Kalel | Home Is
Kalel is a California based creator who posts beauty, vegan cooking recipes, fashion, and lifestyle vlogs. To watch her latest videos subscribe to her YouTube channel Kalel.
Home is... "It's my safe haven, it's where I feel cozy, it's where I feel myself, it's where I feel I can recharge - home is just everything."
From decorating her first apartment...
Ever since she was a little girl, Kalel always wanted to be at home. Her mom would transform her childhood home into a Christmas wonderland with snowflake decorations and go above and beyond to make their home as magical as possible for her and her brother.
Kalel recently moved in with her boyfriend and has decorated her apartment in a gender neutral palette. When she first moved into the apartment buying furniture was surprisingly low on her priority list, she didn't care what it looked like and was ecstatic to have her own place!
"My place that I'm in right now is literally my favorite place that I've ever lived! The older I've gotten, the more I've really harnessed what my taste is."
She's passionate about design and decor and describes her style as, "nature traditional chic" incorporating raw wood, faux fur, and plants throughout her home.
"Bringing the outside in makes me feel a greater sense of home."
To realizing it's the little things in life that make her feel at home...
Kalel is happiest in a fuzzy robe, cuddling her two cats in bed, and reading a good book or watching movies. Her two "fur babies", Bukisan and Chibisan, always make her feel like she's at home!
Growing up she used to think "more is more" and would fill her space with miscellaneous objects, now she feels the exact opposite.
"Having less makes me feel happier."
Kalel follows her new "less is more" motto by having only items she uses and needs regularly. These few things hold more value to her and are the things that bring her joy.
Kalel's Home Must-Haves:
Ambient lighting is an essential in Kalel's apartment. Candles create a warm and cozy glow that helps Kalel unwind and relax after a long day. Another apartment must-have is an extensive book collection! Finally, no home is complete without cozy faux fur blankets to snuggle in on the weekends.