The Eye-Catching Look of Red Decor

No color is quite as eye-catching and dynamic as the color red. The psychology behind it is very powerful and passionate, making it a great choice in design when you are looking to make a splash. Even a little bit of red decor can go a long way.

Red decor is used most often in the kitchen or dining room because the color is said to increase your appetite. That’s why you will often see the walls in a dining room painted in red or red accents in a kitchen. But red decor can stun in any space, including living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and even outdoor spaces. It’s gender neutral and can be chic and sophisticated or casual and family-friendly.

Here are 10 spaces that used red decor beautifully and creatively, all in their own unique but successful ways.

Red Decor Ideas

The Eye-Catching Look of Red Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing makes a first impression quite like a bold red door. The glossyness and beautiful details also add to the charm.
Source: House Beautiful

The Eye-Catching Look of Red Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThe rich red accent look gorgeous and sophitsicated with the black and white decor.
Source: House & Home

The Eye-Catching Look of Red Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA burnt red island looks country chic in this adorable kitchen. It adds a lot of flavor to the space.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

The Eye-Catching Look of Red Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comRed accents pop beautifully against the neutral palette in this foyer for a great punch of style as soon as you walk in.
Source: Elle Decor

The Eye-Catching Look of Red Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable is this bright red, retro-style refridgerator?
Source: That Nordic Feeling via Domino

The Eye-Catching Look of Red Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comJust a few touches of red look very romantic with the sophisticated black and white decor.
Source: New England Home

The Eye-Catching Look of Red Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comRed is the perfect accent color for a gender-neutral nursery.
Source: Rue Magazine

The Eye-Catching Look of Red Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comJust a touch of red livens up this kitchen and brings some character to the space.
Source: Birmingham Home and Garden

The Eye-Catching Look of Red Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comTransform an old end table or dresser with a can of red spray paint to create an eye-catching vignette.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

The Eye-Catching Look of Red Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA red vanity looks super cute against all the white in this crisp and chic bathroom.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

If you want a strong accent color for your space, you can’t go wrong with red.

Warm regards,
Megan

How to Make a Statement with Wood Floors

Wood is one of my favorite elements to use in design. It is so incredibly versatile and full of character. It can be rough and rustic or sleek and sophisticated depending on how you use it, making wood floors are one of the most dynamic design choices you can make.

What’s amazing about wood floors is that, although they are the most classic option for flooring, they are also the most versatile. They have come a long way over the years. There are myriad options for color, stain, finish, lay, patterns, and knots. You can also enhance the look of wood floors with the choices of color palette and decor around the space to really make them pop.

The following 10 spaces show just some of the ways wood floors can make a statement in a space. They don’t just have to disappear under your feet – they can actually be the star of the show and elevate your home’s style.

Chic Ideas for Wood Floors

How to Make a Statement with Wood Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comUltra glossy, dark wood floors look stunning in this modern space and pop when contrasted against the white walls.
Source: Domino

How to Make a Statement with Wood Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comHand-scraped wood floors are some of the most rustic and upscale choices. You can juxtapose them with elegant, contemporary design to make them stand out even more.
Source: Maine Home + Design

How to Make a Statement with Wood Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe rich, golden tone of these floors and the knotty pattern are highlighted by the bright white cabinets.
Source: Pottery Barn

How to Make a Statement with Wood Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comReclaimed wood brings so much personality to this foyer space, where the planks are laid in different directions to bring even more visual interest to the space.
Source: Decor8

How to Make a Statement with Wood Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comA soft, blonde wood looks stunning in this foyer. It matches beautifully with the gray walls.
Source: House of Turquoise

How to Make a Statement with Wood Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comA chevron pattern looks darling in this charming, white kitchen to bring some warmth to the space.
Source: My Domaine

How to Make a Statement with Wood Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe gray wood in this kitchen brings a great rustic touch to the otherwise totally modern space.
Source: Home Bunch

How to Make a Statement with Wood Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comWhen the planks don’t match as in this foyer, it instantly infuses character into the space.
Source: Joe Carrick Design via Home Bunch

How to Make a Statement with Wood Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThese floors look like they could tell a lot of stories if they could talk.
Source: PopSugar

statementwoodfloors10Polished blonde wood is fresh and airy in this light-filled dining room.
Source: House Beautiful

It’s hard to go wrong with wood floors. Even if you get tired of them, you can always have them painted or restained to give them a fresh, new look.

Warm regards,
Megan

The Exquisite Style of Off-White Decor

One of the most chic and classic color palettes is what many to refer to as “winter whites.” This look is comprised of white and off-white decor that blends together to create a stunning and elegant atmosphere that has the crispness of winter with style that lasts all year-round.

A white palette looks great when accented with pops of color, but it can look just as beautiful when kept in all cool, off-white tones. Gray, beige, silver and gold all look beautiful when paired with white to create a subtle depth of color. The only drawback is that it’s not ideal for a space with kids, pets or heavy foot traffic. However, if you’re bold enough to try it, the results can be breathtaking.

Here are 10 spaces that accomplished off-white decor to great success. Every space has its own flavor, yet captures the wintery simplicity of this palette with divine taste.

Inspiring Off-White Decor Ideas

The Exquisite Style of Off-White Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo antique, gold chandeliers look so charming in this feminine living room.
Source: NZ House & Garden

The Exquisite Style of Off-White Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThe grand fireplace is the focal point of this space but blends beautifully with the rest of the off-white decor.
Source: Veranda

The Exquisite Style of Off-White Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comHow relaxing is this bedroom? The neutral palette is soothing and sophisticated. I especially love that floor-to-ceiling headboard.
Source: Luxe

The Exquisite Style of Off-White Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comTaking the curtains floor-to-ceiling and letting them pool on the floor gives this space a relaxed, yet luxurious touch.
Source: My Domaine

The Exquisite Style of Off-White Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comEven though this space is almost entirely white, the luxurious fabrics and sleigh bed make it feel wonderfully cozy.
Source: Style Me Pretty

The Exquisite Style of Off-White Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThe brick wall and faux fur throw create depth in this bedroom that give the off-white decor plenty of visual interest.
Source: Style At Home

The Exquisite Style of Off-White Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThe champagne gray accents (the armchair and coffee table) bring a very glamorous touch to this white space.
Source: Zsa Zsa Bellagio

The Exquisite Style of Off-White Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comStainless steel bar stools and appliances bring a modern touch to this all-white kitchen.
Source: Pickell Architecture via Home Bunch

The Exquisite Style of Off-White Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThis off-white living room looks like something out of the pages of Vogue. It’s so chic and timeless.
Source: Oroa – Eichholtz Furniture via Houzz

The Exquisite Style of Off-White Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThe pop of bronze on the lamp looks exquisite against the white palette of this bedroom.
Source: Peridot Decorative Homewear via Decor Pad

There is something so inherently fresh and timeless about off-white decor that makes it worth the maintenace of keeping its whites bright. If you want sophistication, it’s definitely a go-to palette to ensure you’ll accomplish just that.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Pretty in Pink Rooms

Pink is the most romantic color in the rainbow. It captures the positive, nurturing feeling around love and is generally considered a feminine color, though it can work well even in a general neutral space when used correctly, such as in fresh flowers.

I love this color because it is so effortlessly chic and sophisticated. Pink rooms have an elegance to them that can’t be mistaken. Even just a touch of pink can bring some magic to a space. The wide range of shades and tones can capture a variety of moods to truly personalize the color. It can be as glamorous or as subtle as you wish.

The following 10 pink rooms are all inspiring and beautiful in their own unique away. From the bold and eclectic to the soft and luxurious, there is no limit to what this evocative color can accomplish.

Chic Inspiration for Pink Rooms

10 Pretty in Pink Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comThe hot pink sofa really brings this eclectic room alive. Keeping everything else subtle lets the sofa shine without feeling too “loud” in the space.
Source: Emily Henderson via Decor Pad

10 Pretty in Pink Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comThe soft pink walls almost fade into the background, but give this space a sweet essence that looks super chic with the black and white accents.
Source: Vogue

10 Pretty in Pink Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comCandy pink inside the cabinet is a brilliant and unexpected pop of color in the bathroom.
Source: Style Me Pretty

10 Pretty in Pink Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comThis adorable bench is perfect for this small yet wonderfully charming entryway.
Source: Style At Home

10 Pretty in Pink Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comJust this one hot pink chair brings a ton of personality to this living room corner. Even some of the books on the bookshelf match and stand out thanks to the fabric.
Source: Domino

10 Pretty in Pink Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comThe touches of pink are subtle on this table, but they give it a sense of romance that sways the vibe of it.
Source: Style At Home

10 Pretty in Pink Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comHow classy is this dining room? There are so many interesting elements coming together to create a unique but sophisticated space, the pink sofa of which being my favorite.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Pretty in Pink Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comThe pink chairs and lamp shades compliment the banana leaves wallpaper to give this dining room a vintage Palm Beach flair.
Source: Coco + Kelley

10 Pretty in Pink Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comHot pink looks stunning when paired with navy blue. The two colors really compliment each other and help each other pop.
Source: Pink Peonies

10 Pretty in Pink Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comPink jumps right out of the stunning, colorful wall art and splashes in this fun room.
Source: HGTV

Pink may not be for everyone, but it’s definitely an effective color to create a lovely and expressive space.

Warm regards,
Megan

Hotel Tour: The Halcyon House

One of the most inspiring countries I’ve ever traveled to is Australia. There is so much life in their art and culture that gives it a beautiful energy I would love to capture. The Halcyon House, a boutique hotel in Australia, definitely captured that energy in a fresh, chic way.

This hotel tour shows off a palette of vivid blue and white to capture a lively coastal look. It is a very chic take on the style, incorporating natural textures and well-chosen patterns to make it elegant and contemporary. There are some unexpected doses of other colors that pop up here and there through the decor, adding to the whimsical nature of the hotel.

What I love about this hotel tour is that it gives a wonderful demonstration of how you can mix the coastal style with an eclectic flair to give it a totally unique identity. It’s just as special as the continent it sits on.

The Halcyon House

Hotel Tour: The Halcyon House | HomeandEventStyling.comCoffee table books help make the lobby feel more like a home to suit the residential vibe of the hotel.

halcyonhouse02Blue and white striped lounges look super chic by the pool area, which features a wood deck that makes the area feel more luxurious and coastal.

halcyonhouse03A rich blue sofa contrasts with a stunning effect against the white walls. Some patterned pillows lighten it up and bring some extra character to it.

halcyonhouse04A whimsical floral wallpaper looks darling against this coastal vignette.

halcyonhouse05The delightful mixture of patterns, color and texture bring so much life to this space and give it a completely unique identity.

halcyonhouse06The complex wallpaper design in this room is gorgeous. The white bedding allows it to stand out without overwhelming the small space too much.

halcyonhouse07White tile with black grout looks very chic and contemporary in the bathroom. The blue is brought in subtly through the floor tile, while wood accents incorporate the coastal vibe.

halcyonhouse08A few pink accents break up the blue and give this room its own unique charm that is fresh and relaxing.

halcyonhouse10Bronze looks stunning when paired with blue, enriching the palette with a nice touch of metallic sheen.

This hotel has such a happy, free-flowing energy that I am so inspired by. It offers some great ideas to help infuse that same vibe into your own home.

Warm regards,
Megan