10 Charming and Creative DIY Coffee Bar Ideas

If you’re a coffee lover, then chances are you have a coffee maker in your home. Most people keep their coffee maker on the kitchen counter with their mugs in a nearby cabinet. This works well enough, but if you want to take your coffee experience to the next level, a coffee bar is a great way to do that.

Setting up a coffee bar not only makes the experience of making and enjoying your coffee more fun, but it also adds a charming element to your home. You can completely customize it to your likes in terms of style and functionality and you don’t have to invest a lot of money into it, either. It’s a great way to express your creativity.

Here are 10 stylish DIY coffee bar ideas to give you some inspiration.

DIY Coffee Bar Ideas

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comReclaimed wood makes for a rustic, farmhouse-inspired coffee bar. The white accents bring a fresh, crisp touch to the look.
Source: Sincerely, Marie Designs

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe chalkboard wall behind this bar area looks chic while also bringing a charming touch to the elegant, streamlined cabinets.
Source: Elle Decor

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comOpen shelving and cute farmhouse decor create a simple but darling coffee bar.
Source: Southern Home and Designs

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother great option for creating a coffee bar is to use an open bookcase like this one from IKEA.
Source: A Shade of Teal

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comLove the industrial flair of this DIY coffee bar. Even the chalkboard sign can be recreated by hand.
Source: Live Simply

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSome under-cabinet lighting elevates the look of this rustic coffee bar to add some ambiance.
Source: Gray House Studio

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable is this French cottage inspired coffee bar?
Source: Junk Chic Cottage

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comIn a smaller space, you can still create a coffee bar that is chic and charming. A pretty tray with the most necessary supplies and a fun sign are all you need.
Source: The Every Girl

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe hanging coffee cups double as wall art because of the blue background, copper accents, and symmetrical look of the cups.
Source: The House of Wood

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA bar cart is always great for this purpose. You can even wheel it around the space when needed during parties.
Source: A Beautiful Mess

Have you thought of incorporating a coffee bar into your home?

Warm regards,
Megan

The Upscale Look of Black Windows

You’ve probably heard the saying “the beauty is in the details.” It’s absolutely true, especially in interior design and decorating. Often, it’s the elements that are considered “small” or inconsequential that can have the biggest impact on a space. Black window frames are a great example.

Typically, window frames are white. However, the simple shift of opting for black window frames provides a whole different look in a room. They’re more upscale and draw your eye more because they stand out against light walls. It’s a simple way to create contrast and a more visually intriguing effect.

Here are 10 rooms with black windows to show you how much of a difference they can make.

Black Window Inspiration

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black frames along the wall of windows are unobtrusive and elegant.
Source: House Beautiful

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black around the windows creates a captivating contrast with the white cabinets.
Source: HGTV

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black is a subtle touch that brings a little more visual interest to this space.
Source: Traditional Home

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe simple black frame around the window makes it look like a framed piece of art that complements the sleek, modern design.
Source: Domain

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThis black and white space is chic and comfortable.
Source: Jen Langston Interiors via Decor Pad

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comHow beautiful are the black doors and windows that match the floor?
Source: Architectural Digest

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThese windows actually aren’t black but dark blue to match the gorgeous cabinets. What a fun touch!
Source: Domino

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black windows really suit the industrial look going on in this kitchen.
Source: Coco Kelley

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe windows mimic the chandelier, coffee tables, and chair legs.
Source: Luxe

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comLike the previous space, the windows mimic some of the other elements in this space, like those fun accent pillows on the sofa.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Black windows are a small change that makes a big impact on a space.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens

Modern farmhouse kitchens are basically a blend of many current design trends. Mixing rustic and modern elements is popular right now for the whole home, but it’s especially prevalent in kitchens. In fact, contemporary design has become quite similar to the modern farmhouse style, incorporating a lot of similar elements that are so popular today.

Basically, a modern farmhouse kitchen balances rustic elements common in farmhouse design with clean, modern lines and finishes. It’s a nice balance of elegance and coziness. If you love the sleek look of a modern kitchen but want to add a touch of warmth and charm to it, for example, incorporating some farmhouse elements will do the trick.

Here are 10 inspiring examples of modern farmhouse kitchens to give you some ideas.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchens

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comMarble subway tile provides a classic, contemporary touch to the rustic features like the beadboard ceiling and wood floors.
Source: The Creativity Exchange

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comIn this kitchen, traditional, contemporary, and farmhouse elements all meld together to create a warm space.
Source: My Domaine

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comWarm wood paired with grey cabinets creates an interesting modern contrast.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comFinishing touches like the panels on the island and coffered ceiling give this kitchen a luxurious look.
Source: Luxe

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comThe soft blue bar stools are a nice touch of color in this neutral space.
Source: Lonny

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comA rustic wood floor paired with elegant cabinets creates a lovely contrast.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comThis kitchen and dining room area is a perfect blend of modern and farmhouse.
Source: Kelly Deck Design via Decor Pad

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comThis modern farmhouse kitchen incorporates an industrial flair for a charming loft vibe.
Source: WhoLiving

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comHow stunning is this gourmet kitchen?
Source: Architectural Digest

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comThe island in this kitchen offers tons of extra storage and prep space.
Source: Architectural Digest

What’s not to love about a modern farmhouse kitchen?

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s Charming Brownstone

Actress Emily Blunt and her husband, actor John Krasinski recently listed their very special four-story brownstone located in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The home is bursting with character. The couple preserved the home’s original features that include stunning molding, flooring, multiple fireplaces, built-in bookcases, and stained glass windows.

They incorporated their own flair into the home in the form of lively pops of color and a general sense of whimsy and comfort. Several windows, many of which are floor-to-ceiling, fill the home with light. Unfortunately, the couple travels too often to be able to enjoy it, so they’ve put it on the market in the hope that someone else will be able to appreciate it on a daily basis.

Enjoy this charming home tour courtesy of PureWow.

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Home Tour

Home Tour: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's Charming Brownstone | HomeandEventStyling.comStunning original molding and floors carry tons of character throughout the home. Love the pop of blue on the staircase for some contrast.

Home Tour: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's Charming Brownstone | HomeandEventStyling.comA tall mirror framed with more stunning molding mimics the look of a fireplace and makes the front parlor feel brighter and more open.

Home Tour: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's Charming Brownstone | HomeandEventStyling.comBuilt-in bookcases flank the fireplace for a cozy, charming look in the living room. The stained glass windows look like works of art above the shelves.

Home Tour: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's Charming Brownstone | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dining room is spacious, yet cozy thanks to another beautiful fireplace. Even though the architectural details are traditional, the modern chandelier brings a touch of whimsy as contrast.

Home Tour: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's Charming Brownstone | HomeandEventStyling.comFloor-to-ceiling windows fill the kitchen with plenty of light, which bounces off the white cabinets and subway tile backsplash. The gold hardware adds a touch of glamour.

Home Tour: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's Charming Brownstone | HomeandEventStyling.comStripes add a soothing touch of character to the master bedroom, which has yet more stunning windows including a charming alcove.

Home Tour: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's Charming Brownstone | HomeandEventStyling.comMore stained glass welcomes you into the bathroom. It’s clean in white, grey, and marble accents with gold hardware to provide some contrast.

Home Tour: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's Charming Brownstone | HomeandEventStyling.comThe patio is stylish and private with ample space for entertaining and even some greenery among the city landscape.

Such a great place!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Beautiful Bathrooms with Earth Elements

Earth elements are great to use in design because they bring a lot of warmth and character to a space. This is especially true in a bathroom. Elements like stone, wood, and fire bring a spa-like essence that can be translated into many styles, including rustic, modern, and traditional.

If you want to make a statement in your bathroom, any one of these elements will help achieve that. You can also do a mixture of them to create something really unique. Your options are endless, especially with all the different options within each element: all the different types of stone, the many finishes for wood, and all the styles for a fireplace.

Here are 10 beautiful bathrooms that incorporated earth elements to create a stunning space.

Bathrooms with Earth Elements

10 Beautiful Bathrooms with Earth Elements | HomeandEventStyling.comThe wood beams serving as the vanity and matching mirror bring a streamlined, rustic touch to this bathroom.
Source: DecorPad

10 Beautiful Bathrooms with Earth Elements | HomeandEventStyling.comHow cozy is the fireplace by the tub? What a luxurious, elegant space.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Beautiful Bathrooms with Earth Elements | HomeandEventStyling.comIt almost feels like this bathroom was carved out of the stone.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Beautiful Bathrooms with Earth Elements | HomeandEventStyling.comMarble is one of the most glamorous of all stone options.
Source: Apartment 34

10 Beautiful Bathrooms with Earth Elements | HomeandEventStyling.comGrey and dark wood make for a stylish, masculine vibe.
Source: Domino

10 Beautiful Bathrooms with Earth Elements | HomeandEventStyling.comThis vanity offers plenty of storage and fits right in with the rustic aesthetic.
Source: Maine Home Design

10 Beautiful Bathrooms with Earth Elements | HomeandEventStyling.comThere is a lot of beauty in simplicity as shown by this clean, farmhouse-meets-minimalist bathroom.
Source: My Domaine

10 Beautiful Bathrooms with Earth Elements | HomeandEventStyling.comThe stone and unfinished wood in this space give it so much character.
Source: One Kindesign

10 Beautiful Bathrooms with Earth Elements | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dark wood and modern fireplace look luxurious, yet cozy.
Source: Luxe

10 Beautiful Bathrooms with Earth Elements | HomeandEventStyling.comHow beautiful is this rustic, contemporary design?
Source: Decoholic

So many beautiful ideas.

Warm regards,
Megan