Mid-Season Decor: Transitioning from Winter to Spring

Decorating for the seasons is a lot of fun. I always love to change out certain accents in my home to reflect the season so my family and I can enjoy it fully, whatever the season may be. However, there is an awkward period between winter and spring where it doesn’t fully feel like winter anymore, but spring has yet to come. There is an easy way to bridge this gap.

The trick is to bring in some subtle hints of spring while still maintaining a primarily winter feel. You can do this with muted colors and some spring touches, like flowers and greenery. Incorporating some small spring accents will help you transition your home between the seasons in a way that feels natural.

Here are 10 winter to spring decor ideas to inspire you:

Winter to Spring Decor

Mid-Season Decor: Transitioning from Winter to Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comLight pops of pink and blue bring in a spring flavor while the light gray and white backdrop keep a wintery feel.
Source: Rue Magazine

Mid-Season Decor: Transitioning from Winter to Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comLight pink is soft and feminine and looks glamorous with the gold accents.
Source: The Room Edit

Mid-Season Decor: Transitioning from Winter to Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comMint green, pink and greenery bring in minor touches of spring.
Source: Oh My Dear Blog via Decor Pad

Mid-Season Decor: Transitioning from Winter to Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comJust a few pieces of greenery gives hints of spring to this wintery palette.
Source: The Every Girl

Mid-Season Decor: Transitioning from Winter to Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comA light pink pillow and some flowers are subtle, yet cheerful little accents.
Source: Dear Lily Mae via Etsy

Mid-Season Decor: Transitioning from Winter to Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comDecorative twigs in a vase are a perfect accent to bridge the gap between winter and spring because they are suitable for both. The flowers on the coffee table nudge it closer to spring.
Source: Style Me Pretty

Mid-Season Decor: Transitioning from Winter to Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comJust some blue pillows and a complementing cushion add some spring flavor to the landing.
Source: Home Bunch

Mid-Season Decor: Transitioning from Winter to Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comHow lovely and fresh is this is this adorable mudroom?
Source: Megan Bachmann

Mid-Season Decor: Transitioning from Winter to Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comSubdued pink and purple brings a romantic, spring vibe to this bedroom.
Source: Little Liberty via Grey Hunt Interiors

Mid-Season Decor: Transitioning from Winter to Spring | HomeandEventStyling.comDesaturated prints of the sea with some mint green in them suggest spring while still maintaining a bit of iciness for winter.
Source: Centsational Girl

Winter was great, but I’m ready for spring!

Warm regards,
Megan

Hotel Tour: The Colorful Summercamp Hotel in Martha’s Vineyard

Sometimes, you stumble upon a little gem that is surprising and full of inspiration. That’s exactly how I felt when I discovered the Summercamp Hotel in Martha’s Vineyard.

Taking the place of the former Wesley Hotel, the building is a stunning Victorian structure built in 1879 and located in the charming town of Oak Bluffs. The brand new interior captures every bit of that charm through colorful patterns, artistic surprises, and fun elements that come together to create a unique and whimsical experience.

Boston-based design firm Rachel Reider Interiors redesigned the hotel with the aim of capturing the spirit of summer camps with a chic, upscale flair. Bits of nostalgia mix with contemporary elements that make parents and kids alike feel right at home.

Elle Decor took us on a tour with beautiful photographs of the Summercamp Hotel that are sure to fill you with inspiration.

Summercamp Hotel Tour

Hotel Tour: The Colorful Summercamp Hotel in Martha's Vineyard | HomeandEventStyling.comArtistic light fixtures juxtapose more traditional elements, like the stone fireplace, for a beautiful balance of the old and the new.

Hotel Tour: The Colorful Summercamp Hotel in Martha's Vineyard | HomeandEventStyling.comThese hanging swings overlook the stunning lake the hotel sits on.

Hotel Tour: The Colorful Summercamp Hotel in Martha's Vineyard | HomeandEventStyling.comThe game room is colorful with a retro spin. How beautiful is that blonde wood?

Hotel Tour: The Colorful Summercamp Hotel in Martha's Vineyard | HomeandEventStyling.comPatterns play a big role in the hotel, like this accent wall behind one of the beds and the blue pillow.

Hotel Tour: The Colorful Summercamp Hotel in Martha's Vineyard | HomeandEventStyling.comModern furniture fills this cozy sitting area in one of the rooms with a minimalist appeal.

Hotel Tour: The Colorful Summercamp Hotel in Martha's Vineyard | HomeandEventStyling.comThe decor is simple and cheerful, capturing the relaxing essence of summer.

Hotel Tour: The Colorful Summercamp Hotel in Martha's Vineyard | HomeandEventStyling.comThis rope bed is spectacular. It’s a great interpretation of classic summer camp style with a chic twist.

Hotel Tour: The Colorful Summercamp Hotel in Martha's Vineyard | HomeandEventStyling.comMore patterns are at work in this adorable sitting area, which uses a subtle blue to ground the wilder colors and patterns.

Hotel Tour: The Colorful Summercamp Hotel in Martha's Vineyard | HomeandEventStyling.comWhat is a summer camp without some bunk beds?

This is definitely a unique hotel worth checking out that the whole family is sure to love.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Inspiring Store Interiors and Showrooms

Inspiration for design and decor can be found all around you, but some of my personal favorite sources are restaurant and shops. Designers for commercial retail spaces spend a lot of time and effort creating environments that will draw specific reactions from their guests. They want it to be an experience for them, because when you feel good in your environment, you’re much more likely to embrace their product and feel inspired to spend money.

You can take advantage of this by going to some of your favorite shops and restaurants and asking yourself what it is about those places that makes you feel so good. Is it the color? Lighting? Use of texture and pattern? Look around and really make it a point to notice the details of your favorite store design. Take photos of  certain aspects in the design that inspire you the most.

Here are 10 inspiring examples of store design that really nailed the concept of bringing you into their story and making you feel like you are someplace special.

Store Design Inspiration

10 Inspiring Store Interiors and Showrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comA stunning mirrored chandelier bounces the light in the Dash boutique on Melrose for a glamorous effect.
Source: My Domaine

10 Inspiring Store Interiors and Showrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comBig floral wallpaper at the Alannah Hill Emporium makes a bold, feminine statement.
Source: Travis Walton Architecture

10 Inspiring Store Interiors and Showrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comThe Dior boutique in Paris shows how you can mix industrial, metal elements with softer florals to create a dynamic contrast.
Source: Marie Claire

10 Inspiring Store Interiors and Showrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming are the clothing racks made from branches in this adorable, rustic shop called Beautiful Dreamers?
Source: Refinery29

10 Inspiring Store Interiors and Showrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comKate Spade in New York City mixes vibrant colors like pink and orange with classic black and white stripes.
Source: Made By Girl

10 Inspiring Store Interiors and Showrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comJo Malone London goes for a classic look of black and white with clean lines and dark floors.
Source: The Beauty Shortlist

10 Inspiring Store Interiors and Showrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comSHUGAA, a dessert bar in Bangkok, Thailand, does pastels perfectly. Check out that incredible staircase surrounded by glass block.
Source: The Contemporist

10 Inspiring Store Interiors and Showrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comChristies Boutique in Poland mixes cottage-style, whitewashed wood with the more contemporary tiled accent wall in floral shapes.
Source: Retail Design Blog

10 Inspiring Store Interiors and Showrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comHow incredible is the wood ceiling in KwaZulu-Natal’s Kloof? It contrasts beautifully with the polished floor.
Source: Visi

10 Inspiring Store Interiors and Showrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comWeddington Way in San Francisco is feminine, yet cozy. The wood floors bring the warmth while delicate curtains and a glass bubble chandelier are more whimsical and soft.
Source: My Domaine

What are some of your favorite store interiors and showrooms?

Warm regards,
Megan

The Cozy & Stylish Look of Sunken Outdoor Seating

There are so many ways to decorate an outdoor space. You can get just as creative with it as an interior space and work with nature to create something truly spectacular. One of my favorite looks that has been gaining popularity lately is sunken outdoor seating.

Sunken seating is when a seating area is built into the ground and requires you to step down into it to reach it. This arrangement is great for a variety of reasons:

  1. It gives you extra privacy because you’ll be sitting below ground level, creating a more intimate and cozy atmosphere.
  2. It doesn’t disrupt the view from the house. While regular, ground-level furniture will get in the way of the view from the house windows, sunken seating will allow you to see right over it.
  3. It is harmonious with the landscape and can be made to look like it is a part of it.

Besides all of these practical advantages, sunken outdoor seating can also look beautiful and stylish depending on the materials and shapes that you choose. It’s very versatile, suiting everything from a rustic landscape to a more modern, minimalist one.

Here are some great examples to inspire you.

Sunken Outdoor Seating Ideas

The Cozy & Stylish Look of Sunken Outdoor Seating | HomeandEventStyling.comThis beautiful sunken seating area looks like it is floating in the pool.
Source: Jonn Coolidge Interiors

The Cozy & Stylish Look of Sunken Outdoor Seating | HomeandEventStyling.comA small but cozy sunken seating area features a modern firepit and fits right into the landscape.
Source: AD Design File

The Cozy & Stylish Look of Sunken Outdoor Seating | HomeandEventStyling.comThe sunken nature of this seating area creates more privacy in this urban garden.
Source: Disc Interiors via Decor Pad

The Cozy & Stylish Look of Sunken Outdoor Seating | HomeandEventStyling.comThe charcoal seating and accent wall create a dynamic contrast with the green hedges.
Source: HGTV

The Cozy & Stylish Look of Sunken Outdoor Seating | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can climb right into this sunken seating area after a dip in the infinity pool.
Source: Conrad Hotels

The Cozy & Stylish Look of Sunken Outdoor Seating | HomeandEventStyling.comThere is something so cozy about stepping down into this firepit area after enjoying dinner on the patio.
Source: Playa Vik Jose Ignacio

The Cozy & Stylish Look of Sunken Outdoor Seating | HomeandEventStyling.comThe curvature and landscaping made this sunken seating area look so natural.
Source: Luxe

The Cozy & Stylish Look of Sunken Outdoor Seating | HomeandEventStyling.comThe back part of this sunken seating area serves as the outdoor kitchen and bar area for serving, making the most of the space.
Souce: Sunset

The Cozy & Stylish Look of Sunken Outdoor Seating | HomeandEventStyling.comThe sunken set-up is perfect for a modern and minimalist space.
Source: Casa Sugar

The Cozy & Stylish Look of Sunken Outdoor Seating | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can even do a budget-friendly sunken seating area with stacked stone, hedges, gravel and your choice of movable seating.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Would you ever consider this for your outdoor space?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Magical Disney-Inspired Decor Ideas

As residents of Orlando, my family and I are fortunate to live near one of the most inspiring places in the world: Disney World. It is full of magic for both kids and adults alike and never ceases to inspire new ideas for me as a mother, artist, event planner, and decorator. I can think of no other place that is quite as masterful at telling a story through an environment quite like Disney World.

For the biggest Disney fanatics, it’s fun to bring these touches to your home so you can have a piece of Disney with you every day. Whether it’s in the main areas of the house or just in a kid’s bedroom, there are so many creative ways to incorporate a touch of the magic into your home. Some of them are major and others are a bit more subtle.

Here are 10 adorable Disney-inspired decor ideas I found around the internet that are chic and creative.

Disney-Inspired Decor Ideas

10 Magical Disney Inspired Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis staircase is full of inspiration on every step, featuring memorable quotes from Disney movies.
Source: House of Turquoise

10 Magical Disney Inspired Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s a fun and chic idea for sharing your wifi password with guests.
Source: Etsy

10 Magical Disney Inspired Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable are these Alice In Wonderland-themed apothecary jars? Simply fill it with dirt, flowers and some characters for adorable decor for a child’s bedroom or party.
Source: Catch My Party

10 Magical Disney Inspired Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA “hidden Mickey” was cut-out under these stairs as the entrance for the pup of the house to use.
Source: Inside the Magic

10 Magical Disney Inspired Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis detail is small but adorable. Your kids are sure to get a kick out of it!
Source: ABC News

10 Magical Disney Inspired Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comWho wouldn’t love to watch a pirate movie in their own pirate-themed home theater?
Source: Technabob

10 Magical Disney Inspired Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis amazing restaurant in Japan captures all the whimsy of Alice In Wonderland with a chic twist.
Source: icoSnap

10 Magical Disney Inspired Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis is an adorable idea for saving your mouse ears from Disney World or Disneyland.
Source: Disney At Home

10 Magical Disney Inspired Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comFill a cute jar with some white sand and label it “pixie dust” for a subtle piece of decor for a kid’s bedroom.
Source: Style Me Pretty

10 Magical Disney Inspired Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYour little girl can feel like Wendy with her own Peter Pan shadow on her wall.
Source: We Heart It

What are some of your favorite Disney-inspired decor ideas? Share them in the comments!

Warm regards,
Megan