Bright Lights on Kirsten Nieman of Restored Style

Kirsten Nieman runs the impeccable decor blog Restored Style, where she collects her favorite things, documents her adventures in creating a home, and offers design services. When you visit Restored Style, you’ll see that Kirsten has a talent for mixing classic style with pieces that hint at the industrial, all while incorporating accessories with a sense of whimsy. The resulting spaces are warm and inviting — places I’d love to call my own. In fact, Kirsten is so good that she’s even welcomed the folks of Young House Love into her home on a recent visit to the City of Roses.

Kirsten and her husband restored a gorgeous bungalow in Portland, and they’re currently on the hunt for a new home in a different neighborhood. I’m literally at the edge of my seat, waiting to find out where they’ll land next!

 

What do you do for a living? I’m a PR/Marketing gal at a local Portland agency during the day, and a blogger at www.restoredstyle.com by night.

Places you’ve lived: I’ve lived in Portland, Ore. my whole life (except for the four years I spent in Eugene for college) and I plan on staying here forever. I absolutely adore this city!

The place you’d most like to visit: Europe. I really can’t believe I have yet to travel across the pond. Some day…soon!

Your favorite indulgence: Sitting down with a good book, a delicious latte, and silence.

The best advice you’ve ever received: I feel lucky that I’ve been around some amazing women over the years, and each of them have shared some really great advice with me. Here are a few of my favorites!

  • Be brief, but be brilliant.
  • Behind every successful woman is herself.
  • Do what makes you happy. If you are truly passionate about your career, good things will happen!

See more of Kirsten’s favorite quotes on her recent blog post, Words to live by.

My Moleskine planner – I never leave home without it

Jo Malone Wild Bluebell Cologne: My favorite scent.

The Bakers Twine: I use this for so many things!

These pants from J. Crew are comfortable, stretchy and flattering. The best combo for pants!

Rifle Paper Co. 2013 calendar

Crate + Barrel Bamboo Tea Bag Box: I love this tea box – it’s so fun to pull out when guests are over.

Anthropologie Capri Blue Jar Candle: The best smelling candle, ever.

My KitchenAid mixer – no kitchen is complete without one of these bad boys.

My Kate Spade gold wallet — practical but cute!

Thank you, Kirsten! Be sure to check out more of Kirsten’s great style picks at Restored Style. But beware, you may drool on your keyboard while checking out her beautiful bungalow!

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