Seeing Things in Black And White: Tour Kourtney Kardashian’s Home
Never one to shy away from the limelight, Kourtney Kardashian knows how to make a statement, and her home is no exception. With a dramatic black and white color palette, lots of bright colors and gold accents, this all-glam home is exactly what we were hoping for from one of our favorite drama mamas.
In a formal dining room turned music room, Kourtney showcases the antique grand piano her mother passed down to her. The black and white chairs were also from her parents’ home. She just had them redone to fit into the chic decor. We love how she incorporated black and white stripes on the ceiling and down the walls. Part of the charm of this room is how kid-friendly it feels, from the bold color accents like the hot pink chaise Kourtney snagged from Khloe to the big abstract painting and the black and white teepee. Also, did anyone notice the tiny pink piano? Too perfect!
While we can’t make your mom give you her piano, we can tell you where to get some of the other cool pieces. This uni pendant ($1400) makes a statement above while the black and white pouf ($150) maintains the glam at floor level. Do you have little ones running around? Charm them with this striped teepee ($160).
The living room showcases a more boho than Wonderland vibe. Kourtney wanted a relaxing space where the family could hang out and watch movies. The sleek metal chairs evoke classic ’60s style, while the ultra-modern sofa balances the room. A generous heap of throw pillows and faux fur blankets makes this room completely chic while still cozy and completely family friendly.
If you want the exact look and are willing to drop the big bucks, pick up a pair of Lawson Fenning chairs ($4,300) and treat yourself to a faux fur throw from West Elm ($120). For sheer dark gray chevron curtains ($40), Urban Outfitters had got you covered.
This sophisticated breakfast room shows off a black glass table and funky chairs which were originally from Kourtney’s father. The sleek black and gold chandelier serves as a focal point and pulls all of the colors together while the chevron blinds are the same curtains that are used in the family room creating a sense of pattern continuity.
Kourtney based her whole kitchen decor around those gorgeous gold pendant lights. She decided to go with taupe cabinets and all gold hardware. The area above the cabinets can be a hard place to decorate, especially if you don’t own a huge collection of decorative dishes, but we like how Kourtney uses patterned wallpaper and a few metallic pieces to draw the eye upward, while keeping it from feeling cluttered. The gilt gold framed mirror hung at an angle above the stove adds drama and reflects the chic Tom Dixon pendants.
Instead of redoing your whole kitchen, just lighten it up with gold pendant lights ($385) and some easy to install gold hardware knobs ($12). If you are as in love with that checkered teapot as we are, you can get the exact same one from Mackenzie-Childs ($100).
Kourtney certainly knows how to rock the black and white patterns! The horizontal stripes on the wall make the room appear larger, the checkered coffee table was a vintage find and the chevron rug somehow manages not to overwhelm the room. Kourtney told her decorator she wanted the room to have an Alice In Wonderland sort of charm with lots of bright colors to keep things whimsical.
While nothing takes the place of a vintage steal, you can get a similar checkered coffee table ($246) with little stools that pull out for extra seating. Hang multiple globe pendant lights ($100) from your ceiling to make the room look taller, set up a pair of stylish black wingback chairs ($650) and then start painting some stripes!
Only Kourtney Kardashian can put a neon sign above her bed and totally pull it off! The combination of patterns, textures and shapes create a chic retreat in the glamorous master bedroom. The wallpaper creates a sense of luxury and provides the backdrop for the bronze, platinum and black color palette.
With the kids’ rooms, Kourtney opted to fly solo and decorated the rooms without any help from her decorator. Penelope’s feminine pink room turned into her favorite room in the house with the boho feel and pretty colorful accents like that teal bead chandelier. She wanted the playroom to be more of a mess where the kids could do whatever they wanted. The wall is painted with chalkboard paint and there are surf boards mounted on the ceiling, while the black and white striped rug is still very Kourtney, but fun enough for the kids.
Depending on what room you’re putting it in, you could go very casual or very sleek with this bead chandelier ($270) or even try making your own! Rugs from Ikea like this Broken Stripe Rug ($250) are perfect for kids rooms because they take wear and tear well and are fun and colorful. Kourtney talks about how important it is to have organization for all the toys and we love her LEGO storage compartments ($8).
Kourtney refinished her dad’s old desk for the library. All the books used to belong to her parents as well. She took all the dust covers off of them and rearranged them by color. She claims it took forever but is obsessed with the look achieved. The funky geometric chairs were vintage finds from an ’80s Mercedes dealership and the modern zebra rug pulls the black-and-white theme through from the rest of the house.
What do you think of Kourtney’s “Alice In Wonderland” vibe? Are you inspired to go bold with that bright color you’ve been debating? Talk to us in the comments below!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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