Another Bathroom Renovation?

Someone call for help because I’m certifiably insane. Yep, you read that right. Potty Paradise looked so incredible, we decided to renovate another bathroom in the new house. Eeeeep! But I swear I have a really good excuse for the added destruction. You already know we are in the process of fixing the basement after The Great Flood of 2016, but there was one small problem. The bathroom down there wasn’t destroyed by water. Well that is disappointing.

Basement Bathroom Renovation

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Holiday Home Tour — BSHT Christmas 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but how the hell are the holidays here already? Knowing full well I’m a procrastinator, and when it comes to holiday decor, well I kinda fail; I signed up for White Buffalo Styling Co.’s BSHT 2016 Christmas Home Tour last August. Plenty of time to prepare and plan…and plan I did…in my head.

Last weekend The Boy and I talked about putting up the tree and my brain flashed back to the conversation with Lindsay. Hmmmm, wonder what week those posts goes live. Think. Think. Think. Pull up Google spreadsheet…OMG, next Wednesday. Scheisse! When it comes to Christmas, I mean well, but it always sneaks up on me…I turn around and suddenly Jack Frost is nipping at my nose. If you hopped over here from Makerista, welcome. Click around a bit before you leave, and don’t forget to hop on over to The Curated House. She’s up next in this online parade of homes. (I also list out the schedule down below cuz I like to make it easy on ya.) Let’s get to it!

House Of Hipsters Holiday Home Tour - BSHT Christmas 2016

For the last week I’ve been a busy little elf, scampering about the house. Moving this here. Moving that there. Digging through boxes that the movers just shoved anywhere convenient in the basement that was under construction. We had never decorated this new house for the holidays, but I do my best work under pressure. First things first, I definitely needed some garland for the banister.

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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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