A Vintage-Filled Rental House Has the Cutest Rainbow Pyrex Collection

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Name: Chelsea Harris, my partner, Hayley, and our cat, Matilda!
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Type of home: House
Size: 1400 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

We've thrifted nearly everything in the living room (besides the couch). The mirror is a recent favorite find!

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My partner, Hayley, and I moved here from Chicago a few years ago. It’s the first time either of us have been able to rent an entire home and it’s been really fun having the opportunity to expand our style across more than just one room (we were sharing a studio before this!). We both spend a lot of time at home, so cultivating a comfortable, grounding space that we feel connected to is really important to us.

Hayley thrifted and gutted this vintage TV, which we've since filled with our excess books!

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Thoughtfully thrifted.

A favorite view from the kitchen.

Hunting for something, or nothing in particular, has always been a hobby of mine. It’s also something we enjoy doing together. There’s no better feeling than stumbling across a piece that really speaks to you amongst a sea of someone else’s pre-loved possessions.

This kitchen shelf houses all of our favorite dishes.

What is your favorite room and why? Definitely the kitchen. Our last kitchen was basically the size of a closet, and very dark, which is such a departure from the natural light and space we’ve been given in this one.

We found the original mid-century dining set on Craigslist for a steal and re-finished it ourselves. The hutch that houses my vintage Pyrex collection was my parents first-ever piece of furniture that they've since passed on to me!

If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? The backyard! Our landlord did an incredible job renovating the house after their last tenant moved out, but unfortunately, the backyard was covered in a thick mess of brambles and after they cleaned it up they decided to put woodchips down instead of grass. It’s such a great space, but it’s mostly unusable. I’d love to be able to put some sort of wooden platform or deck out there someday!

We were really lucky to score these vintage lockers from a local estate liquidation store.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? Plants! There’s a great plant shop in town called babygreens that we can’t keep ourselves away from. We also scored a one-of-a-kind wall hanging at an estate sale recently that I’m totally in love with.

We bought this mid-century hutch with our dining set and it's by far my favorite piece in the house.

Any advice for creating a home you love? I’ve heard people say this time and time again, and that’s to stay true to you and your style! Fill your home with meaning and comfort and warmth and love.

The bathroom gets some of the best natural light in the house!