Flea Market Décor

CRE­ATIV­ITY WITH HEART

Chock-full of DIY mas­ter­pieces and bril­liant or­ga­ni­za­tion so­lu­tions, this vin­tage home has mem­o­ries to last a life­time.

- By Shelby Deer­ing

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.”

CRAIGSLIST DES­TINY

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

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THE DIN­ING ROOM has an eclec­tic feel, seam­lessly bring­ing to­gether shabby-chic pieces like the crys­tal chan­de­lier and lace cur­tain along with trop­i­cal art­work, made by Stacy’s sis­ter and framed in re­claimed wood. The space has an ad­di­tional fam­ily tie in the vin­tage Hamil­ton Beach shake maker that came from her grand­fa­ther.
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THE ART ROOM is a cre­ativ­ity won­der­land for Stacy’s kids. “Orig­i­nally, this room was in­tended to be an­other sit­ting area, but for now it serves our fam­ily much bet­ter as a splash zone for paint, Play-doh cre­ations and LEGO tow­ers,” she says. The vin­tage paint sign from her grand­fa­ther’s barn brings a pop art vibe to the space along­side a chippy art table.
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