Flea Market Décor

THE BRIGHT SIDE OF SPRING

A home goods shop owner and in­te­rior de­sign con­sul­tant cap­tures the bright spirit of spring in her Mas­sachusetts home.

- By Au­tumn Krause

Dis­cover how this shop owner cap­tures the bright spirit of spring in her Mas­sachusetts home.

WITH HER HAND-CU­RATED COL­LEC­TION OF VIN­TAGE PIECES,

a Euro­pean sen­si­bil­ity and an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the way min­i­mal­ism can add to a de­sign, An­drea Ham­mett has styled her Hanover, Mas­sachusetts, Capestyle house as a beau­ti­ful, well-or­ga­nized and in­ten­tional home. She’s a small busi­ness owner of Fleur at Home (@Fleur_at_home) and an in­te­rior de­sign con­sul­tant at fleur.bou­tique.com, so her back­ground makes for a riv­et­ing per­sonal style. As spring ar­rives, she cap­tures its bright spirit for her home with de­signs that art­fully use space, color and pro­por­tion. “For spring, I like to keep a fresh and sim­ple ap­proach, lay­er­ing tex­tures and neu­trals to cre­ate a cozy feel,” she says. “I then love to add pops of color us­ing fresh and faux flow­ers and greens.” Her home is as re­fresh­ingly vi­brant as a May gar­den, and its mar­riage of rus­tic cot­tage style and ro­man­tic sim­plic­ity is as in­vig­o­rat­ing as the sea­son it­self.

AIRY AND OPEN

Orig­i­nally, the for­mal liv­ing room was a time cap­sule with its bi­cen­ten­nial wall­pa­per and shag car­pet. “My hus­band, Ryan, and I un­cov­ered and re­fin­ished the orig­i­nal floor­boards and re­placed the bay win­dows,” An­drea says. A fresh coat of neu­tral paint and pops of black win­dow trim up­dated the room, creat­ing the per­fect can­vas for An­drea’s fem­i­nine and rus­tic styling. She filled the space with finds from her store, Fleur at Home, in­clud­ing the vin­tage set­tee and linen pil­low cov­ers, among other items. The arm­chair and set­tee em­body her love of con­trast. “Both have wood frames,” she says. “I en­joy work­ing with dif­fer­ent tex­tures and ap­pre­ci­ate the sub­tle con­trast of the frames and soft, neu­tral cush­ions.” The room is airy and open, thanks to dis­creet stor­age and or­ga­ni­za­tional de­ci­sions. A small closet and stor­age cab­i­net are built into the fire­place, while the cof­fee table is a vin­tage trunk. “The closet has la­beled bas­kets and the trunk is a great place for hous­ing ex­tra blan­kets and pil­lows,” An­drea ex­plains. In spring, she takes ad­van­tage of the early sun­light that streams in ev­ery morn­ing and places lots of plants in the bay win­dow area. It gives the sense of a glass atrium, full of blos­som­ing life.

SMALL SPACE, BIG IM­PACT

The first-floor bath­room is an en­chant­ing es­cape. An­drea and Ryan re­moved two ceil­ings to ex­pose the orig­i­nal wood beams and lightly oiled them to re­veal their nat­u­ral wood tones. In­spi­ra­tion for the room was found in a vin­tage claw­foot tub. “My dad and mom were sav­ing this tub in their base­ment and asked us if we could use it,” An­drea says. “Luck­ily, we found a lo­cal who could paint and re­store the ex­te­rior of the tub, and then we de­signed our en­tire bath

For Spring, ” I like to keep a fresh and sim­ple ap­proach, lay­er­ing tex­tures and neu­trals to cre­ate a cozy feel.”

“I en­joy work­ing with dif­fer­ent tex­tures and ap­pre­ci­ate the sub­tle con­trast of wooden frames and soft, neu­tral cush­ions.”

room around it.” Ital­ian tiles, dis­cov­ered on a scroll through Pin­ter­est, pro­vide the per­fect back­drop for the tub and co­or­di­nate with its black pat­tern. To max­i­mize the space, essen­tials are dis­creetly placed through­out the bath­room. A lit­tle vin­tage table by the tub is filled with bath salts and toi­letries, while a large gal­va­nized ves­sel in the cor­ner con­tains tow­els. To wel­come spring, An­drea adds fresh and faux greens and of­ten fills her creamer col­lec­tion with flow­ers. The bath­room shows how even a nar­row space can be im­mer­sive and airy with well-planned stor­age and strik­ing dé­cor pieces.

A RUS­TIC COT­TAGE KITCHEN

There are few things more charm­ing than a cot­tage-in­spired kitchen. The cou­ple peeled back four lay­ers of linoleum to dis­cover black-painted wood floors, which they sanded and sealed. Ryan in­stalled a new ceil­ing, painted the stained vin­tage wain­scot­ing and re­placed the win­dows. Fi­nally, they re­moved pan­el­ing from above the cab­i­nets to cre­ate a ledge for dis­play and hung string light­ing. Kitchens must con­tain so many el­e­ments and can eas­ily feel clut­tered, but An­drea keeps hers or­derly by stor­ing essen­tials in the kitchen cab­i­nets and then re­ly­ing on two hutches for dishes and linens. She says, “I have bas­kets in­side the hutches to keep things or­ga­nized and use the shelves on the larger hutch to dis­play my vin­tage iron­stone col­lec­tion.” The shelves on the smaller hutch are used for bak­ing ne­ces­si­ties like sugar, flour and waf­fle mix. “I also pur­chased some glass can­is­ters and la­beled each; they re­mind me of a coun­try store,” she says. “The can­is­ters are easy

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 ??  ?? AS THE MILDER MONTHS DE­SCEND, An­drea adds lots of plants in the sunny bay win­dow area. “I stack and dis­play older terra-cotta pots that have lots of patina,” she says. “I cut fresh flow­ers from our gar­den through­out the spring for the cof­fee table and fire­place man­tel.” She en­joys fill­ing vin­tage pieces such as old bot­tles and crates with fresh flow­ers and greens.
AS THE MILDER MONTHS DE­SCEND, An­drea adds lots of plants in the sunny bay win­dow area. “I stack and dis­play older terra-cotta pots that have lots of patina,” she says. “I cut fresh flow­ers from our gar­den through­out the spring for the cof­fee table and fire­place man­tel.” She en­joys fill­ing vin­tage pieces such as old bot­tles and crates with fresh flow­ers and greens.
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MIR­RORS ABOUND IN THE LIV­ING ROOM, where a va­ri­ety hang on the walls and are swathed in green­ery. “We are al­ways search­ing for unique vin­tage mir­rors. I love them be­cause they re­flect light and add depth to the room,” An­drea says. Here, they add tex­ture, a lit­tle sparkle, co­zi­ness—and in­trigue, be­cause each one is dif­fer­ent and tells its own vin­tage story.
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CHAIRS and flower-filled bot­tles bring an air of el­e­gance to the din­ing room, and the neu­tral tones with blue and green accents give the space a na­ture-in­spired feel.
SLIPCOVERE­D DIN­ING CHAIRS and flower-filled bot­tles bring an air of el­e­gance to the din­ing room, and the neu­tral tones with blue and green accents give the space a na­ture-in­spired feel.
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 ??  ?? THE KITCHEN is a nat­u­ral place for An­drea to place linens from her shop, Fleur at Home. The dish­tow­els on the stove and sink are linen farm­house tow­els and cap­ture An­drea’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion for fine goods. “They are super sup­ple and wash beau­ti­fully,” she says. “I picked them be­cause of the color and soft­ness they add to the kitchen.”
THE KITCHEN is a nat­u­ral place for An­drea to place linens from her shop, Fleur at Home. The dish­tow­els on the stove and sink are linen farm­house tow­els and cap­ture An­drea’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion for fine goods. “They are super sup­ple and wash beau­ti­fully,” she says. “I picked them be­cause of the color and soft­ness they add to the kitchen.”
 ??  ?? OR­GANIC WOOD TONES give the kitchen the rus­tic vibe that An­drea loves. Both the walls and floors were pine but needed sand­ing and ure­thane to bring out their nat­u­ral honey pine color. “We spent many hours work­ing on them to re­veal a whole new look,” An­drea says.
OR­GANIC WOOD TONES give the kitchen the rus­tic vibe that An­drea loves. Both the walls and floors were pine but needed sand­ing and ure­thane to bring out their nat­u­ral honey pine color. “We spent many hours work­ing on them to re­veal a whole new look,” An­drea says.
 ??  ?? THE FAM­ILY ROOM is a stun­ning state­ment of spring with pink pil­lows, touches of green­ery and flow­ers. The win­dows bring in plenty of nat­u­ral light to in­vite guests to take in the view out­doors.
THE FAM­ILY ROOM is a stun­ning state­ment of spring with pink pil­lows, touches of green­ery and flow­ers. The win­dows bring in plenty of nat­u­ral light to in­vite guests to take in the view out­doors.

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