Catherine's Dutch Colonial

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Name: Catherine
Location: Hyde Park, Massachusetts — a suburb of Boston

I live an a very cute 1930's Dutch Colonial which has been completely restored. Currently I have been renting this space for 2 years, but have discussed buying it from the landlord. With renting, I have faced all sorts of obstacles. For one, I am unable to paint how I would fully like. Another issues is the layout of home and landscaping. I would love to rework the kitchen and expand the bathroom, but am not willing to put the time and money into something I do not own.

What makes my space special is the items within. Almost everything in the home was inherited or found on sidewalks and yard sales. I had a very limited budget when setting up house, so I re-purposed and fixed items that I would normally consider junk. Most of the art in the house was also a creation of mine, as I do not have the money to spend on high-end pieces. I would say I spent a total of $500 on making my home the best it could be.

I would consider my style an eclectic mix of many decades — focusing on more modern and minimalistic cues with big splashes of color. Considering the circumstances, I think I did a pretty decent job with what I had to work with!

Thanks, Catherine!

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