When Heather Jorde and her husband moved from Upstate New York to Indiana, they knew they were going to have to make some sacrifices in terms of character. Their former home, a nineteenth century house on an old army base brought the old-fashioned charm in spades, something that many of the postwar homes they looked at were sorely lacking. “Needless to say,” Heather says, “we couldn’t recreate that experience and bought a newer house for the time being.”
Despite “settling,” at least temporarily, the couple has managed to completely transform the once unremarkable space. With some choice Craigslist purchases, thoughtful paint selections, and a few well-picked IKEA finds, they took the putty-colored walls and drab moldings typical of new construction and injected a substantial amount of old-school character into it. The results are as affordable as they are utterly charming. “I wanted to break the ‘cookie cutter’ mold,” Heather continues, “and make the space unique yet simple, drawing inspiration from modern Scandinavian design.” Mission accomplished! To see more of Heather’s home, check out her blog, Restless Oasis. For more photos and material sources, continue after the jump!—Max
Above image: Tulip Table from Lexington Modern. Walls are painted with Valspar’s “Bistro White” and a chalkboard paint. Chairs from Craigslist.
Above image: Hutch from Craigslist. Pendant light from IKEA and then spray-painted mint green.