Refinery29 DC Location: Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Renting Holly Thomas is a do-it-yourself girl after one's own heart. With a background in journalism and a day job centered on finding cool haunts and thrifting treasure troves in the D.C area, this sweet southern transplant knows a thing or two about editing out the excess to find those rare birds of vintage paradise. DC Refinery29, Holly's daily duties involve seeking out great vintage shops, or thinking up ways to recreate or repackage fashion and found objects. And she does just that with her one-bedroom home in the beautiful Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.. Beautifully reclaimed furniture plays a practical and functional role. With the help of her boyfriend Paul she has built nearly all the installations and details by hand, from the sliding bathroom door made of salvaged barn wood, to the powder blue velvet upholstered headboard in her bedroom. Holly also runs the fashion line Butler and Claypool, which she operates out of her home, using the space as a showroom. She and her boyfriend also built each of the clothing racks out of salvaged wood and metal tubing. Juxtaposed with the dresses, bags, and jewelry from her collection, Holly's home also has a slight edge of masculinity about it. Deep mahogany furniture, navy, leather, loafers and fedoras mix beautifully with floral prints, velvet, and chevron printed lamps. While the front portion of Holly's home serves as the showroom for her home, the back room serves as the work area. Spools of colored thread and yarn sit next to rulers and paint brushes, Mod Podge and a sewing machine. Personal touches like old family photos and family hand-me-downs help bring an added charm and warmth. 127 Sale, which is the world's longest yard sale — a 127-mile stretch of road between Alabama and Michigan, with secondhand goods all along the way. It seems like a picker's paradise! Habitat ReStore in Waldorf • Desk: Second Chance in Baltimore • Vintage velvet chair: Family hand-me-down • Typewriter: Lucketts Store in Leesburg, Virginia • Crates used as shelves are salvage from grocery stores • Side table: Hand me down • Shelves: Salvaged wood • Lamp: Goodwill • Couch: Craigslist • Trunk: Craigslist. Present from her boyfriend • Antlers: Craigslist. Present from her boyfriend • Jewelry and accessories: collected and are merchandise for her shop Butler and Claypool • Coca cola crate: random thrift store in Williamsburg, Virginia • Wood desk chair: Habitat ReStore in Waldorf • Rug: Lowes LIVING ROOM • Vintage flag: 48-star flag • Black candle stick: Ikea • Theater seats: Craigslist find by boyfriend – a great steal for $65. • Bookcase: Self-built with wood from Home Depot and legs from Ikea • Lantern: Dumpster dive • Wood table: Ikea • Electric fireplace: Home depot • Curtains: Ikea • Lamp shade: DIY project • Day bed: West Elm. Found on craigslist • Birdcage: Gift from family friend • Bell jar: Trohv • Rug: Goodwill in Williamsburg, Va • Sewing machine: 1970s Kenmore, belonged to my mom • Projector: Epson 705 HD projector, from Best Buy • Coffee table: Bought for $20 from Salvation Army in Waldorf MD; • Trunk underneath: Unique Thrift in Wheaton KITCHEN • Crates: Salvaged from grocery stores • Frame turned into chalkboard • Butcher block countertop: Made from salvaged Ikea tabletop BEDROOM • Dresser: Goodwill. Sanded and painted • Mirror: Richmond thrift store • Bed headboard: Self made • Pillows and bedding: Ikea • Shelf wood: Second Chance. 100-year old wood • Map: Paper Source • Cowhide: Home Liquidator in Chesapeake • Rug: Home Goods • Lamp: Ikea • Chair: Craigslist, repainted frame • Mirror: Grandmother's • China hutch: First Craigslist purchase • DIY pants with studs made for her boyfriend • Art lamps: Second Chance in Baltimore • Vintage hats BATHROOM • Wooden door: Community Forklift in Hyattsville • Vintage frames + family photos FRONT PORCH • Tea pot and cups on front porch – Blue Danube china, a gift from my aunt • Porch furniture – IKEA patio set Nicole Crowder) • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE: Check out past house tours here. • Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. • Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form.