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Name: Natasha Harden
Location: Bella Vista — Oakland, California
Size: 725 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 4 Years

Natasha — a Virgo — credits her Zodiac sign for her heightened sense of detail. "I can spend hours thrifting, and trust me, I always find something cute," she proudly says. "I usually just walk around in a thrift store and I let patterns and textures speak to me." Up until last year, Natasha ran a small vintage clothing boutique store in Oakland, which she curated all on her own, scouring thrift stores up and down California. But unlike her shop — which consisted of finds from all over — her home is made up almost entirely of things she's found on her block and in the streets of her neighborhood, either while walking her dog or going for long evening strolls. That mirrored coffee table in the living room? A street find. The framed unicorn print in her bedroom? Also a street find. And the handful of plants she's miraculously brought back to life? More than likely, she picked them up from the curb.


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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

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