10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home

Shiplap is a wall treatment that has been trending in home design lately. While it has been showing up a lot more in homes in the last year or so, it’s not a new look — in fact, shiplap is a classic design choice that has never gone out of style and looks great in a variety of ways.

What sets shiplap apart from other wood paneling is the width of the boards and horizontal layout. Wood paneling comes in a lot of different variations, but shiplap is very distinct by these two features. It is usually used as an exterior for rustic structures like sheds and barns, but it brings a lot of character to interior spaces, too.

Here are 10 stylish examples of shiplap walls in various different styles, from country chic to contemporary.

Shiplap Decor Ideas

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThis entryway is covered in wood, but the various finishes and styles keep your eye moving and provide a lot of visual interest.
Source: Traditional Home

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming is this adorable butler’s pantry and its shiplap walls? This look would translate well to a full kitchen.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comShiplap is perfect for a laundry room or mudroom to give it some character.
Source: One Kings Lane

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comMost of the time, you see shiplap in white, but this bathroom shows how great it can look in other colors, such as black.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comGray shiplap gives the look a more upscale, contemporary vibe that brings both charm and elegance to this bathroom.
Source: Country Living

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe paneled walls do a great job of defining the window seat in this breakfast nook.
Source: The Inspired Room

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comUnfinished boards look rustic and intriguing as an accent wall leading up this staircase.
Source: Maine Home Design

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comAs you can see here, shiplap can be chic and elegant. I love the glass matting in the wall art that allows the texture of the walls to show through.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comShiplap can even look great in a shower when tile mimics the look of it.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a dose of charm as soon as you walk in, the wood panels create a great first impression in an entryway.
Source: New England Home

Is there a wall in your home that could use a little shiplap charm?

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Michelle Monaghan’s Modern Home

Actress Michelle Monaghan and her husband, a graphic designer, fell in love with their Los Angeles home for many reasons, but one of the most breathtaking is the chance to see an incredible sunrise every morning. They say it fills the house with a golden light, and when you see the house, you can see where color and light played a huge role in the way they decorated it.

The home has a distinctly midcentury modern style with a few whimsical touches. On a crisp, white palette, they have introduced color in clever ways that create a beautiful impact and captivate you. They share the home with their two children and you can see the whimsy they have inspired in some of the decor while still staying true to a chic, modern look.

Check out this beautiful modern home tour from InStyle to get inspired on ways to use bold color in your home:

Michelle Monaghan Home Tour

Home Tour: Michelle Monaghan's Modern Home | HomeandEventStyling.comBold, orange chairs infuse this modern dining room with a lot of life and cheer.

Home Tour: Michelle Monaghan's Modern Home | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo mirrors layered on each other above the fireplace suit the laid back vibe of the space while also bouncing light to make it feel larger.

Home Tour: Michelle Monaghan's Modern Home | HomeandEventStyling.comOne eye-catching piece of art brings an edginess to the vignette, juxtaposing the softer, more elegant sofa.

Home Tour: Michelle Monaghan's Modern Home | HomeandEventStyling.comCharming trinkets adorn the coffee table while a white tray keeps it all organized.

Home Tour: Michelle Monaghan's Modern Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe sheen on the bedspread adds a touch of glamour to the bedroom, which is a lovely balance of feminine and masculine touches.

Home Tour: Michelle Monaghan's Modern Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe nursery is full of cheerful energy thanks to some beautiful yellow curtains and pink accents.

Home Tour: Michelle Monaghan's Modern Home | HomeandEventStyling.comSeeing the pop of yellow in the bathroom is a perfect way to start the day every morning.

Home Tour: Michelle Monaghan's Modern Home | HomeandEventStyling.comBright, vibrant colors jump out at you against the crisp white walls and accents, creating a clean yet lively look.

Home Tour: Michelle Monaghan's Modern Home | HomeandEventStyling.comEven the artwork is simple, allowing the beautiful colors to speak for themselves.

This home is truly a beautiful showcase of light and color!

Warm regards,
Megan

Dark and Dramatic Black Interior Doors

In most homes, the interior doors are some form of white or off-white. While this standard looks great, playing with the color of your interior doors can be a fun way to get creative with your home’s design. One of my favorite alternatives is black interior doors.

Black interior doors have an effortless sense of style that is bold, luxurious, and timeless. They’re a great choice if you want to add some drama to your home without getting too crazy. This look is classic and elegant and can suit a myriad of design styles, from sleek and modern to traditional and glamorous.

Though in most homes, painting every single interior door black might be overdoing it a little, it could be a great look to make one eye-catching statement, such as for your front or back doors, master bathroom, or French doors dividing an office space.

Here are 10 inspiring examples of how you can decorate with black interior doors in various ways.

Black Interior Doors

Dark and Dramatic Black Interior Doors | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack doors create a striking contrast with the white walls and draw your eye to the beautiful view beyond the glass.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Dark and Dramatic Black Interior Doors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe high gloss front door contrasts again with white for a luxurious and contemporary vibe.
Source: My Design Chic

Dark and Dramatic Black Interior Doors | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack French doors lead into the tub area to give this space some grandeur.
Source: Domino

Dark and Dramatic Black Interior Doors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe front door matches the banister for two pops of black that provide some nice contrast in this otherwise understated entryway.
Source: New England Home

Dark and Dramatic Black Interior Doors | HomeandEventStyling.comFrench doors separate an office area in a way that adds some extra style to the space. While white French doors would have looked nice, they would have blended into the rest of the decor for a more subtle look.
Source: The Home Depot

Dark and Dramatic Black Interior Doors | HomeandEventStyling.comLacquered black interior doors are very glamorous, taking this hallway up a notch. (And a great example of an occasion when multiple black interior doors work beautifully.)
Source: The Decorista

Dark and Dramatic Black Interior Doors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black doors perfectly compliment the subway tile in this chic black and white bathroom.
Source: HGTV

Dark and Dramatic Black Interior Doors | HomeandEventStyling.comA set of black French doors balance out this neutral living room and make it feel more dynamic.
Source: Style At Home

Dark and Dramatic Black Interior Doors | HomeandEventStyling.comHow gorgeous and glamorous is this set of black interior doors?
Source: The Decorista

Dark and Dramatic Black Interior Doors | HomeandEventStyling.comThese lacquered doors set the stage for what is sure to be a beautiful and lavish bedroom.
Source: Luxe via HGTV

Love them!

Warm regards,
Megan

Clearly Chic Dining Rooms with Lucite Chairs

Lucite chairs (and other lucite furniture, sometimes called “ghost” or acrylic) have been gaining steam in decorating in recent years. While it’s easy to think this is just a trend, lucite furniture has actually been around for a while and was very big in mid-century modern design. The resurgence of this classic look has offered up some great new spins on it that make it a fabulous choice for a variety of scenarios.

One of my favorite looks is a dining room with lucite chairs. There are a lot of benefits to using lucite chairs around a dining room table. Because they are clear and see-through, lucite chairs take up very little visual weight so that the space feels larger, airier, and more open. They can also keep the focus on bright colors and bold patterns or let you see a beautiful base of a table.

Here are 10 dining rooms with lucite chairs to show you the many ways in which they can be used, whether your style is rustic, modern, glamorous or something in-between.

Dining Rooms with Lucite Chairs

Clearly Chic Dining Rooms with Lucite Chairs | HomeandEventStyling.comRustic meets modern in this dining room thanks to the wood table mixed with lucite chairs.
Source: Desire to Inspire

Clearly Chic Dining Rooms with Lucite Chairs | HomeandEventStyling.comThis modern, minimalistic space is kept light and open thanks to the lucite chairs while the table provides some warmth and contrast.
Source: Style at Home via Decor Pad

Clearly Chic Dining Rooms with Lucite Chairs | HomeandEventStyling.comThe busy (though gorgeous) wallpaper doesn’t overwhelm this room thanks to smart choices like the white table and lucite chairs.
Source: Waiting on Martha

Clearly Chic Dining Rooms with Lucite Chairs | HomeandEventStyling.comThis dining room focuses on quality over quantity with statement pieces like the lucite chairs, detailed wood table, ornate area rug, and neon sign.
Source: The Glitter Guide

Clearly Chic Dining Rooms with Lucite Chairs | HomeandEventStyling.comThis dining room is a breath of fresh air with natural textures and plenty of visual space.
Source: Southern Living

Clearly Chic Dining Rooms with Lucite Chairs | HomeandEventStyling.comWith the mixture of prints, texture and color in this dining room, the lucite chairs keep things from looking busy and let you focus on the design.
Source: The Every Girl

Clearly Chic Dining Rooms with Lucite Chairs | HomeandEventStyling.comWho said lucite chairs couldn’t be glamorous? Drape some faux fur over the seats and voila!
Source: HomePolish

Clearly Chic Dining Rooms with Lucite Chairs | HomeandEventStyling.comThe extreme contrast between the dark wood floors and white walls is stunning in this dining room. The lucite end chairs provide a new texture without taking away from the look.
Source: My Scandinavian Home

Clearly Chic Dining Rooms with Lucite Chairs | HomeandEventStyling.comThe gorgeous base on the dining room is able to be enjoyed thanks to the lucite chairs.
Source: South Shore Decorating Blog

Clearly Chic Dining Rooms with Lucite Chairs | HomeandEventStyling.comBlue cushions are the perfect pop of color, but the lucite structure keeps things light and airy.
Source: Amanda Nisbet Design via Decor Pad

So many reasons to love lucite!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Spaces With Brilliantly Mixed Wood Tones

Mixing wood tones is sometimes mistakenly thought of as a design faux pas, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Mixing them the wrong way definitely creates disharmony in a space, but mixing the right ones together can elevate a room’s style and give it a lot of character.

Mixed wood tones also give a room a very “pro” look because most people are too nervous to choose more than one wood finish, so you usually only see it in designer spaces. Including this look in your own home is a great way to make its design more dynamic and give it that “designer” touch.

The key to mixing wood tones is to keep the same undertone throughout all of the woods. You can mix dark with light, rough with polished as long as you keep the undertone the same, such as a grey or red undertone.

Here are 10 examples of rooms with mixed wood tones to inspire you.

Mixed Wood Tones

10 Spaces With Brilliantly Mixed Wood Tones | HomeandEventStyling.comSeveral different wood finishes are at work in this modern, fresh space. The darkest is on the floor to create contrast, laying the groundwork for a washed wood armoire, a light wood cabinet, and an unfinished end table.
Source: Veranda

10 Spaces With Brilliantly Mixed Wood Tones | HomeandEventStyling.comA grey wood paneled ceiling with light-colored beams creates a lovely contrast and statement. Then, you’ve got the polished floors and yet another wood on a nearby accent wall, all working together and supplying character.
Source: Luxe

10 Spaces With Brilliantly Mixed Wood Tones | HomeandEventStyling.comUnfinished wood beams bring a lot of charm to this otherwise modern kitchen. Warm wood bar stools pull out some of the darker grain accents in the flooring.
Source: Desire to Inspire

10 Spaces With Brilliantly Mixed Wood Tones | HomeandEventStyling.comPolished wood floors and an unfinished wood bar contrast with each other to bring a lot of character to this space. You even have one beam to carry it upward.
Source: Country Living

10 Spaces With Brilliantly Mixed Wood Tones | HomeandEventStyling.comThe wood on the floor and island are close in color, but the floorboards have a rougher quality while the island is polished and decorated with gorgeous details.
Source: Traditional Home

10 Spaces With Brilliantly Mixed Wood Tones | HomeandEventStyling.comA white-washed wood island is a great middle ground between the white cabinets and polished, dark wood floors to bring an accent of country chic flavor.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Spaces With Brilliantly Mixed Wood Tones | HomeandEventStyling.comA slightly lighter floor lets the countertops stand out while creating a rustic vibe.
Source: House & Home

10 Spaces With Brilliantly Mixed Wood Tones | HomeandEventStyling.comThis hallway creates a stunning juxtaposition: dark, polished floors on the bottom and light, unfinished wood on the ceiling. Amazing!
Source: Rachael Halverson Design via My Design Chic

10 Spaces With Brilliantly Mixed Wood Tones | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dark floors and white cabinets are both in high gloss, while the wood grain cabinets are matte, not only providing some contrast but also serving as a nice balance between the extreme light and dark.
Source: Milestone Building

10 Spaces With Brilliantly Mixed Wood Tones | HomeandEventStyling.comThe floors are a lovely modern tone that fades into the background, while the brighter wood beams make a beautiful statement.
Source: Architectural Digest

Don’t be afraid to mix it up!

Warm regards,
Megan