Trash into Home Treasures: the Art of Boston Second-Hand Decor

From Margaret Everton on March 1, 2010 in Boston

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. boston decor yard sales 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. boston decor dish ware 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. boston decor knick knacks 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. boston decor painting 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. boston decor design 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.

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