Jewelry Designer Caitlin Mociun and her now-husband, Tammer Hijazi, a furniture designer and the co-founder of Bower Studios, met the old-fashioned way – through mutual friends. They first were introduced at a Kinfolk bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “We were both dating other people at the time but remained friendly for several years,” Caitlin said. In ay 2016, the two finally got together and eventually bought a home upstate.
Tammer was hoding onto Caitlin’s grandmother’s engagement ring and, in March of 2018, he was finally ready to pop the question while the two were on vacation in France. Their wedding took place at Il Convento di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli in Puglia, Italy. They chose the venue after visiting the convent together the year before and deciding it was the perfect place to get hitched.
Caitlin began working with a wedding planner named Athena. “I developed complete trust in her, because she understood my aesthetic and I really loved hers,” she said “I told her to add decorations wherever she saw fit.”
In keeping with the creative decor, Caitlin knew she didn’t want a typical white gown. “I wanted to find something that was the right mix of good colors, and I was open to print and patterns,” she explained. “That’s how the stripes happened!”
The jewelry designer got luck, accomplishing what most brides only dream of – finding the perfect gown sh envisioned without spending hours on end tring on different styles. She said picking the dress was simple: “The one I went with was the only dress I tried on, and once I had it, I started designing my jewelry and picked my shoes last. I tried on a lot of shoes. This was actually harder than the dress, and then I added the red velvet belt myself.” Although the dress was far from traditional, it certainly suited her.
35 Questionable Items the Kardashians Have in Their Homes
The Kardashian/Jenner clan is known for their aesthetic homes, but when you pay a little more attention to detail, you realize that their tasteful homes hold one-to-many seemingly unnecessary items…
This item is a thing of the past, but as it turns out, at one point, Kim had a Swarovski crystal-encrusted refrigerator-freezer combo. Lucky for her (and us), her taste has become a little less elaborate with the years. She had an obsession with rhinestones because her fridge wasn’t the only thing she decorated. Kim once stuck so many rhinestones on her phone that it wouldn’t fit in the charging station of her Range Rover.
Before selling their Bel Air mansion, Kimye poured a reported $2 million into massive renovations. Inspired by a visit to Versailles, they decided to redesign their whole estate, a legitimate move made by the newly-wed couple. Along with the gym, glam room, basketball court, and movie theater, Kim and Kayne spent a massive amount of their budget on four Louis XIV-style gold-plated toilets. Their house was renovated, but then they had a change of heart, buying and moving into a home in Hidden Hills.
Life-Size Wax Statue
Most people have houseplants or candles as home decor. Kris Jenner took home-design to a whole new level. The momager had a hyper-realistic, life-sized wax figure of herself made, but instead of putting it in a museum, like other celebrity wax figures – hers is used as decoration. Kim took to Instagram to show fans the life-size figure, in awe of how accurate it is, “this is her exact hairline. I can’t even tell you how creepy and amazing this is.”
A Frozen Yogurt Machine
When you wake up in the middle of the night and are in the mood for a midnight snack, your go-to is probably some fruit or a bag of pretzels, right? Well, Kim’s favorite snack is, drumroll please…frozen yogurt. The businesswoman has an impressive, commercial-looking frozen yogurt machine that is the size of most people’s refrigerators. Her pantry is full of identical glass receptacles, Lazy Susans, glittery sprinkles, and everything you could ever dream of putting on top of frozen yogurt.
Kylie Cosmetics-Themed Furniture
Following the success of her cosmetics line, Kylie created custom furniture themed around her Kylie Cosmetics line, which made her an enormous fortune. We’re not sure if this is entirely unnecessary or extremely creative – we promise we’re not judging! Her dining room features leather chairs in various shades of pink that matched the colors of her lipstick kits. In her living room, there is a modern bronze side table with a melted effect, resembling the drip design on Kylie’s lip kit packaging.
Custom Handbag Room
Kylie Jenner owns so many bags – she had to convert one of her house’s bedrooms to fit her estimated 400 designer bags. Yes, you read that right, 400! The room features floor-to-ceiling custom white shelves and mirrored walls. Her collection includes vintage Dior saddle bags, Supreme, lipstick-shaped Judith Leiber clutches, and many Louis Vuitton bags. Her favorite row is her Birkin Bag shelf – Kris also has a custom closet dedicated to Birkin Bags. Like mother, like daughter!
North’s Fur Coat
Being the daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, it’s no big surprise that North has been well dressed since the day she welcomed into the world. One of her more extravagant pieces is one that she grew out of fast, and because we doubt that the Kardashian clan is big on hand-me-downs, it may have been a bit unnecessary. North’s infamous fur coat, made of real fur (which is unnecessary in and of itself!)
A Bowling Alley
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (Kimye) spent quite a long time remodeling their $11 million Bel Air home. After a $2 million renovation, and a few years living in Kris’s house, the couple decided to sell their Bel Air home and move to Hidden Hills. When building the Bel Air mansion, Kimye had big plans for a bowling alley inside the house. We now know that they gave those plans up for a (very) minimalist interior design in the house in which they raise their four children.
Stormi’s Shoe Collection
Investing in a shoe collection seems a bit unnecessary, especially when it comes to a baby – toddlers’ feet grow at a rapid pace. But, when you’re the world’s youngest billionaire, you want the very best for your daughter. Kylie showed off Stormi’s huge shoe collection – a collection hard to compete with. The two-year-old has a shoe for every occasion, including some vintage kicks from her dad, rapper, Travis Scott. Kylie prides herself on a well-dressed baby, and we do not doubt that Stormi’s style will blossom with time!
Louis Vuitton Music Box
Having ten grandchildren is no joke, and Kris Jenner knows how to spoil every one of hers. Unnecessary yet charming, we have this Louis Vuitton music box, which Kris bought for granddaughter, Chicago. Kim showed the gift off on an Instagram story. The box features a rotating figurine of a little girl and plays “Rock-A-Bye-Baby.” The music box sells for $3,350, and we’re wondering if, at that price, the music box ensures that the baby sleeps all night long!
You may remember the ridiculous relationship Kim Kardashian and Kris Humpries had – if not, let us help you jog your memory. Kim filed for divorce after a mere 72 days of marriage…but hey, at least they got their wedding registry gifts, which included overpriced wedding tongs! Vertigo silver-plated ice tongs that cost 260 dollars are one item we never thought we would need, or want, especially considering a bag of ice costs less than $2. Maybe using silver-plated tongs make drinks taste better?
A Neon Plastic Sign
Earning the salary that she does, it comes as no surprise that Kylie proudly shows off a sign spelling out “PLASTIC.” The neon decor hanging in Kylie’s glam room cost her a hefty $10,000. Why did a plastic neon sign cost the young mogul ten thousand dollars, you may be asking yourselves? Well, that is because it is a 48×13 art installation by Beau Dunn. Dunn is an American Contemporary Mixed Media Artist based in Los Angeles, California.
Baby Bentley Convertible
Khloe makes no secret of the fact that she loves to spoil her daughter, True, though she often gets criticized for it. She bought True a pink baby Bentley convertible before True could even walk – somewhat of a tradition among the Kardashian/Jenner cousins, who, in all honesty, could open up a car dealership if they decided to join forces. The sparkly car was an adorable first ride, and True looked adorable in it!
Non Disclosure Agreements
If you ever get the privilege of being invited to Kris Jenner’s luxurious home – know that with that privilege comes responsibility. The famous momager has a pile of non-disclosure agreements on a table in her foyer, a must-sign for anyone who enters her home. Don’t be expecting to be spilling any secrets, above the papers sits a tiny sign that states: “What we say here, what we see here, let it stay here when we leave here.”
Flowers Made of Money
As one would imagine, Kylie Jenner has an amazing office for her cosmetics line, Kylie’s Cosmetics. Her whole office is amazing. She has perfected her style to the tee. When she took her followers into her office, there is a present that may be one of the most unnecessary gifts one could give. In essence, Kylie displays a vase of flowers made out of money that was a gift from the fashion designer, Alexander Wang.
Suommo Gold Pacifier
This may sound like a joke, but we’re not kidding. This is one heck of an unnecessary item – a way to let everyone know that they’re well off. Kim bought gold pacifiers encrusted with diamonds, which is the way to go when you want to show off how you can spend more than 100 thousand dollars on them. This seems like somewhat of an exaggeration to us, considering pacifiers are the one thing babies lose more than anything!
Don’t get us wrong, we love candles…just not at much as Khloe does. Along with fresh flowers, candles seem to be placed in every corner of her home. The thing is, she isn’t buying generic candles the way we are – Khloe has a massive candle budget, which, if you ask us, is a bit unnecessary. One of her favorites is Voluspa Grande Maison Candle in French Bourbon Vanille, so if you’re in the luxurious mood, buy yourself a candle, and you’ll be one step closer to becoming a Kardashian-Jenner.
Although it may seem that like all of the inessential items in this family’s possession are big and eyecatching, we’re happy to put that notion to rest. Sometimes, the smaller the detail, the more unnecessary. In Kylie’s office, there are little bowls of pink Starbursts, and M&Ms printed with her face. Kylie explained that she didn’t want the office to be overwhelmingly pink, so they just added some pink details, like the Starbursts.
If you ever wanted to feel like a Kardashian, the best way to get there is by ordering a gigantic rose arrangement that spells out someone’s name. The family is known for going above and beyond when it comes to celebrating big days. For the birth of Chicago West, Aunt Khloe sent the newborn roses. She didn’t send a regular bouquet, rather, wrote “Chic” in a larger than life arrangement looked to have about several hundred roses. It is also rumored that Kim spent $20 thousand on roses for her baby shower!
A Wig Room
It’s no secret that Kylie Jenner loves to switch her hair up for every occasion. So much so, that she has an entire room dedicated to her mannequins and her hair extensions. Calling it, “her favorite room in her house,” she gave her fans a sneak peek into the room. She showed off the wig she wore Video Music Awards as she confessed, “my green one that I wore for Sugar Factory… almost got snatched off my head.”
Champagne Vending Machine
If you thought branded furniture and custom candy were over the top, imagine visiting Kylie Cosmetics and leaving with a bottle of champagne. Well, thanks to the Kylie Cosmetics branded champagne vending machine – you can! Kylie has never used the machine, but others have enjoyed the completely cool yet very unnecessary attraction at Kylie’s office. Do you think the bottle of champagne comes with complimentary champagne glasses? We sure hope so!
Black Range Rover
Just like her sisters, Khloe requires speed. Okay, maybe not “speed” per se, but she sure loves her cars. Kris’s obsession with black was passed onto daughter Khloe who got Range Rover wrapped in black velvet by West Coast Customs. We can’t help but wonder what happens when it rains? Perhaps this is a summer-only car? How does one clean a velvet car? We have so many questions!
Swarovski-Encrusted Rocking Horse
The average rocking horse is around $50 and is suitable for kids. The Kim Kardashian version is life-sized and has 82,000 Swarovski crystals encrusted into it. The horse is hand-built, and each crystal was placed in by hand. The rocking horse has a lockable compartment in its belly, just in case you need a little more storage space. And of course, each horse is marked with a number so that the whole world will know that they have an original!
Louis Vuitton Teddy Bear
Leave it to the Kardashians to purchase one of the world’s most expensive teddy bears. To welcome her third child, Chicago, Kim splurged on several designers and diamond-encrusted toys for her little girl. This one-of-a-kind Louis Vuitton teddy bear was made from premium denim and wore a Supreme tee shirt. Of course, the teddy is emblazoned with Louis Vuitton’s logo, and although one would think a stuffed-animal this expensive should be life-sized, it is not, it is your average sized teddy.
Blowdryer for Jewelry
Although they may seem superhuman, celebrities often have weird habits and pet peeves. One of Kim’s weirdest customs is blow drying her jewelry before putting it on. In a 2011 tweet, Kim admitted that she has a special blow dryer for her jewelry and that she uses it before putting it on because the feeling of cold jewelry gives her the chills. It seems like a good idea, we’re just not sure our jewelry can take the heat of a blow dryer!
When Kylie Jenner wants to get somewhere, she has her choice of transportation. When you’re the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, it makes sense that you would have so many cars, although, to us, it seems a bit unnecessary. The mogul has a massive luxury car collection, including a Bentley Betayga, a custom-made Range Rover, and a Mercedes G-Wagon. Jenner loves her cars – she reportedly has at least two Ferraris, one that was gifted to her by her ex-boyfriend, Travis Scott.
It’s no secret that the Kardashian/Jenner clan love documenting their achievements (and their embarrassments). They are everywhere, on television, magazines and, social media. One thing they love is magazine covers. There is a table full of every single Kardashian/Jenner magazine cover. It’s a little unnecessary if you ask us, especially since they are on a magazine cover every other week. We wonder if the covers of tabloid magazines made it on this table as well.
The Kardashians have cribs that are the price of a new car. Dolce Notte is a premier line of bedding for petite slumberers. Kim wanted to create the perfect designer baby room by adding a storage ottoman, bassinette, bookcase, velvet rocker, and chandelier, bringing Chicago’s baby room to a total of $40,000! And, that’s just the furniture. Toys, clothes, shoes, and jewelry worth millions were spent on an infant that will never be able to tell the difference between a designer crib and the average run-of-the-mill crib.
Living In a White House
The most noticeably odd thing about Kim Kardashian West’s new home, which was a birthday present from her husband Kanye West, is the color scheme. Considering that they have little ones who are going to make a mess as they express their creativity, it might come across as a questionable choice to have the house themed in spotless white. Seriously, are they hiding everything from the eyes of potential thieves, or has the house’s decor been designed, as Kim stated, as a “minimalist monastery?” Hardly any furniture or other items, like the kids’ toys, can be seen in the tour that Kim gave of her new home.
Is It Minimalism Or Paranoia?
Everyone knows that the Kardashians were the recent victims of a robbery. However, as Kim showed off her latest addition to the collection of mansions owned by the billionaire family, one can not help but notice the lack of everything. Seriously, are they hiding everything from the eyes of potential thieves, or has the house’s decor been designed, as Kim stated, as a “minimalist monastery?” Hardly any furniture or other items, like the kids’ toys, can be seen in the tour that Kim gave of her new home.
Their Public Bathroom
Even more concerning about their new home than the lack of details and the whitewashed walls is their bathroom. For a place that needs its privacy, this does not hold up to the standard. There are no bowls, and in a video on Instagram in which Kim explained a few of the questions people asked, she showed that it is functional. The water drains into a slit that wasn’t visible in the tour photos, but it makes one question the full functions of this basin.
It’s a Faucet, But How Do You Use It?
Another surprising aspect of the bathroom of this multi-million dollar home is the questionable design of the basin. Quite frankly, it has a flat top that, although it looks good, seems very impractical. There are no bowls, and in a video on Instagram in which Kim explained a few of the questions people asked, she showed that it is functional. The water drains into a slit that wasn’t visible in the tour photos, but it makes one question the full functions of this basin.
An Explicit Audience
In the piano room, which is as oddly white as the rest of their home, there is a statue of a very explicit nature that overlooks the piano. Maybe it is there to give the feeling that there will always be an audience for Kanye’s piano practice. If the bathroom, which also has no door, is questionable, then so is the rest of the house. Nothing but archways give access to all the rooms. It certainly gives architecture a new definition, but what about the practicality of having doors?
The Arch In Architecture
When viewing the photos and videos of the tour that Kim hosted, the one question that comes to mind is, where are the doors? Having to live their life in the eyes of a demanding public may have somehow convinced them that the need for privacy is overrated. If the bathroom, which also has no door, is questionable, then so is the rest of the house. Nothing but archways give access to all the rooms. It certainly gives architecture a new definition, but what about the practicality of having doors?
Couch Potatoes Have a New Meaning
As odd as this expensive home already sounds, what can truly be seen as peculiar is the decor of the dining room. It seems more like a restaurant theme than anything that can be considered a traditional family dining room. One side of the dining table is seated with a lounge piece. As comfortable as this might seem, it looks like they took the term TV dinner a bit too literally. With four children around the dining table, it makes one question who is going to clean up all the spills?
Two Kitchens, One For Real and One For Show
Kim’s new home has two kitchens. That is correct, one kitchen is the main kitchen of the house, but it is vacant of any use. Kim has a second secret kitchen with a dedicated staff that prepares the family’s meals for them. Sure, money can buy many luxuries, but if you have a functioning kitchen, what is the use of having it just for show? It is possible that it could be used for entertaining guests, but there is no actual purpose to it.
Pantries Full Of Treats
This is a family of women who have become famous for their voluptuous curves and lavish lifestyles. Therefore, one would find it odd that several of the Kardashian women have pantries stocked with sweet treats and cookie jars. Perhaps, it is mostly for their children, but as a parent, it would still be wise to limit your child’s intake of sugar. What is most weird about these pantries, is how all the sweets are simply stacked like it is an exhibit. Not one thing is out of place.
The Strangest Stuffed Toy Ever Seen
In a recent picture shared by Kim, in which she is shown with her family, they are seen sitting on what appears to be an oversized stuffed elephant toy. However, the proportions of the poor thing make one question what planet it is from. It certainly does not look like any African or Indian elephant, but it has a trunk. It makes you believe that if Bambi were to see it, the cartoon character would have psychological issues for a long time to come.
Of course, Khloe Kardashian would spend $3,800 on a Chanel Backpack – making it on this list of completely unnecessary items. Spending a small fortune on a backpack that is probably filled with workout clothes or lipstick doesn’t seem like something one would need – but the Kardashians can allow themselves to spend these amounts of money, so why wouldn’t they go all out? Her Chanel Graffiti Backpack is nowhere near as luxurious as other Chanel bags, yet it is one she has been seen with on various occasions! At least it comes to good use!
Mini Glitter Blue Bentley
Dream Kardashian, the daughter of Rob Kardashian, doesn’t get nearly as much online attention as her famous cousins. That being said, this doesn’t mean she doesn’t receive all the luxuries that come with her last name. For her second birthday, the was treated to a magical fairy-themed party, and of course, received her first car. A mini glitter blue Bentley, she was gifted by her famous aunties. We understand that birthdays are a big deal in the Kardashian/Jenner family, but do you think a two-year-old is going to remember such an extravagant party?
Six Bedroom Mansion
The youngest Kardashian-Jenner, Kylie, purchased her second home when she was just 18 years old. The $6 million mansion is a beautiful Cape Cod style home that has six bedrooms in it – meaning that the young billionaire has five extra bedrooms that are seldom used. Kylie left her Calabasas property to be closer to her mother – moving into the same Hidden Hills neighborhood her mother was living in. Along with the six bedrooms, the mansion boasts seven bathrooms, a pool, a wine cellar, and of course a huge walk-in closet.
A Selfie Book
As we all know, Kim loves her selfies – so much so that in 2015 she released a photo book full of them. The book features Kim’s selfies, collecting various images she shot throughout the years. When Selfish was released, Kim mentioned that she has been taking pictures of herself for decades, “I took my first selfie in 1984, and that opens up the book.” Although the 445-page book of selfies may seem a little unnecessary, it recieved positive reviews from the critics!
It’s no surprise that Kim spends a tremendous amount of time on hair, makeup, and nails. It’s so important to her that there is a clause in her will that specifies that her “glam” must be done to a tee, no matter what. In an interview with Elle magazine, Kim stated that even if she was so out of it, she couldn’t even communicate, she expects to be camera-ready post-mortem. “I want to look as good as possible,” she noted.
Black Toilet Paper
During an interview with The New York Times in 2015, Kris revealed that one of her bathrooms was covered in black marble. Sounds legitimate, right? Well, her black marble matches her black toilet paper! In a 2013 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim was heard complaining about the toilet paper, “I like to see what … I’m wiping.”
Scenes filmed in Khloe’s house are hard to miss – considering she has many hand-stacked two-gallon glass cookie jars in her kitchen. Considering she seldom enjoys the sweets, this seems slightly unnecessary, but Khloe won’t give them up as they are a crucial part of her kitchen display. She calls her need for perfectly aligned cookies, “KHLO-C-D.” She even posted a video to her website, teaching fans to stack cookies – a trick momager Kris has adopted. Khloe didn’t let her mom off the hook – she called her out for stealing her trick, saying, “I taught her everything she knows.”