10 statement Tile Options (That I'm currently debating over for our own remodel)

I love the look of marble subway tile paired with brass inlay to glam up a backsplash, wall, or even a floor. How gorgeous would this look in a chevron pattern with a flat inlay as a bathroom floor?

I love the look of marble subway tile paired with brass inlay to glam up a backsplash, wall, or even a floor. How gorgeous would this look in a chevron pattern with a flat inlay as a bathroom floor?

I am OBSESSED with this pattern and the colors in this cement tile option from one of my favorite online shops,  Cle Tile . The colors are muted but still statement and would look great in a California modern home or a midcentury style. I would love to do this as either a powder room floor or the siding tile to a kitchen island. It's so fun, and I definitely believe in making your home happy and fun with pops of color and pattern. Staying safe with neutrals is fine but I want my home to be a representation of me uniquely. There are so many simple homes with carrera marble and white cabinets, so why not spice it up?

I am OBSESSED with this pattern and the colors in this cement tile option from one of my favorite online shops, Cle Tile. The colors are muted but still statement and would look great in a California modern home or a midcentury style. I would love to do this as either a powder room floor or the siding tile to a kitchen island. It's so fun, and I definitely believe in making your home happy and fun with pops of color and pattern. Staying safe with neutrals is fine but I want my home to be a representation of me uniquely. There are so many simple homes with carrera marble and white cabinets, so why not spice it up?

Terrazzo flooring is EVERYTHING to me right now! I am OBSESSED with this throwback flooring option for a Midcentury home or even a bohemian bungalow with a mix of different interior styles. There are tons of benefits to this type of floor. It's long lasting, durable, non-porous ( so no dirt can accumulate), and it looks sooo cool!

Terrazzo flooring is EVERYTHING to me right now! I am OBSESSED with this throwback flooring option for a Midcentury home or even a bohemian bungalow with a mix of different interior styles. There are tons of benefits to this type of floor. It's long lasting, durable, non-porous ( so no dirt can accumulate), and it looks sooo cool!

As much as I love statement tiles that are fun and colorful, I also love the idea of a simple glazed ceramic tile. The glaze makes it more of a show stopper while the lack of pattern still allows it to be a great option for tiled wall or backsplash. I am loving this kitchen and its simplistic yet chic style. I would definitely do a patterned tile on the floor in this kitchen to mix it up.

As much as I love statement tiles that are fun and colorful, I also love the idea of a simple glazed ceramic tile. The glaze makes it more of a show stopper while the lack of pattern still allows it to be a great option for tiled wall or backsplash. I am loving this kitchen and its simplistic yet chic style. I would definitely do a patterned tile on the floor in this kitchen to mix it up.

I cannot get enough of this fun green and blue circular tile. It is such a statement and is so playful. I have seen this tile done as a backsplash in a kitchen and as flooring like this photo. I would love to use this an an outdoor patio tile or statement tile in the shower. It's soooo me!

I cannot get enough of this fun green and blue circular tile. It is such a statement and is so playful. I have seen this tile done as a backsplash in a kitchen and as flooring like this photo. I would love to use this an an outdoor patio tile or statement tile in the shower. It's soooo me!

Another trend I am loving more than anything are these oversized subway tiles cut from super detailed black, cream, yellow, and pink marble. The way it's laid makes all the difference! I would die to have this as the floor in a small room in my future home, however, I don't know if it would blend well if I decided on some of the statement cement tiles. This is more glam and the others are more California Modern meets Boho Luxe. Regardless, this is a fave!

Another trend I am loving more than anything are these oversized subway tiles cut from super detailed black, cream, yellow, and pink marble. The way it's laid makes all the difference! I would die to have this as the floor in a small room in my future home, however, I don't know if it would blend well if I decided on some of the statement cement tiles. This is more glam and the others are more California Modern meets Boho Luxe. Regardless, this is a fave!

This geometric pattern in this powder blue cement tile has been a go-to fave for a long time. I really feel like I will use this somewhere at some point soon because it's fun but not too busy. The pattern reminds me of a starburst without the literal star pattern (which I also love!).

This geometric pattern in this powder blue cement tile has been a go-to fave for a long time. I really feel like I will use this somewhere at some point soon because it's fun but not too busy. The pattern reminds me of a starburst without the literal star pattern (which I also love!).

Can I just have a house with 10 rooms so I can tile it all? I loooove this pattern! Confession: I have a rug in this same pattern under our dining table in our DTLA loft. I love it, mostly because it's a temporary fix to my obsession with geometric tiles. I truly can't figure out if I would love this tile for years to come or if I would get over it, so for now, it's in the inspo pile.

Can I just have a house with 10 rooms so I can tile it all? I loooove this pattern! Confession: I have a rug in this same pattern under our dining table in our DTLA loft. I love it, mostly because it's a temporary fix to my obsession with geometric tiles. I truly can't figure out if I would love this tile for years to come or if I would get over it, so for now, it's in the inspo pile.

As you can see, the glossy ceramic subway tile mixed with a patterned cement tile floor is a showstopper! I think this might be the magical combo. I always go back to this amazing bathroom. Ceramic glazed tiles are definitely in my future!

As you can see, the glossy ceramic subway tile mixed with a patterned cement tile floor is a showstopper! I think this might be the magical combo. I always go back to this amazing bathroom. Ceramic glazed tiles are definitely in my future!

This bright blue statement tile is one I have loved for years! Many of you will recognize it from the hip LA coffee shop,  Intelligentsia . This is the tile used for their flooring from indoor to outdoor at the Silver Lake location and is pure FUN. You gotta comitt if you're gonna use this tile!

This bright blue statement tile is one I have loved for years! Many of you will recognize it from the hip LA coffee shop, Intelligentsia. This is the tile used for their flooring from indoor to outdoor at the Silver Lake location and is pure FUN. You gotta comitt if you're gonna use this tile!

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I love all of these tiles and have even more on my Pinterest here (follow along to get updates on all my style inspo and home decor ideas). These 10 above are my go to's for remodel options or update options if Chay and I stay in our Redondo Beach home, or sell and update another home. I will keep you guys posted on what we decide to do, I don't even know yet! Hahaha who knows what we will do next, but you guys will be the first to know.

I'd love to know what you guys are thinking about these tiles. Do you love? I am obsessed! Please let me know in the comments below!

xo, Kim

9 black homes that will make you rethink the all white trend

It's Tuesday people! So what better way to ring in the day after Monday then to talk about my favorite new trend. This week (and for the last few months really...) I have been dreaming about and searching for homes with black or charcoal exteriors. I have also noticed interior designers and architects like Barbara Bestor and Amber Interiors loving and posting projects with black exteriors as well! They are getting more and more attention and for good reason.They are edgy, fun, modern, and they truly stand out, yet are also neutral at the same time.

My last house in Echo Park was black and I absolutely loved it. It was super cool and I was so proud of it (although it was a new build so I had no input, I just felt cool because we were the owners lol) ! Up until this point, when I dreamed about my future home, I always thought I wanted a white house with black trim (and of course I will always love that classic and popular combination because it is stunning and sleek). After living in it for the short year we were there, I fell in love and really wanted our next home to eventually have that dark and modern feel. We moved into our new house in Redondo Beach (because my husbands job was much closer to this home) which unfortunately is nothing like Echo Park in design or sleekness. It's a grey mid century home with white trim that is close to the beach but far from style. I don't know if I sound like a brat but I really don't care. Facts are facts. This house needs work! (I will be posting more on the transformation as we get closer) One of the main things I cannot wait for is for the house to be re-stuccoed and painted black, but for now we are going to stick with monochrome colors since the house is already dark grey. We plan on giving it a face lift with new plants and painting the white trim (which comes off as beachy and traditional, not my thing) a dark charcoal. As I have been researching colors, I have compiled my favorite black homes that are popping up all over Pinterest for my own Inspo! Take a look at these gorgeous black homes!

All images taken from my  Pinterest  

All images taken from my Pinterest 

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How pretty are these homes? Are you a believer yet? I just LOVE how the plants POP! against the black backdrop. So gorgeous! I cannot wait to paint our home and see how it all comes together! What do you guys think about a black exterior? Super Sleek or a little too dark for your taste? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Kim

Anthropologies Labor Day Sale- Best Of Home!

Happy Friday all!

I wanted to share one of my fave Labor Day sales right now due to the huge discounts. Anthro has amazing sales on their home goods and furniture, and this sale is the absolute best! 40% off of their already marked down products, so you can easily get some amazing pieces for your home for a fraction of the retail cost this weekend. I am in love with interiors as we all know and I cannot say no to pieces with character, texture, materials, and styles that showcase great design taste. I love to mix and match styles, and Anthropologie has some insanely gorgeous pieces that can really make a room pop. It is one of my favorite sources for inspiration and statement pieces to mix in with projects and rooms I'm redoing because it seamlessly mixes with all types of interior styles. From modern to bohemian and everything in between, Anthro has some amazing options for any home. Check out my favorite items that are additionally marked down and act soon as they go fast!

Do you guys love Anthro home? Im obsessed! What are your favorite items on the list above? Id love to know!

XO, Kim

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13 Modern Rugs for a sleek Home

As some of you might know, I love to design interiors and have gotten more of a chance to exercise my passion in recent years as we have bought and sold homes. My husband is in real estate, so instead of putting extra savings in stocks and bonds, we have invested in real estate. If you follow me on instagram, you might be familiar with the fun and retro interiors of our Palm Desert home, which was a blast decorating because you can go all out with the desert! I am also a lover of color, patterns, textures. and layering, so this was a perfect project for me. 

As of late, we have decided to invest back in Downtown Los Angeles, a market that is booming with growth right now, by purchasing a loft. I work out of LA a lot and we currently live about 45 minutes away on the coast, so knowing we wanted to invest in LA somewhere, this was the perfect location. However, my hubby begged me to please not splatter the apartment with color and vintage eclectic decor, which is definitely my "signature" look if I have one. Instead he said he would love a serene and masculine place thats super modern. Challenge accepted. I have been scouring my top spots for everything from furniture to rugs to lighting and today was all about the rugs. This of course inspired todays post. I can't spend a ton on each item, so tried to keep my hunt for a 9x12 rug under $1000 which is hard to do! Rugs are costly and big rugs like this can run in the thousands and even tens of thousands! I don't have the money for that, so I rounded up my favorite rugs for a modern space that fall right under the $1200 mark, with many well under that! For rugs, I love One Kings Lane for the diversity in brands that they carry and huge selection as well as CB2 for their modern and current taste.

I'd love to know which rugs you love most!

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!