At Home With Viviana Agostinho

At Home With Viviana AgostinhoWe are so happy to welcome Viviana Agostinho to the blog today to share her amazing living room and dining area with us! Such a fun, colorful room! At Home With Viviana Agostinho via A Beautiful Mess"I live in a 950-square-foot apartment in Mountain View, California, with my husband and our two kitties. When we bought the apartment back in 2007, it was a very boring space: beige walls and carpet, popcorn ceiling and absolutely no personality at all (you can see the before here). We did all the renovation by ourselves, and although we're still not 100% done, it quickly became my favorite place in the world!" Love every single thing in this photo"The most unusual decor item in my space is certainly the wallpaper with the wooden deer head. There's a stand-alone wall right at the middle of the living room that's actually the back of our teeny-tiny kitchen. I knew I wanted to spice it up and make it an accent wall — since, to be fair, there isn't a lot of purpose in that space. I found a German website that sells vintage wallpaper by the roll and decided to go with it. Then I got the deer head as a birthday gift from my husband, which is an unusual birthday gift, but I simply loved it. This wall is the first thing you see when you enter the apartment, and it makes quite a statement."
So many beauties!In LOVE with this vintage inspired room"The living and dining rooms (which are actually just one open space) are the heart of our home. This is where my husband and I spend our time together after coming home from work. We're huge TV fanatics, so the TV will be on for sure. And we'll each have a cat on our feet or our lap. We love mixing drinks using our makeshift vintage bar (which is actually just a collector cabinet from Ikea that we put some mirrors at the back for an added bizazz) and watch DVDs." The BEST collectionGorgeous dining area"We've been living in this apartment for six years, and it has changed quite a bit. To be honest, I don't think we'll ever finish it for good, because we just love decorating and diy projects so much. Take us to the paint section of a Home Depot and we'll be like kids in a candy store. If we're ever like 'okay, I think we're done here', I think it might be time to find a new space to tackle!" In LOVE with this vintage inspired roomThank you so much for sharing your home with us, Viviana! You can find more of Viviana over on Flickr or on Instagram under @shelikescherries! xo.

  • Loveeeeeeee that wallpaper! It’s perfect on that lil wall

  • I love it!the pictures of the 2 cats are really nice,where did you buy them?

  • I love this house, it has such perfect balance in terms of quirkiness, design and colour palette! I am taking notes!

  • Wow! I literally went through all the renovation photos. I myself have made renovations in just about every place I have lived in. Love the mix of mid century, vintage and modern. Cute concoction.

  • Oh my goodness, what a beautiful space!!! Love the collection of vintage pyrex!


    Alex from

  • i am so jealous of this apartment. I went through almost all of your flickr photos of the reno and it’s amazing! you guys did amazing work and you have beautiful style!

  • THAT CAT!!! And I am not even a cat-person, but I’d have a cat like that. Of course the home looks awesome, too. xx

  • This is my favorite home that you’ve featured. It’s so busy yet organized. Beautiful!

  • So vintage! I love it!!!! Reminds me of a brighter version of my grandmothers house! (In the best way!)

    x Sara from

  • I never would’ve thought I’d like all of these colors together but it works, and works well!! I can’t believe how perfectly vintage they made their space. It’s like a scene from Mad Men!

    xo Ashley

  • I love your home Viviana! It feels so put together. I love the mint walls and all of your vintage dishes. I’m ready to go treasure hunting after peeking into your home! Your photography is lovely.

  • What a great space! I love the fun, colorful vibe throughout!

    Simply Akshara

  • wow what a beautiful place and gorgeous kitty!

  • Love the colors, and old school feel 🙂
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  • Love your blog, amazing pics!
    What a gorgeous stag’s head 🙂
    & great idea with the bar!
    Emma xx

  • Your home is my favorite of all that have been featured. It is beautiful. The color scheme,the cat art behind the couch, all the Pyrex…it all calls out to me! It is inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

  • fantastic..!! I love the color scheme and the furniture pieces. looking incredible..!!

  • Oh, I LOVE this! The colors, all the vintage kitchen ware… stunning!

  • This house is amazing. I would also love to know the source for the cat dish, and that cat artwork above the couch.

  • It looks amazing..oh i love it..i appreciate it all the more especially after the before pic.. great job

  • Really really gorgeous home. I love the 60s feel! xx

  • Oh my. I love every single thing here! Can I come over? Lol. Just kidding. But, seriously, I’m in love.

  • Love how she just went for it with the vintage vibe! The colours she used are so gorgeous and bold!

  • I think I gasped at every single picture. It’s my absolute dream home! 🙂

  • I love this! The colors, the mid-century furniture, and especially that cute cat are completely awesome!

  • Oh! I love that green wall!!! What color is that? I want to paint a wall in my apartment that exact color! >.< So pretty.

  • This is AMAZING! One of my favourite ‘At Home With’ posts yet. The colours, patterns, furniture…I am in LOVE. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • I love the color palette and the retro feel of her apartment! Also, the bowls/platters are gorgeous! So colorful!

  • Now THAT is a really cool apartment! I love anything retro-futurism, and this apartment is just full of it! I especially adore that deer-head!

  • I love how much personality is packed into this one small apartment. I especially love the china cabinet and all of its contents.
    Jen & Kelly

  • this space is dreamy! love the colors and the kitchenware is fab.


  • Thank you ABM team for having me, and thank you everyone who’s commenting! A couple of you asked about the wallpaper site: it’s . The cat dish is by Alessi. I’ll come back later to share the paint colors, as I have to search for those! xo, Viviana

  • Such an awesome space. I live for the day I have my own home and can make it my own through designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Oh I have such envy over her globe and dishes, they’re so lovely.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  • Cute apartment but that cat’s face! Cute!

    Brittanny //

  • So much gorgeous stuff! This room is seriously perfection. I’m kinda dying over that wallpaper.


  • Me oh my! This is one of my favorite homes so far! I love all the vintage kitchenware and that incredible patterned wall. Lovely!

  • I love this space! It is exactly what I would want if I owned a house. Thanks for sharing!

  • love the mint green walls such a pretty color and her house is full of light which is great! Thanks for sharing this with us! xx. gigi.

  • This was ridiculously amazing! I almost shrieked knowing she’s from Mountain View (that’s right near me!) The whole place did a complete 180. Amazing!

  • I am in love with that apartment!
    This is my dream home right here, it’s way too cute.

  • Everything about this apartment is perfect. It’s like a retro, Jetsons, midcentury modern feel and I am all about it!

  • What a beautiful mash of color and fun pieces! So wonderfully organized too! Love it! 🙂

  • I could live in your space in a heartbeat! Love the Mid-Century Modern pieces and all your collectables. It’s so welcoming and everywhere I look there is something awesome and vintage to look at. So cohesive. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

  • AWESOME space! nice to see something totally different in “At Home With…” and kudos for doing all the reno yourself. been there and its NUTS! it looks just beautiful 😀 <3

  • How colorful is this! Love it. Gives a very “groovy” vibe.

  • Home of my dreams!!! Cute kitty too! 🙂

    Lulu xx

  • wow! everything has a perfect place. what an awesome space!

  • I freaking love this space!!! Might be one of my favorites!!! I’m in absolute awe!!!


  • I looked through your renovation process, nice work! excellent space you have created!

  • Wow. I don’t think I can add anything that someone here hasn’t already said but I really do love this place. What a beautiful home. I think I need to start practicing my crochet again.

  • Retro looks like these usually aren’t my thing, but this space is so cool! The colors are gorgeous (and the cat as well).

  • Oh goodness what a lovely space! I love it all. My favorite part is the wooden deer head. And wow, the before photo… you’ve really spruced it up!

    xo, Juliette Laura

  • Um, this home looks like a DREAM. Retro inspired dollhouse. Love it!

  • I am loving the retro look lately! Thank you for posting another colorful home. I would love to see more!

  • Wow, a lovely colorful house. I like the vintage-style, well done!!

  • I love how bright and cheerful this place is! Never been one for mint green walls, but this is one room that made it work!

  • Such a lovely retro decor, I would love to collect pieces in this house 🙂

  • There are a million things I could say about this home! All of them would begin with that’s so awesome! The At home with posts are my favorite and this is probably the best one I’ve seen so far!

  • I am so in love with the color combinations and the personality in this space. Would you mind sharing the paint colors?

  • What an incredible space! I love the crocheted blanket on the couch and the vintage Pyrex bowls on the shelves.

    Angela xx
    Little Apple Tree

  • Ohhhhh I love this home so much. So whimsical! All those gorgeous collections…

  • Oh, that’s colourful. I LOVE IT! Do you maybe know that German webpage with the wall papers…? 🙂

  • as much i love a white walled abode, it was nice to see color and wall paper. great space.

  • Wow, that’s such an amazing change from the blank and bland space before! Looks bigger and so much more inviting!

    Becks xo

  • WOW this is so awesome! I love such retro look xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  • What paint and paint color are the walls? This space is so incredibly gorgeous!

  • The living room chairs! Those lamps! I truly love it all! Can I move in? 😉

  • Where is that cat dish from?! I love it and want it for my kitties, Leroux & Mirabelle

  • Love it. I especially love the vintage glassware, dishes, Pyrex (I collect, too).

  • I LOVE that deer head! Such a great modern update to a typically dated fixture. What an amazing home!


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