Outdoor Entertaining with the Neighbors

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After moving to the new house last summer, The Boy and I learned we lived in a neighborhood very different from the last. The old house was in a subdivision of cookie cutter homes with manicured yards, and no one spoke to each other. I couldn’t tell you what the woman across the street from me looked like, nor did I know her name. (I lived there for 4 years.) Case in point, one evening, pulling out of the driveway, I waved from the car. “I finally know what she looks like,” I said to The Boy.  He laughed and replied, “Oh Momma, you know that’s the nanny, right?” Palm to forehead.

Outdoor Entertaining in the Neighborhood - Loving the pop of pink and green with the pineapple pillow. #Pier1BlockParty #pier1love

The new neighborhood has the look and feel of a lake house community. Single lane roads filled with small hills and twist and turns. Best thing, everyone waves at each other. On the first real night in the new house, I was getting the kids ready for bed and Thorsten was making his way upstairs to help…the doorbell rang. A sweet couple from down the street was standing on our doorstep, holding a bottle of wine and a card with their number in case we needed any help. Pretty soon another bottle of wine showed up. Neighbors stopped by in their golf carts decked out in bull horns, string lights, and music.

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Vintage Scores — Hallway Decor

I fell in love with a blue chair last Fall. The Savoy Flea posted it to her Instagram and the velvety goodness caught my eye…my heart skipped a beat. A couple months later, I made my way down to the shop. The entire drive into the city I wondered if the pretty blue peacock chair had sold…I rang the bell, walked in and finally saw her in person. She took my breath away. Another customer walked over and touched her. Laser beams shot out of my eyes and every fiber of my being wanted to scream back off!

I didn’t dare sit in her for fear i’d never leave. It was pure torture to walk out the door.

Hallway Decor - Vintage Peacock Blue Velvet Louis XV Fauteuil Chair Nude Sketches Disco Ball via House Of Hipsters

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Home Decor – New Artwork for Spring

Since we moved in, I’ve kinda wanted to break up with the artwork in the kitchen. A beach scene I bought 5 years ago that hung above the mantle in the old house. I loved it when I bought it, but now, well, I think it’s just time for a change. When we moved, I dismissed my old fling and haphazardly placed it in the kitchen…a tropical, Hawaiian beach scene. It’s been a good run with this beachy piece, but let’s shake it up and do a switcheroo. Let’s find some new artwork for Spring!

Home Decor - New Artwork for Spring - House Of Hipsters

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Playing Favorites — 14 Etsy Pillows I’m Eyeballin’

I got 99 problems but a pillow ain’t one…well, that is until I try mixing patterns. Then I have all sorts of issues, but that’s a totally different blog post. My work around is if you buy enough pillows eventually you find the perfect mix. Solves all problems, am I right?

14 Etsy pillows I want right now

Most rooms in the new house are really starting to come together, and that means adding pops if color here and there. An easy way to do that is by adding pillows, but I don’t like spending a ton of money…and believe you me, when you start looking at Pierre Frey, Schumacher, and Kelly Wearstler prints, those suckas can cost a pretty penny. Lucky for you, I wrangled together 14 Etsy pillows I’m loving right now. 

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Home Tour – Ashley Redmond’s Tiny Treehouse

A couple years ago, I virtually met Ashley Redmond when we worked with Decorist to redesign my guest bedroom. I must admit, I had a tiny girl crush on her when I checked out her portfolio. She’s this super cool interior design chick, who has killer style and practices yoga…and she was going to help me design a room in my house. Eeeep! Yup, right then and there I pretty much want to be Ashley when I grew up. Just sayin’.

Home Tour - Ashley Redmond - The Tiny Treehouse - Interior Designer — via HouseOfHipsters.comAll photography by Julia Sperling.

We were a great match up too because her design aesthetic is right in line with mine. A little mid-century modern, a touch glam and oh what the heck, let’s mix in a funky touch of boho shall we? SRSLY, mixing rattan with some brass shazam is the bomb dot com.

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