Holly & Amy’s Ferndale Flat — House Tour

So it’s a challenge to not want to cover my walls in Justin Bieber posters… Follow Apartment Therapy’s board House Tours Apartment Therapy on Pinterest. It’s comforting to have such an important piece from my mom’s collection in my own home. Dream Sources: Thrift stores in other countries, street fairs, City Bird and Nest, Etsy, Anthropologie, decorative objects from Jonathan Adler

Open House Tour

Resources of Note:
PAINT COLORS
Behr Ultra: Wine Frost (Living Room)
Glidden: Smoky Charcoal (Holly’s Bedroom)
LIVING ROOM
Couch, chair and pillows: Macy’s
Coffee table: Target
DINING ROOM
“Choose Your Own Adventure” print: Katie Mack
“Be Kind to Mean People” print: Detroit Card Co. Proudest DIY: Amy: Nailing anything into the wall without a trip to the ER is my proudest DIY moment. I managed to paint the rest of the house but I gave up when I got to this one area and have never gotten around to doing it. Holly: Plants! • Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Seriously.” Whew. I knew it was going to be a pleasant afternoon. Almost everything in my room was found at a thrift store or passed down from family members. Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form. That’s what I’m going for. Artwork and lots of color draw guests in for a closer look at the details. Holly: Confused and simple. Holly: Don’t wait to make a new space your home. To my surprise, Amy said, “Yes! The ladies enjoy laughing, collecting art, drinking wine, running marathons and taking in Ferndale’s social scene. It is solid wood with beautiful detailing. Whatever I happen to like at the moment and don’t get sick of looking at. Plush lounge chairs, an oversized sofa and a round dining table make it easy to sit around, strike up good conversation and enjoy some wine. I also love our kitchen and the shelves above the stove, which house our favorite knick-knacks and most importantly, our wine glasses. These friends, coworkers and roommates live a few streets over from Ferndale’s main drag. • Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? It has lots of vendors with fun hand-made artwork. Biggest Challenge: Amy: I always want to hang more things everywhere without the feeling of over-stuffing my walls. What Friends Say: Amy: People always say our house feels really cozy and inviting. I like to give them new life. Holly: The trash-picked door that I turned into a headboard and my garden beds in the backyard. Old family photographs are displayed throughout the home, adding their own stories to the space. Best Advice: Amy: Let your space be a reflection of all the things you love. I would love to have a whole house full of thriving, exotic plants but I can barely manage to keep my two houseplants alive. Amy’s room is light and delicate with its carefully curated artwork. Both projects required me to buy my very own drill! Holly: The small area with horrible orange walls that was here when I moved in. Updated daily with fresh tours full of photos for you to pin enjoy! Favorite Element: Amy: My wise, one-eyed owl that hangs above my bed given to me by a friend and my dad’s dresser that once sat ignored in my parents’ guest room that now serves as a functional piece in my room. Name: Holly and AmyLocation: Ferndale, MichiganSize: 900 square feetYears lived in: Holly- 5 years, Amy- 6 months; Rented

I was greeted at Holly and Amy’s door with open arms and a stemless glass of white wine. They give every room a little sass. Even if you are renting, don’t be afraid to make it your own. Our rooms are unique and fun and there are lots of photographs and prints to look at. We walked around for three days and each picked up individual trinkets, but we definitely splurged when it came to our side-by-side framed caricatures displayed in the hallway. Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. Holly’s bedroom is colorful and clever with its door headboard. Inspiration: Amy: I’m inspired by the looked-over pieces tucked away in basements and thrift stores.

Updated: 28.11.2014 — 08:26