Black to Basics home blog for VIP

Black to Basics home blog for VIP

Everyday drinkware
$8.88 –

Black home decor

Newgate Clocks newgate wall clock
$200 –

Mater oak chair

Round wooden table


VIP Home: Pink Week Pad

Pink Home

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the VIP is turning PINK October 6-10! Whoo hoo!
To kick off VIP Pink Week, I would like take a moment to highlight some perfectly pink home decor on this week’s VIP Home! Can you spy the Susan G. Komen decor piece (and no…not the posters)? *wink* 
P.S. I am totally fan-girling over that pink sofa! If only I had enough space in my apartment for it…Oh, well, I am cool with the Kate Spade “Eat Cake For Breakfast” mug *wink*
Well, fabulouses, while y’all take a look at the decor details, I am off to study for my Biology lecture and lab midterms tomorrow. *fingers crossed* Surely this venti Starbucks will keep me awake *wink*

$32 –

Kate Spade drinkware

Pink wall art

John Robshaw pink home decor

H M throw pillow
$21 –

Pink home decor
$160 –


Ceramic owl statue

Stay Fabulous (& PINK!),

Abby Hathorn

VIP Home: Curtain Fest Part 3…On the Right Track

On The Right Track (Curtain Fest)

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the VIP Home!

This week on VIP Home, I am going to chat about the inspiration behind the curtains in my apartment bedroom–which is combined with my “living” area.
For starters, I will preface this blog by saying I would LOVE to share photos of the curtains hanging in my apartment with y’all; however, if I do that…I will ruin all the surprises of future VIP Home posts…and I know none of us want that *wink* Now, let’s chat curtain inspiration.
I have always loved birds–especially brightly colored parrots. I remember begging to go to the zoo just to see the parrots–I remember begging for a pet parrot, too…but that is a story for another day *wink* Also, I have always loved florals–feminine and romantic florals. The house where we filmed La Madame had some of the most breathtaking floral Victorian wallpaper I have ever seen…I immediately fell in love and thought, “My goodness, wouldn’t this print make for beautiful curtains!”
While searching for my dream curtains, I visited a variety of home decor stores–I even visited fabric stores in search of a fabric I could make into my bedroom curtains…*Note: I cannot sew…but I was prepared to watch lots of YouTube tutorials *wink* I was looking high and low for bright and bold curtains, and I needed them to tie the entire space together–I knew this was going to be a challenge…but I had no idea that the challenge would be spread out over a period of weeks. Just as I was losing hope that my curtain vision would never come true, I visited where I stumbled upon the most fabulously magnificent curtains a girl could ask for–a bold floral pattern with bright turquoise parrots. Oh, these curtains are so totally perfect for my space!  I promise to share photos soon *wink*

Now, readers, I am off to pack up all my luggage to head back to Tennessee tomorrow. Tah tah for now!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Home: Art Deco Apartment Inspiration

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O'Cain
Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to VIP Home!

This week on VIP Home, I created a handy dandy Polyvore board of  my fabulous apartment decor ideas. Oh…I do not know what I would do without Polyvore! It makes life so much easier *wink*
Apartment Inspiration: Art Deco
My new apartment was built in 1920, and my desire is to incorporate the 1920s Miami Art Deco style throughout. Finding said decor on a tight budget will be tricky…but I am overly excited about adventuring for items similar to the ones on this Polyvore board. If I am lucky…maybe I can find one of those awesome vintage Felix [cat] clocks! *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Saturday Think Tank Home Edition

Saturday Think Tank: Home

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to my Saturday Think Tank–Home Edition!

With so many different ideas running through my head about my future apartment, I have decided to put them down on paper–virtual paper–aka Pinterest and Polyvore *wink* 

So, on this week’s Saturday Think Tank, I have jumbled some of my apartment inspiration onto this fabulous Polyvore board to share with y’all! Hm…seafoams, blues, pinks, and purples seem to be the direction I am going…oh, so many choices! Hmm…think, think, think TANK! See what I did there *wink*

Keep up with all of the things that inspire me on Pinterest here


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn