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Sneak Peek: Claire Ferrante

by Amy Azzarito

Claire Ferrante spent five years in this Boston apartment with her dog, Riley. She’s a self-proclaimed flea market addict (with a vintage Etsy shop to prove it!), so she had to get creative with space in order to fit all her favorite finds. She keeps the vintage collection feeling unified by sticking to clean, simple lines, real wood and vibrant colors. Though Claire still owns the condo, she just moved to Vermont two months ago. In a matter of months, she got engaged, quit her job and moved with her fiancé, Josh, to a house on 10 acres in Vermont. She’s blogging about the process of adjusting to country life on The Little Dog Blog, and we hope to share a little peek of that space once she’s settled in! Thanks, Claire! — Amy Azzarito

Image above: The couch is Jasper from Room and Board in the color Linen. The coffee table was a $15 thrift store find. The Danish modern chair by the couch was thrifted for $3 at an estate sale. The upholstery was disintegrating, and the wood was in bad shape, so I refinished the wood, bought new foam and fabric and upholstered new cushions myself in a light blue tweed.

Image above: The prints hanging over the couch are band posters from the talented Jason Munn at The Small Stakes.

See more of Claire’s Boston home after the jump . . .

Image above: The kitchen cabinets and dishwasher are full of vintage stock. That’s what you get trying to run a vintage business out of a 500-square-foot studio with no closets!

Image above: The dining table was an antique store find, and the Thonet chairs around the table were a lucky Brimfield Antique Show find. The chandelier over the dining table is a Patrick Townsend Orbit Chandelier from Horne that I splurged on.

Image above: The murphy bed was designed by me and built by a local Boston carpenter using a murphy bed kit ordered online and my existing IKEA free-standing dressers. It is basically a massive IKEA hack. The wood shelving unit by the window I had cut to size, stained and installed by a carpenter. My nightstand was a Heywood-Wakefield thrift store find. The white ceramic and wood lamp on the nightstand is vintage from eBay.

Image above: The white pleather scoop chair in front of the murphy bed was another Brimfield find that was in bad shape and in need of some TLC. I completely refurbished the wood, bought new foam and pleather and reupholstered the seat.

Image above: The textiles on the chair are all pieces for sale in my Etsy shop. I have really been getting into textiles lately and am hoping one day to have a loom and weave my own pieces.

Image above: The antique oak dresser was found at the thrift store and had about five coats of white paint on it. I sanded it down to the original wood, stained and sealed it and added new knobs. The marble busts on the dresser were picked up over the years at flea markets.

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