst clock of mirror! Love yours!

  • Iammie

    iammie from iammie said 8 years ago

    Love this look!

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace from VintageMarketPlace said 8 years ago

    this is an amazing place put together so perfectly. I seriously miss the days of finds like this at thrift shops.

  • kissavintagedesign

    kissavintagedesign from kissavintagedesign said 8 years ago

    Great space! Love the pottery as well...

  • Musclesandcrafts

    Melanie from merVazi said 8 years ago

    Very interesting space

  • OhMyLuckyStar

    Samantha Hughes from OhMyLuckyStar said 8 years ago

    I'm loving some of that pottery!! I miss my pottery classes... ;)

  • VeganAndHealthy

    VeganAndHealthy said 8 years ago

    Nice apartment and I can totally understand why the admins chose her to interview even though she only shops ebay (shocker with all the fantastic retro/vintage/antique right here on etsy), "I’ve now moved on to a more neutral background: white, grey and black walls, and wooden furniture." It seems that etsy admin will love just about anything if it's a neutral color.

  • loveleeflowers

    Lonnalee from loveleeflowers said 8 years ago

    I will always love black walls. nice place!

  • puttering

    Heather Espana from puttering said 8 years ago

    So awesome! What a great space.

  • StudioZen

    Leah from StudioZen said 8 years ago

    I am in love with you apartment, Katja, and especially the greenery! How do you keep your kitty friends from eating it? My cat Pete has killed every plant I've ever brought home.

  • CopperheadCreations

    Sarah from CopperheadCreations said 8 years ago

    God, I love peeking at people's homes. I love the gray walls and plants. And cats. :)

  • sonyarasi

    Sonya Rasi from sonyarasi said 8 years ago

    Great decor!

  • tricotaria

    Andreia from tricotaria said 8 years ago

    Beautiful decoration! Love the shelves, the chairs and the black wall!

  • zosh

    zosh from zosh said 8 years ago

    Lovely apartment! Love how it is colorful and harmonious at the same time and the dark wall color is a great choice. =D But cats on the kitchen counter, gew...

  • StarTribe

    Penelope Neil from StarTribe said 8 years ago

    I actually thought this was a Melbourne apartment, since mid-century and West German pottery is pretty much the style signature of almost everyone who lives here! Not to downplay it (it's my favorite style as well, if you add in some tribal) but it's not something I'm used to seeing outside of Australia. Thusly I can't see it as a budget style- the national madness for mid mod has meant anything remotely 50s-70s looking is hellishly expensive. One more thing- ebay addict? Ouch! I find Etsy to be a much better place to shop for vintage. Shipping is more reasonable (important when you live overseas from everyone else), images are better, descriptions are more honest and you don't get sniped at the last minute. Much more civilized. Granted it's harder to get a bargain because everyone knows the value of what they have, but at least it's easier to find all the fat lava when everyone selling it tags it as such!

  • dollmeat

    dollmeat from ALABcraft said 8 years ago

    Great interiors and style and I LOVE the cats :D

  • lovelyfeverboutique

    Jessica from LovelyFever said 8 years ago

    I loved the feel of these interiors! I will also be sure to check out the blog because I, like many people, are forced to decorate on a budget! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • thenosuchdisco

    Dave from thenosuchdisco said 8 years ago

    loving that carpet, or is it a rug? either way your home defo has some style. I'm quite jealous as i've lived in my house for 2 and a half years now and still haven't decorated... Seeing this blog gives me a bit of a much needed kick up the bum!

  • gumo

    Sally and Andrew from gumo said 8 years ago

    definately one of my favourites, I love your home! Thanks so much for sharing it with us x

  • CafePrimrose

    Amanda Gynther from CafePrimrose said 8 years ago

    still loving the retro eclectic feel!

  • LauraPeppler

    Laura Peppler from pephome said 8 years ago

    I love the gray walls and unique accessories!!

  • birdie1

    Laurie from BirdinHandVTG said 8 years ago

    Love your eclectic style and I gravitate toward the same. Your dark walls look fabulous too.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 8 years ago

    Super style! Congrats!

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons from TigersandDragons said 8 years ago

    I collect handcrafted pottery and West German pottery too. Always great to see someone's collection displayed in their home.

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine from TipsyTimeMachine said 8 years ago

    No usually a fan of grey walls, but the teak against the dark grey wall beside a white wall looks very sharp. I love 60s teak furniture, but the prices are getting high, even Kijjiji and Craigslist sellers ask a lot. Hard to imagine someone on a strict budget being able to afford one of the wall shelving units unless you are very lucky.

  • fantasygarden

    Anna Kikute from fantasygarden said 8 years ago

    Cool place :)

  • VelvetTeacup

    Coralie Milne from VelvetTeacup said 8 years ago

    Just goes to show that you can put all your "loves" together to make a wonderful home for yourself - and then add a few animals to top it off.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 from breadandroses2 said 8 years ago

    Usually not a fan of grey walls but these look fantastic. Perfect ground for the brightly colored pottery. Well done!

  • Petalspink

    Petalspink from HomeCatsVintage said 8 years ago

    There is nothing like decorating your home with thrift and reasonably priced antique store finds. That's what I have always done. And kitties complete a home.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm from baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    In like~

  • smcgeever

    Susie Kate from ArtGallerie said 8 years ago

    Love the style and bright color accents!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage from maggiemaevintage said 8 years ago

    very cool...especially love the teak wall unit!

  • fbstudiovt

    Laura Hale from FoundBeautyStudioArt said 8 years ago

    My husband and I have managed to outfit our place without paying more than $100 for anything in here, except for our exquisite reupholstered 1940's couch that was purchased from an upholsterer who had redone the piece for her own house using stunning raspberry striped velvet. A steal for $400! Other than that, we've spent nights and weekends scouring flea markets, craigslist, and free piles for all of our belongings and refinishing anything that had great bones but looked sad. What we can't find, we build. It's pretty fantastic knowing the history of every single thing in your house, and knowing that nothing is disposable. What we grow out of will get passed along to someone else and the search for a replacement will start again. It's been over a decade since I walked into an anonymous box store to purchase furniture and I doubt I'll ever go back.

  • RagtimeTreasures

    RagtimeTreasures from RagtimeTreasures said 8 years ago

    What a warm and inviting place! Thank you for sharing your eye for design.

  • starfalldesign

    starfalldesign from starfalldesign said 8 years ago

    Got to love Etsy... Nice article about how "you don’t need tons of money to have the home of your dreams." Accompanied by an assortment of items like a $150 blanket, an $899 set of shelves, $1200 set of herman miller chairs, a $1325 credenza, and a $2600 wall unit. Bargain!

  • MaejeanVINTAGE

    MJV Owners, Laura Mae and Amanda Jean Vintage from MaejeanVintage said 8 years ago

    Lovely! Beautiful vintage finds... I also love all your greenery! :-)

  • weldedworks

    Joseph Rey from Metalsworking said 8 years ago

    wonderful finds. Home designing is becoming more sharp lines and bold colors with an industrial feel. Soft textures are seeming to be replaced with firm yet comfortably warm furnishings and styles.

  • uniquefabricgifts

    Unique Fabric Gifts from uniquefabricgifts said 8 years ago

    I absolutely love this apartment. The colors, furniture and all the pieces are great! I love the cats too!

  • lucysnowephotography

    Lucy Snowe from lucysnowephotography said 8 years ago

    Beautiful the gray or black wall with the white and oranges and wood!!! Very inspiring :) Time to redecorate!!! xo

  • 5gardenias

    kathi roussel from 5gardenias said 8 years ago

    fresh and fabulous space and what an eye for collecting! super feature-- thanks for sharing!

  • vintagenelly

    Vintage Nelly from vintagenelly said 8 years ago

    Love your style and pops of color!! I feel a "redo" coming on at my house!! Thanks for the fabulous feature!!

  • peshka

    Peshka from Peshka said 8 years ago

    Love this retro style!!!!

  • easasa

    easasa from easasa said 8 years ago


  • kathyjohnson3

    Kathy Johnson from kathyjohnson3 said 8 years ago

    Oh how I remember the '70's , the greens, golds and oranges! Wonderful post!

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  • opendoorstudio

    Martha Layton Smith from opendoorstudio said 8 years ago

    wow... what a great space... you are living in a Mid Century Modern Dream!

  • slatevintager

    Nikki from slatevintager said 8 years ago

    great energy & beautiful finds!

  • farawaytea

    Allison from farawaytea said 8 years ago

    I'm so inspired. Love this style!!!

  • GryWinther

    GryWinther from GryWinther said 8 years ago

    I love this apartment! GREAT to see something from Europe too!! <3

  • monlyn25

    Monica C from MomoSeaJewelry said 8 years ago

    Cool styles!!! Love the kitties, especially the black one-he looks just like my guy :)

  • nowvintage

    Bobbie from nowvintage said 8 years ago

    Well that is quite the plug for ebay..too bad she doesn't mention all of the great vintage shops on ETSY! :( ok sour grapes for me! LOL

  • LittleWrenPottery

    Victoria Baker from LittleWrenPottery said 8 years ago

    Gorgeous, I love the pops of colour here and there has a very sophisticated look!

  • RedLotusJewellery

    Sophia from RedLotusJewellery said 8 years ago

    I dig it! Very groovy!

  • TheEnglishEclectic

    coco star from TheEnglishEclectic said 8 years ago

    I have been shopping in charity shops for years! Think I have spent most of my earnings on charity worldwide lol, at least I give second hand things a new lease of life, I really want people to go to charity shops more, as it helps the enviroment, your wallet and others in need! Love Coco Star xxxx

  • CirceCollectables

    Circe from CirceCollectables said 8 years ago

    You have combined old and new and made it uniquely your own, I can see that your lovely cats totally dig it too:) There are so many amazing vintage items yet to be discovered, and you are a great example of how you can make individual work together in a modern day home. Etsy makes it so easy for people to find vintage treasures that suits their own style and their dream homes too no matter where they live in the World! Inspired - thanks!

  • CirceCollectables

    Circe from CirceCollectables said 8 years ago

    You have combined old and new and made it uniquely your own, I can see that your lovely cats totally dig it too:) There are so many amazing vintage items yet to be discovered, and you are a great example of how you can make individual pieces work together in a modern day home. Etsy makes it so easy for people to find vintage treasures that suits their own style and their dream homes too no matter where they live in the World! Inspired - thanks!

  • OliveLongstocking

    Gumtree Gallery from GumTreeGallery said 8 years ago

    This is very australian 60's 70's style...................... love it X

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake from IcingOnTheCupcake said 8 years ago

    Beautiful style!

  • truthbeautyandlove27

    Colleen O'Neal from truthbeautyandlove27 said 8 years ago

    inspiring decor on a budget! love it!

  • SteamBathFactory

    Gin Shakespear from SteamBathFactory said 8 years ago

    I am lovin' the black wall!

  • myvintagecrush

    Kathleen from myvintagecrush said 8 years ago

    Great style! I'm a sucker for deep hued walls.. love

  • rivahside

    rivahside said 8 years ago

    Wow! Loooove her decorating style!

  • artisansgalleria

    artisansgalleria from artisansgalleria said 8 years ago

    Very warm and inviting. This place got character. Love it.

  • RenataandJonathan

    Renata and Jonathan from RenataandJonathan said 8 years ago

    Creative and charming space :)

  • needleandfelt

    Amy from needleandfelt said 8 years ago

    Beautiful home! Etsy is a 24/7 global candy shop for vintage - Christene found just a taste of what Etsy has to offer! Hope you take a stroll and change your mind :)

  • HarmonyGardenDesigns

    Hayley from HarmonyGardenDesigns said 8 years ago

    Your space really connects with me and so many of the things I love, such unique individuality. Pssstt...I have four cats too, what wonderful friends they are =o)

  • VPDD

    VPDD from StickerSwagger said 8 years ago

    Wow! I love these looks! Very cool! :))

  • dawnandross

    Cody and April Peavy from dawnandross said 8 years ago

    Very cool styles :-)

  • evertonterrace

    Jeanette from evertonterrace said 8 years ago

    I enjoy seeing spaces with a bit of a mixture of styles and designs. Find it (and usually the people) more interesting. You have a lovely space. Really like how you added that fabulous green shade to the red lamp and the gazelle sculpture next to is gorgeous!

  • AvaGirlDesigns

    Bonnie from AvaGirlDesigns said 8 years ago

    Love your style!

  • grandmae1

    Ellen said 8 years ago

    This is my apartment from 1972, Yorba Linda, California ! My 45 year old son has most of it now, including the teak wall unit and a beautiful bent wood and cane rocker! I still have a lot of the plants, and two new cats. My style now is more English cottage and I LOVE ETSY!!!!! Much better than eBay! (~.~) Ellen

  • grandmae1

    Ellen said 8 years ago

    One more comment... These things were not inexpensive then... I do not think they are now, either! Buy the best you can afford of old ,real wood, furniture and the the other things one at a time! They will last for generations! (~.~) E

  • BambuEarth

    Amber from BambuEarth said 8 years ago


  • krize

    Kristina Sabaite from krize said 8 years ago

    Great finds!!!

  • claudiadelrio

    Yaya from Liukenko said 8 years ago

    Love your apartment!!!, so cozy ;)

  • dayslonggone

    Gwynne Collins from DaysLongGone said 8 years ago

    Wonderful space!

  • uswatsons

    Sylvie Liv from SylvieLiv said 8 years ago

    I need to just be brave and paint a wall or two black. I always love it when I see it!

  • thevicagirl

    VaLon Frandsen from thevicagirl said 8 years ago

    Oh, shinny....

  • VeryCarey

    Carey from VeryCarey said 8 years ago

    Love your style! I could move right in and be perfectly comfortable. It feels warm and natural and alive. Cats are a must have too in my world - great!

  • KaiceJoy

    Kirsti Joy from KaiceJoy said 8 years ago

    Love your variety in your decor! Great post!

  • eclectivist

    Kasia from Eclectivist said 8 years ago

    Very inspiring, I love this interior and feel even sadder now parting with some of my vases...

  • liddysopretty

    liddy sopretty from liddysopretty said 8 years ago

    love, love, loooooove!

  • customheirloomart1

    Custom HeirloomArt from customheirloomart1 said 8 years ago

    Quiet and relaxing . Nice set up.

  • beauxbeaux

    beauxbeaux said 8 years ago

    Note to self: get more plants. The flashes of lovely green throughout your home is very inspiring!

  • hildes

    Hilde from hildes said 8 years ago

    Love it!

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