Another month has gone by and I am super excited to be sharing with you this month’s Beautiful Attainable Home Tour. I would like to introduce you to Amy. She’s a dear friend of mine and we live in the same neighborhood. Amy is not only a mother, a fierce lover of all things eclectic, vintage, and modern; she teaches music group lessons to toddlers and children, and piano in her home called Musik Garten. My daughter is enrolled in one of her classes and I love going over to her house to see what new vintage modern finds she’s found, and how she’s curating her space. We could talk hours about interior design and decorating. We’re pretty much bosom friends.
She was so kind enough to let me into her home to get an upclose look at how she and her family live. You’ll fall in love with this vintage and eclectic modern home smack dab in the middle of this Salt Lake suburban home.
Hey everyone! My name is Amy. I’m a mother of two, a wife to one, and have a kitty cat named Hazel. We’re a family who loves music, both my husband and I do music for a living. We have lived in this house for 2 years this Spring and have lived in the neighborhood now for 13 years and chose this house so we could stay near friends.
If I could describe my style it would be an eclectic-vintage-modern-mash-up. There would be lots more Bohemian touches if I didn’t include my husband in the design of our home. But I am glad he really appreciates clean lines because it keep me from going too far with some of my crazier ideas. I try to keep lines simple, but love a touch of whimsy in every room. I really don’t like to take design too seriously. This is our home. I want it filled with items we love and that have meaning to us.
I love that my home is filled with family heirlooms. They aren’t priceless but they all mean something to me. My piano came from my great-grandmother’s farm in Idaho. She sold egg money to save up for the piano for her 11 children. My grandmother then inherited the piano. She would knit sweaters to pay for my mom and aunt’s piano lessons, and now I use the piano to teach students. It’s a symbol of hard work and dedication to me. I feel honored to have it in my home. I have my Grandpa’s chair next to the piano… It is tattered and fading, but that just makes me love it all the more because he wasn’t necessarily a refined man, but he was well loved and always comfortable to be around. I add new pieces of furniture around these antiques that I hope help add and enhance their charm.
I really believe in being creative with what you already have and adding to it. I never start a room from a blank slate. My style inspiration comes from things I’ve found, inherited, or scrounged up that I want to work with. I build the room around the items that have meaning to me and go from there.
I have some inherited pieces and others from your average big box stores. I look for items that I love in high end magazines and try and find decent knock-off looks. I don’t really believe in investing too much in sofas and most utilitarian furniture because hey my three year loves to jump on the couch and I like to let me kids live in their home. I would rather invest in a designer vintage piece then pay a high end price for a new version of an old classic. Does that make sense? I am currently obsessed with finding the perfect mid-century credenza for our family room. I love the hunt. I belong to several Facebook vintage yard sale groups and have bought several small pieces this way too. And of course, Target!
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