House Call: Tonya & Bryan's Vintage Mix

Names: Tonya & Brian
Location: Tennessee

Tonya and Bryan have pulled together a great looking home filled with vintage pieces. They write: Our home is 2 bedroom, 1200 square feet and was built in 1936. We like the older style of the home so we have made no major modifications, only paint, new flooring, light fixtures and new windows. When we bought the house it had holes in the walls, torn wallpaper, old light fixtures, a moldy basement, loose parquet flooring you could move around like puzzle pieces and dry rotted window frames. We corrected all the cosmetic issues and then the rest was just decorating to our taste....We love white, bright red and green. Sounds like Christmas until you see we mix in a lot of other colors too. We love vintage and have lots and lots of Etsy finds scattered about. Only the essential furnishings in our home that should be bought new, like the mattresses, were bought new.

We live in a pretty conservative town where everyone’s home looks like it was decorated straight out of Ethan Allen’s gallery. So, it feels good when we have guest over that tell me that our home has motivated them to go their own way and stop decorating for those who might visit instead of those who live there. Most people plunder around the whole time they are over just looking at all there is to see.

My biggest surprise was having a lady who was quite elderly just take over and start giving tours of the home at a cast party that we had for the local theater. Our house is decorated like tweens live here because we both enjoy toys so much. It really surprised me that someone older would enjoy it so much too.

Thanks, Tonya & Bryan!

Photos: Tonya & Bryan

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.

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