Today, we have an extra special At Home With feature for you guys—from our very own Jacki Moseley. All you avid ABM readers probably already know Jacki, as she is our Content and Communications Manager. Jacki does SO many things at ABM that I think the whole thing would stop working without her (I’m not joking—really, she keeps the machine moving).
She also has a passion for vintage, as you can tell from her Etsy shop The Paisley Suitcase. Her house is insanely adorable with too many cute details to count. So we were so, so pleased when she agreed to share her space with our ABM community.
“Totally blushing right now, Emma. I’m so excited to share my home with you guys today. I’ll start with a little background info. My uncle bought this amazing 1920s home a few years ago, and I’ve been renting it from him ever since.
I was pretty content in my 700 square ft. apartment, but I mean… hello! Instant upgrade. I love everything vintage and old architecture makes me super happy. So this place has been an absolute dream to live in and decorate.
“I love decorating with a lot of color so everything really stands out against the white walls. The teal couch was Elsie’s, and it’s by far my favorite thing in this room. I had a yellow couch before this and had WAY too much gold and brown in here.
I felt really inspired to add even more colorful decor and redecorate after I replaced the couch. Sometimes that’s all it takes to get in the mood to redo things.
“If you know me, then it’s pretty obvious that I’m 100% in love with my dog, Kingston. And when people know that, you receive a lot of Boston terrier gifts. I love this old book, and it’s the perfect centerpiece for my coffee table.
Just a note on that table—I’m not the craftiest person in the world, but a can of spray paint can do wonders. painted the wooden legs yellow, and I love how it looks with the couch.
The engineer print is an old photo of my other grandma (bottom right) and her friends. It’s by far my favorite photo, and I love seeing it on the wall everyday.
My family has owned an office supply store in downtown Springfield for over 70 years. I have a lot collectibles from there, like my great-grandfather’s business card and other items from the original location.
The printer’s drawer was my grandma’s. I used to play with the little trinkets when I was a kid! It’s really fun to add to the collection when I come across them at the flea market.
Fireplace screen/Amazon (painted).
“I love that I can display my favorite glassware and knick knacks in the kitchen display cabinet. I found the red bar cart at my favorite flea market, and the vintage aluminum shot glass/shaker set is the best.
“The house is very close to its original form, but the bathroom has been renovated since I moved in. We removed the bathtub and put in a walk-in shower, put black and white subway tile all around, and penny tile for the floors. It really fits with the era of the home.
The old medicine cabinet (found it on eBay) is great for bathroom storage and my old perfume bottle collection.
“I kept my bedroom pretty simple, focusing on white and airy elements. I chose mint and peach as the main colors for this room based on a photo I took of the Loveless Cafe sign in Nashville.
The cart was an estate sale find, and I couldn’t imagine a better spot for my mom’s old Dr. Seuss books.
“Little details like this make my heart so happy. I’m still pinching myself over this home tour, so thanks so much for reading! And a special thanks to Janae Hardy for making me fall in love with this home all over again.”