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sneak peek: heather paul of spool no. 72

by Amy Azzarito


heather paul, her husband travis and the couple’s chocolate lab kota live in this home in the rural farmlands of eastern washington. heather, along with tara ehlis and gloria abhold,  runs spool no. 72, a clothing company, which pairs salvaged textiles (their bags made out of  native american rugs sold in a flash!) with casual, easy going clothing. both grace and i have a few of their super cute and affordable blouses – the company strives for a blend of new and old to create a modern take on classic american style – and heather has done the same thing in her home. {thanks heather, travis & kota!} {and many thanks to tara ehlis for the lovely photographs!}amy

[Our decorating style is truly a blend of styles focusing on casual living.  The blend of rustic and modern can be seen throughout the house.  When building we really wanted the house to have the character of an older home and to look as it had been there for years.  Incorporating hand scraped hardwood floors, interior transoms and vintage inspired glass tiles helped give the house character and that cozy inviting feel.]


[photo above: The goal when building our home was to make it look as if it had been there for many years. We love the character of older homes and tried to incorporate as many elements as we could into our new construction project including interior glass transoms, hand scraped hardwood floors, vintage inspired tile, and painted cabinetry. As shown in our clothing company Spool No.72, we are inspired by salvaged textiles. This vintage Navajo rug was a great find at a local barn sale and we constructed the sliding barn doors out of re-purposed pine boards finished with a light grey stain. The barn doors make a great transition into the home office. ]


[Photo above: Our home office is one of the most used rooms in the house.  The room is filled with salvaged finds.  An old trunk made the perfect coffee table when given a boost by some old fruit crates.  The blend of new and old is a common pallet in both our homes and clothing line and creates a distinct and unique style.]

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[Photo above: Most of the artwork in our home was painted by one of the Spool No.72 co-owner Tara Ehlis.  The No.36 painting was constructed from layers of paint and newsprint, and then sanded down to give the look of a 100 year old panting.]


[Photo above: In living room we used a large salvage fruit bin for our coffee table.   We have used many salvaged furniture items in our home as we have found that their character can not be found in new furniture items.  Plus it gives us an extra excuse to go treasure hunting each weekend!]

[Photo above: The kitchen is our favorite room in the house and a gathering place for friends and family.  We added character to the kitchen with hand poured concrete counter tops and a home-made butcher block island that we constructed out of strips of maple wood.]


[Photo above: Our master bath features salvaged wood mirrors mixed with more modern elements including square vessel sinks and vintage pendant light fixtures.   A vintage tool box made the perfect cubby for our bath towels.]

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