A Cute Rental Apartment’s Affordable Style Is ‘Vintage Modern Hodge-Podge’
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Name: Lisa Shalom and my fish, Sea Bass
Location: Long Beach, California
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 830 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I’m a student and a photographer. I live alone with my fish and my millions of plants. I love to find antique furniture from flea markets and estate sales and fix it up. I love surrounding myself with pieces that have a history.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Vintage modern hodge-podge.
What is your favorite room and why? My kitchen. It seems to have its own little personality. The large window keeps it pretty bright in the room all day long.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? My rocking chair. It’s from the 19th century. I found it just a couple of weeks ago on Facebook Marketplace.
Any advice for creating a home you love? My concept was to choose three colors and, when I needed something for the home, I tried to make sure it had at least one of those three colors. Teal, pink, or yellow.
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