Get the Look: Holly’s Rustic Cozy Living Room

updated Mar 11, 2020
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Americana cool, warm rustic accents, a collected coziness: we just love the look of Holly’s fashionable DC home and studio. If you’re hoping to make a big impact in a small living space, we gleaned some tips from Holly and our archives to help you make it happen:

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  • Accent wall paint: Glidden Blue-Grey Slate
  • Vintage flag: 48-star flag
  • Black candle stick: Ikea
  • Theater seats: Craigslist find by boyfriend – a great steal for $65.
  • Bookcase: Self-built with wood from Home Depot and legs from Ikea
  • Lantern: Dumpster dive
  • Wood table: Ikea
  • Electric fireplace: Home depot
  • Curtains: Ikea
  • Lamp shade: DIY project
  • Day bed: West Elm. Found on craigslist
  • Birdcage: Gift from family friend
  • Bell jar: Trohv
  • Rug: Goodwill in Williamsburg, Va
  • Sewing machine: 1970s Kenmore, belonged to my mom
  • Projector: Epson 705 HD projector, from Best Buy
  • Coffee table: Bought for $20 from Salvation Army in Waldorf MD
  • Trunk underneath: Unique Thrift in Wheaton
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You have to have too much and then start editing. You can’t buy piecemeal and expect it all to be perfect. You have to buy what you love, and it’s best to start with too much so you can edit down. Use Freecycle, use Craigslist. Collect as much you can and then figure out what you really want.
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  • Décor Style: Eclectic Collector
  • Paint Color Portfolio: Navy Blue Living Rooms
  • Instantly Interesting: Flags as Wall Art
  • How To Layer Rugs Like a Champ
  • Dorm Style: Vintage Americana for Under $250
  • Craft Room Ideas for Small Spaces
  • 10 Ways To Repurpose Crates Throughout Your Home
  • Classic Color: Variations on Red, White & Blue
  • How To…Mount a Projector from the Ceiling
  • Painted and (Dare I Say?) Pretty Brick

View the full House Tour: Holly’s Fashionably Rustic Home in DC