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.
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