This Cool and Colorful Home Looks Like a Ton of Fun — House Call

Name: Natalie Papier, husband, two kids, cat
Location: Oak Park, Illinois
Size: 3,000 square feet
Years lived in: 6 years, owned

Our home is a historical Victorian in Oak Park filled with love and eclectic pieces we have curated over the years. It’s a mix of our family’s quirks and personalities. We have a 10-year-old son, Kellen, and a 7-year-old daughter, Maddie. My husband, Alan, and I have a love for art and music and we love incorporating that into our home. It’s a creative space where we can truly express ourselves.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Eclectic, colorful, whimsical, vintage, fun.

What is your favorite room and why? We all love the lounge as it’s a room filled with vintage items we have curated over time, like our prized mid-century record player console and a gallery wall of my husband’s concert posters. We also have a trapeze in this space! Which makes it a fun room for the kids to perform and play. This is a multifunctional room that we use to listen to music, read, play games, and be together as a family.

If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? I would magically increase our closet space… It’s pretty nonexistent.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? We are in the process of refreshing our master bedroom and found this amazing wallpaper called “Hands” by pottokprints.com that we are utilizing in the space as well as a beautiful abstract art piece we found at Randolph Street Market in Chicago.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Fill it with the things YOU love instead of what is currently on trend. Colorful pieces will always make you smile.

Thanks, Natalie!

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