The day has arrived folks! For several weeks now, we have been planning to start sharing homes on our site that exhibit Agra Culture style, and today is the day! We are obsessed with Britt Kingery's 1920's bungalow, and could not be more excited to show off her gorgeous home as our very first feature.
We have gotten to know Britt and her design style through Instagram; @brittkingery. Her and her husband have only lived in their home for 9 months, but you could have fooled us by the way she has already filled and finished so many spaces. Though a technical writer by trade, Britt has a heart for thrifting, fixing up furniture and interior styling and you can see how these passions have created their eclectic and homey space. Check out the photos below, and get to know Britt's style better through some of our interview questions.
These FLOORS! Green with envy over here.
Agra Culture: Tell us a little bit about your home.
Britt: I live with my husband Justin and our three chihuahuas in a 1921 bungalow. We are serious lovers of old stuff and old homes, so we always knew that we wanted to live in a house with age and charm. This place definitely has the age and some of the charm (like the original wood floors) but it needed work to bring back some of those period features like tall baseboards and elegant moldings that everyone loves about bungalows. We are avid DIYers, so this felt like a worthwhile project for us, and we've been working at it non-stop ever since we moved in.
Agra Culture: What culture, country, or style are you most drawn to?
Britt: I'm definitely susceptible to loving it all and getting pulled in a million directions at once. Because of that, my style is pretty eclectic, and I hope it continues to become more so. I'm really influenced by textiles, especially rugs, and I almost always start a room with the rug because I don't want to compromise on that. As a thrifter I'm also influenced a lot by stuff I just come across and am drawn to that takes me in a certain direction. As far as styles go, mid-century and simple Scandinavian-inspired pieces are always a staple for me (I shop a lot at Ikea if I can't thrift it). I'm very enamored of bohemian interiors right now, too, though I don't think I could ever go full boho in my own home. For me decorating is about using your influences in a way that feels authentic. I try to find a balance as well as achieve a look.
Agra Culture: Do you have a favorite room or spot in the house?
Britt: Just a month ago this probably would have been different, but we recently finished remodeling our master bedroom, and I think it's my new favorite room. When we moved it had dark paint and carpeting, but we uncovered the original wood floors (because of condition they had to be painted, but we did refinish them first to make sure painting was necessary), used light paint and installed white trim to dramatically brighten the space. Now it has a bit of an old loft feel that I absolutely love.
Agra Culture: Do you have a favorite found or thrifted item that you could never part with? Where did you find it?
Britt: This is tough! When you thrift and scavenge for furniture, you tend to get attached to pieces, to what they are and what they help you remember. Probably my favorite item is our Broyhill Brasilia gentleman's chest. We bought it off Craigslist from a guy in my home town (about two hours away from where we currently live). This guy had gotten it at the Salvation Army practically for a song, and he sold it to us just for the price he bought it, even though he knew it was worth much more. It's an exquisite piece of furniture, and I'd love it even if I'd paid more, but I think sometimes about the guy who sold it, and the generosity of strangers, and the ways we connect in this world. To me the story is beautiful, and so I love the chest even more.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us Britt!