We've really been enjoying this "At Home With…" series. Our next guest is Abi Porter. She is here to share a space in her lovely new home with us! "Just two months ago we moved from a tiny apartment to a larger 1912 craftsman home in northeast Portland. Trying to fill in the extra space has been a little challenging on a limited budget, but we're adding to it little by little and making it work! One of my favorite parts about the house is a little living room we have connected to our bedroom. It's awkwardly shaped but the perfect place to cozy up to read a book and drink tea. We're still working on some renovations (I can't wait to paint that trim white!), so the walls are still bare. But let's be honest. I'm pretty indecisive when it comes to wall decor, so they may be bare for quite some time." "My husband and I have very different styles. I'm a minimalist, and he would prefer to have the wall covered in movie posters. Oh my! The painted black skull was our compromise in this room. It's minimal enough for me and quirky enough for him." "We've lived here just over two months, so it still feels brand new. And we're figuring what works and what doesn't. I'm a compulsive room re-arranger, so it's already been changed about ten different times. I'm really looking forward to adding some more comfy vintage pieces as budget allows. We're also working on painting all the trim white and giving all the walls a fresh coat too, it's amazing how much trim can change the look of a space." Thanks so much, Abi, for sharing your space with us! You can stop by and say "hello" to Abi over on her blog, Vanilla and Lace. xo.
At Home With Abi Porter
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Super cute, simple and clean cut. My kinda style!
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I love the “At Home With…” series, always full of inspiration!
I love how she uses the space with what little furniture she has. It’s empty enough to look neat and clean while still having enough stuff to look lived in. The details really make the space. Like the little skull, or the camera or how the plants and patterned sweater/blanket (I’m not sure what it is) really add a pop of color to make it all interesting.
This “At home with…” series is a cool idea. 🙂
I would keep the trim because I like keeping vintage details but congrats on the house! I’ve been looking into buying here in Portland as well.
I love the arrow and the black scull.
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Beautiful home – clean. classic. it’s awesome. I also love this is a work in progress, like my own new home. I’d love to know more about the pieces. Where did she find the chairs and dresser? Are they new or vintage pieces. I’ve been looking for something just like them. I actually like the brown trim. It seems perfect.
Please please please don’t paint that beautiful trim! 🙁 That style is so unique to homes from that era… if you want white trim I’ll totally rip out all of our white moldings and do a switch with you! 😉
But seriously, it does remind me of this gorgeous house: http://www.jhinteriordesign.com/glamorous-four-square/
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Pretty but it needs more stuff. Too empty.
Really beautiful and I absolutely love the black skull.
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So simple but I do love that style of house.
Oh what a shame she’s planning on painting the trim… it’s beautiful! And just think how many year it’s lasted without someone else painting it:/
Love her style though!
I love this space! So sparse but warm and relaxing. I like that you are not just cramming it full of cheap stuff but waiting and selecting perfect things as you find them. I think it will be very lovely with white trim. I love a minimalist look!
My husband and & I are opposites too! He would prefer to live in a white box and I want lots of color and texture. It keeps us balanced I guess but some days it gets frustrating when I want to paint the walls and he won’t allow me! 🙂
I love this series, I love looking into other people’s homes and seeing the different design aesthetics and such 🙂
Hi Abi, I like your home! So pretty and simple!