Today we are welcoming Mallory Nikolaus to the blog as she shares her beautiful home with us!
"I live in an 1100 square foot Buffalo, NY home that I share with my family of six. Yes, my husband and I have four little rambunctious boys under age six in our tiny home. Since I'm the only girl in the house, I overcompensate with my girly, glam style and bright, bold colors and patterns.
"My favorite spaces are probably the bedrooms. My master bedroom with the wood scalloped wall still makes me so happy over a year after completing the project, which is shocking for my constantly evolving taste. I also love my boys' Superhero Bedroom because it's a space I designed with them in mind. I don't typically like to decorate with characters, but the subtle "superhero-esque theme" worked well for this modern kid's space.
"This home is FULL of thrift store scores and DIY projects. For the first two years of living there, I had a budget of no more than $40 for any one piece of furniture. I reupholstered and tufted thrift store sofas and furnished every room with that budget in mind. I've splurged on a few items here and there but absolutely nothing extravagant. I wholeheartedly believe you can decorate to your own style without sacrificing your budget. My favorite projects are the wood scalloped wall and faux floral wallpaper in my bathroom.
"My home has totally evolved over the past four years! We moved in with zero furniture and only our clothes and toiletries, and I thrifted my little heart out to pull this home together on a student family budget. I wanted our home to reflect our family and I think I accomplished that. It was definitely a fixer-upper, but the landlord was flexible and allowed me to do simple updates."
Credits // Author and Photography: Mallory Nikolaus