A Bohemian Brick Bungalow Has a Very Cute Color-Blocked Bedroom Corner
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Name: Rosemary Matkin, husband, Emmet, and dog, Olive
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Type of home: Brick bungalow
Size: 1,475 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I’m Rose, I’m a nurse from California, and I share this little home with my husband, Emmet, from Galway, Ireland, and our dog, Olive. I moved to Memphis to escape the housing prices in Santa Cruz and to be near family. This house was built in the 1940s but has been updated recently. It has been really fun adding personality to the space. It was begging for color and is still evolving. We are both in the medical field and using our science brains all day, so this house has been a sweet little creative outlet.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Cozy, colorful, bohemian
How do you identify? Is your identity reflected in your home (art, color palettes, accessories, etc)? I am a California girl from a little bohemian surfer town, and I think that is reflected in what I have bought into our space. I like having lots of plants and using paint to give spaces definition and character. Our furniture is mix of modern and vintage, and we like to bring in art from our respective hometowns and from the city we call home.
What is your favorite room and why? The master bedroom, if I have to choose. I love the color block, and the room is a peaceful blend of both of our styles.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? A spun fiber glass patio set from the ’70s.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Don’t wait for your dream home! Go ahead and do the things that make you happy in your house now. I think we all see social media and HGTV and think we need to tear down walls and make big changes to be happy, but paint is magic, and it’s okay to work with what you have.
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