At Home With Erin Thiessen

At Home With Erin Thiessen via A Beautiful MessOur next room tour guest is Erin Thiessen, who you may also know as the other half of the Oh So Lovely duo. Erin is here to share her closet/work space with us!

Beautiful rainbow closet"My husband, Derek and I, along with our cat, rent the second floor of a hundred-year-old house that has so much character! If

you would walk into my home, the first thing you would notice is all of

the color! I began collecting vintage 50s and 60s furniture, knick

knacks and clothing when I was a teenager. And I love feeling like I am

stepping back in time when I walk through my door! It's

only around 800 square feet, so it's not huge, but it is big enough to

let me have the room of every girl's dreams…a room turned closet! A

place to showcase all of those beautiful dresses, skirts, tops and

shoes! I'd say the

majority of things in my home were bought at thrift stores and antique

stores, and it just so happens that the pieces I collect are usually

pretty colorful. And my closet is no exception! This space has the least vintage-y feel to it of any room in my home, but I wanted the clothes to be the focus of the room. It is one giant rainbow of pretty 50s and 60s dresses with polka dots, prints and an abundance of cute collars!"

Gorgeous saturated room"Clearly

I love to organize. And I also love displaying things, so this closet

is the perfect opportunity to show that off. I started arranging my

clothes by color a few years ago and haven't been able to stop since! I

love being able to wake up in the morning and dress according to my

mood, and the color coordination makes that pretty easy! It may look a

little excessive, but I do own neutrals too, I swear! Those drawers are overflowing, and, besides, it's not like I could wear dresses every single day!"

Colorful shoes

Lovely room details

Lovely clothing organized by color"I

have lived in this home for about two and a half years with my husband,

and before that my brother lived with my husband. And before Derek it

was my sister and brother, so it's been in the family for over 7 years!

Because we're renting, not a whole lot has changed, except for the paint

colors! When I moved in, it was evident that the boys could have cared

less about paint colors, but that quickly changed once I settled in! My

kitchen is now bright yellow, the living room is chartreuse, our bedroom

is a green-ish turquoise and the closet room is orangey-red! Obviously

I'm not afraid of color, I absolutely love the warmth that it brings to a

home. When I first moved in, this space was our bedroom,and all of the

other rooms were switched around too, but because of the layout &

light in of all of rooms, we decided to switch it all up! It's taken

pretty much the whole two and half years to find a place for everything,

but I'm finally content with the way it is! That said, I am happy to

say that we will be house hunting in the next year and can hardly wait

to have a little more space and a yard…and hopefully another closet


Rainbow room details

Retro style office spaceThank you so much, Erin, for sharing your closet/work space with us! You can stop by Erin's blog or you see more peeks of her home over on Instagram by searching for ohsolovelyerin. Photos by Tristan Fast

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