The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed

Mirrors are one of the best tricks for making a space feel larger, brighter or simply more elegant. There are several areas in the home in which they can be used effectively, but today I’m going to focus on mirrors behind the bed.

A mirror behind the bed is an easy way to make the room feel larger and to create a feeling of grandeur. The reflective surface offers an element of glamour, too, which is perfect for a bedroom. How much of a statement the mirror makes depends on how you use it. You can cover the whole wall behind the bed, use a framed mirror that only runs the length of the bed or even hang one above it.

Mirrors behind the bed can even take the place of a headboard.

Here are 10 beautiful bedrooms with mirrors behind the bed that show how versatile and effective this look can be:

Mirrors Behind the Bed

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA subtle patina on the mirror adds an element of character while also making the space feel larger and brighter.
Source: Chatelaine

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThe mirror behind the bed adds to the glamour in this gorgeous, luxurious bedroom suite.
Source: Atmosphere Interior Design Inc via Houzz

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA mirror can replace a headboard like the antique one in this charming, minimalist space.
Source: Domino

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA big, four-poster bed usually won’t fit in a small space, but the mirror behind it opens up the space so the bed doesn’t overwhelm it.
Source: Elle Decor

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThick molding around the mirror finishes it off nicely and makes it look very elegant in this lavish bedroom.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comWith such beautiful dark walls, the mirror behind the bed helps reflect light to make the space feel open.
Source: Lonny

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comAn aged patina on the mirrored panels behind the bed brings some great character to this clean, refreshing space.
Source: Toronto Interior Design Group

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA simple mirror above the bed helps create a focal point while complimenting the wall treatment.
Source: Architectural Digest

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThis bedroom is chic and groovy due in large part to the artistic mirror installment behind the bed.
Source: My Cup of Te

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThe charming mirror above the bed helps create the inviting, country chic vibe in this space.
Source: Country Living

If you’ve been looking for a way to update your bedroom, perhaps a mirror behind the bed will do the trick!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers

One of the most versatile objects in design is the slipcover. Slipcovers are great for a number of reasons from, durability to affordability, not to mention how stylish they look in a variety of spaces. One of my favorite uses for them is in a dining room.

If you want to give your dining room a fresh look without spending money on an entirely new set, slipcovers are a great way to do that. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit most dining room chairs, as well as a variety of colors and patterns. My favorite is white slipcovers. You can never go wrong with these because they always look chic and timeless regardless of the style of your home.

Another great thing about slipcovers is their durability. You can easily throw them in the washing machine whenever you want to freshen them up. If you’re staging a home, these are always a smart way to cover up bright colors and patterns to neutralize your decor for buyers.

Here are 10 great examples of dining rooms with white slipcovers to inspire you:

Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite slipcovers on the curved ottomans create some contrast against the gray slipcovers on the chairs for a chic, elegant space.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite slipcovers look crisp and clean against the natural wood in this rustic dining room.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comOff-white slipcovers blend into the space for a soft, elegant atmosphere.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comThe white chairs create such a gorgeous contrast against the blue cabinets and red accents.
Source: Coastal Living

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comStripes add a little something extra to these dining room chairs for a country chic vibe.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comSlipcovers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, even for a more modern shape like these chairs.
Source: HGTV

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a more subtle, soothing vibe, off-white slipcovers are a great choice.
Source: My Home Ideas

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comSlipcovers that flare out at the bottom add an extra touch of elegance to the chair.
Source: Luxe

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comThey can also be very casual as seen in this rustic chic space.
Source: Luxe

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can even opt to only do slipcovers on the interior chairs and choose accent chairs for the ends.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Beautiful!

Warm regards,
Megan

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen

Paint can do a lot of amazing things for a space, but something a lot of people tend to overlook is the power of its finish. High gloss, for example, is a simple trick to making any surface look much more glamorous. One of the best places in which to take advantage of it is the kitchen.

High gloss kitchen cabinets are unique but create some amazing results. Their lacquered finish is very clean and streamlined, making it perfect for a modern space, but can also be used in more traditional kitchens, as well. High gloss cabinets are great for small, dark spaces, too, because it will reflect light and make the kitchen appear brighter and larger.

You can use a high gloss finish on any cabinet color. While white is definitely the most popular, this finish can heighten any color and bring it to the next level, including black or even an unexpected color such as blue or green. The right accents and hardware paired with it will help create a kitchen that is magazine-ready. Some cabinets are made with a smooth, high gloss look, but you can also paint regular kitchen cabinets with the finish if you wanted to makeover your existing ones.

To show you just how stunning this effect can be, here are 10 examples of high gloss kitchen cabinets that got it right.

High Gloss Kitchens

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comTile in a heringbone pattern creates some great contrast against the glossy white cabinets.
Source: My Domaine

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comThough the cabinets are a dark gray, the high gloss finish reflects light making the kitchen brighter.
Source: Lonny

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comThe white high gloss cabinets reflect the gorgeous pattern on the tile floors.
Source: Luxe

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack cabinets get a glamorous touch with a high gloos finish, beautifully contrasting the white countertop and chandelier.
Source: House BeautifulGoing Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comA deep blue is a unique choice for kitchen cabinets, but the glossy finish brings a luxurious touch to it that makes it bold and beautiful.
Source: My Domaine

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comEmerald green looks stunning paired with white subway tile and gold accents. It brings an interesting vintage flair to this kitchen.
Source: Southern Living

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comA streamlined, modern look can instantly look more luxe with gloss.
Source: Design Sponge

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comThe gold ceiling and turquoise wall reflect in these gorgeous black cabinets.
Source: Architectural Digest

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comA soft blue on the cabinets looks sweet and elegant in this wet bar area.
Source: Home Bunch

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo-tone cabinets bring a lot of character to a space. Even in white and gray, they supply some extra visual interest, especially with the high gloss finish.
Source: Chatelaine

Would you ever consider choosing kitchen cabinets with a high gloss finish?

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate

Musicians Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have always been known for their larger than life style, Gwen especially, so it’s no surprise that the mansion the couple shared in Beverly Hills reflects that. Celebrity interior designer Kelly Wearstler incorporated bold colors, graphic patterns, and a touch of Hollywood Regency flair to translate their unique style into a spectacular home.

When the couple split up, they put the home on the market for a whopping $35 million and gave all of us the opportunity to take a peek inside at the opulent estate. The only thing more spectacular than the interior is the exterior, which overlooks breathtaking views.

Enjoy this one-of-a-kind home tour courtesy of Pop Sugar.

Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale Home Tour

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comVibrant red and white curtains surround this sitting room with pops of color for some personality, while all the white keeps your eye on the view.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comA bold pattern in the black and white flooring in the foyer creates a dynamic first impression.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comHot pink accents the black and white living room with a black marble fireplace as the focal point.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comMore hot pink takes on a larger role in another sitting area with custom-made sofas and more bold patterns.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comThe kitchen is more streamlined than the rest of the home but still has a bold, artistic appeal thanks to the black and white stripes.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comThe stripes continue into a dining area with a black leather banquette and modern chandelier.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comOutside, the color scheme is black and white with a large outdoor area rug, multiple living areas, and a black ceiling with white beams.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother angle of the outdoor space shows the pass-through window with bar stools.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comIn the formal dining room, a wallpapered accent wall balances the marble fireplaces while a yellow dining room set pops in the middle.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comThe outdoor sitting area is open to a stunning view, along with more seating on an uncovered patio.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bedroom features a stunning accent wall behind the bed and a gorgeous view.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comHow incredible is that fireplace?

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bathroom features more stunning tile and a sense of glamour.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother bedroom has a psychedelic bed that is complimented by white.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comThe home gym features huge picture windows so you can take in the view while also enjoying the artistic decor in the form of black and white stripes and funky light fixtures.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comIn the guest room, an angled bed and large windows allow the guest to take in the stunning views.

Home Tour: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's Vibrant Beverly Hills Estate | HomeandEventStyling.comAt an outdoor kitchen, more stunning granite makes a statement.

Amazing!

Warm regards,
Megan

Decorating Ideas That Are Southwestern Chic

One of my favorite design styles that has seen a surge in popularity recently is modern southwestern decor. This look combines the clean, streamlined elements of modern design with the cool, fun character of desert style. The latter is known for its recognizable patterns, subdued colors, and natural textures. The two styles are perfectly paired to create a new style that is nothing short of inspiring.

What I like best about the modern southwestern style is how relaxed and casual it is. There is no fuss with this design. You can make it as minimalist or maximalist as you please because the look is so easy and versatile. It’s really all about infusing your own personality into it. There is something wonderfully expressive about southwestern decorating.

Another great thing about this style is how inclusive of nature it is. Natural woods and greenery are two big components in making this look come alive in your home.

Here are 10 inspiring examples of spaces that captured the southwestern flair perfectly.

Southwestern Decorating Ideas

Decorating Ideas That Are Southwestern Chic | HomeandEventStyling.comPatterns like the one mounted rug are a staple of southwestern design. Pair them with natural woods to bring home the look.
Source: Style by Emily Henderson

Decorating Ideas That Are Southwestern Chic | HomeandEventStyling.comBig, cozy furniture and dark accents are contrasted with the white walls and other white accessories for an earthy, though crisp look.
Source: House Beautiful

Decorating Ideas That Are Southwestern Chic | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite walls are common in southerwestern design when paired with natural wood accents.
Source: Coco Cozy

Decorating Ideas That Are Southwestern Chic | HomeandEventStyling.comClean lines create a minimalist look in this living room, while the southwestern patterns and camel-colored leather bring the character.
Source: HGTV

Decorating Ideas That Are Southwestern Chic | HomeandEventStyling.comFaux fur is a great element to bring to desert-style design to soften it and add a touch of glamour.
Source: Elle Decor

Decorating Ideas That Are Southwestern Chic | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can bring the desert look to a glamorous space with a touch of pattern and natural textures.
Source: Style Me Pretty

Decorating Ideas That Are Southwestern Chic | HomeandEventStyling.comThe reclaimed wood accent wall brings so much depth and character to this chic space.
Source: One Kindesign

Decorating Ideas That Are Southwestern Chic | HomeandEventStyling.comEven a nursery can get the desert modern treatment, complete with a catcus and fun patterns.
Source: 100 Layer Cake-Let

Decorating Ideas That Are Southwestern Chic | HomeandEventStyling.comDesert plants are another great way to bring the southwestern flair to a space while also adding a touch of green.
Source: Apartment Therapy

Decorating Ideas That Are Southwestern Chic | HomeandEventStyling.comThe glossy table juxtaposes the bold patterns and rustic accents for a look that is truly modern.
Source: My Domaine

Are you itching to take a trip to the desert now?

Warm regards,
Megan