Hotel Tour: The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York

The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York is proving itself to be one of the most unique luxury destinations in the charming resort town. Renovated from an 1877 building, the Adelphi took five years and $30 million to create from the shell of the old building. Though much of the structure had to be rebuilt due to the damage it sustained over the years, the hotel’s interior designer, Glen Coben, made sure to preserve as much of the historic property’s character as possible while infusing it with modern creature comforts.

The result is a stunning hotel filled with history, luxurious touches, and interesting details. From the mahogany staircase and custom wallpaper to the tufted-leather headboards and freestanding tubs, this hotel doesn’t miss a detail.

Enjoy this inspiring hotel tour courtesy of Elle Decor.

The Adelphi Hotel

Hotel Tour: The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York | HomeandEventStyling.comThese wall panels would be easy to recreate in a bedroom on a low budget. Simply cut squares of wallpaper, frame them out with wood trim, and paint the trim to match the walls. Voila – easy wall art that creates an elegant focal point behind the bed.

Hotel Tour: The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York | HomeandEventStyling.comJewel tones are rich, elegant colors that bring a touch of sophistication to a space. Use these bold accents on a neutral backdrop for a look that is dramatic and beautiful, like this sitting area.

Hotel Tour: The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York | HomeandEventStyling.comGet creative with how you hang your art. This unique arrangement is visually interesting and adds a lot of character to this vignette, especially when paired with the vintage typewriter.

Hotel Tour: The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York | HomeandEventStyling.comYou could easily recreate the lovely wall treatment leading up the staircase by doing the same thing as the bedroom – cut pieces of wallpaper and frame them with trim, then paint the trim. In this case, they went with a black frame for a more dramatic look.

Hotel Tour: The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York | HomeandEventStyling.comA lucite coffee table is perfect for this small sitting area to take up little visual space and make the room feel larger.

Hotel Tour: The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York | HomeandEventStyling.comMore jewel tones – the blue and red – bring a stunning pop of color to this dark, elegant space.

Hotel Tour: The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York | HomeandEventStyling.comLots of beautiful contrast is at work in the lobby, switching from dark to light for a timeless, dramatic appeal.

What a spectacular place!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 DIY Treats to Get You Excited for Fall

09As we transition into fall, I love to embrace the change and start having fun with the new season ahead. That means incorporating fall decor and trying some new fall-inspired DIY projects, especially of the edible variety. They definitely help me get into the spirit of the season and they’re a lot of fun to do with friends and family.

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your kids, trying out some seasonal-themed recipes are a great way to get creative and have something delicious to eat afterward. The following treats are also great to serve at parties. There is a wonderful variety of ideas so you could even make a few of them to give your guests plenty of options.

Here are 10 fall DIY treat ideas that are as adorable as they are delicious!

Fall DIY Treats

10 DIY Treats to Get You Excited for Fall | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing says “fall” like pumpkin everything. How about pumpkin pretzels?
Tutorial: The Spruce Eats

10 DIY Treats to Get You Excited for Fall | HomeandEventStyling.comThese pumpkin pie cupcakes mix two of the most delicious types of desserts into one.
Tutorial: Cakescottage

10 DIY Treats to Get You Excited for Fall | HomeandEventStyling.comWant to get fancy with your love for caramel apples? Try these gourmet fall-inspired ideas!
Tutorial: Glorious Treats

10 DIY Treats to Get You Excited for Fall | HomeandEventStyling.comThese chocolate turtle apple slices are a decadent spin on a favorite fruit.
Tutorial: Mom Loves Baking

10 DIY Treats to Get You Excited for Fall | HomeandEventStyling.comCreate your own mini pumpkin pies so everyone can have their own with this easy recipe.
Tutorial: One Little Project

10 DIY Treats to Get You Excited for Fall | HomeandEventStyling.comHow delicious do these s’mores popcorn balls look? Perfect for a fall movie night!
Tutorial: I Heart Eating

10 DIY Treats to Get You Excited for Fall | HomeandEventStyling.comCaramel chocolate-covered pretzels are easy to make and even easier to eat.
Tutorial: Spend with Pennies

10 DIY Treats to Get You Excited for Fall | HomeandEventStyling.comIf you haven’t tried brittle yet, here is a delicious recipe for peanut brittle that will have you obsessed with this delicious treat.
Tutorial: Real Life Dinner

10 DIY Treats to Get You Excited for Fall | HomeandEventStyling.comWhat’s better than regular candy corn? Chocolate-dipped rice cereal with marshmallows, of course!
Tutorial: Pint-Sized Treasures

10 DIY Treats to Get You Excited for Fall | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing says fall quite like snickerdoodle and apple pie. This recipe is definitely a must to try!
Tutorial: Butter with a Side of Bread

Which one are you most excited to try?

Warm regards,
Megan

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10 Stylish Dorm Room Ideas for Girls

One of the most fun parts of the back-to-school season for college students is decorating a dorm room. Amid all of the craziness of a new school year, your dorm is the one place where you can put your own stamp on it and express your personality. It’s where you study, sleep, and keep your most precious belongings, so it’s important that it’s a place where you feel comfortable and that reflects your unique personality.

There are a lot of fun ways to personalize a dorm room. They don’t have to be bland and unappealing. And even though they’re small, there are clever ways to create extra storage and organization that is both functional and stylish.

Here are 10 stylish dorm room ideas to give you some inspiration for your own space.

Dorm Room Inspiration

10 Stylish Dorm Room Ideas for Girls | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack, white, and grey with pops of pink is a classic color palette that looks great in a dorm room.
Source: Dormify

10 Stylish Dorm Room Ideas for Girls | HomeandEventStyling.comFaux fur and plenty of cushy pillows make this corner feel luxurious and cozy.
Source: YouTube

10 Stylish Dorm Room Ideas for Girls | HomeandEventStyling.comDreaming of the beach when you’re at school? Incorporate some banana leaves and pineapples into your decor for a chic coastal twist.
Source: D2D Door

10 Stylish Dorm Room Ideas for Girls | HomeandEventStyling.comA beautiful black and white tapestry of the world map gives this corner character and coziness.
Source: Daily Dose of Kenna

10 Stylish Dorm Room Ideas for Girls | HomeandEventStyling.comA light, neutral color scheme creates a chic look that is open and airy.
Source: Darling Magazine

10 Stylish Dorm Room Ideas for Girls | HomeandEventStyling.comA raised bed with drawers and shelves underneath provides lots of extra storage.
Source: Dormify

10 Stylish Dorm Room Ideas for Girls | HomeandEventStyling.comA DIY corkboard headboard is charming, affordable, and completely customizable.
Source: HGTV

10 Stylish Dorm Room Ideas for Girls | HomeandEventStyling.comExtra storage space under the bed makes the most of the space while the decor on the walls brings plenty of personality.
Source: Apartment Therapy

10 Stylish Dorm Room Ideas for Girls | HomeandEventStyling.comA black and white palette makes this dorm room ultra chic and glamorous.
Source: BHG

10 Stylish Dorm Room Ideas for Girls | HomeandEventStyling.comHow cozy is this darling dorm room? Love the string lights around the ceiling.
Source: Domino

So many adorable ideas!

Warm regards,
Megan

The Unconventional, Dramatic Look of a Black Shower

To make a statement in a bathroom, some of the most obvious choices is to do something special with the walls or to opt for an interesting vanity. One option that is a little less conventional but just as effective is to do something eye-catching with the shower. Black tile in a shower, for example, instantly changes the entire space and creates a bold, dramatic effect.

Black showers aren’t common but they look incredibly stylish. You can skip the shower curtain and let it make a statement all on its own. What’s also great about a black shower is that it’s surprisingly versatile, suiting a number of styles from masculine and minimalist to glamorous and luxurious. There are a lot of ways to make it your own.

Here are 10 beautiful examples of black showers to give you some ideas and inspiration.

Black Shower Ideas

The Unconventional, Dramatic Look of a Black Shower | HomeandEventStyling.comA black accent wall with contrasting white and gold elements turn this super small space into a stylish statement.
Source: Apartment Therapy

The Unconventional, Dramatic Look of a Black Shower | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack and grey create a masculine, industrial space that is simple yet impactful.
Source: Design Mag

The Unconventional, Dramatic Look of a Black Shower | HomeandEventStyling.comSimple black tile has a stunning effect in this bathroom, using lines and contrast to create visual interest.
Source: Threshold Interiors via Decor Pad

The Unconventional, Dramatic Look of a Black Shower | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack hexagon-shaped tile cuts through the white in this bathroom for a beautiful effect.
Source: Homes to Love

The Unconventional, Dramatic Look of a Black Shower | HomeandEventStyling.comLove the mixture of black marble and a chevron pattern to create this super chic accent.
Source: Hannah Crowell via One Kings Lane

The Unconventional, Dramatic Look of a Black Shower | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack glass subway tile looks ultra chic in this eclectic, vintage-style bathroom.
Source: Luxe Source

The Unconventional, Dramatic Look of a Black Shower | HomeandEventStyling.comThis white bathroom is clean and classic until you get to the surprise in the shower – black subway tile!
Source: Studio McGee

The Unconventional, Dramatic Look of a Black Shower | HomeandEventStyling.comSimple herringbone tile in black turns this narrow shower into an artistic feature.
Source: Domino

The Unconventional, Dramatic Look of a Black Shower | HomeandEventStyling.comYou don’t need much more than black glass subway tile and gold fixtures to create a “wow” factor in a shower.
Source: HGTV

The Unconventional, Dramatic Look of a Black Shower | HomeandEventStyling.comMatte black tile is subtle yet chic and looks beautiful when paired with gold elements.
Source: Yatzer

A black shower is definitely a twist that makes a huge design impact.

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel’s Chic Soho Apartment

If you love reality television and gorgeous interior design, then there’s a loft in Soho that is perfect for you. Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel has listed her incredible New York City home featured on the show for $4.95 million but it’s also available for rent. Even if you aren’t a Real Housewives fan, this luxurious apartment is nothing short of a dream home and is full of inspiration.

The decor is glamorous and contemporary with a grey palette and pops of hot pink. Frankel renovated it but preserved many of the loft’s charming original features, such as a wood-burning fireplace, high arched windows, and a small balcony. Gorgeous wood floors and other finishes create a home that is as beautiful as it is unique.

Enjoy this inspiring home tour courtesy of Elle Decor.

Bethenny Frankel Home Tour

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Chic Soho Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comGorgeous, rich wood flooring creates a stunning contrast with the soft grey walls and furniture. Floor-to-ceiling drapes soften the arched windows while a tiled accent wall provides some glamorous sheen.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Chic Soho Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe glossy kitchen cabinets reflect the ample natural light in the open space and pair beautifully with marble countertops.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Chic Soho Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe custom walk-in closet is every girl’s dream with a special place for shoes and even a chandelier.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Chic Soho Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe bathroom looks like a luxurious spa with white cabinets, stunning marble tile, and a glass shower.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Chic Soho Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comNo space in the home goes to waste, including the hallway that houses a home office, built-in bookshelves, and a charming pink tufted window seat.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Chic Soho Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe living room and dining room area is cozy with a working wood-burning fireplace and plenty of seating for entertaining.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Chic Soho Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bedroom feels like a high-end hotel suite with more beautiful built-ins and captivating finishes.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Chic Soho Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable is this little girls’ room? The stripes and hot pink give it a pretty, whimsical vibe.

Such an amazing place!

Warm regards,
Megan