Flea Market Décor

Out-of-the-box Or­ga­ni­za­tion

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From lock­ers full of art sup­plies to Ma­son jars read­ied with brushes, Stacy fo­cuses on eye-pleas­ing, vin­tage-pretty or­ga­ni­za­tion through­out her home. And it’s some­thing she keeps in mind when thrift­ing. “My fa­vorite things to look for while thrift­ing are items that can cor­ral ob­jects in all dif­fer­ent sizes,” she says. Since her kids are lit­tle Pi­cas­sos, she comes up with clever ways to stash away art ne­ces­si­ties, and she man­ages to wrangle all the toys in a way that’s still visu­ally beau­ti­ful. As an or­ga­ni­za­tion afi­cionado who finds stor­age so­lu­tions at flea mar­kets and from what she has on-hand at home, Stacy ad­vises, “Think out­side the box. Look in­side your kitchen cup­boards, your garage and even kids’ toys for ideas. If an item has a spot to con­tain some­thing, it can be a stor­age so­lu­tion. If it is unique or beau­ti­ful in tex­ture or form, then you have a stor­age con­tainer that is one-of-akind and will make your space more in­ter­est­ing.”

the de­sign goal of the room, you may have a room filled with vin­tage trea­sures or only need a cou­ple pieces, but ei­ther way, some vin­tage al­ways makes a room feel com­plete to me.”

Stacy dec­o­rates the rooms of her home by act­ing as what she calls “an eclec­tic shop­per,” some­thing that she be­lieves shows through­out her spa­ces. “I can get just as ex­cited find­ing the per­fect piece at a high-end store as I can at a thrift store,” she says.

She also has a help­ful vin­tage-shop­ping tip to share, say­ing, “I’m very vis­ual, and many times I need to see some­thing in the space in order for me to know if it’s the right fit or not. I have taken a photo of each room in my house on my phone. That way, when I’m out and about and find some­thing I think I love, I look at the pho­tos to help me vi­su­al­ize if the item will en­hance my space or not. Do­ing this has saved me a lot of money and time re­turn­ing.”

Stacy shares her ap­proach to vin­tage and hand­made dé­cor, say­ing, “Cre­ativ­ity is an im­por­tant part of our lives. Our home is an out­let for me to ex­press this.” She en­riches her spa­ces with her own DIY cre­ations and pieces that re­mind her of fam­ily, and it’s plain to see that this home cer­tainly has soul.

"The vi­brant col­ors are bal­anced out with lots of neu­trals, blacks and whites.”

“I CAN GET JUST AS EX­CITED FIND­ING the per­fect piece at a high-end store as I can at a thrift store,” she says.

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 ??  ?? ON THE OTHER SIDE of the art room, lock­ers serve as a ge­nius way to store sup­plies. “Lock­ers are an un­ex­pected way to store all those cre­ative ne­ces­si­ties,” Stacy says. “Each kid has claimed a cou­ple lock­ers all for them­selves.”
ON THE OTHER SIDE of the art room, lock­ers serve as a ge­nius way to store sup­plies. “Lock­ers are an un­ex­pected way to store all those cre­ative ne­ces­si­ties,” Stacy says. “Each kid has claimed a cou­ple lock­ers all for them­selves.”
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STACY PAINTED the striped pat­tern­ing on the bath­room wall her­self. The charm­ing check­ered linoleum floor is orig­i­nal to the home.
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BED­ROOM be­long­ing to Stacy’s daugh­ter is vi­brant and full of fun. Stacy took ad­van­tage of the vaulted ceil­ings and cre­ated her own art piece us­ing pa­per lanterns. “It gives Ken­zie some­thing happy to look at when she wakes up in the morn­ing,” she says. The chalk­board wall is an ideal spot for doo­dling.
op­po­site: THIS TURQUOISE BED­ROOM be­long­ing to Stacy’s daugh­ter is vi­brant and full of fun. Stacy took ad­van­tage of the vaulted ceil­ings and cre­ated her own art piece us­ing pa­per lanterns. “It gives Ken­zie some­thing happy to look at when she wakes up in the morn­ing,” she says. The chalk­board wall is an ideal spot for doo­dling.
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 ??  ?? STACY AN­DER­STROM en­joys a sunny day out­side with her fam­ily: her hus­band, Jonathan, and their four kids, Maken­zie, Jadon, Jack and Eli­jah. Their dog, Alice, joins in the fun too.
STACY AN­DER­STROM en­joys a sunny day out­side with her fam­ily: her hus­band, Jonathan, and their four kids, Maken­zie, Jadon, Jack and Eli­jah. Their dog, Alice, joins in the fun too.
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 ??  ?? A BED­ROOM that looks like it trav­eled in a time ma­chine, this vin­tage-in­spired kids’ space fea­tures an an­tique map, “wrapped and sta­pled around an ex­tra-large can­vas that takes the place of a head­board,” Stacy ex­plains, along with a throw pil­low made by Grandma and a plaid blan­ket pur­chased at a flea mar­ket.
A BED­ROOM that looks like it trav­eled in a time ma­chine, this vin­tage-in­spired kids’ space fea­tures an an­tique map, “wrapped and sta­pled around an ex­tra-large can­vas that takes the place of a head­board,” Stacy ex­plains, along with a throw pil­low made by Grandma and a plaid blan­ket pur­chased at a flea mar­ket.

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