Home Tour: Mandy Moore’s Mid-Century Modern Pasadena Retreat

Actress Mandy Moore recently renovated a 1950’s home in Pasadena to reflect her personal style while embracing the home’s original architecture by Harold B. Zook. Moore appreciated the architect’s original vision, falling in love with the property as soon as she saw it. She kept most of the home’s original features, like the brick floors, and balanced it with a fresh, modern take that complements the vintage aspects of the home.

The property looks out onto incredible views of the San Gabriel mountains and valley, so floor-to-ceiling windows give you access to them in almost every room, as well as a beautiful outdoor patio. There is plenty of natural light throughout the home to give it a happy, refreshing feel. Though the home is very chic in design, Moore made sure to choose furniture and elements that were child and pet-friendly.

Enjoy this stunning home tour courtesy of Architectural Digest.

Mandy Moore Home Tour

Home Tour: Mandy Moore's Mid-Century Modern Pasadena Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo navy blue chairs enliven this living room with a rich pop of color while the copper tables provide a bit of shine.

Home Tour: Mandy Moore's Mid-Century Modern Pasadena Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dining room is open to the stunning views of the mountains courtesy of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.

Home Tour: Mandy Moore's Mid-Century Modern Pasadena Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comA waterfall marble island is simple yet impactful in the white, airy kitchen.

Home Tour: Mandy Moore's Mid-Century Modern Pasadena Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe copper hood (original to the house) was brought back to its former glory and now serves as a jumping off point for many of the home’s new copper accents.

Home Tour: Mandy Moore's Mid-Century Modern Pasadena Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe bedroom is full of light and opens right onto the patio, offering beautiful views to wake up to.

Home Tour: Mandy Moore's Mid-Century Modern Pasadena Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comIn the master bathroom, copper accents in the floor complement the matching hardware.

Home Tour: Mandy Moore's Mid-Century Modern Pasadena Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comA simple freestanding tub keeps your attention on the gorgeous view.

Home Tour: Mandy Moore's Mid-Century Modern Pasadena Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe sprawling outdoor space is the perfect place for entertaining and relaxation.

What an incredible home!

Warm regards,
Megan

The Chic, Fashionable Look of Leopard Pillows

The chicest decor is often the most classic. Elements like black and white, gold, and faux fur are timeless and often included in rooms deemed “fashionable” and “chic.” Leopard pillows are another example of a classic, stylish decor element.

Leopard print combines two of the above-mentioned elements – black and gold – with a beautiful spotted pattern that never goes out of style. This print can be used in a variety of ways in home decor but the most popular form is a pillow. Leopard pillows instantly add a touch of glamour and luxury to whatever space in which they are used. They may be small but they always make a statement.

Here are some inspiring examples of spaces with leopard pillows to give you some ideas.

Leopard Pillows

The Chic, Fashionable Look of Leopard Pillows | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis cozy corner is the epitome of chic.
Source: Lonny

The Chic, Fashionable Look of Leopard Pillows | MeganMorrisBlog.comThe leopard print pillow is a nice touch on the bed to tie in with the other black and gold accents.
Source: Kate Spade

The Chic, Fashionable Look of Leopard Pillows | MeganMorrisBlog.comBlack and white, leopard print, and gold are a recipe for instant glamour.
Source: The Pink Dream

The Chic, Fashionable Look of Leopard Pillows | MeganMorrisBlog.comThe leopard print pillow perfectly compliments the mustard yellow chair.
Source: Mia Mia Mine

The Chic, Fashionable Look of Leopard Pillows | MeganMorrisBlog.comThese black chairs and leopard pillows instantly create a luxurious first impression.
Source: Lonny via Decor Pad

The Chic, Fashionable Look of Leopard Pillows | MeganMorrisBlog.comLove the classic sense of glamour at work in this elegant space.
Source: Randi Garrett Design

The Chic, Fashionable Look of Leopard Pillows | MeganMorrisBlog.comThe leopard print pillows serve as statement pieces on the white bedding.
Source: Chronicles of Frivolity

The Chic, Fashionable Look of Leopard Pillows | MeganMorrisBlog.comYou can imagine a chic fashion editor calling this charming living room home.
Source: The Darling Detail

The Chic, Fashionable Look of Leopard Pillows | MeganMorrisBlog.comLeopard pillows look particularly at home with Hollywood Regency decor.
Source: Spruce Interiors via Decor Pad

The Chic, Fashionable Look of Leopard Pillows | MeganMorrisBlog.comThe pillows speak to the black and gold in the charming gallery wall.
Source: The Glitter Guide

You can never go wrong with leopard print pillows if you’re looking for a chic accent.

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy’s Charming Colorado Getaway

The story behind actors Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy’s vacation home in Little Woody Creek, Colorado is a special one. The home is more than a vacation home – it’s a part of the family’s history. Felicity Huffman actually grew up on the property with her six sisters. She and her husband purchased the original home when it went on the market following her mother’s death, but due to structural issues, it had to be torn down and rebuilt. They built the new home with the original home as inspiration but made some improvements along the way.

The new home is a slightly larger replica with a few changes to make it safer and more suited to their lifestyle. The interior is classic and elegant with a vintage feel but modern amenities. It’s a place their whole family enjoys, from their kids to their siblings, and offers an incredible array of activities and possibilities amid the breathtaking views of the Colorado mountains.

Enjoy this special home tour courtesy of Architectural Digest.

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Home Tour

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Charming Colorado Getaway | HomeandEventStyling.comA chandelier and stunning while molding welcome you into the home, contrasting the dark wood floors.

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Charming Colorado Getaway | HomeandEventStyling.comCoffered ceilings and other trim work continue into the living room for an elegant look.

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Charming Colorado Getaway | HomeandEventStyling.comFloor-to-ceiling windows and French doors display the picturesque views that surround the property.

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Charming Colorado Getaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThe kitchen is elegant and contemporary with a cottage flair. The subtle blue of the island adds a nice touch of charm.

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Charming Colorado Getaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThe large patio offers the perfect place to spend your time while enjoying the breathtaking mountain views.

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Charming Colorado Getaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThe study is cozy with rich wood accents, built-in shelving, and a fireplace.

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Charming Colorado Getaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThe furniture in the master bedroom is all focused on the windows to take advantage of the views, including the vanity.

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Charming Colorado Getaway | HomeandEventStyling.comLovely paintings and family photos are displayed throughout the home.

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Charming Colorado Getaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bathroom is simple yet chic with a gorgeous marble shower, free-standing vanities, and a tub beneath the windows.

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Charming Colorado Getaway | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother bedroom has a draped canopy bed that is simple and comfortable.

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Charming Colorado Getaway | HomeandEventStyling.comFor the kids, bunk beds are the perfect use of space and a lot of fun.

Home Tour: Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy's Charming Colorado Getaway | HomeandEventStyling.comA cheerful yellow floral wallpaper makes guests right at home in another one of the bedrooms.

What a spectacular vacation home!

Warm regards,
Megan

Fresh and Stylish Coastal Living Room Ideas

Nothing says “fresh” and “airy” quite like coastal decor. Capturing the vibe of the sea means capturing a tranquil, uplifting vibe that you can enjoy every time you are at home. After all, nothing is more inspiring than nature.

There are several ways you can capture this appeal in your home, particularly in a living room. It isn’t just one “style.” You can blend a coastal vibe with any other decorating style, including modern, contemporary, and farmhouse. As I said, it’s more about the vibe. Think crisp neutrals, rustic textures, and a few colorful accents that are found in nature like blue and green.

Here are 10 coastal living rooms to give you some ideas and inspiration for your own home.

Coastal Living Rooms

Fresh and Stylish Coastal Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comNeutrals with a few subtle blue and turquoise accents create a tranquil coastal feel.
Source: Quill Decor

Fresh and Stylish Coastal Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comAn L-shaped turquoise sofa makes a fresh, bold statement in this living room.
Source: New England Home

Fresh and Stylish Coastal Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis living space is so clean and airy, you can practically hear the ocean waves.
Source: Homes to Love

Fresh and Stylish Coastal Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comA blue sofa is a nice, bold touch that brings life to this beautiful space.
Source: Home Bunch

Fresh and Stylish Coastal Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis looks like the perfect place to take a nap after a long day in the sun.
Source: Craftberry Bush

Fresh and Stylish Coastal Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis living room proves that coastal decor can also be cozy.
Source: House of Turquoise

Fresh and Stylish Coastal Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comNavy blue instantly grabs your attention in this beautiful, nautical space.
Source: Style At Home

Fresh and Stylish Coastal Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comLove the farmhouse touches mixed with the clean, contemporary coastal decor.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Fresh and Stylish Coastal Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comThe coastal influence is subtle but present in this beautiful living room.
Source: Homedit

Fresh and Stylish Coastal Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comGreenery always manages to bring a space to life.
Source: Holy City Chic

Which one captures your favorite interpretation of the coastal style?

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Shakira’s Glamorous and Contemporary Miami Estate

If you love modern, minimalist design then you are sure to fall in love with the home Grammy-winning singer Shakira recently listed in Miami, Florida. The exterior architecture is a modern marvel in white with clean-cut landscaping and the interior is a beautiful reflection of the same sensibilities.

The sprawling 20,726 square-foot estate has been recently renovated by the star since being purchased in 2001. The home is sleek and minimalist in appeal with elements like high-gloss European cabinets, smooth wood floors, and lots of floor-to-ceiling windows to fill each space with plenty of natural light. The outdoor space is equally as impressive with an expansive patio, pool, and water view.

Enjoy this stunning home tour courtesy of Elle Decor.

Shakira Home Tour

Home Tour: Shakira's Glamorous and Contemporary Miami Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comSoft neutrals create a dreamy atmosphere in the dining room. The wall art almost looks like it is growing out of the wall.

Home Tour: Shakira's Glamorous and Contemporary Miami Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comThe kitchen is streamlined with modern European cabinets in high gloss white and a smooth wood floor to bring some warmth to it. The greenery outside feels like a part of the kitchen.

Home Tour: Shakira's Glamorous and Contemporary Miami Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comSpeaking of greenery, the way it surrounds the living room and bonus area through the floor-to-ceiling windows makes it feel like you are outside. It contrasts beautifully with all the white.

Home Tour: Shakira's Glamorous and Contemporary Miami Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bedroom continues the dreamy neutrals and clean white accents. The simple lines keep it relaxing and serene.

Home Tour: Shakira's Glamorous and Contemporary Miami Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother bedroom features a low-profile bed and built-in shelving that gives it a relaxed, casual vibe.

Home Tour: Shakira's Glamorous and Contemporary Miami Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bathroom mixes modern lines with a vintage flair for a unique combination.

Home Tour: Shakira's Glamorous and Contemporary Miami Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comOutside, there is plenty of privacy thanks to the tall hedges that surround the large pool area.

Home Tour: Shakira's Glamorous and Contemporary Miami Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comThe pool area is so expansive, it looks like a luxury hotel. More modern white furniture harmonizes with the architecture of the home.

Home Tour: Shakira's Glamorous and Contemporary Miami Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comThe home office offers plenty of workspace in the form of a long built-in desk and lots of storage.

What a stunning place!

Warm regards,
Megan