Who We are

House of Gaud was created in 2021 by owner Saren O'Grady. Saren grew up in Milwaukee, mostly in Riverwest and Sherman Park, soaking up the genius of her mother’s oddly fabulous interior design creations. Their homes were never dull, usually chaotically beautiful, and always filled with vintage 'Beloved Objects'.

After a decade living on the east and west coasts, traveling the country, and honing her personal design style, in 2020 Saren sold (almost) all of her personal home collection, including an entire houseful of antique and vintage furniture and art, and returned to her hometown to weather Covid with her family. It was during the pandemic, while she was hunkered down, that Saren's vision for a vibrant, sophisticated yet playful vintage home shop was born. 

Started as Dip Vintage in May 2021, the little Instagram shop has evolved into a brick and mortar studio space and a new name, House of Gaud. Saren is so excited to welcome you to her House, where a few things are Gaudy and everything is fabulous, and hopefully where you find the perfect vintage pieces to bring your home vision to life.