Wonderfully Charming Wicker Furniture

If you are looking to incorporate some texture into a space, wicker furniture can be a great choice. It’s a timeless look that has been around for a long time and while there have been times where it has trended, it has never gone completely out of style. It’s a classic look you can count on to always deliver on charm.

Wicker furniture isn’t only suitable for outdoor spaces. It looks just as great indoors, as well. You can find it in a variety of colors, styles, and pieces to fit whatever you are looking for. Natural wicker, for example, is great for a coastal vibe and brings in some natural color along with texture. It also looks great in just about any color, too, if you want to go with black or white or even a bold color.

Here is a wide range of wicker furniture ideas to show you some of the possibilities and inspire you.

Wicker Furniture Ideas

Wonderfully Charming Wicker Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comWicker furniture in a natural tone blends with the wood accents and creates a refreshing coastal appeal.
Source: House of Turquoise

Wonderfully Charming Wicker Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comWicker bar stools look absolutely charming in this all white kitchen, adding a bit of contrast.
Source: Chango & Co

Wonderfully Charming Wicker Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comHow cheerful and adorable are the orange wicker chairs on this porch?
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Wonderfully Charming Wicker Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comI love the substantial shape of this wicker furniture set and the great natural tone.
Source: Good Housekeeping

Wonderfully Charming Wicker Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack wicker furniture looks absolutely chic on this large patio, beautifully paired with pops of blue and the green landscaping.
Source: Architectural Digest

Wonderfully Charming Wicker Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comA white wicker furniture set suits this small patio perfectly with its cottage charm.
Source: Style At Home

Wonderfully Charming Wicker Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comThe chairs in the breakfast nook add a great textural element to this smooth, coastal space.
Source: Home Bunch

Wonderfully Charming Wicker Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comWicker furniture can be very modern like this set that has clean, straight lines.
Source: HGTV

Wonderfully Charming Wicker Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comIt looks great when you mix wicker with other materials, like these wood side chairs.
Source: Traditional Home

Wonderfully Charming Wicker Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comThis wicker sofa brings so much charm to this coastal living room, adding a nice touch of contrast in both color and texture.
Source: The Lily Pad Cottage

Always so charming!

Warm regards,
Megan

The Chic Look of Dark Bookcases

Bookcases are great pieces of furniture. Not only are they so functional for storage beyond just books, but they also add a lot of character to a room. They’re an easy way to immediately boost the charm and storage space all in one go, whether you are doing built-ins or using freestanding bookcases (which can be made to look like built-ins with some easy hacks).

Right now, you see a lot of white bookcases because they are fresh and make a space look more open. However, dark bookcases can be just as beautiful and stylish. They can even help anchor a room and become a focal point, or recede into the background depending on how you decorate around them and what you are looking for.

Here are 10 dark bookcase ideas in a variety of spaces and styles to inspire you.

Dark Bookcase Inspiration

The Chic Look of Dark Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comBuilt-in gray bookcases bring some contrast to this elegant living room. The gold accents then serve up yet another contrasting element against the gray.
Source: Home Bunch

The Chic Look of Dark Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack built-in bookcases blend into the matching walls for a dramatic, masculine look.
Source: House and Home

The Chic Look of Dark Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comThe glossy black finish adds a nice touch of glamour to the wood paneled walls, especially with the gold accents.
Source: Architectural Digest

The Chic Look of Dark Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comThe red accents bring some artsy personality to this black and white space.
Source: Desire to Inspire

The Chic Look of Dark Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comKeeping with all white magazines on the black shelves is a chic answer to styling shelving.
Source: La Dolce Vita

The Chic Look of Dark Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comHow gorgeous is this black accent wall? The styling of the shelves is so chic and intentional.
Source: Elle Decor

The Chic Look of Dark Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comCoffee table books line the shelves of this black bookcase in a brilliant, artsy layout.
Source: Decor8

The Chic Look of Dark Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comGrasscloth backing pops against the black trim, creating an eye-catching focal point and pulling the room together.
Source: Architectural Digest

The Chic Look of Dark Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black bookcases create a chic, cozy corner and look great paired with the light blue chair.
Source: Lonny

The Chic Look of Dark Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comDark bookcases anchor the focus wall in this home office and look great contrasted against the white.
Source: Architectural Digest

So chic!

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Hilary Swank’s Fashionable Paris Apartment

When you think of an apartment in Paris, there’s probably a common image that comes to your mind: high ceilings, white walls, beautiful molding, original wood floors, and charming views. Actress Hilary Swank ticked all of these boxes when she purchased her own Paris apartment. She collaborated with designer Axel Huynh to bring her own touch to the apartment while still maintaining its authentic character.

They adorned the apartment with jewel tones and black and white, but with a minimalist sensibility so the focus remained on the architecture. The decor comes second to the lovely bones of the apartment. The result is a chic apartment that feels clean and relaxed, void of any excess or clutter, and even has an artistic gallery-like quality to it at times the way it shows off every individual piece.

While this style may not be for everyone, the use of color and decor is shows great intention that is inspiring in its own way.

Enjoy this stylish tour of Hilary Swank’s Paris apartment courtesy of Architectural Digest:

Hilary Swank’s Paris Apartment

Home Tour: Hilary Swank's Fashionable Paris Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe apartment features classic white molding, original wood floors, and French doors that make it classically Parisian. The white walls highlight the artwork, while the chaise Hilary is seated on accents the pop of color in it.

Home Tour: Hilary Swank's Fashionable Paris Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe home office enjoys a picturesque view of the city with minimalist decor.

Home Tour: Hilary Swank's Fashionable Paris Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe bathroom is adorned in marble on the floor and in the shower for a stunning, timeless effect.

Home Tour: Hilary Swank's Fashionable Paris Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comHer bedroom is simple, yet inviting with white bedding and a tufted gray headboard that puts the emphasis on the architecture and lovely view.

Home Tour: Hilary Swank's Fashionable Paris Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe burgundy fabric brings a touch of rich, romantic glamour to the living room and contrasts the weathered fireplace beautifully.

Home Tour: Hilary Swank's Fashionable Paris Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe blue chaise compliments the curtains while clean lines keep things streamlined and open.

Such an interesting space!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Inspiring Home Decor Ideas with Quotes

Your home should always be a place that inspires you. That’s accomplished through the colors, furniture, and decor you choose, but you can take it a step further (and a little more literal) with inspirational quotes.

Wall art quotes have become particularly popular in home decor in recent years. Displaying phrases that strike a chord with you, whether it’s for sentimental or motivational purposes or simply because you find it amusing, can make your home decor feel even more personal to you.

When choosing a quote for your home decor, make sure it’s something that resonates with you. There are lot of places that sell wall art with quotes or stencils with quotes or you can even have something custom-made with your own.

Here are 10 spaces that used quotes in the decor.

Quotes in Home Decor

10 Inspiring Home Decor Ideas with Quotes | HomeandEventStyling.comThis classic style of sign can be changed up to display whatever inspiring message you are feeling that day.
Source: PopSugar

10 Inspiring Home Decor Ideas with Quotes | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming is this quote over the kitchen sink? It gives the kitchen some industrial flavor.
Source: Liz Marie Blog

10 Inspiring Home Decor Ideas with Quotes | HomeandEventStyling.comA chalkboard accent wall is a lot of fun to write inspiring messages on, especially in an office, and brings so much character to a space.
Source: Best Friends for Frosting

10 Inspiring Home Decor Ideas with Quotes | HomeandEventStyling.comThis simple, tongue-in-cheek sign works perfectly in this modern bedroom.
Source: My Domaine

10 Inspiring Home Decor Ideas with Quotes | HomeandEventStyling.comMake even more of a statement with a whole gallery wall of quotes. Keeping them all in the same color scheme, like black and white, creates a chic display.
Source: RH Teen

10 Inspiring Home Decor Ideas with Quotes | HomeandEventStyling.comAlways choose a quote that is meaningful to you and the people you share your home with.
Source: Jessie Pennington

10 Inspiring Home Decor Ideas with Quotes | HomeandEventStyling.comA simple black and white quote suits the minimalist look of this living room.
Source: Bed Bath and Beyond

10 Inspiring Home Decor Ideas with Quotes | HomeandEventStyling.comThe marquee sign beside the quote gives this wall a great dose of personality.
Source: Brittany Makes

10 Inspiring Home Decor Ideas with Quotes | HomeandEventStyling.comStenciled quotes also look fantastic! This one helps define this desk area.
Source: The Glitter Guide

10 Inspiring Home Decor Ideas with Quotes | HomeandEventStyling.comWho doesn’t love a charming vintage sign? It makes doing laundry in this laundry room so much more enjoyable.
Source: Magnolia Market

What quote do you have in your home that you love? Or if you don’t already, which one would you like to display somewhere?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Wonderful Living Rooms with White Sofas

One of the most important pieces of furniture in a living room is the sofa, and one of the most classic choices is a white sofa. It may not seem practical at first glance but from a design standpoint, a white sofa is the most versatile you can choose.

Besides all the different options for white sofas in terms of shape and style, you can also transform it with the decor you choose to put around it. Pillows, throws, and other pieces can completely change the way the sofa looks. Plus, when you get tired of the decor, it’s so easy to change the smaller things without having to switch out your biggest investment, which is the sofa itself.

If you are worried about durability, slipcovers are a great compromise. You still get the chic look of a white sofa, but you can throw it in the washing machine whenever you want to freshen it up.

Here are 10 inspiring examples of living rooms with a white sofa to give you some ideas.

White Sofa Inspiration

10 Wonderful Living Rooms with White Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comGraphic black and white patterns repeat throughout this charming living room and the white sofa allows them to shine.
Source: PopSugar Home

10 Wonderful Living Rooms with White Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comBeautiful pops of blue and red look great in this living room without overwhelming it too much thanks to the white sofa, walls, and curtains.
Source: Luxe

10 Wonderful Living Rooms with White Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comA white sofa contrasts beautifully against the dark wood floors for a clean, crisp look.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Wonderful Living Rooms with White Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow chic is this living room? The few pops of pink and green brighten things up, while the white, black, and gray provide a minimalist base.
Source: Bliss at Home

10 Wonderful Living Rooms with White Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite and medium wood tones create a clean, natural appeal in this bright and airy living room.
Source: One Kings Lane

10 Wonderful Living Rooms with White Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comAll white doesn’t work for everyone, but it can create a stunning result as seen in this living room.
Source: My Domaine

10 Wonderful Living Rooms with White Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comLeopard print and faux fur pillows make this white Chesterfield sofa look super chic.
Source: Blondie in the City

10 Wonderful Living Rooms with White Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comA white sofa with blue pillows and natural accents makes for the perfect coastal living room look.
Source: Serena and Lily

10 Wonderful Living Rooms with White Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comAll the various colors in the books and decor are grounded by the white sofa, bookcases, and walls.
Source: One Kings Lane

10 Wonderful Living Rooms with White Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe white sofa blends seamlessly in this casual, artsy space where the art is the main focus.
Source: The Every Girl

So chic and versatile!

Warm regards,
Megan