A Gut Renovation of a 1910 Home Features a DIY Limewashed Wall

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Home Type
Bedrooms
Square feet
3000
Sq ft
3000
Green living room with one textured gray wall, leather sofa, patterned rug
Credit: Sasha Shver

Sasha Shver, their husband, and their two cats have lived in this three-bedroom house for two years: Our home is a gut renovation of a 1910 home. It is three stories, with a cozy attic as the third floor. When we moved in it had all the cold characteristics of a formulaic gut reno — everything was white and “marble,” with almost no personality.

Credit: Sasha Shver

Over the last two years, through furniture, art, paint color, and some renovations of our own, we have updated the space to feel more like ours. This includes closing off one small “bedroom” that was created just to have the listing have more bedrooms and creating a walk-in closet, designing a baby room from scratch, and completely overhauling our first floor from white box to colorful moody entry into the home.

Credit: Sasha Shver

Our identities are reflected in multiple facets, but first and foremost through vintage furniture and small home goods. We LOVE dishes and details and small tchotchkes that make a house feel whole.

Credit: Sasha Shver

Describe your home’s style in five words or fewer: Vintage-inspired eclectic mix.

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What is your favorite room and why? Kitchen because we just renovated it and it truly finally feels like ours. The tile color combined with the rest of the furniture we have really pulls everything together.

Credit: Sasha Shver

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? (Include links if you have them!) Smiley face lamp (a gift from our baby registry).

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Any advice for creating a home you love? Go with your gut! And don’t be afraid to mix different eras and styles. At the end of the day it will feel cohesive because it is yours, not because you stuck with one specific time period or look.

Credit: Sasha Shver

Thanks, Sasha!

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