Styling The Dorothy Draper Dresser with Randal Ford

While meandering around the Randolph Street Market a couple months ago, I visited one of my favorite vendors, Flower Child Vintage. Since it was the last outdoor market of the season, Flower Child outdid themselves with vintage treasures galore…but their Dorothy Draper dresser was what caught my eye. I’d been coveting one for years, but the price tag was always out of reach…that was until today. A bit higher than I’d normally spend, but this piece was worth it. A classic beauty. Sitting in Chicago traffic on the long car ride home, I thought about all the places I could put her. A Dorothy Draper dresser isn’t a piece you want to hide. Quite the contrary, you want to see her on the daily…hmmmmm, I landed on the foyer. Now to style her up.

Dorothy Draper Dresser - Interior styling with the artwork Kingdom by Randal Ford. I love the masculine ram with the Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency glam.

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Bathroom Makeover – Clé Tile Cubicon – ORC Week 3

Seriously, how are we halfway through this challenge already? I’m exhausted and not even doing the heavy lifting. Poor Gerry is dealing with my, “let’s customize everything in the smallest amount of time mindframe”…oh, and hey Gerry, I also need you to fix a basement and makeover yet another bathroom. Can we all take a pause and give Gerry and his crew a hug? Poor guy didn’t know what he was getting himself into with me.

Clé Tile Cubicon One Room Challenge for House Of Hipsters. Contractor Gerry Reinhardt Renovations, Chicago General Contractor. Bathroom Makeover.

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Hey Kyla! Where’d Ya Get That Sofa?

Yep, I’ve been hearing that a lot lately…lots of folks asking me about the sofa I chose for the Decorist DesignOff. Today I’m going to break it down and talk about a bit about the Chicago-based furniture company Interior Define, and why I chose the Caitlin sofa.

Why I chose the Interior Define Caitlin Sofa for my living room makeover.Photo by Emilia Jane Photography

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Bathroom Makeover – One Room Challenge – Week 2

Ooof! How has a week passed? Can you riddle me that? When you’re knee deep in the One Room Challenge, time flies when your swinging sledgehammers. Gerry and his team are hard at work and so am I…finally picked a tile for the bathroom makeover, and lemme tell you, it wasn’t an easy choice. Wanna get into it? Let’s roll!

Clé Tile and House Of Hipsters have partnered up for a bathroom makeover. Picked floor tile. Beautiful cement tile. Modern.

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Final Reveal — Decorist DesignOff with Jojotastic and House of Hipsters

Hi friend! Can you feel the excitement is in the air today? Today is final reveal day for the Decorist DesignOff between Jojotastic and myself. All the hard work has finally come to fruition. In case you’re new to this neck of the interwebs woods, Joanna and I got a little crazy and decided to lose all control of our new homes to let you, our reader, vote on which Decorist DesignOff project we should move forward with. WHAAA!?!? At first I thought I was completely insane, and I’ll admit to having a couple nightmares of Hildi Santo Tomas from Trading Spaces, gluing hay to my walls. EEEEP! But when I opened the email and saw the initial mood boards, I let out the biggest sigh of relief! My interior designer, Ashley Redmond, blew both designs outta the water. 

Decorist DesignOff Living Room Makeover Final Reveal with Interior Define Caitlin Sofa, and artwork by Lani Trock from Tappan CollectionPhotos by Emilia Jane Photography

Be sure to stop over to Jojotastic to check out her final reveal as well! And don’t forget, Decorist is offering a super generous 20% off your next design project. Just use the promo code DesignOff20 when you check out. Also, be sure to hop on over to Rue Magazine tomorrow for their final wrap of the Decorist DesignOff. 

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