Home Sweet Hearty’s humble abode features nostalgic vibes that span a century of old and new finds. The best part is that it belongs to one of our favorite co-workers whose vintage treasure hunting skills make her home one of a kind. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Alyssa’s 1920s home that captures the heart and soul of heritage style, so you can bring the colorful trend to life in your own.
Getting Bold With Color
As old starts to feel new again, we’re seeing a revival of dark colors that bring a historic feel to any space. Whether it’s a new build or a century home like Alyssa’s, a moody hue can transform your room, so it doesn’t feel tied to one specific era or design trend.
“We always knew we wanted a green dining room to tie our style together. The space sits between two rooms with lots of natural light and light-toned floors, so we loved the idea of using a darker hue for the walls.”
Richer hues with a muted tone, like Jasper, make the perfect companion to crisp neutrals like Alabaster. Blending a mix of light and dark colors throughout your home helps create a harmonious balance for heritage style to shine.
Mixing Old & New
Telling a story with old finds and new ones helps layer your home with personality. Whether it’s passed down heirlooms or a collection of thrifts you’ve curated over the years, heritage style adds a sentimental value to your space that can’t be bought in a showroom.
“When my brother and I were young, my mom suggested that my grandparents give us heirlooms as gifts, rather than buy us toys or gift cards for holidays. One year, my papa John gave me his favorite book from when he was a child, my grandma gifted a rolling pin that belonged to my great grandmother and the list goes on. I never want those kinds of gifts to end up in a box in the basement, so I try to incorporate those pieces – most of very little financial value – into our decor.”
Make it Personal
The final touch to bringing heritage style home is making it your own. Besides her husband and labradoodle, Flossie, Alyssa holds a special place in her heart for nature and coffee, so it’s no surprise she combined the two for a special corner in her home. To marry these themes together, she used a nature-inspired stencil to paint a patterned wall that creates a statement-making backdrop for brewing a cup of coffee.
“My mom gave me this coffee sack years ago, so I started collecting vintage kitchen, coffee and tea decor from then on in hopes of using it later. I love collecting pieces and building a space over time. I think this nook is the perfect reflection of that.”
Love the look of heritage style? Learn more about this tried-and-true trend in our April Color of the Month, and share your own heritage-inspired spaces by tagging your photos with #SWColorLove for a chance to be featured in our gallery.