This Maximalist and Avid Thrifter Has a Hollywood Glam-Inspired Holiday Decorated Home

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We DIY refaced the gaudy 1980s fireplace; draped on it is a garland I made this year for the holidays.

Name: Erika Kikola, husband, son (2), and daughter (8)
Location: Olde East York — York, Pennsylvania
Type of home: American Foursquare built in 1917
Size: 1200 square feet
Years lived in: 7 years, owned

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Our 1970s-inspired living room complete with a chartreuse ceiling.

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I’m a self-proclaimed maximalist, avid thrifter, and budding designer. I design and make fringe chandeliers (and sell vintage ornament wreaths). We bought our home as a short sale seven years ago. We have since been slowly DIY renovating and curating our own little oasis.

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Our dining room featuring a thrited mid-century dining set I refinished and another fringe chandelier I made.

I have always been drawn to bold colors, prints, and a quirky vintage aesthetic. The colorful walls, patterns, textures, and elements in our home reflect most whimsical facets of my personality.

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My Harold Lloyd-inspired Christmas tree that is showcasing my vintage ornament collection.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Bold, colorful, cozy, and eccentric

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I painted the wavy scalloped edge to frame the window seat in our dining room.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The vintage aluminum Christmas tree in our bedroom. I’ve wanted one for years.

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Our old hollywood glam bedroom with my custom fringe chandelier. The $20 thrifted dresser I upcycled next to my new/old aluminum tree.

What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room is our bedroom. I have always dreamt of having a swanky boudoir that was fit for an old Hollywood starlet. I designed and made the chandelier that is hanging above our velvety plush bed. When I walk into that room I instantly feel a bit happier and more glamourous. I definitely think I captured the babe of yesterday vibe in that space.

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Facebook Marketplace mirrors I revamped and adorned with hot pink/dried orange wreaths I made.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Take your time. You cannot curate a space that truly embodies your personality by purchasing it all from a big box store. Our home is a mix of thrifted gems, new items and meaningful items we have acquired over the years.

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.