This weekend’s Get the Look Decor is inspired by the beautiful home of Jane Schouten. With her two daughters all grown up and off to college, she lives alone in the small town of Rhenen, 100 km south of Amsterdam. Jane’s home has a cheerful feminine style with colorful flea market accents, floral fabrics and incredible artwork displayed on every surface.
Jane works as a graphic designer and artist. You can find her gorgeous artwork plus handmade and vintage treasures in her Etsy shop, alltheluckintheworld. Stop by her blog for even more decorating inspiration and visit her on Flickr to see many more photos of her vibrant, eclectic home.
[Clockwise from top left: Ethnic Retro Patchwork Pillow Cover by madebylisajane; Contempory bench made from recycled materials by buschdesign; Indoor outdoor custom seat cushion by freckledsage; Rusty antique steel lantern by ShabbyNChic; Garden stump JUMBO trio by realwoodworks1; Redwood garden chair by gphwoodworking; Vintage copper boiler planter by territoryhardgoods; Mason Jar wall planter by chateaugerard; Red metal garden plant table by JunkBoutique.]
Describe your home decorating style.
My home is filled with flea market and thrift shop treasures. I have hardly anything that hasn’t been pre-loved (or hated). I mix secondhand with handmade, by myself or by others. Others have described my style as feminine and eclectic.
[Clockwise from top left: Pink candlesticks by beckibees; Farmhouse chic sewing rocker by LittleGoatChic; Sewing craft cabinet side table by SugarScout; Danish Modern round pedestal dining table by groovygirl60; Pink impasto flower painting by KellysArtStudio; Danish Modern style TV stand by STORnewyork.]
Did you decide to decorate in this style or was there an evolution to your decorating process?
It wasn’t really a decision, just the result of my love of flea markets and thrift shops. You never know what you’ll come across. The colors have changed slightly throughout the years, but I’ve always lived like this.
Where are your favorite places to shop for home items?
Flea markets and thrift shops!
What inspires you when it comes to decorating?
Interior magazines and blogs. Cities like London, Antwerp and Amsterdam.
[Clockwise from top left: Mid Century two tiered side table by charliesnest; McCoy coral pink vase with handles by sliverofwoods; Plaster Stag's Head by VenatorVintage; Beautiful necklace hook by NiceRackk; Pink 22 karat gold tree vase with squirrels by AntiqueLane; Two industrial laboratory stools by VidaliasVintage.]
What is your favorite part about your home?
Usually the bedroom, because it’s so lovely and white and peaceful, but at the moment my garden is my favorite place. Everything is starting to grow, and it’s all fresh and green with lots of flowers.
[Clockwise from top left: Pillow/cushion cover 'It's Beautiful Here' by SweetnatureDesigns; Porcelain baby-doll head tea-light by reshapestudio; Vintage lace crochet blanket coverlet by LizzieLuxeVintage; Tiny rose floral sheet set by azsunshine51; Pink geometric waves — Limited edition print by Katlix; Bluebird watching her nest throw pillow by TreasuresShop.]
Does your home hold any strong memories?
We moved here from Amsterdam 20 years ago when my daughters were very small. I have very fond memories of them (and myself) growing up here.
[Clockwise from top left: Wooden house display shelf by WhatsNewOnTheMantel; Hot pink tree of life: 28 Picture frames by FemkeMaria; Vintage paint by numbers by AnitaSperoDesign; Picture holder made of vintage parts by jollytimeone; Vintage storage cabinet by Azimuthe; Vintage tulip chairs by CoseBelleCharleston.]
Looking for more styles and interiors? Check out our video series, There’s No Place Like Here, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Get involved and show us your amazing space in this Flickr pool.