My friend Nicole, and incredibly talented artist, thrift store comber, and fellow-reseller has closed the deal on a larger house for her growing family! She let me document her old pad, a large rental house, so we can remember it before she moves on to the new space. I'll certainly be back to document the gorgeous new one when it's ready. Nicole has an amazing collection of art and vintage finds, all beautifully displayed. Let's take a look!
When you first enter there's a beautiful paint by number collection to the right and a nice bench and chair for taking off your shoes and getting comfortable.
In front of you will be a dining room, the only walls painted bright red as an accent. It's filled with favorite thrift finds, family photos, and wedding mementos. (I documented Nicole's gorgeous DIY wedding here.)
I love this display on the right wall of personal photos and keepsakes. The right wall has a built-in china cabinet.
I love the collection of framed owl needlepoint artwork above the living room area too, each with a different bright background!
Beside the dining room there's a gorgeous mini-bar, this one brings me back to drinks and big shop planning a couple years back when we were actively trying to open up a vintage shop! Inspiring times, can't wait to get back to collaborating!
The living room has a gorgeous sectional and a gallery wall featuring local and nearby artist's work. The bear piece is by Nicole.
The couch is the perfect fit for a small family, very cozy, inviting, and comfortable. Love this duo of pillows and the white Ugly Doll!
And across the way, two more ugly dolls chilling by the working fireplace. I adore Ugly Dolls, I can never hold on to them long before they sell.
The TV Corner showcases the gorgeous velvet painting collection. The juxtapose yet go per5fectly with the sleek modern TV and entertainment center.
I really appreciate this little record/music media corner. I saw some of my favorites in there, like Purple Rain, of course. You know I love my Prince!
The gorgeous brick fireplace makes me want to find some bricks and built my own right now! It makes such a gorgeous focal piece.
All the family portraits scattered around are so sweet! Love all the N&Rs around the pad, too. (For "Nicole & Rob")
The hallway is another gallery showcase with more local art pieces and estate sale/thrift store finds. I need to check some books out of this library!
Her hallway inspires me to get all my favorite art pieces framed and hung in a hurry! So much to get on my walls. I like it with lots of stimulation like this space!
As you can tell by the packed walls Nicole's outgrown her wall space, I know she's excited to fill up her new home. I love all the pieces on this wall, especially the fish, skull, zombie, and squid!
And this sweet recent edition from a year ago is the corner of Nicole's bedroom set up for her one-year-old son Emmett. With the next house he'll have a room all his own!
Nicole's house is cozy and lived-in and full of beautiful thrifed bits and art to behold. I'm excited for her to set-up in her new home, she has plans to make a lounge with built-in bar and pool table. Looks like we have a lot thrifting and estate sales to hit-up!
What's your favorite element of Nicole's space? This has me inspired to rearrange and get hutning for sure!