Amy's house tour is one of Apartment Therapy's all-time most popular features, probably for its wealth of accessible ideas. Her home combines vintage pieces, well-chosen paint colors, and smart accessories into a look that's personal and down-to-earth. Here are a few tips on achieving a similar style at home.
Set the Tone with Paint
Amy's home uses paint to dress up the walls and furniture. She updated her living room dresser with a fresh coat of blue paint, the dining room feels airy in sky blue, and her use of off-white throughout the rest of her home sets off her colorful furniture and accessories.
A large portion of Amy's furniture is vintage — a combination of family hand-me-downs, painted pieces, and thrift store finds. For similar Danish Modern dining room furniture, check flea markets, thrift shops, and antique stores.
Repurpose and Accessorize
Amy furnished her apartment on a budget, with accessories from Chinatown shops, IKEA, thrift stores, and even the dollar store. Here are some similar finds and ideas.
OTHER RELEVANT RESOURCES
• The lamps on the dresser were originally from IKEA, but are no longer available there.
• For colorful furniture on a budget, buy unfinished furniture and paint it yourself.
• 10 Common Thrift Store Finds and Ways to Use them for DIY Projects
• Best Thrift Stores: Coast to Coast
• Flea Market Guide: Coast to Coast
To see the full tour of Amy's home, click here.
Photo: Sarah Coffey