Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor

With the rise of farmhouse decorating, barn doors have seen a surge in popularity, too. It’s not hard to see why. The classic design adds a lot of character to a home and is very versatile not only in where it can be used, but also how it can be styled.

For function, sliding barn doors work in a myriad of spaces, from adding privacy to a room without a door (such as a den or dining room) to hiding things such as a television or laundry area in a hallway. And for decor, they can work as a vignette or even a creative DIY headboard.

There are tons of barn door DIY tutorials on the internet for various sizes and uses and you can easily customize them as you see fit. If you don’t want to make one, you can find vintage barn doors at thrift stores, junk yards, and garage sales.

Here are 10 inspiring ideas for using barn doors to add character to your decorating.

Barn Door Decorating

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA sliding barn door is perfect for hiding the laundry area in a hallway in a stylish, though very functional way.
Source: Home Bunch

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comDon’t want to see the television? Put it behind a couple of charming barn doors.
Source: Homedit

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo reclaimed barn doors are a creative and rustic alternative for a headboard.
Source: Harpers Bazaar

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comMake your pantry look like a small town grocery store with a couple of barn doors and a wooden sign.
Source: Country Living

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comWho needs curtains or blinds when you can install DIY barn door window treatments? They add so much character!
Tutorial: The Home Depot

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA barn door doesn’t have to be functional to be a stylish asset to your decor. This one is such a cute focal point for this vignette.
Source: Liz Marie Blog

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comAn antique barn door fits perfectly into the old railroad theme in this boy’s room.
Source: Country Living

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comBarn doors are a great way to close off a living room or home office while still maintaining plenty of style and space.
Tutorial: Thrifty and Chic

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comOrange gives these sliding barn doors a bold, modern edge.
Source: House Beautiful

Capturing Creativity and Charm with Barn Door Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a more industrial flavor, go with a sleeker barn door in a neutral such as black.
Source: Jeff Lewis

You can’t go wrong with a barn door.

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s Serene Bahamas Home

When you hear the word “paradise,” one of the images that probably comes to mind is a tropical island. Country stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw certainly felt that way when they saw the 20-acre private island in the Bahamas that they recently purchased and on which they built a stunning home.

Everything about the place is beautiful and serene. Hill and McGraw appreciated the natural beauty of the island so much that they turned to McAlpine, an architecture-and-interior design firm, to help them create a home that embraced that natural beauty as much as possible.

The result is a gorgeous estate that flows with the island. It is modern yet comfortable, primarily using white to promote a clean, airy feeling throughout the home and accenting it with other neutrals. Any pops of color have been inspired by ones found on the island, such as greens and blues.

Enjoy this stunning home tour courtesy of Architectural Digest.

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Home Tour

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe outdoor living areas are plentiful, especially around the pool, and all are surrounded by the incredible ocean views and tropical foliage.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe architecture of the home is stunning in its own right. Its design is simple yet creative as seen here where the walls look like they are curtains pulled to the side.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comMuch of the house is open to the fresh air so you can always feel like you are connected to nature when you are roaming the halls.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comNeutral tones, white furniture, and pops of blue all pull directly from the nature surrounding the home for a fresh, clean appeal. And of course, floor-to-ceiling windows and hideaway doors allow you to feel like you’re outside at any given time.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe outdoor dining areas is breathtaking under a modern pavilion. All the white and natural wood tones complement the stunning foliage surrounding it.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bedroom faces an uninterrupted view of the ocean with sliding doors that completely disappear so you can enjoy the ocean breeze and sound of the waves.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comA freestanding tub is the perfect spot in which to unwind by the water.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comAll of the decor, including the spare bedrooms, sticks to a neutral color scheme with accent colors that are pulled directly from the island.

Home Tour: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's Serene Bahamas Home | HomeandEventStyling.comEven empty spaces like this hallway are breathtaking in their simplicity of design.

Amazing!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

It’s no secret that farmhouse is one of the most popular trends in decorating at the moment. That means as far as Christmas decor goes, you’ll find a lot of its influence there, too. Even if you don’t decorate with the farmhouse style year-round, you can still incorporate it into your holiday decor. It lends itself really well to a cozy, vintage, holiday cabin vibe that so many people love.

Farmhouse Christmas decor is very versatile. You can go minimalist or maximalist, casual or glamorous, colorful or neutral. It’s all about giving your decor a personal touch that feels warm and inviting. It’s also full of charming touches like quotes, comfy textures, and reclaimed wood.

Here are 10 inspiring farmhouse Christmas decor ideas that are bursting with charm, character, and style.

Farmhouse Christmas Decor

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black and white decor around this fireplace is full of farmhouse charm from the buffalo check stockings to the adorable sign.
Source: Our Faux Farmhouse

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comPops of red look jolly against the crisp white in this farmhouse living room. The white decor looks like snow, especially when paired with the snow-tipped greenery.
Source: Craftberry Bush

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comDark wood contrasts beautifully with white in this entryway. The Christmas touches are subtle but festive.
Source: Pine and Birch

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comLove the simplicity of this rustic Christmas vignette. The sign and the tabletop trees bring a lot of charm.
Source: Kindred Vintage & Co.

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis Christmas mantel is comfy and cozy with classic Christmas touches sprinkled throughout. The birch wood is a nice touch, too.
Source: Nesting Blissfully

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comDon’t you just want to curl up on this adorable bench?
Source: Mrs. Rollman Blog

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can follow the tutorial at the source to create these DIY farmhouse planters for your outdoor space.
Source: Liz Marie Blog

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comMuted red accents provide a softer look that has a vintage vibe for Christmas.
Source: Kara’s Party Ideas

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSnow-capped Christmas trees are perfect for farmhouse decor and help you create your own little winter wonderland.
Source: Cherished Bliss

10 Charming Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comChristmas decor doesn’t have to be restricted to your main living areas. Why not dress up your bedroom, too?
Source: Four Generations One Roof

So many great ideas!

Warm regards,
Megan

The Charming Antiqued Look of Limewashed Cabinets

If you want to add instant character and charm to your cabinets, a limewash finish is a great way to go. It’s something you can do yourself in a weekend and though it’s subtle, it will change the entire look of your kitchen.

Limewashed cabinets have a rustic, antiqued look. It gives them a warm texture that makes them look more custom and creates a nice contrast with smooth surfaces. Limewash can work with any color of cabinet, from neutrals such as white and grey to something bold like blue or green.

Limewashed cabinets are popular in rustic and farmhouse kitchens, but they aren’t limited to that style. You can opt for a subtle limewash on a contemporary color like grey for a look that is streamlined yet brings some extra visual interest to the space.

Here are 10 beautiful examples of limewashed cabinets to inspire you.

Limewashed Cabinets

The Charming Antiqued Look of Limewashed Cabinets | HomeandEventStyling.comA limewash finished gives these blue cabinets a rustic flair that is warm and charming.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

The Charming Antiqued Look of Limewashed Cabinets | HomeandEventStyling.comLimewashed grey cabinets have a coastal flair that looks like driftwood. Pair it with white for a crisp, clean finish.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

The Charming Antiqued Look of Limewashed Cabinets | HomeandEventStyling.comThe rustic look of the island adds a lot of character to this kitchen and pairs well with the copper light fixtures.
Source: Home Bunch

The Charming Antiqued Look of Limewashed Cabinets | HomeandEventStyling.comThe texture of the wood creates some visual interest in this monochromatic space.
Source: Venegas and Company via Houzz

The Charming Antiqued Look of Limewashed Cabinets | HomeandEventStyling.comMetallic details juxtapose the gorgeous, antiqued style of the cabinets.
Source: Sarah Sarna

The Charming Antiqued Look of Limewashed Cabinets | HomeandEventStyling.comThis kitchen is as cozy as it is chic with the brick backsplash and limewashed blue cabinets.
Source: Decor Gold Designs

The Charming Antiqued Look of Limewashed Cabinets | HomeandEventStyling.comThere are so many charming elements in this space, from the legs on the island to the farmhouse sink.
Source: Carla Aston

The Charming Antiqued Look of Limewashed Cabinets | HomeandEventStyling.comThe finish on the cabinets gives this kitchen some Tuscan farmhouse charm.
Source: At Home Arkansas

The Charming Antiqued Look of Limewashed Cabinets | HomeandEventStyling.comThe limewash warms up these gray cabinets and contrasts the sharpness of the marble.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

The Charming Antiqued Look of Limewashed Cabinets | HomeandEventStyling.comIt’s up to you how intense the limewash is. For a more rustic, antiqued look, go darker.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Always a charming look.

Warm regards,
Megan

The Classic and Versatile Look of a Four-Poster Bed

Every room needs a focal point. In a bedroom, it’s no surprise that the bed serves as the focal point in the space. There are a lot of ways to make sure the bed makes a stylish design statement, whether it’s the headboard, art over the bed, the bedding, or even a chandelier hanging above it. Sometimes, it’s the design of the bed itself that does the trick.

A four-poster bed is a perfect example of this. Four-poster beds have been around for centuries and are in no threat of ever going out of style. They come in a variety of styles, including traditional, modern, glamorous, rustic, and everything in between. Their versatility makes them even more fun to decorate with because there are so many ways in which you can use their classic design to create a powerful statement in your bedroom, regardless of your style.

Here are 10 great examples of four-poster beds to give you some ideas and inspiration for your own home.

Four-Poster Bed Inspiration

The Classic and Versatile Look of a Four Poster Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA simple black four-poster bed with some details adds character to this relaxing space.
Source: Traditional Home

The Classic and Versatile Look of a Four Poster Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comStraight lines make for a clean, streamlined look while creating some geometric shapes that provide visual interest.
Source: The Scout Guide

The Classic and Versatile Look of a Four Poster Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThe chunky posts mimic the shapes in the wallpaper for a cohesive look.
Source: House Beautiful

The Classic and Versatile Look of a Four Poster Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThis bedroom is elegant, classic, and gender neutral.
Source: Architectural Digest

The Classic and Versatile Look of a Four Poster Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThe wood four-poster bed adds some nice warmth to this space and creates a relaxed, casual appeal.
Source: 100 Layer Cake

The Classic and Versatile Look of a Four Poster Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comHow eye-catching is that gold bed frame? It creates some beautiful contrast with the grey and serves as a great focal point.
Source: Domino

The Classic and Versatile Look of a Four Poster Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA four-poster bed can also be a canopy bed when curtains are draped around it, like this stunning set-up.
Source: Lonny

The Classic and Versatile Look of a Four Poster Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing wows in a space quite like gold. So glamorous!
Source: Dering Hall

The Classic and Versatile Look of a Four Poster Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comSometimes, simple can be powerful, like this luxurious bedroom that embraces the beauty of lines.
Source: Studio McGee

The Classic and Versatile Look of a Four Poster Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comLucite, anyone? Lucite and gold make a chic combo in this bedroom.
Source: Anthropologie

Always a great statement!

Warm regards,
Megan