A 1970s House Has the Best Collection of Secondhand Treasures We’ve Ever Seen
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Name: Jenasie Earl, my husband Chris, our three kids; Naomi, Ruby, and Baron, and our dog Jordyn
Location: North Salt Lake, Utah
Type of home: 1970s split level home
Size: 2800 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: Our home is full of eclectic, vintage, secondhand treasures I find! It’s ever shifting and changing. I am a vintage reseller and when I find something that sparks inspiration I know I have to keep it. My entire home and design is all based off what pieces I happen upon while sourcing. I also focus on decorating without breaking the bank. I only buy things if they are ridiculously cheap. Our home is full of styles over all decades. I can’t choose just one.
We have a lot of mid-century mixed with Victorian, bits of boho, and that amazing shiny grandma gold. But color is huge, plants everywhere, and I’m really drawn to that global look! My family loves the big open floor plan. The kids are able to jump from one couch to the next… we don’t let the antiques get in the way of having fun! My husband and I are definitely a DIY couple. We just finished our son’s room for our first One Room Challenge! We’ve done a lot in this house, but there’s always more!
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Eclectic Vintage Colorful Victorian Boho
What is your favorite room and why? My sunken living room is my favorite room. I found a pair of mid-century blue velvet sofas for $75! And then a month later a giant, orange vintage rug for $50; they pair perfectly together! I still can barely believe they found each other. However, my son’s antique meets modern bedroom is a close second!
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? This stunning vintage wood-carved and hand-painted screen!
Any advice for creating a home you love? The advice I could give for creating a home you love is to fill your home with things that inspire you! Don’t wait until you own your own home, have more money, etc… The way your home feels affects you daily! It creates an overall feeling. You can do this on a budget by shopping secondhand and vintage. You just have to put a little time and energy into it. You never know what you are going to find tomorrow!
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