1859 Portland thrift shopper reveals secrets of shopping chic

The art of design is a mystery to most and can be exceedingly costly. Not so for Portland’s Liz Kamarul. She’s honed her knack for super affordable eclectic charm scanning the goods at thrift shops like the Beaverton ReStore. 

“The home Liz Kamarul shares with her husband, Tim, in Northeast Portland looks straight out of a glossy interior design magazine. Mid-century modern leather chairs are tucked against the side wall in the living room where eclectic artwork flows from floor to ceiling. Rugs on top of rugs provide the perfect spot for her dogs, Bo and Cudi, to lounge while Kamarul, 32, snaps photos to put on Instagram. The fifty-eight houseplants she has in every nook inspired her to paint by hand an entire wall with jungle leaves—in seven hours. If you didn’t know any better you’d think Kamarul, a home-stager by trade, spent thousands of dollars decorating with the latest in bohemian trends from big-box stores. In reality, almost every piece in the home has been carefully curated from thrift shops, mainly in the Pacific Northwest. A vintage Army cot she bought from Re-Store in Beaverton cost only $2.50… READ MORE HERE

 

 

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