Flea Market Décor
CREATIVITY WITH HEART
Chock-full of DIY masterpieces and brilliant organization solutions, this vintage home has memories to last a lifetime.
Chock-full of brilliant organization solutions, this home has memories to last a lifetime.
SOME PEOPLE ARE GIFTED WITH A WELL-TRAINED EYE FOR DESIGN.
Homeowner Stacy Anderstrom is one such individual with a penchant for design, which she uses throughout her family home and beyond. As a graphic designer who cofounded a website and design company called Creed Interactive with her husband, Jonathan, she has applied her talent for all things visual to interior design and stylist projects through her business, Stacy Anderstrom Design.
Simply put, design is never far from Stacy’s mind and permeates every aspect of her life. “Throughout the years, my styles continue to evolve, and I appreciate all different types of design,” she says. “With every design, I always like to include some degree of vintage—it brings soul to a space.”
Stacy saw some of that soul in their Hudson, Wisconsin, home when they first spotted it on Craigslist. Knowing it was destined to be their home, she says, “Having space for our family to play outdoors on nine acres was a dream for my husband, and to have a newer farmhouse-style home with lots of natural light has been such a gift to me.”
With four children in tow, the couple moved into the home originally built in 1998. Luckily for them, it didn’t require any major renovations, something that Stacy says was a huge plus given the stage of life they were in. “Everything we have changed has been cosmetic: paint, shiplap, replacing carpet, etc. We have and still continue to make changes as time and budget allow,” she says.
Stacy has had plenty of rooms to dress up since moving in. With three bedrooms, 2½ baths and lots of living spaces, Stacy has brought her unique, colorful and creative brand of vintage flair to every nook and cranny. “I love to take a room and make it feel inviting, inspiring and have a bit of the unexpected,” she adds.
A BALANCED PALETTE
Stacy has managed not only to weave in an enviable array of vintage treasures but to do it in a way that’s kid-friendly and highly organized. One way she achieves this feel is by not being too tied to a specific theme and focusing on colors instead. “I wanted our space to feel fresh, bright and fun,” she says. “The living space has more of an eclectic vibe, and it was important to have some order to my color scheme, or the eclectic look could quickly start to look overwhelming. With every color that I added—yellow, blue, green and black—i wanted to make sure those colors were shown throughout the room. The vibrant colors are balanced out with lots of neutrals, blacks and whites.”
VINTAGE VS .RETAIL
Although Stacy has been known to score pieces from modern retailers, like Homegoods and West Elm, vintage is always top of mind for her—and close to her heart. She shares, “I love the personality and warmth [vintage] brings to a space instantly. Depending on