Masters of Their Craft | Bohemian Dreams
Liz Kamarul’s work spans the realms of styling, design and art, as well as walls, floors and ceilings
Liz Kamarul is a professional home stager, interior designer and artist. She’s also a blogger with a healthy Instagram following of 126,000 followers.
Kamarul gets a lot of inspiration from fellow Instagrammers and describes her style as Bohemian. She says, “I’m a follow-no-rules, go-with-your-gut, designer and stylist.”
She’s also a thrift shopper and is always looking for a bargain or that one-of-kind-thrift store find that can instantly turn a room around.
“I recently bought an old heavy mirror off of Craigslist for $10 and a pink coffee table from Pelican Furniture and Thrift,” she says. “I also like to get sample pots of house paints for $4. It’s a great way to explore color options.”
Her playful personality is reflected in all of her work. Recently, Kamarul’s inspiration has come from design books from the ‘60s and ‘70s.
“Then I spin them in a new modern way,” she says.
Originally from Idaho, Kamarul attended the University of Idaho graduating with a major in clothing design and a minor in interior design. She spent the years after college traveling to different parts of the world which is how she met her Australia-born husband Tim.
Kamarul then spent three years in Portland, Oregon where she developed her love for design as a home stager with OnStage, a Pacific Northwest home staging company.
Next, she and her husband took on an exciting project and an engaging adventure.
“In 2017 Tim and I, with our two dogs Cudi and Bo, spent five months traveling across the USA in our renovated 1982 Winnebago,” she says on her website. “We renovated the RV to create unique home-on-wheels.”
Though the renovation took longer than Kamarul thought it would, she thinks the many months of work paid off.
“We did all the work ourselves and YouTube videos were very helpful,” she says.
You can read more about the RV at Dwell, see a home tour of the RV at Apartment Therapy and listen to a podcast interview for Flea Style where she talks more about the adventure.
Kamarul also paints murals. Last year she painted a commission at Le Voyage, a retail business that curates handmade artisanal goods, which recently went online only. She recently did a residential project for Nomita Joshi-Gupta, architect, interior designer and owner of Spruce wallpaper and fabric. Kamarul murals have enhanced the walls and doors of offices and homes and range from vivid abstracts to scenes filled with green luscious plants. She recently posted a video/tutorial sponsored by Crate & Barrel on how to paint an arch above a door.
“I always start my murals with a basic plan on my iPad so I know the direction I want to go,” she says. “But when I look around and I am in the space that plan always evolves.”
She takes pride in her design skills and creativity, but just recently began calling herself an artist.
“I’ve finally allowing myself to call myself an artist as I am actually getting paid for my artwork.”