Katey McFarlan Hellman x MC

About Katey

Katey Hellman is the writer and founder of the blog, Chronicles of Frivolity, a platform dedicating to helping women "make the simple special." She is THE go-to girl for everything from how to organize a home to how to style your family for Christmas card photos. What started as a cheeky hobby ultimately became a way for Katey to combine her background in PR and personalize products to readers.

Katey has turned COF into a community where a blog feels like your best friend. Katey’s approach to style is that when your clothes, home, and work look good, you feel even better. The COF girl is never afraid to embrace her true style, whether that is mixing prints or keeping it neutral. Chronicles of Frivolity focuses on personal style through home decor, beauty and fashion.

The “Gigi”

The “Gigi”, named after Katey’s mother who taught her the importance of using the home to take care of family, is a play on a traditional diamond sisal rug. It incorporates elements of blue from Katey’s dining room wallpaper with pops of pink to add a slight feminine touch and matches the soft creamy linen, green, and blue palette of her home.

This rug is meant to be in the middle of the action and designed to not only be an aesthetically beautiful living room centerpiece, but also withstand high traffic. The diamond design illustrates Katey’s love of singing a song to her two children, Maxi and Harry, about two hearts connected, by two colors interlocked and weaved repeatedly. Inspired by the simple things, Katey embraces everyday life at home, staying true to her style as a mother, while being cognizant of who her home is for. While a Nest candle may always be burning with a fresh plate of cookies on the counter, there’s sure to be a whole lot of love, laughter, and joy throughout the Hellman House.