Ever wondered if there was anything worth buying at yard sales, Goodwill and flea markets? One peek inside the Meyers’ home, and you’ll answer yourself with a resounding yes. One may register a bit of surprise, but John and Linda Meyers—both of them decorators, Bostonians, artists, and yard sale connoisseurs—know how to decorate on a dime.
But, one may object, if all you’re doing is stuffing your home with someone else’s junk, how in the world are you going to make it look…nice? There’s a certain trendiness about eclecticism, but also a near-abhorrence over hand-me-downs from strangers. Seeing is believing, so check out the Meyer home, and see how they’ve developed a home full of rich stories, intense character, and absolute beauty.
This dining room chandelier, fully intact, came from a divorce sale nearby. It blends perfectly with the flea market-find fabric. You’ll see that fabric decorating the wall opposite the chandelier.
Pottery goes anywhere, and looks beautiful in every situation. Here is a veritable collection of intriguing ceramic art gracing the dining room shelves. Each one is a story in itself.
Not everything purchased at yard sales is for putting on a shelf or propping in a corner. The Meyers also found a lot of paint. They put it to good use.
This picture displays a yard sale rug, flea market chair, and even numbers from a cookie cutter kit. These artifacts came from coast-to-coast, and have found a beautiful harmony and transposing presence in the back room of the Meyers home.