This month Elle Decor features the quirky, inventive, fun loving home of New York antiques dealer Liza Sherman. While her home is certainly impressive and may be out of reach for most of us in its entirety, there are many elements that one can draw inspiration from. Sherman's use of bold colors, eclectic decor and quirky layout are a joy to look at and serve as a reminder not to take our spaces too seriously. Your home can be both functional and fun. Click through to see how she incorporates a vintage 1950s Hollywood stage light, an industrial rail cart, a set of chairs made from African oil barrels and a set made from old washing machines.
One of the first things that strikes the eye is the color of the floor. The bright yellow hue is a thrilling contrast to the traditional natural wood flooring. Although not everyone would be happy living with so much color, the idea could easily be applied to a smaller room or hallway to liven up your space.
In the bedroom, the yellow from the floors continues on the walls creating a bold and cheerful look. Along the walls, she has favorite vintage clothing pieces framed as art. This idea of framing something special and unique to you is a great DIY idea. I have seen pages from children's books framed in nurseries and wall paper framed as living room decor, but framing clothing or fabric could make a great item to display as well.
Another unconventional use of paint is on the wall divider near the kitchen. While most interior decorators would suggest against drawing attention to this less than desirable element, she opted to go the opposite route by adding uneven red stripes along the wall extending along the floor. A good reminder that its ok to make your own rules and do what makes you happy in your space.
Read More: An Eclectic Mix in Manhattan at Elle Decor
(Images: Simon Upton for Elle Decor)