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Iris' Crafty, Colorful Place in Pittsburgh


Iris, the blogger behind BOYV: Bring Your Own Vegetables, has brought color, pattern, and personality together in her Pittsburgh apartment. Crafty and creative, she cleverly mixes style elements to make the space cozy, comfortable, and unique.




The gallery wall in her living room display everything from travel photographs and favorite prints to plates and paintings. Neutral frames (black, white, and wood tones) pull it all together, making an eclectic mixture look cohesive.


Big, beautiful windows let the sunlight pour into this white-walled, wood-floored living room where tribal rugs live alongside black and white chevron and guitars hang out in the corner opposite of a comfy red chair.



Looking through the twinkling arched doorway into the dining area, I spy an Ikea expedit unit. A traditional dining table offsets the modern shelving and chairs. 



The interior of the archway is painted a lovely turquoise and accented with sparkling string lights. Zigzag blue and white curtains pick up on the same teal hue. The metallic gold bar cart (with wine rack!) gleams in the sunlight. Fresh flowers and a large LOVE print add a splash of warmer colors.



I love seeing how different dwellers style their expedits. This one is stocked with books and a few knick knacks while clutter is kept at bay in white bins. A trio of lights sit atop the shelf.



The mostly neutral kitchen is livened up with pops of red – such as a cherry red KitchenAid mixer. I love the pegboard painted with a graphic pattern. 



Pots and pants have their painted-in place on pegboard hung on an empty wall – creating extra storage and freeing up cabinets and cupboards. 



Bright and airy, the bedroom is a simple and relaxing space where revamped vintage furniture and modern accessories mingle with travel photos and a DIY headboard.



Overlapping rugs add texture and softness to the hardwood floor. Wicker baskets are a prettier stand-in for plastic laundry hampers. And I love the gray hue of the painted vintage dresser.

Iris has a lot of lovely going on over at her blog BYOV: Bring Your Own Vegetables. From travel stories and tasty recipes to how-to diy posts and additional, updated photos of her charming apartment. Head over to BYOV or her photostream to check it all out now.


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