Everybody loves the new and modern stuff. However, there are a few special ones, who take the old things, and give them a whole contemporary makeover. This is in the case of one renowned perfumer, Holladay Saltz, who lives in Harlem, New York. Holladay lives with the husband, Sam Saltz, and their 1900s brownstone house is 780-square foot big, with an unmatched interior design.
From ruins to elegance
Holladay is a high school teacher, and a perfumer, who applies the aspects of her career to her home interior design. As she manually blends various scents to come up with the perfect perfumes, Holladay ensures that the house is friendly enough to her work, and family as well.
Even though the house seems small, the couple enjoys life with their cat, and you can notice the décor options, along with the spectacular taste of art.
Most of the artwork around the house look elegant because of Holladay’s efforts. For instance, the Otomi fabric that hangs on the wall were washed and restored by Mrs. Saltz.
Holladay runs her perfumery from the house, and the environment is conducive enough to make things easy. She has a dedicated desk in the house, which allows her to hand-mix her perfumes at any given time. There are three large and curved windows in the living room, which allow natural light to flow in the house. This is also an advantage for Mrs. Saltz working space.
A desk is also included just across the bed, and either Holladay or her husband uses it as an alternative workspace, especially for paperwork stuff. There is also a bookshelf from IKEA, and they have plenty of books stacked on it.
A welcoming ambiance
Mr. and Mrs. Saltz have a stylish dining area, where they invite some of their friends once in a while. The living room is also chic, especially with the bay windows and the cozy sofas, which add luxury to the room.
Also, as she blends her sweet perfumes, the house is filled with a unique and romantic smell, which is a top priority of the perfumer.
A functional-based blend
You will notice a touch of various styles all around the house. As Holladay points out, every furniture and décor in the house are functional in a way. For instance, the entryway also acts as a kitchen island, especially when they have many guests in the house. The IKEA bookshelf blends perfectly with the rustic walls and the modern furniture.
The bedroom has enough storage spaces in the closets, which have large and dark-brown wood doors. The white-themed bed helps to balance the bedroom and make it cozy enough. Their kitchen also seems small and basic, but the blue theme and spaciousness are what draws attention to it. She has also included a shelf for her cookbooks. This is a house that is perfectly designed and styled by a true perfumer.
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