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Hi! I'm Lydia and I love all things interior design and home decor. I'm not one of those people who was constantly rearranging the furniture in their bedroom as a child. My passion for interior design has grown in recent years and is now very much a part of my every day life.

I have a certificate in interior design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and for the past few years I've been working for a company called Refined Haystack, a designer-driven network of local interiors resources. As a result of these experiences, I've spent hours searching the internet for beautiful and inspiring interiors. I have a background in journalism and writing, so starting a blog felt like the perfect way to combine all my interests. And thus, Cobalt + Gold was born! I hope you enjoy reading my blog and find it both informational and inspiring.