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