This Berlin Apartment Is Filled With Neat Decor Finds, Including Rad Repurposed Kilim Rug Chairs

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Name: Hilah Stahl, my husband, and dog
Location: Berlin, Germany
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 1625 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: We moved to Berlin two years ago, just as I was starting Spoak (I’m the founder and CEO), and I knew that creating a home we loved was going to be necessary not only to make a foreign country feel like home, but also to bring my company ethos to life in my day to day. Spoak was founded on the notion that people want help bringing meaning and personality into their home, so our goal for our home was to do exactly that. It’s a collection of pieces from places and people that mean something to us, all displayed in a (hopefully) beautiful way.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Eclectic, warm, cozy, artsy, global

What is your favorite room and why? The open dining/living room. I love open floor plans, and we often rearrange where the table, couch, and sitting area live for the sake of variety. The art is largely on floating shelves and bookshelves, which means I get to change it all the time. One of my all time favorite hobbies. It’s also so warm and inviting, yet still airy and stylish. We spend 90% of our time in this room.

The bar cart + fireplace next to the dining area. The sign says "Stahlhaus" (our last name is German, and we live in Germany, and "haus" is house in German...) is from a Berlin based company called Sygns.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? This butt vase from Anissa Kermiche. These candles from Paddywax. This pillow from Spoak x The Fibery.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Fill it with items you love! Start with a color palette. As long as you stay within it (you can play with hues and tones) everything will look intentional and put together, no matter how bold it is. Don’t take it too seriously. Play with accessories; they’re the easiest to change and switch up. Don’t be afraid to be bold—you’d be surprised how invigorating it can be to have a home that makes a statement! It’s like the rush you get when you are wearing a killer outfit you’re a little bit nervous to wear because it’s so bold, but then you feel incredible once you get over the initial hump.

Sitting area. The chairs are made with repurposed Kilim rugs!

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