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Elsie painted her entire 1970s home (interior and exterior) in Sherwin-Williams Marshmallo­w. “Going with all white is the easiest and most budget-friendly option for modernizin­g a space,” she says. An eggshell finish is simple to wipe clean and durable enough for frequently touched spots, like hutch doors.

MIX AND MATCH

Elsie got most of her collection from flea markets and thrift stores. Pink pieces were the hardest to find, so she sought out new items at HomeGoods, Target, and Anthropolo­gie.

DIG INTO THE DETAILS

While Elsie’s drinkware may catch the eye first, a brass chandelier and brass hardware give the room added glam. Natural wood chairs keep the setup from feeling stark.

DON’T DIVVY IT UP

Displaying a full collection— whether it’s colored glass or ticket stubs—is impactful. Instead of sprinkling your treasures throughout your home, group them on a shelf, in a frame, or even in a jar.

Perla Chandelier, $499; lucentligh­tshop.com. Rialto Glassware, $52 for 2; infavorof.com. Docksta Table, $179; ikea-usa.com. Brushed Brass Round Handle, from $11; cb2.com. Mesa Round Rug, $278 (6 ft.); rugs.com. Poly & Bark Weave Chair in Natural, $135; bedbathand beyond.com for similar.

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