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Colorful Plant Flat in Tulsa, OK
When photographer Chuyi Wen randomly showed us photos of their home while shopping at Retro Den a few months ago, Daly and I independently asked if we could have our home on our blog. It was so beautiful!
Chuyi and her husband Zach lived in the Tulsa apartments (they shared two cats with Felix and Pumpkin) for several months, but they had already turned her into a comfortable and beautiful place.
We asked Chuyi about his house and style of decoration and tips for shopping vintage in Tulsa. Enjoy the following interview with images of a beautiful, bright, plant-filled apartment.
What do you like most about your field? Our goal is to create an interior forest. When we moved together, we both got rid of a lot of things. So what we have left, and what we add later, really reflects our personality.
How would you describe your decoration style? I would like to compliment the mix of modern and classic furniture.
Why is it important to be a home vintage? Maybe I’m Chinese. As I grew up there, I naturally gained value for old pieces.
Any tips for vintage shopping in Tulsa? Shopping vintage is like a treasure hunt for me. We love the experience of bringing something unique home and working with other furniture. And I believe vintage is a more eco-friendly way of life.
Tell us about your husband’s interest in macromeya. Macrame found out when he was scouts. He made bracelets and key chains and sold them to other scouts. I took House Sparrow’s plant hanger and I was interested in making one from myself, so I bought the ingredients, but it was harder than it looked. Zach saw me fighting and said he could do it. Then he made several beautiful plant hangers with spectacular nodes. Now he is the designated macramé maker.
Why do you think it’s worth having a nice home? Because the house where we spend our free time; it is really nice to have a beautiful home that reflects our personality, character, passion.
Name your favorite tracks 2-3 in your home and tell us why they are your favorites.
First of all, Zach’s desk, I actually did for him with the help of my father-in-law. I always like DIY projects, but this was my first big project. We left the white drawer left from Ikea, I built the 6ft top board and saw horse from scratch. It took a week, but every time I look at that table, I’m really proud of myself.
The second piece would be the dining table. Foldable, large space saver. We always want small furniture for easy transportation. There is a lot of storage in the middle of this table and it can be opened from both sides to create more table space. Three-dimensional mode: the whole room will have a cat playground so you put it down when not in use. We open half of it for dinner, and I also use that space to make art. We open the whole table when there’s a house party.
I love the style of the middle century – yellow stool. I found it in a Facebook sales group. Then I became friends with the seller; he likes plants.
Favorite Retro Den track? Coffee table set. I’ve been looking for a coffee table for a while, because we wanted to put coffee cups while sitting on a sofa, but we also had to leave enough room to walk in that area. All the furniture in that room was black. Zach took them before they moved together. It was a very small and stylish struggle. When I saw those two pieces I knew it would be perfect!
Tell us about your photography business. I’m mostly a portrait photographer. My work is to create artistic images of the most meaningful moments of life. I work with my clients to produce interesting and intimate pieces that they can value over the years.
Why do you love Tulsa right now? How it gets busier to the city center every day. We live very close to the city center. Zach and I have both lived in big cities (there are more than 20 million people in Beijing) and it’s like living near walkable / cycling neighborhoods with a lot of activity.
The table on the right is hand-made by Zach’s desk Chuyi and his father-in-law.
The dining table, another of Chuyi’s favorite pieces, has been put into the smallest configuration.
On the right, the mustard yellow yellow mid-century stool Chuyi threw from the Facebook market. Did this mustard spread well? * Heart eyes *
I wanted to do a tutorial and finally decided on this little macrame bracelet. It is based on the knotted bracelets you see in tourist shops. It is very easy to do and you can design it to suit your style, depending on the beads and beads you choose. They also offer great gifts due to the adjustable length of the sliding buckle.
As long as the bead holes are large enough to accommodate two cords, almost any type of cords and cords work. Only one node is used along a simple square node. The sliding buckle is as simple as finishing, and the whole project can do what you want in part of American Idol or the TV.
You’ll need a few simple things:
- 4 meter cable (I used C-Lon Tex 400 for this demo)
- 8 or more beads depending on the length of the bracelet
- 2 small beads for rockers
- 3 straight pins
- Needle tip for finishing needle (has round ballpoint tip)
- Needle Tip Jewelry Pliers (Optional)
1)Cut the 2-piece strap up to 24,, hold it together and clip about 8 clipboard boards from one end. These will be fill cables. I use a shade of lavender for my stuffing cords.
Cut a piece of cord about 2 meters long. This knot will become ropes. Normally I use the same color cable for both fill and knot cords, but for this demo only, I use a dark purple shade for knot cords. Locate the center of the knot cord, slide it under the filler cables and secure it to the foamcore panel. We will now start to work with square knots with knot cords on the filler cables.
2) I use the right hand, so I usually start with the cable on the right side of the filler cables. Place the fill cords horizontally on the right to form a ring on the right. Take the cable on the left and place it on the horizontal cable, then lift it up under the cables and with the ring on the right. Pull out both knot cables and tighten. This is 1/2 of the square node.
3) Repeat step 2, but take the left cord and place it horizontally on the filler cables that form a loop on the left. Take the right cord and place it on the horizontal cord, then turn it under all the cables and top to left. Pull out both knot cables and tighten. You just made a full-frame knot.
4) After each 3 to 5 square knots, continue to make square knots and place a bead on the filler cables. The number of nodes depends on the size of the cord, the size of the beads, and the fact that many nodes look nice to you. Continue this pattern to the desired length. Note that the sliding clamp will add approximately ″ add.
When you’re done, thread a knot of thread into your needle and sew it to the center as far as possible. If you have problems, use a pair of jewelery pliers to pull your needle. If you find that your knots are too tight and you cannot thread the entire cord, remove the 3-ply cord and sew each thread separately. After properly sewing both knot cables, cut off any excess.
5) Then we make the buckle. Circle your work and hold it together by loosely tying it with a small amount of cord close to both sides of the nodes (I used orange). Foamcore pin bracelet.
Cut a strap about 12 ″ in length. Just like you did in step 1, slide this cord under the four cords and make square knots on all four cords for the 1/2 cord. Finish ends just like you would with a bracelet. When sewing these tips, avoid putting needles into the cords inserted into the needle.
6) Remove these temporary lanyard bits. There are 2 loose cables protruding from both ends of the buckle section. Hold 2 cords together and form a slip knot, place a bead on both cords, then create another slip knot to hold it in place. Cut the excess. Run and show everyone you know.