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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Blogger Style: Heather


I know that many of us like to start each new year by organizing our homes and maybe even switching up the decor a bit. I hope this new regular feature, Blogger Style, will provide you with some design inspiration.

I am starting the series off with the gorgeous home of Heather, the blogger behind Tatter and Fray. If you are a lover of thrifty treasures, Heather's blog is not to be missed. She has an amazing eye for unusual vintage pieces that fit beautifully into the modern home. I feel like she has a fair bit of luck too, but maybe she just spends a lot of time thrifting?



Heather lives in Indianapolis, Indiana in a 1940s bungalow (which she refers to as "a never-ending renovation project") with her rescued bulldog beagle mix, Gus. (Is he not the cutest thing ever?) By day, Heather works in higher education administration. The rest of the time, you can find her haunting local thrift shops and flea markets sourcing vintage treasures for her Etsy shop and blogging at Tatter and Fray. Heather is especially drawn to jadeite, vintage pottery, Art Deco and Hollywood Regency design and is a self-described “old house junkie.”

Heather's design philosophy


"Growing up, we moved often. I think my interest in decorating evolved as a way to help myself feel at home in new places. Now, decorating has turned into a hobby and a creative outlet. I love rooms that combine old and new, modern and traditional or high-end and budget-friendly elements. I believe that vintage pieces, family heirlooms and objects collected over time add soul to a home."


the master bedroom


 

the guest bedroom

the guest bedroom desk

the den







the living room



Heather recently participated in a challenge to make over her living room in just six weeks. Have a look at more photos of the incredible results. I am truly inspired by Heather's ability to incorporate stunning vintage finds into her home in a thoroughly modern way.

What's your favourite room?



18 comments:

  1. nice! I'm having a lot of trouble working out what to do with my house, because I want to be true to it (it was built in 1930) and keep original features, but some of those original features are problematic!

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    1. I can imagine. I don't have an older home, but I guess it's expensive to keep them up, huh? We are starting to have to spend on this place and it's less than 20 years old.

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  2. Love the new feature!!! I adore decorating (and re decorating and re re decorating) my house-- what great inspiration!!

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    1. Thanks Taby! I admire your passion for decorating. You are always coming up with great new decor items!

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  3. Heather has a crazy amazing eye for thrifted deals!!! Great idea for a feature! :)

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    1. She does indeed! And thank you! :)

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  4. beautiful home. i love the kitchen, it's so darling!

    emma,
    http://the-sprouted-bean.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Me too! It has lots of lovely character, doesn't it?

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  5. Thanks for the amazing feature, Joann! I'm honored that you asked me to participate! xoxo

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    1. You are most welcome Heather! Thanks so much for contributing your time and your beautiful photos! Your home is gorgeous. :)

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  6. What a beautiful home! Love the vintage style black and white tile and jade (?) dishes.

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    1. Yes, all of the dishes are incredible! Maybe I need to do more thrift store shopping? ;)

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  7. Love Heather's gift for decorating!!! Great photos of her darling home.

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  8. Her home is fabulous! I love all the pops of color in her kitchen!

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    1. It's so true, it's a great neutral kitchen, but the pops of colour are really pretty.

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  9. Love this feature, it is always so great seeing how others decorate.
    I think all of the rooms are amazing, especially the living room and kitchen.

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks Pia. I love to peek into other people's homes too. I even try to get my husband to go to open houses of homes for sale with me, but he won't. ;)

      I adore the living room. I want to move in. :)

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