If you’re busy prepping your own home for the Thanksgiving holiday and worrying about recipes, take a brain break and check out the good stuff in this week’s What We’re Watching Wednesday link roundup, starting with Real Housewives star Kyle Richards’ home renovation. ET recently met up with Richards and her luxury real estate CEO husband Mauricio Umansky to tour the $1.5 million project that the couple recently completed. The Bel Air home looks somewhat modest – or, as Richards calls it, “cozy” – from the curb, but actually spans 7,000 sq.ft. From monogrammed seats in the home theater to a closet the size of a studio apartment, the video tour will have you thinking about ways to up the luxury level of your own abode.
If your mental renovation includes glamifying your walls, check out what Stylecaster has to say about graphic wall paint. If you’re asking, “What the heck is that?,” here’s the gist – paint used in a much more creative way than simply rolling/brushing/spraying on a solid color. Instead of wallpaper, homeowners are opting to have designs created on their walls using paint. The end result is dazzling, and can be less expensive than high-end wallpaper, but you’ll likely want to hire a professional – unless you’re really good at keeping things level and selecting the perfect paint.
From the wall paint to table settings, maybe your holiday dinner prep has you realizing that your dishes are downright dull. If that’s the case, cover them up with copious amounts of food, and then check out the Cosmic Diner collection from quirky Italian lifestyle brand Diesel and Seletti. From rocketship salt and pepper shakers to planet-inspired plates that appear almost luminescent, this collection boasts some of the most original tableware we’ve seen in awhile.
Dinner parties are rarely complete without music and, after you’ve spent some serious time on Spotify perfecting your playlist, you’ll need something to play it on. If you’re into speakers as well designed as your table settings, head to tech-savvy design company Otis and Eleanor’s website and check out Bongo, their sustainable bamboo bluetooth speaker that’s super portable. You can play music wirelessly from your phone, and the speakers come in different colors to coordinate with your décor.