Meet Anna from Olive Green Anna! She has done a great job of styling a super small space to feel cozy and reflective of her style without getting too cramped. This is great inspiration for those of you in small spaces looking to bring a little bit of your style into the space! And be sure to check out her shop, another extension of her warm and eclectic style.
Hello! I'm Anna. I wanted to share my "dining room/living room" space with you. My husband and I live in a one bedroom flat in Germany which is 30m square (98 square feet). I have a beastly school loan and so we are trying to keep life simple and cheap the first years after Uni. Anyways, our space is One Space. So, I am sharing peeks into the dining room part and the living room part. These two parts are my favorites.
I grew up in Thailand, my husband grew up overseas also, we both have traveled a lot and don't feel solely from any one place. Our home is filled with treasures we have collected. My husband has an extensive musical instrument collection. Some of the instruments I have included in our wall collage. The bottom left is an African shaker, middle is a Thai violin, and the bottom right is a bamboo saxophone he bought in Thailand also. The other pieces in this collage are family photographs and paintings and prints from my studies of art in Uni.
I would say both my style and my space speak to an Oma-Chic-World vibe. Haha. It is quite eclectic. I love warm colors, such as, mustard yellow, browns, olive green, and burnt orange. They are bold and retro but earthy at the same time. They all are bright but with a bit of dirt smudged into them.
I'm wearing one of my favorite skirts, it is a light weight, summer skirt. It was supposed to be in my shop but it fit me so well and I just couldn't part with it. That is the bad thing about owning a vintage store. I want to keep everything. I have been trying to buy things that aren't my size so I can't keep them. I love the colors in this skirt, it is just stunning. Mixing vintage skirts with warm ivory tops is something I do often. There is quite a collection of ivory tops in my closet. They which make the perfect compliment to a bold, vintage skirt like this one. My shoes are classic "Oma" (grandma in German). Most of the shoes I own have a natural feel and (6 out of 7 pairs are leather).
I wear very little jewelry (I do own one piece by Moorea's, she is a wonderful designer). I am wearing a necklace that is made out of leather and wood. One accessory I always wear is my watch, it goes with me in the shower, the swimming pool, everywhere. I love it to death and it was well worth the investment. Another piece of jewelry I always wear, is my engagement/wedding ring (we were too cheap to buy two), it was handmade in Afghanistan and I really cherish it.
This little peak at our living room portion of the house shows two of our favorite street-side furniture finds. This fancy arm chair and our lovely chest dresser. We check the streets often for treasures like these, and sometimes it pays off. We also have a record player which is playing Fleet Foxes (one of my most favorite bands), and a glowing globe lamp which is a charmer and reminds us that life is very transient and always changing.
Thank you Anna for sharing your eclectic little space! I love that you can see your travelers spirit in your space and personal style. So warm and inviting