This Maximalist and Avid Thrifter Has a Hollywood Glam-Inspired Holiday Decorated Home
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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
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.
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.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Bold, colorful, cozy, and eccentric
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.
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.
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.
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