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Updated: Sep 16

Hi guys!

This is the best time of the year to buy sweaters and fall items! Here are some of my favorite picks!




You can follow all our home reno youtube videos here!

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BTS on my insta stories and vlogs

Amazon Page that lists all my favorites on there- clothing, bathing suits, beauty products and more. Also I post a bunch of videos on my youtube channel!

xoxo ela

Updated: a day ago

Hi guys!

Finally I am sharing the kitchen!! I have shared a lot on Instagram but wanted to put everything here too with links and who helped us complete this room. Initially I was trying to save the cabinets that were there but then we ended up getting all new cabinets and even a new hood and selling the old one. I was so impressed by Adam (our cabinet guys) work- even the bottom of the cabinets have a panel when its normally just wood! I 1000% would recommend him if you're in the Chicago suburbs!


For paint on the cabinets we did Benjamin Moore Dove White, and for all the walls, ceilings and baseboards (yes in the whole house) we did Pure White by Sherwin Williams. For sheen on walls: satin, on ceilings: flat, on baseboards: semi gloss.


Our barstools are from Rove Concepts and we got the Aubrey counter stool leather Monaco White with natural legs. Totally worth singing up for their membership and then you can always cancel it.


For some of the outlets I know I wanted USB ports so I got this and then I did a smart outlet on the left of the stove so if I had a crock pot running, I could turn it off from work. And since we're talking about outlets, these are the ones I did for the whole house with screwless plates. Light switches, gang plates, gcfi, recessed lighting. And probably my favorite thing we installed in the major rooms was a wifi enabled dimmer! So when I'm laying in bed I can turn off the lights from bed. It's life changing.


My friend Christina who just opened up her own interior design business helped me with the floating shelf decor- we found it all at TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and a local consignment store for the books for $2 a piece! A steal!


For our blinds, we chose Select Blinds and did the lifestyle room darkening motorized blinds. It's amazing because I did it in every room and it's set on a timer to all go down at sunset and I can schedule them all to go up at the same time in the morning. I'm obsessed! I did the color Blanc and we did the outside mount, and the fabric fascia.


BEFORE




AFTER




ITEMS:

the dress I'm wearing: amazon

sink: wayfair

countertop: Blizzard Quartz from United Granite Distributors in Willowbrook, IL- installed by Luis (773-368-2695)

cabinets: adam smich Delta Custom Cabinets (708-439-7272)

cabinet pulls: amazon

touch faucet: amazon

soap dispenser: amazon

backsplash: bedrosians- installed by Dan and Jon (708-785-4004)

rug: amazon

sconces: west elm

light above sink: shades of light

dishwasher: abt

microwave: abt

hood: abt

light above island: shades of light

plates: crate and barrel

pots: bed bath

spice labels: etsy

blinds: select blinds

barstools: rove concepts

baseboards: 7 1/4 inches MDF #7163 from Top Quality- painted Pure White by Sherwin Williams (all other walls, moldings and ceilings in our house is also Pure White by Sherwin Williams- Flat on ceilings, semi gloss on moldings, and satin on walls)

door casings: 3.5 inch MDF #374 from Top Quality


Kitchen nook

light: pottery barn kids

chairs: overstock

table: roys furniture

bar: overstock

branches in vase: williams sonoma

(Decor on bar console is from TJ Maxx, home goods and pier 1)



You can follow all our home reno youtube videos here!

All my home reno blog posts are also here


You can find more house updates on my insta stories and vlogs


Don't forget to check out my Amazon Page that lists all my favorites on there- clothing, bathing suits, beauty products and more.

xoxo ela

Updated: Sep 18

Hi guys!

I can't believe its time for the first reveal of one of the rooms in our remodeled home!! I'ts been a long time coming and to be honest I've just been slammed with my day job that when I have free time I'm lounging in our pool :) Hopefully the winter will come way more home update posts!


BEFORE




AFTER



ITEMS:

sink: wayfair

laundry machines: samsung

countertop: Blizzard Quartz from United Granite Distributors in Willowbrook, IL- installed by Luis (773-368-2695)

cabinets: k&b cabinets

cabinet pulls: emtek

pampas grass: etsy

touch faucet: amazon

soap dispenser: amazon

floor tile: tile shop - metropolis light grey fan polished- installed by Dan and Jon (708-785-4004)

backsplash: tile shop - meram blanc carrara marble chevron

rod hander: cb2

8 inch leather straps for hanger (use code ELABOBAK for 15 % off): etsy

towel: target

step stool: amazon/ikea

laundry hoses: amazon

heated floors: WarmlyYours - installed by Dan Baltatu (630-915-2950)

dryer balls: bed bath

rugs: amazon

light: shades of light

baseboards: 7 1/4 inches MDF #7163 from Top Quality- painted Pure White by Sherwin Williams (all other walls, moldings and ceilings in our house is also Pure White by Sherwin Williams- Flat on ceilings, semi gloss on moldings, and satin on walls)

door casings: 3.5 inch MDF #374 from Top Quality



You can follow all our home reno youtube videos here!

All my home reno blog posts are also here


You can find more house updates on my insta stories and vlogs


Don't forget to check out my Amazon Page that lists all my favorites on there- clothing, bathing suits, beauty products and more.

xoxo ela

ABOUT

Hi, I'm Ela! I started this blog to share all my knowledge of fashion, home decor, travel and more. I previously worked as a men's model agent (see that post here) and now I work in advertising. Majoring in Fashion Business, I've always had a love towards fashion and love sharing about it. I get so excited getting pieces for a steal (my Polish background does that to me,) I love to travel anywhere and everywhere, and I love interior decor and turning something old into something beautiful and new.

 

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