Emma Fiala's Recent Articles
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Get the Look: Vintage, Eclectic & Colorful Style
Bold, colorful, and vintage — if that’s your goal, take a peek at Allison’s resource lists from her unforgettable Austin apartment to shop her style and instantly fill your space with colorful kitschy decor! charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.
Nov 23, 2016
Get the Look: Art Deco Luxe Meets Rebelliously Sophisticated
This bold, modern, and somewhat rebellious high-rise space in the heart of Manhattan is filled to the brim with stunning designs and patterns and color combinations. Check out Gretchen’s resource lists for some bold art deco luxe inspiration and ideas!
Nov 9, 2016
Get the Look: Warm, Cozy & Classic Mid-Century Inspired Style
A seamless and eclectic mix of vintage and modern has resulted in a warm, colorful, and cozy Portland home. Check out the resource lists below to shop Teresa’s style and bring some mid-century inspired charm to your home! Wall Color — Miller Paints Wall Unit — Similar: Design Within Reach Print — Mark Warren Jacques Yes banner — Secret Holiday & Co.
Nov 5, 2016
Get the Look: Mid-Century & Bohemian-Inspired Colorful Style
Bright, cheerful, full of patterns and textures—Becca and Doug’s California home is a visual stunner. With items sourced from secondhand shops, the internet, and new things, too, Becca’s style isn’t tough to duplicate. Check out her resource lists for some bright mid-century, bohemian inspiration to bring some joy to your home!
Oct 31, 2016
Get the Look: Light & Modern With “Flea Market Chic” Vibes
Not only is this sustainable home in the Philippines an architectural marvel on the inside and out—it is styled beautifully in every single room. Modern design with clean lines and surfaces melds seamlessly with a flea market/industrial vibe influenced by the owners’ travels. Shop their style below to achieve some modern and clean serenity in your space.
Oct 28, 2016
An Elegant & Eclectic Minneapolis Apartment
Name: Colie Location: North Loop, Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 781 square feet Years lived in: Renting 8 months Colie and her husband recently made the move from Fargo, North Dakota to Minneapolis. On a recommendation from a friend, they found their new home in the North Loop of Minneapolis, an area that has seen a major housing boom over the past few years. While they looked into old rehabbed warehouse living, they eventually settled on this new one bedroom in a building full of neat amenities.
Oct 25, 2016
Get the Look: Vintage Meets Modern in an Eclectic Mix
A cohesive eclectic style can be hard to achieve. Christina has successfully combined a love of vintage and modern in her cozy Australia home. Check out her resources to achieve a similar eclectic mix easily without spending hours perusing thrift shops near and far!
Oct 24, 2016
Get the Look: Quirky, Modern & Eclectic Style
While you may not have the same luck as Mercedes when it comes to stumbling upon free or inexpensive decor and furniture, you may be equally interested (or inspired by) her modern, eclectic and quirky style. Check out the resources from her 850 square foot space in Montréal.
Oct 14, 2016
A Photographer’s Chic, High-Contrast Home
Name: Athena Pelton Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned After moving her family from an older home (often in need of repairs and attention as so many are) into their brand new digs, Athena began to decorate. Soon after the move, however, Athena and her husband realized that they didn’t exactly account for furniture and decor in the budget for building their new home.
Oct 14, 2016
Get the Look: Clean, Modern & Mid-Century Chicago Style
This recently renovated home includes carefully thought-out and well-planned decor and custom features. With no detail overlooked you're sure to find something to love.
Oct 9, 2016
Get the Look: Intimately Minimal-Modern in Williamsburg
Simone’s Brooklyn apartment is decorated almost exclusively in gray, black, red, and clear, and the effect is unified, uncluttered, and luxurious. Whether or not you’re able to stick to such a strict palette, you can definitely shop the style!
Oct 7, 2016
Get the Look: Modern Space Age Style
You most likely don’t live in a spaceship or a spaceship shaped house. But if you wish you did, or want to bring some space age style into your space on this planet, check out the resource lists for this one-of-a-kind spaceship shaped home in California.
Oct 4, 2016
Get the Look: Authentic Mid-Century Bohemian Style
Inspired by ’60s eclectic style, Mike and Rachel’s Ojai rental sets the mood for creativity as well as peaceful lounging. Full of classics and bohemian charm, be sure to check out their resource lists to achieve a similar style and make it your own!
Oct 2, 2016
An Artist’s #usewhatyagot Eclectic Style
Name: Kathy Marquardt Location: Dayton’s Bluff — St. Paul, Minnesota Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 11 Years Owned It doesn’t take long after stepping into Kathy’s St. Paul home to come to the conclusion that she must be an artist. Her eclectic and bright mix of furniture and decor speaks of her personality and demeanor, with personal and one-of-a-kind treasures filling every room.
Sep 22, 2016
Get the Look: Vermont-Inspired, Cozy Farmhouse Vibes
A country style retreat within the city, Nick & Spiro’s Chicago home takes you back in time to a slower pace and peaceful way of living. Whether you’re looking for country inspiration for your home or cabin you’re sure to find something here – from DIY throw pillows and curtains to antique inspired furniture, Nick & Spiro’s home has it all!
Sep 18, 2016
Get the Look: A Colorful & Cozy Rental
Anna and Zan’s Massachusetts rental is colorful and cozy and full of ideas. If you’re looking for inspiration for a simple and light filled space but don’t know where to start, take a peek at Anna and Zan’s resource lists!
Sep 12, 2016
Get the Look: Modern & Minimal With Pops of Color in Paris
Liz and Andrew were forced to start from scratch when decorating their 700 square foot apartment in Paris when they moved themselves, their pets, and little else from Canada. Utilizing affordable sources like Ikea and Target, they’ve made a modern and minimalist creative haven filled with just the right amount of color – check out their resource lists to shop their style!
Sep 11, 2016
Get the Look: Bright, Bold Colors & Fearless Style
Looking for inspiration on how to bring color and personality into your home? Look no further than April and Brian’s North Carolina home for heaps of ideas! Check our their resource lists to shop their style and make your space bold, bright, and fun!
Sep 10, 2016
Get the Look: Colorful Danish-Inspired Modern Style
In the middle of Australian wide open spaces sits Leesa and Darren’s home, a place filled with vintage and modern, Danish style and bright colors, and plants and original art. If you’re looking for bright Danish modern inspiration, look no further! Take a peek at Leesa and Darren’s resource lists below.
Sep 6, 2016
Get the Look: Modern & Eclectic With a Touch of Whimsy
Alyssa and her family have created a calm and peaceful sanctuary in their Echo Park Bungalow. Filled with pops of color and the perfect touch of whimsy you’re sure to find some inspiration here – check out their resource list to shop their style!
Sep 3, 2016
Get the Look: Budget-Friendly Multi-Era Style
Tavia has successfully furnished her Minneapolis home with numerous secondhand and thrifty finds. In the process she has filled her space with furniture and decor from numerous styles and eras, keeping a hard to come by cohesive look. Take a peek at her resource list to shop her style and blend together your favorite finds!
Aug 31, 2016
Get the Look: Timeless Farmhouse Style
Christina and her family’s newly updated 1902 home in Pennsylvania is filled with modern farmhouse charm from floor to ceiling. Whether or not you live in your own actual farmhouse, you can still share in the timeless and traditional charm of modern farmhouse style living using Christina’s shopping resource list!
Aug 25, 2016
Get the Look: Simple, Traditional & Functional Country Style
It can take time to settle in and create your perfect family home. Lesli has spent the last 12 years pouring herself into her 140-year-old Virginia home. With a little help from her shopping resources you can get to work today on a classic and colorful space of your own!
Aug 19, 2016
Simple Secrets to Keeping Your Pets From Dominating Your Decor
Keeping your home clean and tidy when you have furry roommates can be challenging. So can making sure your home doesn’t look more like “Cat Chic” or “Dramatic Dog Modern” than your own personal style. But our pets are a part of our family, and this is their home, too. How do you keep your space stylish with toys, bowls and more sprinkled about? Here some secrets from someone with a very stylish home and FOUR four-legged friends.
Aug 18, 2016
Get the Look: Dreamy Vintage Bohemian Bedroom Style
For airy and simple vintage bohemian inspiration for your bedroom, look no further than Eliza and Tim’s 100-year-old historic inn deep in the heart of New York’s Catskill Mountains. From floor to ceiling they have every inch covered and you won’t be disappointed!
Aug 13, 2016
Get the Look: Crisp & Clean With Bursts of Color
Lian and Fabien’s 1500 square foot space in Cape Town is like a breath of fresh air with crisp white walls and floors and brilliant pops of color with personal touches from around the world. If you’re looking for inspiration check out their resource list!
Aug 11, 2016
Get the Look: Multi-Texture Vintage Bohemian Style
You may not have your own 100-year-old inn in the Catskill Mountains to fill with treasures, but that shouldn’t stop you from sourcing inspiration from Eliza and Tim. Their vintage inn is bursting with textures, moody colors, an array of textiles, and bohemian charm.
Aug 10, 2016
Get the Look: Timeless, Traditional & Eclectic Style
Family heirlooms, antique store finds, and unique modern goods find themselves at home together in Suzanne’s 900 square foot space in downtown Montreal. With her experience as an interior decorator, Suzanne has seamlessly joined timeless pieces from across the globe. Let her resource list inspire you to go traditional and timeless!
Aug 4, 2016
Get the Look: Minimal, Clean & Cozy Scandinavian Style
Let more light in and simplify your style with the shopping resources from this minimal yet cozy, Scandinavian style home in The Netherlands.
Aug 3, 2016
A Lovely Minneapolis Home Full of Thrifted Buys & Frugal Finds
Name: Tavia Tindall Location: North Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 1,496 square feet Years lived in: Owned 1 year Tavia is one of the lucky few who have been blessed by a full and complete home after only a year of home ownership and barely spending a thing. Friends and family, thrift stores, and garage sales have allowed her to fill her space with unique, original, and rare decor from numerous eras and styles.
Aug 1, 2016
Get the Look: Clean, Classic & Peaceful Living
Small space or not, you will likely glean some inspiration from Morgan and Andrew’s Atlanta home. They’ve kept their small home feeling peaceful and surprisingly spacious while chock-full of plants, textures, and light at the same time.
Jul 30, 2016
Go Ahead, Take the Long Way: Takeaways From an Epic Family Road Trip
Every year, around this time, my family and I take a trip from Minneapolis to Seattle. My husband and I first went when I was pregnant with our daughter. For our next two trips it was just the three of us. The following year the three of us were jointed by her little brother, in my belly. And now the four of us have been together twice. The reoccurring theme? Rushing!
Jul 27, 2016
Get the Look: Mid-Century Modern Meets Eclectic
Evan and Gavin have perfected the art of finding impressive decor at antique and thrift shops. Their Seattle home is a treasure trove of mid-century modern finds and one-of-a-kind pieces. But not everyone can be so lucky. Check out this shopping resource list to find some new mid-century modern-inspired treasures that you don’t have to cross your fingers and make a wish for.
Jul 14, 2016
Get the Look: Light, Breezy & Natural California Style
Combining worldly elements and natural textures with a mid-century modern flare has resulted in a comfortable and airy home. What isn’t to love about Sheeva’s Spanish Colonial? Reference her resource list to get a bright and breezy home of your own! charset="utf-8" src="https://d30bopbxapq94k.cloudfront.net/js/curalate-widget-client-all.prod.min.
Jul 12, 2016
Get the Look: Organic & Clean Vintage Style
Decorating a rented space well can be challenging. Incorporating your own style into the permanent, sometimes significant, features isn’t always easy. But it’s an area in which Ruth excelled in her 550 square feet in London. Check out Ruth’s shopping resources to achieve her stylish vintage Scandinavian style in your own space.
Jul 8, 2016
Get the Look: Classic & Crisp With Modern Flair
Keeping a 600 square foot space fresh and simple is more affordable than you might think. Alejandra and Oliver have filled their Boston apartment with both old and new while keeping their space timeless and bright. Use their shopping resource list to get this look and make it your own without breaking the bank!
Jul 7, 2016
A Modern, Colorful and Clever Seattle Home
Name: Evan and Gavin Gregory Location: Parkwood — Shoreline (Seattle), Washington Size: 920 square feet Years lived in: 7.5 years, owned On an unassuming residential street in a suburb just north of Seattle, you’ll find a house down a hill, surrounded by bushes and hidden by a fence. One step into Evan and Gavin’s front yard and it feels as though you’ve been transported to a relaxing sanctuary far from the bustle of the city.
Jul 5, 2016
Get the Look: Where Vintage, Modern & Contemporary Chic Meet
With or without a house built in the 1950s, it’s possible to achieve a mid-century style mixed with your own personal flare. Astral’s home seamlessly joins elements from mid-century design with both modern and vintage elements—and some contemporary chic. Find out how you can achieve Astral’s style with the shopping resources below!
Jun 30, 2016
A Shabby Chic St. Paul Apartment
Name: Katherine Harris Location: Highland Park; St. Paul, Minnesota Size: 850 square feet Years lived in: 9 months rented As a professional photographer, Katie has a keen eye for design, finding inspiration in vintage kitchens and old farmhouses. Most of all, Katie leans heavily on the philosophy that decor need not be expensive. To Katie, meaningfulness trumps all else, with the majority of her furniture being gifts, hand-me-downs, and local purchases.
Jun 9, 2016
A Wonderfully Easy & Quick Kitchen Cabinet Pull DIY
An easy way to dress up any kitchen is to switch out the dated drawer and cabinet pulls. With so many options out there it can be hard to narrow down the search (and it can be easy to spend much more than initially planned). But have you ever thought of making them yourself? Sarah did just that! After painting her rental’s super basic kitchen cabinets a dark moody color (Behr’s Submarine Grey) she installed her DIY leather pulls and took her bland stock kitchen to a whole new level.
Jun 8, 2016
Sarah’s Cheeky & Whimsical Chicago Coach House
Name: Sarah Montgomery Location: Chicago, Ilinois Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 1 year rented Sarah is proud of her entire 800 square feet, tucked away in a Ukrainian Village coach house, and rightfully so. She has brought art and whimsy into each of her rooms with a true DIY and frugal spirit, all while leaning on her past experience as a window display designer at Anthropologie and her current gig as a product designer at Eastern Accents.
Jun 2, 2016
A 325-Square-Foot “Cozy Femme Clutter” Chicago Studio
Name: Andy Koch and Danielle Boachie, and cats Zeus and Miss Fluffy Location: Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois Size: 325 square feet Years lived in: 8 months; rented For such a small space, Andy and Danielle have their limited square footage very well divided into areas with different purposes.
May 25, 2016
Meg’s ’80s Flashback in Chicago
Name: Meg Gustafson Location: Uptown — Chicago, Illinois Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 3 months; rented For a short few months, Meg has lived in this familiar space—a high rise in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, on Lake Shore Drive. The building was built in 1959 and Meg’s grandma lived in this exact unit for years. In 1978, Meg’s parents took over and began renting it out.
May 19, 2016
Anna’s Light-Filled Lakeview Studio
Name: Anna Curtis Location: Chicago, Illinois Size: 350 square feet Years lived in: 7 months; rented Small space living isn’t for everyone, but when Anna returned from a trip to Berlin, she was ready to come back to a familiar well-loved Chicago neighborhood. She jumped on this tiny 350 square foot studio. Immediately after setting foot inside, Anna agreed to take on the previous renter’s lease along with all of his much-too-large-for-a-studio furniture.
May 12, 2016
Before & After: Two Beautiful Bathroom Updates
Closet space is certainly useful and often a desired selling point when searching for a home, but with an opportunity to trade that for a luxurious master bathroom, Ryan and Joanna opted for the latter. Immediately after moving into their new home, Ryan and Joanna jumped into a major renovation project—turning two relatively small and generic bathrooms into two beautiful custom spaces, losing a closet and a back door in the process.
May 5, 2016
An Industrial Minneapolis Loft of Memories
Name: Matthew Hodgman and his dog, Brinkley Location: Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 700 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented Have you ever walked into a rummage sale, antique shop, or flea market and spent hours admiring every little piece that evokes a bit of nostalgia? Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live inside an antique shop? Wonder no longer—Matt’s historic loft is your answer.
Apr 29, 2016
Ryan & Joanna’s Simple Midwestern Update
Name: Ryan (a landscape designer) and Joanna Herm, and dog, Dori Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Owned Immediately after purchasing your first home it is temping to jump feet first into a project or two. It is fairly common for a new homeowner to walk in the door for the first time and rip up all of the old dingy carpet to expose the natural wood underneath. But not Ryan and Joanna.
Apr 28, 2016
Jaimee & David’s Light & Simple Scandinavian-Inspired Home
Name: Jaimee and David Morse, their twin sons, and Lana the dog Location: Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 1,250 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented When Jaimee and David moved to the Midwest from the East Coast, they didn’t expect to come to Minneapolis—and they certainly didn’t expect to stay. They have since fallen in love with the city, their neighborhood, and their home.
Mar 27, 2016