Friday, April 24, 2015

Home Tour: Natasha of Halmoni Vintage's Cozy, Earthy Plant-Filled California Casa


Natasha's volunteered to share her vintage world on the blog before, once in my Thrifters Around the World series and again when I profiled her sized-acceptance themed vintage clothing shop in California. This time I'm sharing peeks around her adorable bohemian bungalow. I love how it's comfortable, earthy, and a riot of color! I'm taking inspiration for re-arranging my own pad!

Occupants: I live solo dolo with my main squeeze "Pupperoni Prince" Peanut.
Professions: I am solopreneur behind Halmoni Vintage


Please tell us a little about yourself: I run a vintage shop to fuel my addiction to buying old stuff. I love the hunt, it's a drug. I love polkadots and nail polish.

Apartment History: I had a few friends who lived in this 5 plex a few years back and I remember wishing to live on this street because it is lined with the tallest Palm Trees. One of my friends decided to move out and the opportunity came and I seized it. I've been here for 3 years now. 


Define Your Style: I like to think of my style as urban shabby chic bohemian :)

Favorite Thrifted Home Find: I love my mid-century modern overlapping square display. I found it in the dumpster at my last apartment and was shocked that someone would get rid of it. 

Favorite Home Feature? I love having a deck so I can have a garden. If I couldn't play with my plants my life would be lackluster. 


Yes! Gardening is good for the soul. I'm jealous of your deck! What was your biggest challenge with your home? My landlord has painted it this hideous beige/yellow color and it makes me want to die but I work with it. Painting party in the works.


Visitor's Reactions: They always love it and say it is fits me perfectly.

Biggest Embarrassment: My apartment usually looks like a tornado of clothes hit it.  (Van's Note: Oh dear god, the life of a vintage seller. I just had some buyers and friends visit yesterday and the pile of merch behind my computer desk most times is so embarrassing :P)


Proudest DIY: I rewired a lamp that I have had for 10 years. 

Biggest Indulgence: I've actually downsized quite a bit since starting my business. There are certain sacrifices we have to make to succeed in different areas of our life. I figure I will be able to hoard whenever I want once my business is straight and steady. 


Best Money-Saving Move: Get your boxes from craigslist. When I moved I got a bunch of wardrobe boxes and boxes made specifically for dishes, it was so easy to move clothes and breakables.

I love that tip! It really helps with glass merch to have just the right boxes. Best Advice to share?: Don't get discouraged if furniture placement doesn't work, keep trying. I am so happy with my livingroom and it took me 3 different tries before finding the perfect arrangement. 

Van: Agreed on that one. I'm still trying to get my living room right. Sometimes it takes finding the right piece, too. Takes time!


Natasha: Thank you so much for being so amazing. Thank you so much for wanting me to do this. Thank you for the motivation to clean my house :)  I love that we are connected and I look forward to working more with you in the future. 


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Want To Be on Next Home Tour? I love sharing the homes of creatives, bloggers, gardeners, and you! E-mail me if you're local and would be kind enough to let me shoot your home or drop me a line if you're not and I'll use your photos.

What's your favorite part of Natasha's home? I love all those plants, of course! And how simple and cozy the space is.
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23 comments:

  1. I'm in love with this house! Feels like home, really. I just wanna pin each picture to have with me all the time ^_^ Thanks Nicole! I'm loving this series miss Van ;)

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    1. Glad you like it :) I love peeks inside "real" homes, a lot of blogs and magazines show overly curated one. I like curated, to, but it's nice to see homey ones with personality.

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    2. :) I really obsess over trying to make my home feel cozy. I sometimes struggle because I don't have it in the budget to get everything I want all the time. Thanks for the thumbs up!

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  2. Extremely cozy pad! It just goes to show a balcony can do wonders for your mental health. Love all her plants!

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    1. Me too! I'd love to have a balcony full of plants one day.

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    2. Thank you so much! Sometimes my friends want to hang and I say I'm home playing with my plants, lol. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have this deck. It is a gift :)

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  3. So cozy and wonderful! I'm now looking to make some major changes now that it's just me, but first must find new homes for my late husbands treasures that the children have passed on.

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    1. Good luck refreshing things Jeannie. I love doing that, it's so good for the soul.

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    2. Good luck with the purge Jeannie :) Once you have your clean slate, you'll be able to do anything you want!

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  4. very nice I love the look of two small tables instead of one big coffee table. I also love the drawer with the plants

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    1. I liked the double coffee tables too, super cute.

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    2. I'm so glad you like the double coffee table. I've had a difficult time loving my livingroom because I didn't have the "perfect coffee table". I think this worked out well :)

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  5. Lovely! These posts are some of my favorites, Van. I always get inspired to spruce up my own habitat when seeing what these creative folks do with their homes.

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    1. These are among my favorite posts to share, more to come :) I think I shall spruce up the 'ole casa right now, too...

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  6. all the plants.. i love all the plants!

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    1. Me toooo. I'm a lifelong plant obsessee but lately I've been feeling they're call so hard that I've been seeking a nursery job so I can be around them all day! :P haha none yet, but soon...

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