10 Ideas for Styling a Perfectly Chic Bar Cart

Bar carts have been around for eons and they’re not going away anytime soon because their mix of function and style is truly timeless. They’re perfect for entertaining, creating more storage, and serving as an alternative to a console table for a chic vignette. They are one of the most versatile pieces of decor on the market.

Bar carts are intended for arranging beverages, glasses, and other items for guests when you are entertaining. However, they’re great for a lot of other uses, as well. For entertaining, you can set up a dessert station, use it for appetizers, set out party favors, you name it.For everyday use, it can be a nice way to incorporate more storage into your kitchen, dining room, living room, or even your home office. For everyday use, it can be a nice way to incorporate more storage into your kitchen, dining room, living room, or even your home office. They’re even wonderful for creating a vignette filled with decor that is chic and full of character.

Here are 10 inspiring examples of bar cart styling to give you some ideas and inspiration.

Bar Cart Styling Inspiration

10 Ideas for Styling a Perfectly Chic Bar Cart | HomeandEventStyling.comA chic photo of Audrey Hepburn and some fresh flowers dress up this simple, yet stylish bar cart arrangement. The basket helps keep some of the items corraled and organized so it looks less cluttered.
Source: The Glitter Guide

10 Ideas for Styling a Perfectly Chic Bar Cart | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable is this dessert bar cart? Some lights hanging around the top shelf make it extra festive.
Source: How to Decorate

10 Ideas for Styling a Perfectly Chic Bar Cart | HomeandEventStyling.comThis bar cart is super charming with its shape like a vintage bicycle. The marquee sign is also a nice touch.
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10 Ideas for Styling a Perfectly Chic Bar Cart | HomeandEventStyling.comA bar cart is great way to take advantage of an awkward corner, providing it with both function and style.
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10 Ideas for Styling a Perfectly Chic Bar Cart | HomeandEventStyling.comLove the addition of a quote, greenery, and even some pink fur to glam it up.
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10 Ideas for Styling a Perfectly Chic Bar Cart | HomeandEventStyling.comThis bar cart mixes mid-century modern style with a bit of a farmhouse flavor for a stylish and unique result.
Source: City Farmhouse

10 Ideas for Styling a Perfectly Chic Bar Cart | HomeandEventStyling.comSetting the large piece of artwork a little off-center and balancing it with the bouquet was an interesting way to use asymmetrical design to fill up this blank wall.
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10 Ideas for Styling a Perfectly Chic Bar Cart | HomeandEventStyling.comThere is so much retro glamour at work in this vignette. It is overflowing with character and style.
Source: Bliss at Home

10 Ideas for Styling a Perfectly Chic Bar Cart | HomeandEventStyling.comA bamboo bar cart is vintage and whimsical. The two topiaries bring a nice pop of color and life to the set-up, while the wall art creates a larger vignette.
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10 Ideas for Styling a Perfectly Chic Bar Cart | HomeandEventStyling.comThis gold bar cart pops beautifully against a black and white spotted wall for a super chic arrangement. Love the pops of pink, too!
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Such a great piece!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Creative & Colorful Bohemian Chic Rooms

When I think of design that is eclectic, unique, and comfortable, bohemian style comes to mind. The boho look is all about free-spirited expression and relaxing into life. There are many ways to interpret it, but today I’m feeling particularly inspired by colorful bohemian decor.

Some of the most beautiful patterns belong to the bohemian style and they’re often presented in bright, vibrant colors that you can’t help but feel energized by. The bohemian look usually incorporates patterns and elements from southwestern and Moroccan styles. It has a worldly appeal that makes it feel like something a world traveler has curated over years of exploring.

Here are 10 inspiring rooms with colorful bohemian decor to give you some great ideas.

Colorful Bohemian Decor Inspiration

10 Creative & Colorful Bohemian Chic Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comGold accents are great for bringing a touch of glamour to a bohemian space.
Source: The Jungalow

10 Creative & Colorful Bohemian Chic Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comOne of my favorite things about bohemian decor is the detail found in some of the furniture and patterns popular in the style.
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10 Creative & Colorful Bohemian Chic Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comWith the backdrop being neutral, it keeps a sense of relaxation and minimalism in this space and allows the color and pattern to really shine.
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10 Creative & Colorful Bohemian Chic Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comMixing various patterns is part of what gives bohemian decor such a relaxed, eclectic vibe.
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10 Creative & Colorful Bohemian Chic Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can do various small pops of color or larger ones, like this living room that features a mustard yellow sofa and red area rug.
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10 Creative & Colorful Bohemian Chic Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comYou don’t always need grand splashes of color to get this look. Just one colorful runner and a few other small accents add a boho flair to this kitchen.
Source: Domino

10 Creative & Colorful Bohemian Chic Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comHow incredible is that window? The patterns in this room mimic the beautiful shape of the window. While the room is colorful and bohemian in style, it also has a sense of elegance to it.
Source: The Glitter Guide

10 Creative & Colorful Bohemian Chic Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a more subdued version of this look, opt for colors that are a bit desaturated and place them on a neutral backdrop with lots of wood.
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10 Creative & Colorful Bohemian Chic Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comThis bohemian home office is cozy and brimming over with creativity.
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10 Creative & Colorful Bohemian Chic Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comThis looks like the perfect place to gather with friends or relax while reading a great book.
Source: House Beautiful

Such a unique, inspiring look!

Warm regards,
Megan

Sweet and Stylish Ideas for Decorating with Dog Art

Dogs are a part of your family. They have their own personalities, thoughts, and feelings and become an important part of your life when you adopt them. Just like we adorn our homes with photographs of our human family members, decorating with photographs of your dog is just as fulfilling.

Even if you don’t have a dog, decorating with dog art brings a sense of whimsy and cheer to a space. I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but smile when I see a happy dog face looking back at me. Whether it’s a black and white gallery wall or a bright, colorful piece of art, the installation will add life and charm to your decor.

Here are 10 great examples of decorating with dog art to inspire you.

Decorating with Dog Art

Sweet and Stylish Decorating with Dog Art | HomeandEventStyling.comA black and white gallery wall featuring photographs of their furry friends hang above the bed for a darling focal point.
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Sweet and Stylish Decorating with Dog Art | HomeandEventStyling.comAt first glance, it looks like real dogs are sitting on this chair, but they’re actually pillows! This DIY project turns your dog’s photo into an adorable accent pillow.
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Sweet and Stylish Decorating with Dog Art | HomeandEventStyling.comThis gallery wall is so colorful and charming, especially with the largest anchor piece featuring a sweet labrador.
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Sweet and Stylish Decorating with Dog Art | HomeandEventStyling.comThe silhouette of a dog has a great modern appeal. It would be easy to recreate this of your own dog using one of their photos.
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Sweet and Stylish Decorating with Dog Art | HomeandEventStyling.comWhy not personalize your dog’s dining area with pictures of them? Such a cute idea!
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Sweet and Stylish Decorating with Dog Art | HomeandEventStyling.comThese illustrations look so adorable in a children’s bedroom and are probably quite comforting, too.
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Sweet and Stylish Decorating with Dog Art | HomeandEventStyling.comDon’t be afraid to mix different kinds of dog art. In this living room, for example, a black and white photo hangs above the fireplace while a colorful illustration is part of a charming vignette in the corner.
Source: Apartment Therapy

Sweet and Stylish Decorating with Dog Art | HomeandEventStyling.comHow could you feel anything other than happy looking at that face every day?
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Sweet and Stylish Decorating with Dog Art | HomeandEventStyling.comA black and white wallpaper of various dog silhouettes looks super chic and charming in this powder bath, especially when paired with gold accents.
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Sweet and Stylish Decorating with Dog Art | HomeandEventStyling.comYou’ll always feel a bit of cheer walking up and down this staircase.
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Love it!

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Lea Michele’s Fresh LA Retreat

Actress Lea Michele recently traded in the hustle and bustle of her Hollywood home for a more private, tranquil retreat in a canyon in West L.A. The home is outfitted with the same idea of being a place in which she can unwind and escape from the craziness of her Hollywood life. This translates to clean lines, a soft color palette, and beautiful views of the nature that surrounds the property.

If you love the look of modern decor with personality, then this home will definitely give you some ideas and inspiration. Though the decor has a minimalist sensibility, Lea has accented it with decor that has character and charm. It’s modest, yet very comfortable.

Enjoy this beautiful home tour courtesy of InStyle.

Lea Michele Home Tour

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comAn open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows allow in plenty of light to make the space feel bright and airy, as well as offer beautiful views of the backyard.

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe color palette is in neutrals and soft blues for a vibe that is elegant and relaxing.

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comA vignette under the floating staircase speaks to the modern look of the home with some eclectic touches to give it unique character.

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo stunning tapestries hang behind the dining room table which mixes modern chairs with a vintage settee.

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe kitchen is sleek and modern with white cabinets on the top and wood on the bottom, a look that is clean with a touch of warmth.

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comCozy corners exist throughout the home, like this one that offers an armchair to curl up in by the window with a good book from the built-in bookcase.

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bedroom is bright and airy with more modern lines and cozy accents, such as wood and soft textiles.

So lovely and inspiring.

Warm regards,
Megan

The Bold and Beautiful Effect of a Black Backsplash

A backsplash always elevates the style of a kitchen and makes it look more finished. There are a lot of options to choose from, which boil down to how much of a statement you want to make. Do you want something subtle or would you like to look at the backsplash as an opportunity to do something bold and interesting? A black backsplash, for example, definitely serves up the latter.

It’s not an option that many people think of because it is so dramatic, but it can actually look chic and stunning when done right. It can create a stunning look of contrast or provide a cozy, masculine appeal depending on what it’s paired with. The type of tile you choose (or if you use tile at all), grout color, and way you lay the tile also has an impact on the final result.

Here are 10 inspiring kitchens with a black backsplash to give you some ideas and show you how amazing this element can look.

Black Backsplash Inspiration

The Bold and Beautiful Effect of a Black Backsplash | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack grout with black subway tiles creates a dramatic backsplash, especially when contrasted against the white cabinets and light wood floors.
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The Bold and Beautiful Effect of a Black Backsplash | HomeandEventStyling.comA solid black backsplash is streamlined and modern. You could even do this in chalkboard paint to be able to write your menu and other fun notes on it.
Source: My Domaine

The Bold and Beautiful Effect of a Black Backsplash | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack subway tiles with light grout incorporate the tone of the marble for a cohesive, yet contrasted look.
Source: Domino

The Bold and Beautiful Effect of a Black Backsplash | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black backsplash provides a coziness to this kitchen and creates a dynamic look with all the other textures at work in the space.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

The Bold and Beautiful Effect of a Black Backsplash | HomeandEventStyling.comThis kitchen mixes traditional sensibilities with industrial accents for a cool, updated vibe.
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The Bold and Beautiful Effect of a Black Backsplash | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can paint the wall black for a more budget-friendly (but still powerful) appearance of a black backsplash.
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The Bold and Beautiful Effect of a Black Backsplash | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite grout contrasts with the black tiles in an eye-catching way and lightens it up a bit.
Source: Lucy and Company via Decor Pad

The Bold and Beautiful Effect of a Black Backsplash | HomeandEventStyling.comThe warm wood with the black backsplash creates a cozy, upscale vibe that’s reminiscent of a coffee house.
Source: Bear Hill Interiors via Decor Pad

The Bold and Beautiful Effect of a Black Backsplash | HomeandEventStyling.comDark wood and black accents are masculine, sleek, and modern.
Source: House Beautiful

The Bold and Beautiful Effect of a Black Backsplash | HomeandEventStyling.comA herringbone pattern makes this black backsplash extra chic and intriguing.
Source: Apartment Therapy

Such a great look!

Warm regards,
Megan