Tamara Day


Article by Mindy Hargesheimer

Photography by Provided

Meet the influential face of City Lifestyle Home + Design: Tamara Day!

From an early age, Tamara Day had a knack for sales, style, and the serial drive to accomplish grandiose projects. Growing up on a Salina, Kansas farm with her family, Tamara had a special bond with her dad in particular who taught her the ropes of home repair. Flash forward years later, and Tamara never would have predicted that she and her father would team up to show the world how their skill for taking enormous, dilapidated mansions and renovating them into "Glam and Cozy" familial destinations for life, all thanks to a fate-filled connection that has landed her in 3 seasons of Bargain Mansions, found on HGTV.

"Growing Days" is a multi-faceted moniker for Tamara's 'Day' family of 6 and their ever-expanding ventures into the Home Design arena.

Don't miss our latest podcast with Tamara Day herself and follow her HERE! Listen in to hear first hand from Tamara as she chats exclusively with City Lifestyle about Bargain Mansions, Growing Days, and the incredible evolution of student to stardom!

With a Communications degree and a start in sales, a wealth of elements of Tamara's upbringing and education culminated into the perfect storm of driving Tamara in the direction she was meant to go. And what did this direction entail? A start in rehabbing her own family's home one day at a time, to friends asking for her help bc they recognized how great her eye was for design.

"Growing up with a mentality of 'you just figure it out' means I am not very afraid to figure things out...I don't know if I can buy 6 mansions and renovate them on a national level in 9 months, but sure, I'll try!"

Tamara's wildly inspiring story and journey also encompass a beginning in shopping estate sales and refurbishing one person's trash into thousands of people's treasures now beautifully staged in homes all around Kansas City, complete with semi-annual open houses where she filled her family's first floor with everything available for purchase, with over a 1000 people coming each time.

From there, her design and renovation business expanded, eventually landing her Growing Days business model in the hands of a Television Producer, thanks to a recommendation by her brother who happened to make some life-changing connections.

With the cost of homes in Kansas City making a brilliant case for a unique concept vs the usual LAs and Torontos of the world, the first season of Bargain Mansions launched and has taken Tamara into the sphere of so many of the TOP designers in North America and on TV.

Now with a Kansas City retail store and online shop, Interior Design and E-Design services, a multi-season HGTV Show, an active blog and multiple social media platforms in @tamaraday on IG and @tamaraday on FB, Kansas City is SO beyond thankful to have Tamara and her team beautifying area homes one by one and putting this Middle of the Map city on the screen! Congratulations to Tamara on ALL of her incredible success and for being an all around example of inspiration!

Last but not least, "every house and every room in every house needs a touch of black." Listen more to Tamara's insights in our Podcast!

Follow Tamara Day as City Lifestyle’s Home + Design Ambassador as she continues to contribute creative tutorials on how to do everything from create a beautiful tablescape to how to choose paint colors and go bold AND go home.

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