It’s not easy to be vintage and modern at the same time, but Hollister Hovey masters this look every day in her life and in her blog. She often showcases rooms that capture the antique spirit (which she adores), and she’s also quite the artist, as seen by this whimsical painting.

She muses about her life and her love for Ernest Hemingway, fashion, taxidermy, and traveling — all of which influence the design of her home.

We love the fact that she makes room for her third-grade papier-mâché project and makes it look totally chic and right at home in her living room next to her faux fireplace. Oh! And she also tells fun-filled stories like this one.