Behind The Curtain — I Have This Thing With Pink

Do you ever wonder what I do all day long? Like what I REALLY do? You know I’m all about home decor, but do I just stare at shelfies all day long? Ummmm, yes, I’ll admit, sometimes I do. But I do other cool stuff as well. For instance, did you know I have another Instagram account called I Have This Thing With Pink (IHTTWP)? Did you know I just built a crazy little stop motion movie for Zevia and just wrapped a shoot for Method?

A behind the scenes look at the Instagram account I Have This Thing With Pink @ihavethisthingwithpink


When I started I Have This Thing With Pink I thought I knew everyone on Instagram. But venturing into a color account was eye opening. I stumbled upon so many new to me rainbow coated, candy colored, glitter accounts. Who are these talented unicorns? You mean there are other Instagram accounts that aren’t all about home decor? Shut the front door! What an amazing world the internet is.

I Have This Thing With Pink Content Creator - Zevia Ad@ihavethisthingwithpink

As the account grew, I got to meet more and more colorful people. When Matt Crump followed me, I almost peed my pants. If you don’t know him, go follow him now. He’s so incredibly funny, talented, and sweet. He has one of those accounts that if you’re having a gloomy day, he can turn that frown upside down.

I Have This Thing With Pink content creator and Instagram Influencer@ihavethisthingwithpink

A couple other accounts I’m smitten with are:

Lulu Pinkus — if minimal is what you crave, check her out.
Catherine Kim — the queen of styling
Lizzie Darden — pink phones and disco balls…enough said
Paul Fuentes — his art is a mind trip…still can’t figure out his skillz
Xuzzi — he’s a pink god…bow down
Aww.Sam — donuts…balloons…pink sofa
Creative Kipi — pastel prettiness
Alishylishy — creative content queen
Tom Windeknecht — one of my first color buddies!

I Have This Thing With Pink allows me to stretch my creative wings beyond photographing sofas and pillows. Insert me screaming, “bring on the peonies!”

I Have This Thing With Pink - pink peony photoI Have This Thing With Pink - bouquet of pink peonies@ihavethisthingwithpink

Within a few months companies started contacting me to shoot for them. Hmmmmmm, was I up for that? Damn straight I was. Finally I was able to mesh my day job with my night job in a cohesive way. In case you don’t know, I’m the Creative Director at an ad agency in downtown Chicago. At the ripe old age of 14, I knew I wanted to work in advertising. One night while babysitting for the Caulkins, I discovered the show 30 Something. The two main male characters owned an agency. I was hooked. Marketing and graphic design are my jam and this opened the door to combo that up with my passion for photography and the color pink.

I Have This Thing With Pink worked on the Method Fear No Mess Campaign

I Have This Thing With Pink also curates and features images that are tagged #ihavethisthingwithpink I’m absolutely floored that what started out as a couple photos I tagged turned into over a 75,000 image hub. That’s pure insanity! Every time I scroll through the community I’m stunned at the amount of talent in one spot. If you are one of the accounts that uses the tag, thank you. You make my day brighter.

I’m not really sure where this account will go or what I’ll do with it. But what started out as an experiment has taken me on a roller coaster adventure. I can’t wait to see where I Have This Thing With Pink will go in 2017.


  1. Mary January 11, 2017

    Well…aren’t you full of surprises!

    • kyla January 13, 2017

      Sometimes I am! Thanks for stopping by Mary!

  2. laurel (abubblylife) January 11, 2017

    Def one of my favorite accounts to follow 🙂 I remember being really surprised it was you (House of Hipsters) behind it!

    • kyla January 13, 2017

      I can totally see that! My home decor style is so neutral, but there’s that big pop of color that likes to get thrown in there too =)

  3. joanna hawley // jojotastic January 11, 2017

    This is great, Kyla! Love the glimpse into more of your creative work 🙂

    • kyla January 13, 2017

      Thanks Joanna! And thanks for always being so supportive. =)

  4. Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living January 12, 2017

    How awesome!!! I love seeing all the different stylings with pink! 🙂

    • kyla January 13, 2017

      I’m so happy to hear all the good feedback on this colorful account. Thanks for stopping over Stephanie!

  5. Karen Heath January 12, 2017

    I’m so glad to know that IHTTWP belongs to you. I’ve been following for a while. Or stslking, I can’t remember.i too love pink. My favorite accent color. I’ll check out all of the accounts you shared. Thanks.

    • kyla January 13, 2017

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoy the account. It’s so fun to curate…I hope you liked the other accounts!

  6. Tom Windeknecht January 12, 2017

    Kyla, thank you so much for including me in this post! I’m so happy to hear we are color buddies!! Yay! 😀

    • kyla January 13, 2017

      You have been so helpful and supportive since the start! Thank you for being awesome =)

  7. Teresa February 17, 2017

    I’ve been following you for awhile and just love all your work. I’ve pinned your work, obsessively. Sorry I had know idea that you are “I Have This Thing With Pink” that’s soooo cooool ✌️

    • kyla February 21, 2017

      Oh my goodness, you are the sweetest thing ever! Thank you for your kind words. You seriously just made my day!


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