Debra Kolrud runs the visually pleasing Instagram account @VintageCrushin featuring beautiful photos and pretty vintage finds. Read on to learn more about her style and how she added charm to her lovely beach home with Nostalgic Warehouse hardware.
Debra’s Instagram account, “VintageCrushin,” has a mix of decor photos from both her permanent residence and her beach house. Her vintage design style stems from her love of antiques. She uses an extensive collection of antique glass doorknobs and ironstone throughout her home décor, and shares images of florals mixed with vintage treasures found at flea markets and thrift stores. Her photos have been featured in FleaMarket Home and Living three times.
Debra and her husband fell in love with their beach house once they saw the view; the neighborhood location was also a bonus. The house had good bones and was updated, but a water line break necessitated a remodel including a redesign of the floor plan. It was a challenge, but they recreated a new entry with a water view, moved a bathroom, added a laundry room, and enlarged the kitchen.
Debra loves the character of old homes, so while remodeling the beach house she chose shaker doors and cabinets, board and batten walls, and lots of trim, all painted in white. When she saw our antique-inspired Waldorf Crystal knob, it was love at first sight and she decided to add them to every single door in her house.
Debra found you can customize Nostalgic door hardware by mixing and matching knob and plate styles. On her front door she used a New York Handleset with a Waldorf Crystal Knob on the inside to match the neighboring doors. To achieve a consistent look, she went with a split design that featured brass on the exterior and crystal on the interior of the house.
Debra finds some inspiration on Pinterest, but most of it comes from the decor community on Instagram. She said, “There are so many decor hashtags you can get lost in, be it vintage or farm style or a combination.” She also noted that many of the photos from home decor magazines come from Instagram, where you have the opportunity to talk directly to the homeowners and ask questions. She appreciates how many accounts share tutorials and tours of their homes.
Thanks to Debra for including our hardware in her home and showcasing such beautiful photos!