A Clean Modern Home With Rustic Ruffles

A Clean Modern Home With Rustic Ruffles

Nicole Crowder
Mar 11, 2013

Location: Columbia Heights, Washington DC
Size: 1200 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years; Renting

The first thing you will notice about this home may not be the handmade decor, or the beautiful sunlight streaming across the living room and dining nook. It's their beautiful Corgis! Let's face it: pets are the true stars of house tours. But once you get past the cuteness, you realize you're standing in a gorgeous home.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: If Room & Board and Anthropologie had a baby and then that store became a discount outlet, you would arrive at our style inspiration. We love clean modern lines contrasted with rustic ruffles. If the piece of furniture has a story, even better.

Biggest Challenge: Storage wars! We only have one drawer in the entire kitchen, which has required us to utilize baskets and other storage bins. We hate clutter, so that is a constant challenge.

What Friends Say: "YOU HAVE CORGIS!?!" Honestly, they overshadow our décor on most occasions. We blame the Queen.

Biggest Embarrassment: Uneven paint lines. We rarely tape off a wall when we paint, and it's pretty obvious in some rooms.

Dream Sources: Vintage finds from antique stores found on a road trip.

Resources of Note:

• Valspar, Misty Surf


• Rug-Homegoods
• Dining Room Table- found on Craigslist, seats recovered with Dwell Studio fabric (Bella Porte Citrine)
• Fish Vase- Marshalls
• Floor Lamp-Target
• Lamp above the table- Home Depot
• Couch- West Elm
• Pillows- Urban Outfitters, Target, CB2
• Coffee table- Found at an antique store driving through Virginia
• Sticks & Vase- Ikea
• Bookshelf- family heirloom
• Mirror- Crate & Barrel
• Prints: Ikea frames with paper from The Papersource
• Chandelier art: DIY


• Bedding: Ikea
• Desk: Craigslist find
• Lamp: CB2
• Bookcase: Target
• Chalkboard Organizational boxes: CB2


• Painting above bar cart: DIY; alcohol is Green Hat Gin
• Island: Ikea
•"China" cabinet: Family heirloom
• Bookshelf turned bar: Target
• Painting: DIY
• Wedding cake toppers from Ready Go


• Bedding: Anthropologie
•Pillows: Ikea & Anthropologie
• Black dresser: Craigslist
• White pictureframes: Marshalls
• Painting: by artist Katherine Mann
• IF" print: CB2
• Dressmaker form: Vintage family piece

(Images: Nicole Crowder)

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