10 Farm Sinks You’re Going to Love

When it comes to designing a kitchen, it’s easy to forget about a key component – the sink. While it’s important to the function of the space, it’s not often thought of as a design element. Farm sinks are just one style that proves they can have a strong impact on the design.

Farm sinks are some of the most charming options for a kitchen. They have a classic shape that is very popular among homeowners because not only is it wide and deep, but it also brings a lot of character to the space.

They are commonly associated with a country (or “farmhouse”) look, but over the years they have found their way into many other styles of design as the looks available have become more versatile. While they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, they have been around for over a century and aren’t likely to go out of style anytime soon.

Here are ten examples of farm sinks that show this style’s wide range of possibilities.

Ideas for Farm Sinks

10 Farm Sinks You're Going to Love | HomeandEventStyling.comA charcoal-colored farm sink creates a beautiful contrast with the white cabinets for a masculine look.
Source: Eva Kosmas Flores via The Kitchn

10 Farm Sinks You're Going to Love | HomeandEventStyling.comA classic white farm sink looks sleek in this white kitchen, blending right in with the cabinetry and mimicking the shape of the tile.
Source: HGTV

10 Farm Sinks You're Going to Love | HomeandEventStyling.comStainless steel brings a modern, industrial touch to this otherwise rustic kitchen.
Source: Liz Marie Blog

10 Farm Sinks You're Going to Love | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming is this turquoise sink? It adds an unexpected touch of personality to this traditional kitchen.
Source: HGTV

10 Farm Sinks You're Going to Love | HomeandEventStyling.comThe white sink creates a bold contrast against the black cabinetry for a beautifully contemporary, yet classic look.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Farm Sinks You're Going to Love | HomeandEventStyling.comThe farmhouse sink compliments the unique, green cabinetry in this kitchen. It fits the electric flair while still bringing a classic shape.
Source: My Home Ideas

10 Farm Sinks You're Going to Love | HomeandEventStyling.comHammered metal looks upscale and masculine against the black cabinets.
Source: Country Living

10 Farm Sinks You're Going to Love | HomeandEventStyling.comThis is a less common shape for a farm sink, but looks really great in this laundry room to bring it a touch of charm.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Farm Sinks You're Going to Love | HomeandEventStyling.comThe gold sink looks ultra chic paired with the white cabinets and marble appointments. It’s so unexpected and glamorous!
Source: Decor Pad

10 Farm Sinks You're Going to Love | HomeandEventStyling.comYet another interesting texture – basket-weave – shows one more of the many possibilities of a farm sink.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

What do you think of farm sinks ─ a passing trend or here to stay?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Charming Table-Style Kitchen Islands

An island is one of the best features to have in a kitchen and is very sought-after by homeowners and renters alike. It’s not hard to see why – they offer more surface space for cooking and entertaining, you can dine at them or let the kids do their homework there, and they can provide extra storage space in the way of shelving, cabinetry, and drawers.

Kitchen islands also give the space a lot more character.

Table-style kitchen islands are some of my favorites. They take the charm and character of these great features to the next level. You can get them in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials to make it look more like a custom kitchen.

Most kitchens can accommodate a table-style island, even if it needs to be small and narrow. And what’s great is that you don’t have to invest a lot of money to have one. You can get a table at a garage sale or thrift store and customize it with a fresh coat of paint or a nice wood stain. They even work in a rental because you can remove them when you move.

Here are ten examples of beautiful table-style kitchen islands that show the great versatility and charm they can bring to a space.

Table-Style Kitchen Islands

10 Charming Table-Style Kitchen Islands | HomeandEventStyling.comThis large island is rustic, yet contemporary and brings so much character to this kitchen. The open shelving also provides some open storage space.
Source: My Domaine

10 Charming Table-Style Kitchen Islands | HomeandEventStyling.comThis table-style island has a country chic flair with detailed legs and plenty of surface space.
Source: Hickman Design Associates via Home Bunch

10 Charming Table-Style Kitchen Islands | HomeandEventStyling.comA regular island was given a table-style flair with legs added to the corners to support an overhang. This offers the best of both worlds by giving you space for closed storage.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Charming Table-Style Kitchen Islands | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother option is to have a table extend right out from your island. You can use it for dining, a buffet, or even as extra surface space while cooking a large meal.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Charming Table-Style Kitchen Islands | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s another example of a table-style island offering the best of both worlds. Cabinetry is available on one side, while a table extends out for dining on the other.
Source: HGTV

10 Charming Table-Style Kitchen Islands | HomeandEventStyling.comThe stainless steel countertop and facade contrast the rustic wood for a unique, industrial appeal.
Source: Southern Living

10 Charming Table-Style Kitchen Islands | HomeandEventStyling.comThe size and design of this island is perfect for this space, providing both function and charm.
Source: Architectural Digest

10 Charming Table-Style Kitchen Islands | HomeandEventStyling.comThis island is almost a traditional island except for the X legs on either side that make it look like a table that’s been placed over an island. Unique and stylish.
Source: Traditional Home

10 Charming Table-Style Kitchen Islands | HomeandEventStyling.comThis narrow console table has been repurposed to serve this kitchen perfectly as an island.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Charming Table-Style Kitchen Islands | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable is this table with two benches? It gives this country chic kitchen a unique set-up that is perfect for a busy family. The benches can easily be moved to use the table strictly for meal prep or as a buffet.
Source: Better Home & Gardens

If you’ve been looking for a way to add surface space and style to your kitchen, consider bringing in a table-style island to bring that custom flair to the space.

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Nina Dobrev’s Colorful Bungalow

Actress Nina Dobrev has turned her California bungalow into a chic, colorful place to call home. She has given it a hip vibe that is relaxed and sophisticated all at once, embodying a youthful essence that the coastal state is known for.

There are bohemian touches mixed with some midcentury modern furniture. Vintage architectural elements with glamorous accents. A youthful vibe with a sophisticated finish. It’s a beautiful collaboration of styles and character.

My Domaine gave us the opportunity to tour this inspiring home. It is full of unique touches and charm that are sure to give you some ideas for your own home, regardless of your own personal taste. If anything, it’s an inspiring look at how you don’t have to put your decorating in a box to make it look great.

Nina Dobrev’s Colorful Bungalow

Nina Dobrev's Colorful Bungalow in California | HomeandEventStyling.comAn original fireplace painted in black creates a cool contrast against the white walls and furniture to draw your eye to the focal point.

Nina Dobrev's Colorful Bungalow in California | HomeandEventStyling.comThe fantastic end table made from reclaimed wood really grounds the all-white living room.

Nina Dobrev's Colorful Bungalow in California | HomeandEventStyling.comGold accents bring some glamour to the rustic surface.

Nina Dobrev's Colorful Bungalow in California | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo airy, gold console tables bring a midcentury modern appeal to this wall.

Nina Dobrev's Colorful Bungalow in California | HomeandEventStyling.comMore modern touches can be found in the dining room which is chic and open.

Nina Dobrev's Colorful Bungalow in California | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable are these light blue cabinets in the kitchen? Bronze accents add a luxe look to the space.

Nina Dobrev's Colorful Bungalow in California | HomeandEventStyling.comPeach pillows make the breakfast nook charming and cheery.

Nina Dobrev's Colorful Bungalow in California | HomeandEventStyling.comDeep navy blue accents in the bedroom are relaxing, yet chic as they contrast beautifully against the white walls.

Nina Dobrev's Colorful Bungalow in California | HomeandEventStyling.comPink wainscotting adds a vintage, feminine touch to the quaint bathroom.

Nina Dobrev's Colorful Bungalow in California | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother hangout space goes for a black and white approach that deviates from the rest of the colorful home.

Nina Dobrev's Colorful Bungalow in California | HomeandEventStyling.comOutside, bright blue walls help create a festive and fun oasis in the backyard.

Nina’s home is an inspiring look at creating a space that is all your own.

Warm regards,
Megan

Ways Wallpaper Can Improve Your Home’s Style

Since wallpaper came into existence, people have had strong feelings about it. While it may not be right for everyone, the design impact it has the ability to create is impossible to deny. There are some truly inspiring things you can do in a home with wallpaper.

Over the years, the process of applying wallpaper has gotten much better. Today, the product is made to a much higher quality and there is a larger variety of choices for designs than ever before. Whether you want a natural look (like grasscloth), a traditional pattern (like stripes or florals), or something very unique like a metallic effect, it can be found in wallpaper.

There are many design benefits to using wallpaper and even more creative ways to use it. Here are just a few wallpaper ideas to inspire you.

Why Wallpaper is a Great Design Element

10 Ways Wallpaper Can Improve Your Home's Style | HomeandEventStyling.comIt can introduce color. A colorful wallpaper can brighten up a space, even when just used as an accent. It’s a great alternative to a solid color on the walls because it has more variety, texture, and pattern.
Source: Centsational Girl

10 Ways Wallpaper Can Improve Your Home's Style | HomeandEventStyling.comIt can introduce pattern. A great pattern can do wonders for a space. When you put one on the walls, it’s an artistic statement that brings a ton of depth and interest to your decor.
Source: My Domaine

10 Ways Wallpaper Can Improve Your Home's Style | HomeandEventStyling.comIt can introduce charm & character. If you want to give your space a flair that feels unique and infuses some personality into it, the right wallpaper can help bring it to life.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar

Wallpaper Ideas for Your Home

10 Ways Wallpaper Can Improve Your Home's Style | HomeandEventStyling.comA vignette. Wallpaper can help you create a stunning vignette that tells a story. Here, the cobalt blue wallpaper compliments the accessories beautifully for one cohesive statement.
Source: My Domaine

10 Ways Wallpaper Can Improve Your Home's Style | HomeandEventStyling.comInside a bookcase or cabinet. Spice up your bookcases or open cabinetry by covering the backs in wallpaper. It’s a simple yet unexpected touch.
Source: Luxe

10 Ways Wallpaper Can Improve Your Home's Style | HomeandEventStyling.comThe ceiling. The ceiling is a blank canvas that can be transformed with wallpaper and create a spectacular statement.
Source: Lonny

10 Ways Wallpaper Can Improve Your Home's Style | HomeandEventStyling.comThe entryway. Creating a great first impression in your entryway can be as easy as covering it in an eye-catching wallpaper. Even just a simple accent wall can give your foyer some flair.
Source: The Every Girl

10 Ways Wallpaper Can Improve Your Home's Style | HomeandEventStyling.comBehind the bed. To draw attention to the bed, which is the focal point of a bedroom, cover that one accent wall in wallpaper. It will also make it feel more luxurious, like a boutique hotel.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Ways Wallpaper Can Improve Your Home's Style | HomeandEventStyling.comAlong the staircase. Define your staircase and bring some personality to it with a nice wallpaper. This one looks like wood for a rustic appeal that is easier to apply.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Ways Wallpaper Can Improve Your Home's Style | HomeandEventStyling.comIn a hallway. Make a design statement in a hallway by covering it in wallpaper or even accenting just around the doorway at the end of the hall. It’s simple but effective.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

I hope these ideas have inspired you.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren’t Boring

When most people hear the word “neutral,” they associate it with the not-so-desirable word “boring.” The truth is, though, that neutral decorating is only boring when it isn’t done right.

Neutral dining rooms, for example, can be some of the most chic and elegant. It all comes down to the way you layer different shades, use texture and patterns, introduce contrasting elements, and accent it all with charming decor. As a professional home stager, I’ve worked on a lot of neutral dining rooms and it’s always interesting to see what new things we can do with this classic palette.

In many ways, a neutral space requires you to be even more creative in how you bring in visual interest, but the results can be spectacular. Here are 10 examples of some beautiful neutral dining room ideas.

Neutral Dining Room Ideas

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comSome simple studding along the edges of the chairs bring some edge to this dining room, along with the eye-catching light fixtures.
Source: ProfessionalStaging.com

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comThe stunning texture of the flooring looks like sand beneath this neutral dining room table, creating a lovely monochromatic design.
Source: ProfessionalStaging.com

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comThis dining room is bohemian chic with a mixture of modern and rustic elements.
Source: Adore Magazine via My Domaine

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comA gray wood table brings some texture to this space while keeping with the cool, modern flair.
Source: Luxe

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can’t get any more neutral than lucite! The clear chairs really open up the visual space to make this dining room feel larger.
Source: Southern Living

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack walls are a bold choice but pay off in this ultra luxe dining room where white accents contrast beautifully with them.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comElegant white chairs add a feminine flair to the rustic table in this chic dining room.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comUsing bold contrast like black and white is an easy way to create a dynamic look without even using color.
Source: Style At Home

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comA reclaimed wood bench, modern chair, and chandelier are all so different but bring so much character to this eclectic space.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack accents against beige and white are a great way to bring depth and visual interest to a neutral space.
Source: My Domaine

Neutral dining rooms have an elegance to them that is clean, sophisticated, and anything but boring.

Warm regards,
Megan