A Kitchen Makeover — Let’s Play Pretend

Confession, ever since I visited Cambria, I’ve been dreaming of a kitchen makeover. Not that there’s really anything wrong with mine, but…Pinterest, am I right? Some gals want diamonds, others tropical beach vacations…me…I long for a beautiful stone waterfall island, new countertops, a killer backsplash, and cabinetry that’s to die for. Damn you Pinterest!

Kitchen Makeover dreaming. Waterfall island, matte black faucet, stone blackspash #kitchenmakeover #kitchen #waterfallisland

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel And Her Mid-Century Style

Now that I own a television that can easily stream from the internet, I feel like a whole new world has been opened. A few posts back I shared a few new to me shows I was either binging or discovering…I know, I’m a little late to the game…but, one happened to be The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I started watching the night that post went live and am presently obsessed with her Mid-Century home decor style…so bewitched, that sometimes I forget about the story line and just nerd out over the furniture. If you’re a lover of 1950’s interiors and fashion, read on.

Mrs. Maisel and her Mid-Century Modern style home decor

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Wallpaper — Are You Brave Enough?

2018 is going to be the year wallpaper shines. I can’t tell you how many estate sales I attended where it was the star. Time capsule homes with wallpaper in the bathroom, master bedroom, living room and even on the ceiling. I’d snap a picture, post it to Instagram Stories and the response was bonkers. From then to now, one thing’s for sure — it’s a great way to show off your personality.

Becki Owens used Farrow and Ball Lotus wallpaper in a modern playroom. Becki Owens used Farrow and Ball in a modern playroom.

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No Makeup Home Tour

We all see celebrities, actresses, beauty bloggers and Kardashians posting no makeup selfies. The #ijustwokeuplikethis candid shot. A genuine look underneath at all the time and effort that goes into looking beautiful. Some still look stunning and others absolutely hideous. But in a weird way it makes that person more relatable. Every blemish and flaw is exposed. They are more normal. 

No Makeup Home Tour hosted by House of Hipsters — what a blogger's home looks like in real life.

Over the last year, I’ve been wanting to host a home tour that was a bit out of the ordinary. Something authentic. A real glimpse behind the curtain of Instagram and into the everyday life of the home decor blogger. When not every pillow is perfectly karate chopped and not every bed is made. After months of planning, I threw it out there thinking for sure this would take convincing. But I sent out an email anyway, asking a few of my bloggery besties to join me, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best. Much to my surprise, an incredibly talented group (all listed below…please go visit their home tours as well) stepped forward ready to bare it all. Welcome to the No Makeup Home Tour.

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Finding Inspiration — Trending Terra Cotta, Rouge and Mauve

Last week I was invited to a design summit in Minneapolis sponsored by Cambria. (For which this post is not sponsored, but I really wanted to share because I returned fired up.) I walked in thinking inspiration for the kitchen and walked out thinking let’s makeover the entire house. We toured the Cambria Processing Facility, and got to see the secret sauce of creating quartz countertops…BTDubs, there is one countertop they are in the process of designing and boy oh boy did they nail it. I wish I could show you, but alas, no photos were allowed. Our group was the first in the world to even lay eyes on it. And let me tell you, I about knocked over Ashley to pet it.

Finding Inspiration — Now Trending Terra Cotta, Rouge, Mauve

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