When home­own­ers

Katie and Zach Tay­lor pur­chased this clas­sic Crafts­man bun­ga­low, they dis­cov­ered some­thing unique.

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A pre­vi­ous owner had left be­hind a set of vin­tage hol­i­day nap­kin rings with tiny Christ­mas tree adorn­ments. “It felt like an ar­chae­o­log­i­cal find,” says Katie who un­cov­ered the nap­kin rings in an old Buf­fum’s depart­ment store box.

“Joy is in the de­tails,” says Michelle E. Black who styled the home for the hol­i­days and used the nap­kin rings to adorn the din­ing room table.

The house, lo­cated in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia, was al­ready a de­light with vin­tage fea­tures like steel Youngstown kitchen cab­i­nets, a Wedge­wood stove and a tiled fire­place. These el­e­ments and other Crafts­man de­tails in­spired Michelle to style the space with mid­cen­tury com­fort and gath­er­ings of friends and fam­ily in mind.

THE PER­FECT VI­GNETTE

“There are three key el­e­ments I use when dec­o­rat­ing,” says Michelle, “bring­ing the out­doors in, evok­ing an emo­tion, and mix­ing the old with the new.” In this bun­ga­low, orig­i­nally built in 1924, Michelle worked to evoke feel­ings of com­fort and fes­tiv­ity.

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