We first spotted the kitchen from this lovely home here and just knew the rest would be good. So we begged and threw a few pretty pleases out there and oh did Melissa Jill Photography deliver. It’s a space that’s warm and lived in but still maintains a level of style that most only dare to dream about with an eclectic mix of vintage and industrial that really brings these rooms to life. See the full tour right here.
My husband and I got married 10 years ago, went straight to IKEA and furnished our whole house in black, white and red. My husband was happy it was done and I was satisfied… for about a month. I started to get bored with our decor but we had no money to change it.
My understanding husband said I could redecorate if I could figure out how to do it for free. So I started to pick things up off the side of the road and was an avid garage sale hunter and I painted EVERYTHING in site! Slowly I was able to find pieces with history and character.
When we purchased this home, I knew I wanted to add character and make it look like the house has been here forever. We brought in cement tile, lots of trim and molding and old pieces that make the home feel warm and inviting. As co-owner of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market (a bi-annual vintage market in Scottsdale, Arizona with 180 vendors) I had first pick at AMAZING finds from our vendors!
As we were buying for this home, I was very conflicted what style I wanted our house. I love mid-century, shabby, traditional and modern. I just couldn’t pick one. So I decided to stick to my gut and step out of the box I had put myself in.
My motto was, “If I love it, buy it and I will find a place for it.” I am so happy I did and I just love how all the styles meshed together so well.
Mixing old with new brings our home to life. I could spend hours telling all the stories of the pieces in our home. We have some family heirlooms mixed with garage sale finds and some new pieces here and there to complete the spaces.
Photography: Melissa Jill Photography | Design And Styling: Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market | Army Cabinet: Hawk Salvage | Barn Door: Craigslist Find | Bathtub: Craigslist | Boys Beds: Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market | Buffet: Family Heirloom | Chippy Pantry Door: Rafterhouse | Desk: For The Love Of Old | Green Chairs: Miadora | Headboard: Twigs And Twine | Island: Old Brick House | Metal Cabinet In Master: Stuff Antiques | Mid-Century Couch: Modern Manor | Piano: Family Heirloom | Pillows: The Mod Boho | Rolling Shelf: Salvaged | Ship Lights: Alex Karenin Estate Jewelry Store | Wood Shelves: Porter Barn Wood