Friday Faves – Best Ikea Kitchen Ideas on Pinterest

I have been watching old episodes of Fixer Upper back-to-back lately and it’s always a little dangerous when I get too immersed in tv shows. Basically, it spreads over into real life and now, I’m deep in Pinterest looking at home renovations. We live in a lovely townhouse and there’s only so much you can do to your own home before you run out of rooms. I’ve been trying to convince Chris we should do some ‘fixer upper’ projects on other houses though, it’s incredible the transformations that can be done!

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One area that I think makes a huge difference to a house is definitely the kitchen. It really is the heart of a home and from watching so many seasons of Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna, if I’ve learned one thing, it’s that a fabulous kitchen is key. I love the fresh, clean feel of white kitchens. Gorgeous white marble bench tops look incredible! They can also be pricey… which led me to discover some of the amazing Ikea kitchen makeovers on a budget. I definitely think mixing high and low budget items can create a stunning result that won’t break the bank. For example, choosing Ikea cabinets and then opting for a high-end bench top will give your kitchen a luxe feel and this mix-and-match approach can work for a variety of budgets.

I realised today just how many Ikea kitchen ideas on Pinterest I’ve discovered and saved in my private board. It made me think I should share them with you! I’d love to hear from you about kitchens… have you ever renovated a kitchen? Do you have any tips or great ideas you learned trough the process? Please share!

I’d also love to hear which of these Ikea kitchen ideas is your favorite…

 

The Best Ikea Kitchen Ideas

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Style Sessions – Celebrating My Sister’s Birthday in Haute Hippie

I love celebrating birthday’s, especially when it comes to my beautiful sister, Georgia. We enjoyed a fabulous morning at the Sofitel hotel with a long, relaxed buffet breakfast. There’s nothing better than sister time!

I feel when you’re celebrating a special occasion, adding some sparkle to your style is always a good idea! It helps to add a fun, glamorous vibe to the event and just makes things feel more special. Do you think outfits help create a special feel to an occasion?

I wore one of my favorite tops, that also accompanied my to New York Fashion Week. It’s the Haute Hippie Kennedy Ruffle Top. Those ruffle sleeves add the perfect mix of fun, combined with gold metallic polka dots over the disctinctly bohomian print. I usually pair this top with my favorite jeans EVER… Paige Verdugo Jeans, I also have two pairs of black denim in Paige Transcend Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans, as worn to my sisters birthday below. Seriously, these are the best – and I’m not the only one who thinks so, they have plenty of five-star reviews!

A top like this makes it’s easy and effortless to elevate your favorite pair of jeans…

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Celebrating my Sister’s Birthday in Haute Hippie – Outfit Details:  Haute Hippie Kennedy Ruffle Top   |   Paige Verdugo Jeans – my fave jeans EVER, I also have them in black denim, Paige Transcend Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans as worn below   |   Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses   |   Tan Flats    |   Tan Handbag    |   Crystal Pave Earrings   |   Michael Kors Lexington Watch

Beauty: Estee Lauder Mattifier Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – holy grail of foundations)   |   Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)   |   Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium   |   Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze   |   Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk    |   Estee Lauder Lipstick

 

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Happy Birthday to my amazing sister Georgia, she is so beautiful inside and out.

 

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Celebrating my Sister’s Birthday in Haute Hippie – Outfit Details:  Haute Hippie Kennedy Ruffle Top   |   Paige Verdugo Jeans – my fave jeans EVER, I also have them in black denim, Paige Transcend Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans as worn below   |   Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses   |   Tan Flats    |   Tan Handbag    |   Crystal Pave Earrings   |   Michael Kors Lexington Watch

Beauty: Estee Lauder Mattifier Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – holy grail of foundations)   |   Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)   |   Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium   |   Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze   |   Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk    |   Estee Lauder Lipstick

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Because you’re never too old to play with your food. After an enormous buffet breakfast, what else do you do when in a food coma…

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Celebrating my Sister’s Birthday in Haute Hippie – Outfit Details:  Haute Hippie Kennedy Ruffle Top   |   Paige Verdugo Jeans – my fave jeans EVER, I also have them in black denim, Paige Transcend Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans as worn below   |   Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses   |   Tan Flats    |   Tan Handbag    |   Crystal Pave Earrings   |   Michael Kors Lexington Watch

Beauty: Estee Lauder Mattifier Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – holy grail of foundations)   |   Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)   |   Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium   |   Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze   |   Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk    |   Estee Lauder Lipstick