Louisa's Eclectic in Astoria
Location:Astoria, New York
What I Love About My Home
The quirkiness and whimsy, the floors, the reflection of us, our travels, the view over Manhattan, my writing on the walls, too many books and all the light. The fact that it is so small has forced us to be super creative with what we got and just about everything was found, thrifted or recycled over time. I love to saw, stain, upholster and bang away which gives me much more control of making things the way we like them. We also love how we somehow got or place so ethnically mixed between fabrics, baskets and pieces that hold sweet memories from far away places.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
Every time you get something new â something old has to go, which is challenging at times. The purpose and necessity of everything has to be evaluated and each item needs to find a place where it works in the space. We both love to collect things so everything has to be very systematically organized all the time because if the system breaks down it is full out chaos. On the flip side we only have things we truly love and we do stay pretty organized most of the time â even while hosting our yearly Christmas party for 40.
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