My Houzz: A 1920's Tudor Makes a Well Appointed for Two CreativesEclectic Living Room, Seattle
Photo: Ellie Arciaga © 2015 Houzz
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4. Burl wood ties together eclectic styles. Wish you could mix up eras and styles of furniture and decor with abandon? Perhaps all you need to tie everything together is one stunning burl wood piece. The organic shape goes so well with just about anything.
Eclectic Jungle in Seattle Who lives here: Kristen and Michael ParkerLocation: Queen Anne neighborhood of SeattlePlants can clean the air, make a small space feel larger and inject personality into any room — and judging by the lush greenery in their Seattle home, Kristen and Michael Parker are well aware of the power of plants. “Friends will come over and make comments about how many plants we have,” Kristen says, “and it’s always surprising, because I forget how much it can look like a jungle in here.” By shopping almost exclusively at thrift and antiques stores and on craigslist, the couple have managed to put together an eclectic look full of one-of-a-kind pieces on a budget. By forgoing pricey new furniture, they are able to prioritize saving for travel and business expenses.Takeaway tips: Save on your furnishings budget by shopping for unique pieces at thrift and antiques shops.When in doubt, add more houseplants.See the rest of this homeAll original photos from My Houzz, a series in which we visit and photograph creative, personality-filled homes and the people who inhabit them. Share your home with us and see more projects.
Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here: Kristen and Michael ParkerSize: 600 square feet; 1 bedroom, 1 bathroomLocation: Queen Anne neighborhood of SeattleKristen and Michael designed their living room around the 1950s burlwood table they found on Craigslist for $40. It was one of the first pieces they purchased and has been the anchor in the room over the years.The couple also found a pair of 1930s tufted leather armchairs, their favorites, for $100 through the online classifieds. “They were sold to me by a woman who was trying to divide up her parents’ estate,” says Kristen. “They’d been bleached by the sun, and you can tell one of them was really well loved, perhaps even a favorite reading chair.”