In the past, figurative painter and interior designer Amy Lind has been the mastermind behind her and husband Josh’s homes. When they moved into this charming, 1930s-era bungalow, however, Josh asked to be in on the decorating. With that in mind, the couple set out with a clear plan of action, eager to work together on finding their combined aesthetic. Using Pinterest, Josh collected homes and decorations he liked, then passed them off to his wife to get her thoughts. By the end of the design planning process, the couple had defined their style as “rustic, modern and simple” and were ready to put it to work in their Savannah, GA Craftsman.
Amy is a proud penny-pincher, and she’s made a game out of finding stylish steals that fit their newly-defined style. She doesn’t discriminate on where the pieces come from either. Dressers from garage sales, thrift shop chairs or the occasional dumpster-dive gem are all welcome in her home, and these found objects greatly outnumber the newer pieces. Many of the decorations she’s snagged are centered around travel, something she and her husband hold near and dear to their hearts. They even have a scratch-off map hanging in the living room that helps them keep track of everywhere they’ve been. The theme continues into the at-home studio where a plaster piece picked up on a trip to Florence serves as a stylish reminder of Amy’s time abroad. Even toddler Forrest’s room is outfitted in the look. Globes, maps and outdoorsy accessories in primary colors paint a scene perfect for letting his imagination run free.
All of these vintage finds are set against a backdrop of charming original details that you’re hard-pressed to find in newer construction. Near the downstairs phone, a quaint seat folds out of the wall, offering a little respite while you chat. This treasure alone would be enough to sway me into buying the home, but that’s not all. Behind the upstairs bookcase sits a secret room. When Forrest turns four, his parents plan on letting him see the room for the first time. Talk about a big birthday reveal! They aren’t sure how they’ll decorate the space yet, but if the rest of their home is any indication, I’m sure it will be colorful, fun and barely cost them a dime. Click through to see all of the thrifty goodness for yourself. Enjoy! —Garrett
Photography by Amy Lind