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Dream Eclectic/ Midcentury Modern Kitchen Remodel-Before and After

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Today is the day! I have posted bits and pieces of this insane remodel when it was still in the process of being finished, so of course, couldn't give away toooo much. It was so good I wanted the full reveal to be a surprise because it's that AMAZING. 

My brother is a general contractor and my sister in law is the most creative person with super fun and eclectic taste. One amazing thing about the two of them together is that Jeff and Kelli are inspired by many of the same things and are into interiors with lots of character that are anything but typical. You can understand why I am so obsessed with their taste and this new remodel! I love modernized versions of eclectic and retro styles. The modern lines paired with eclectic details like colorful marble tiles, unique lighting, and brass details, for example, create an artistic and unique interior that still feels updated and hip.

I could go on and on but I think you just really need to see these before and after pictures because that's why you're here. It truly is nothing short of DREAM INTERIOR AMAZINGNESS!

BEFORE

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My brother and sister bought this house from my grandparents and up until this point, this is how it's always looked. Super old school lay out with old appliances and basic finishes. I honestly couldn't even imagine or comprehend how gorgeous and different it could look. 

My brother has this special gift of being able to imagine any layout and really come to conclusions fast about what layouts will look and function best. He has a contractors eye and on top of that, he has impeccable taste and truly is a rennaisance man! He knows how to do EVERYTHING from electrical to tile cutting to furniture building. Every womans dream when it comes to getting crap done around the house, am I right? (Does it sound weird that I am saying that about my brother....I just mean he's super handy to have around!) He did the entire remodel himself and didn't hire any subs (sub contractors) except for the cabinet maker.  My sister in law/ bestie for life designed all the details (not to mention took care of their 3 kids under 5 without a kitchen for two months while Jeff worked day and night!) with him and together they have created the most gorgeous, dreamy, and unique kitchen I have ever seen in person. I know they spent a fraction of the price because Jeff cut his own tile and did so much himself, so if you're thinking this kitchen looks expensive, it would be for you and I!  I'm so impressed with their resourcefulness and drive to get their dream kitchen without shelling out a ton of money. 

Okay, enough talking. Let's see the full reveal!

Drumroll please.....

AFTER

I am loving all this colored marble paired with flat panel wood cabinets that are a modern take on the midcentury cabinets of the past. The brass hardware is so warm and luxe and I'm just dying over the wall of black marble with white veins throughout.

I am loving all this colored marble paired with flat panel wood cabinets that are a modern take on the midcentury cabinets of the past. The brass hardware is so warm and luxe and I'm just dying over the wall of black marble with white veins throughout.

My brother paneled the fridge to match the cabinets. I looooove a paneled refrigerator.

My brother paneled the fridge to match the cabinets. I looooove a paneled refrigerator.

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YES, just yes.

YES, just yes.

WINDOW SILL GOALS....I am dying over the attention to detail. So Kelly Wearstler! I just love so much!

WINDOW SILL GOALS....I am dying over the attention to detail. So Kelly Wearstler! I just love so much!

Do you guys see what I mean now when I say it's just GORGEOUS? It is just perfection to me because its so unique and J&K weren't afraid to take risks. There is nothing boring about this kitchen but it's also not all over the place. It is completely styled with a point of view and recurring colors and patterns to pull everything together cohesively. I. LOVE.IT.

I'd love to know what you guys think. Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below! And, if you have questions or want to contact Jeff for projects, email me for his info. Thanks guys and see you Wednesday!

xo,Kim

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Wallpapered Spaces that MAKE ME HAPPY!

All images via my pinterest

Image via Leos Oyster Bar

Image via Leos Oyster Bar

Wallpaper has been making a come back in a major way for some time now and the trend is not slowing down. Some of my absolute favorite places and spaces use wallpaper to add charm, character, style, and that wow factor that you just can't get with paint. I wouldn't go crazy and add it all over the home, as it can start to look busy and too loud.  However, adding wallpaper in a powder room to get the most bang for your buck out of a small space can make that room your favorite in the house! Or create a zen environment in your master bedroom with a calm and serene wallpaper that feels warm and luxurious. I always go on Pinterest when working on home projects to see what I am most attracted to and then pin away. I find that I'll pin the same image multiple times and images that are similar which helps me narrow down what I am really wanting. If you are looking to spice up a room in your home, make sure you research and do your homework as wallpaper can be pricey. It makes a huge difference, so is totally worth it when you find the right one! Here are some of my favorite wallpapered spaces as of late.

Image via Marcus Design Inc.

Image via Marcus Design Inc.

Loving the morrocan and eclectic vibe of this bathroom. Its intentionally a bit much and I dig it.

Anna Spiro Wallpaper

Anna Spiro Wallpaper

You can never go wrong with this cobalt blue and white combo. Its traditional, yet playful and will look great no matter what the trend.

Image via Amie Corley Design 

Image via Amie Corley Design 

This print makes me so happy and excited to start our remodel. Its chic, traditional, eclectic, and artistic all in one. I would use this in a powder room like Amie Corley did here, or as a statement wall mural in a dining room.

Image via Domino Magazine

Image via Domino Magazine

This room screams femininity and is all things girl. I love it so much.

Image via Tom Ferguson

Image via Tom Ferguson

Ahhhhh doesn't this room make you want to redo your home to be masculine/ modern?  It's calm and serene, anything but boring.

Image via Tom Ferguson

Image via Tom Ferguson

Image via Lucy Interior Design

Image via Lucy Interior Design

I am not big on florals, but think this color palette is breathtaking. It's moody, feminine, and chic.

Anna Spiro Wallpaper

Anna Spiro Wallpaper

I can't seem to get away from pink and playful patterns. This room is cheery and definitely a showstopper.

 

I'd love to know which rooms you guys like best. Let me know in the comments below! And if you want to check out more great patterns, check out my Pinterest page. Have a great weekend you guys and don't forget to spoil your mamas on Mothers Day!