A Color Study — Black

As of late, I’ve been having a love affair with the color black. I’ve never had copious amounts of bold hues in my home, but you find pops of pink, green and every shade of blue if you have a look around. After creating Potty Paradise, my love for the dramatic, moody effect the color black has on a space made my heart grow three times.

Here are a few things that have either made it into my shopping cart, or I’m wishing Santa would bring me…yes, I said Santa in June, I’m sorry. But it’s only because I’m in love with a pair of Gucci shoes that I’m going to have to save my pennies for.

The Color Black: Black rug, black mid-century modern lamp, black chair, black vase

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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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One Room Challenge — Office Makeover with Vintage Finds

Time!!! The One Room Challenge final reveal deadline has arrived! Hands up! Well kinda. It’s the night before this post goes live, and I’m typing as fast as my little fingers can hit keys. I take that back, it’s after midnight. But for all intents and purposes, this room is dunzo! Like many of the other participants, I got the flu, and I’m tired and exhausted. Anyone who tells you this challenge is a breeze is lying. However, it’s also one of the most enjoyable blog projects I’ve ever completed. It’s been an absolute blast, but it really has come down to the wire. Last Saturday, I was still putting the finishing touches on the styling and scouring the Grayslake Flea Market like a crazed woman on a mission…for which I was. Yes, there are a few things that didn’t arrive on time, but it’s all good. I’m still pleased as punch with the final outcome.

My goal for this room was to bring in a lot of vintage pieces. Mixing old and new. Giving it a twist. Not banking on trends. I wanted the space to be comfy. Cozy. Someplace I’d like to hang out for hours. Challenge accepted. And I have to tell you, in my heart, with every fiber of my body, I know I hit this room makeover out of the park. Since I’m one of those people who can’t hold in their excitement…here’s the final reveal! My office makeover with vintage finds.

One Room Challenge — Fall 2015 Finale. Final room reveal of my Home Office design project. A makeover with vintage finds mixed with new home decor. I wanted a workspace that was comfy. Click thru to the blog for all the details. - Interior Design using the Loloi Anastasia Rug

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One Room Challenge – Home Office Makeover

It’s Week 5 of the One Room Challenge, and right now I feel like my entire life is revolving around this project. Nothing else really matters. I’m okay with being 7 blog posts behind and staying up until midnight. It’s crunch time, and next week is the final reveal. If you’re new here and wondering what on Earth is this One Room Challenge, well, check out Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4.

It's Week 5 in the One Room Challenge and my home office makeover is in the home stretch. Vases and pillows and throws, oh my! Click thru to see the progress from where it began to where it is now. Interior Design.

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