Ms. Vintage Chic

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Let me tell you about my aunt! She's very sassy! Several years ago, she decided to minimize by selling her gorgeous home and purchase a condominium. She liked the layout of the condominium, but almost didn't purchase it because of the various types of wallpaper throughout. 

She got rid of a lot of things during the move and I  find it amazing how she incorporated colors, patterns, and vintage pieces from her old place into her new place. I would've NEVER thought it would ALL go together! hahaha My home is beige, black, brown and simple! lol

With every corner you turn in her condo, there's something there! She's traveled extensively in and out of the country, was a school teacher and always hosted the best parties. She loves framed pictures, statues, the Cincinnati Bengals, little doodads, prints and color. She even subscribes to Harper's Bazaar and Town & Country Magazine! So below are some pics of her place (where I stayed for the storm). I thought you would like to see and hope you enjoy!
















In my next blog post, I'll show you some of the cool and nostaligic places to eat in Cincinnati! Are you hungry?

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Style Journey said...

This is so cool! Someday after my kids are grown and moved away, I would love to decorate like this. Not so much now, they would destroy everything, lol! I love the Bengals chair. Heather

fluff and fripperies said...

Yay Kim! I'm so glad you're back safe and sound. I love these pics, your aunt sounds amazing and she has great taste (just like her niece!) xo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Your Aunty has a marvellous place, I wouldn't mind wandering around there - tell her I am coming over ;) haha. Love the wallpapers and furniture, really gorgeous place :) Am really glad your back safe & sound, but had a good time xx

Lorena said...

What an interesting home your aunt has - and i can see that she is SO organized - everything is in its place and looks like it fits perfectly.
I love her furniture, she has some great pieces i'd love to have!

Danielle said...

Kim,
your aunt's house is very lovely. I love odd, vintage knickknacks. Thanks for sharing!


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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Your aunt sounds awesome! I think sassy sweet ladies must run in your family Kim :) Her condo looks very cool and she has a fantastic collection of vintage treasures.

I usually associate brocade with winter too but I love the idea of it for spring/summer fashion.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Juneli said...

What a beautifully decorated condominium!!
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Lindsay from Black + Blonde One said...

Very cool and ecclectic!

miss b said...

Your Aunt's home is so interesting with so much to look at and admire. She has such an eclectic mix and I especially love those yellow Bentwood chairs and the three tall glasses.
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the tile table and her use of color!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Wonderfully funky place! Love that tiled table - how lovely is that?!

xoxo Bree
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Coco said...

Aunts tend to "pile-up" ramdom things, while your auntie seems to have devised her vintage house meticulously! And the bathroom?Was the nail polishes collection in your essential suitcase?love darling,and I am hungry!

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

i grew up less than 10 minutes from here - my parents still live in the house! the house i own is like maybe 15 minutes from there. she has a really cute condo - i love all of the fun prints and that doors of cincinnati poster is awesome. if you ever visit her again - let me know! i might be in town and we could get lunch or something

<3 katherine
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Ivana said...

Wow, your aunt sounds like such a fun, classy and sassy lady! Her condo is lovely, it looks very pulled together, all those vintage touches are so beautiful! Great source of inspiration!

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

bridechic said...

I can tell from these pics auntie is very orderly and creative all at once. Love her futon and director's chairs. That has to be the best looking futon I've ever seen in my life . . .

Krystal said...

i'd love to snoop around her place, it sounds so interesting!
ps i'm visiting because your blog name caught my eye, mine used to be called something similar way back in the day and my email is still asweetblog@ haha :) so thought i'd come say hi :)

Dawn said...

That wall hanging behind the couch that I can only see part of is gorgeous. I love her styling here, such an eclectic mix. I would have taken photos too, her place has a great vibe. Those retro chairs with the golden yellow chair pads...loveee. So much to love. Great post Kim. Welcome back darling. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

Nee said...

that looks great:) oh gosh this make-up table.... and those colorful pillows <33

Janet Mandell said...

Love the antique pieces! WOW very cool. Great blog

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Sam said...

She has such a wonderful place, lovely mix of artful and eclectic pieces, really unique and has loads of personality!

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Your aunt sounds like a cool gal, and a fashionable one too. Would love to chill in her gorgeous home.
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Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow it seems fabulous taste really does run in your family! Your aunt's place is gorgeous. She's decorated it is so beautifully. It's like something out of a magazine. :)

I can't wait til your Cinci post! I've only been there once (my dad had a job interview there when I was a teenager) and I vividly remember how beautiful it was there. It is a very charming city, isn't it?

Mrs C ♥ said...

Kim! I'm SO glad to see you back! Boy, you went through a lot! Glad things are getting back to normal for you.

What an amazing collection of things your aunt has! I think that kind of stuff is so cool. It seems like our generation has moved away from treasuring keepsakes like the previous one did. I love looking at old treasures!

Ask Erena said...

First of all, I hope everyone is safe with that storm, second - I love her place!!! My fav pieces are Russian dolls (since I am Russian:-)))). Your aunt has an amazing style!
Hugs from New York,
xx
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MosaMuse said...

loving the living room and the russian dolls! yes, I'm hungry!!
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LoveT. said...

Wow ,amazing ,love the Decoration! Thank you for sharing this!

kisses :*

Head to Toe Chic said...

I love her place! She has great taste!

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Angela
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Thrifted Shift said...

I just love looking at people's stuff! Her nesting dolls are cool!

oomph. said...

Your aunt truly made this place her own...I love visiting homes like these with so much character. Everything has a story behind it!


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Outside Looking In said...

I missed that you had to evacuate! So sorry about all the mess that was left behind!! But what a nice place you found out of the storm---your aunt sure has some nice treasures!!

Mica said...

Wow your aunt has some really nice pieces! :) It's good you were able to stay with family when you had to leave :)


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Corinne said...

oh my gosh i LOVE this home! it's like each part/space is a little piece of her personality! love it!! & those gorgeous dining room chairs haha! you're killing me, kim! don't give me apartment-searching fever ;))
xx!

Musings in Red said...

I love the russian dolls :)) I really want some of mine own :))

Laser Hair Removal Surrey said...

It seems like your aunt is very creative in designing her home and all the furniture looks traditional. I really love her home it looks so simple and attractive.