This Home Is Eclectic and Experimental, But Not Quite Maximalist

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A leather couch behind a coffee table with decorative items a top.

Olga Khomenko has owned this four-bedroom house for eight years, and shares it with roommates: I have been living in my home since 2015 and the first three years it was truly a house-hacking experience. I remodeled the house to a wonderful living state in 2018.

Because my house is quite an Airbnb hub, last year I started an upgrade and repainting process again to make sure it provides a welcoming, fresh, and colorful experience. I also have backyard chickens and four cats.

I believe my identity is reflected in my color palettes and some of the art and vintage pieces I was able to find. In all, I do not like clutter thus the color of the walls and fresh flowers are are most permanent/constant things in my decor.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: My home style is eclectic experimental and indeed colorful but I am still not quite a maximalist, yet I love colors because they can enhance my life.

What is your favorite room and why? I think it will be the newly repainted and wallpapered bedroom on the second floor. First, because I really like the way the color turned out, I also painted the floor white again with oil paint. And used blue Raphael Sandberg wallpapers. I also love my bright blue living room.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I love my Article chairs. I am thinking of buying more for outdoors because they have amazing colors, are sturdy, and are also outdoor-friendly. I also got a paper roll metal holder from Amazon that I love.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Get to know your space first. Read and learn, but also use your imagination. Don’t be too scared to try and experiment.

Thanks Olga!

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.

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