An Eclectic Afro-Bohemian Rental Is Filled With Hand-Painted Patterned Walls

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Name: Shawn Outley, three daughters, and a dog
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Type of home: Duplex
Size: 1500 square feet
Years lived in: 10 years, renting

Credit: Shawn Outley

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Afro-Bohemian. Eclectic.

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Daughter's room

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: Our home is a direct reflection of the ladies that live in it. We’re a a group of bold, earthy, cool, vibe-y, interesting, sassy, LOUD, free-spirited girls… even down to our dog Georgie.

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What is your favorite room and why? My living room is my favorite room. It’s lively and cozy all at once. After work, I love to come sink into the room and soak up the scenery that includes some of my favorite things on earth—PLANTS!!!!

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What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last thing I bought was a Venus Fly Trap that I added to my plant collection!

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Main bedroom

Any advice for creating a home you love? Find a style that you love. Look for all the inspiration you can find. Only incorporate things that please YOU—not what you think has to be included because all the magazines or Pinterest boards include said items, but because they give you the “feel-goods”.

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Master bath with brush-stroked wall.

Also, know that it may take a while to get it just right, because just like us, our home’s style may be subject to constant change, tweaking, and evolution!

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Hand-painted accent wall

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