Home Tour: Minnie Driver’s Eclectic Hollywood Home

When actress Minnie Driver, who hails from the UK, decided to downsize from her palatial Spanish-style home, she was delighted to find a 1940s ranch house in the Hollywood Hills that felt like an English cottage. With the help of English interior designer Gaynor Churchward, she went to work turning the blank slate into a home that is full of charm and character like the ones she grew up in.

She spent a lot of time traveling when she was growing up, so she wanted a space that embodied the memories of the fantastic places she had experienced and captured her eclectic sense of style. The result is something unique, inspiring, and full of personality.

The home brilliantly mixes styles, colors, and patterns to create a place that feels worldly and comfortable. Enjoy this special home tour courtesy of Elle Decor.

Minnie Driver Home Tour

Home Tour: Minnie Driver's Eclectic Hollywood Home | HomeandEventStyling.comA blue front door immediately welcomes you in with its charm and personality. Also, how cool is that chair?

Home Tour: Minnie Driver's Eclectic Hollywood Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe backyard features an adorable gazebo with a dining area, complete with a chandelier and a lush garden surrounding it.

Home Tour: Minnie Driver's Eclectic Hollywood Home | HomeandEventStyling.comA variety of bold, colorful accents pop on the neutral palette.

Home Tour: Minnie Driver's Eclectic Hollywood Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bedroom features an antique bed, built-in bookshelves, and an old world sense of style.

Home Tour: Minnie Driver's Eclectic Hollywood Home | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother living area is refreshing, yet cozy with an oversized coffee table and shag rug.

Home Tour: Minnie Driver's Eclectic Hollywood Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe banquette in the dining room features an inspiring mix of patterns, including a pillow with the UK flag.

Home Tour: Minnie Driver's Eclectic Hollywood Home | HomeandEventStyling.comIn her son’s bedroom, an all-blue palette is chic and perfect for a boy’s room. How cool is the wallpaper on the ceiling?

Home Tour: Minnie Driver's Eclectic Hollywood Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bathroom is the perfect place to unwind after a long day with a large freestanding tub and beautiful paneled walls. The pop of red in the area rug adds some life and luxury to the space.

What a beautiful home!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Simple and Charming Nursery Ideas

Decorating a nursery is one of the most fulfilling things to do. When you are preparing a space for your baby, a lot of love and care goes into it. The sky is the limit when it comes to nursery decor. There are lots of ideas out there with bright colors, big murals, and tons of whimsy. But if you are the type of person who loves simple design, then this post is for you.

A darling nursery doesn’t have to be over-the-top. Subtle, minimalist design can be just as cozy and full of character. You can swap the bright colors for neutrals, flashy wallpaper for a soft paint color or texture, and set up a space your child can easily grow with. You don’t have to sacrifice warmth or charm to do so.

Here are 10 beautiful nursery ideas that are simple and chic.

Simple Nursery Ideas

10 Simple and Charming Nursery Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comAn L-shaped sofa and fluffy rug make this nursery feel cozy and comfy.
Source: My Baby Doo

10 Simple and Charming Nursery Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow beautiful is that 3D, floral art installation on the wall?
Source: Maison de Pax

10 Simple and Charming Nursery Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA dark blue shiplap accent wall looks darling behind the crib and will be a perfect element to keep as the child grows.
Source: Table and Hearth

10 Simple and Charming Nursery Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis nursery has a chic southwest style that is fun and adorable.
Source: Hippie Naturally

10 Simple and Charming Nursery Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comIn this nursery, neutrals prove they can be cute and whimsical with the right elements.
Source: Project Nursery

10 Simple and Charming Nursery Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA few pops of pink give this nursery a feminine twist while keeping things simple and chic.
Source: The Posh Home

10 Simple and Charming Nursery Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA shiplap wall and animal elements give this nursery a simple safari flair.
Source: Frills and Drills via Decor Pad

10 Simple and Charming Nursery Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comNatural elements like greenery, wood, and cowhide create a modern rustic space.
Source: Apartment Therapy

10 Simple and Charming Nursery Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comLove the boho chic vibe that this nursery has captured with style.
Source: Paul & Paula

10 Simple and Charming Nursery Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow cute are the little outfits hanging on the wall? Being creative with wall art is especially fun in a nursery.
Source: Style Me Pretty

So many adorable, inspiring nurseries!

Warm regards,
Megan

Adding Warmth and Style to a Space with a Modern Fireplace

A fireplace is a wonderful element to bring to a space. It adds character, warmth, and style to any room in the home. Fireplaces come in all shapes and sizes but I’ve been seeing a lot of modern fireplaces in particular lately and I love the look. The clean, streamlined shape of a modern fireplace is chic and timeless.

There are a lot of ways to personalize a modern fireplace. You can customize it with tile, stone, color, or even change the shape. A marble surround, for example, will bring a glamorous touch to the fireplace while stacked stone will give it a more masculine appeal. You can even create contrast by doing something more dramatic like a black fireplace on white walls.

Here are 10 stylish examples of modern fireplaces to give you some ideas and inspiration.

Modern Fireplace Inspiration

Adding Warmth and Style to a Space with a Modern Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comThe tall, stacked-stone fireplace defines the living space and provides a stunning focal point.
Source: Home Bunch

Adding Warmth and Style to a Space with a Modern Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comGrey wood is warm, yet modern around the fireplace and creates a nice contrast to the white drawers.
Source: Home to Love

Adding Warmth and Style to a Space with a Modern Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comA simple black fireplace contrasts the white beautifully and looks amazing bolstered by all the wood.
Source: The Faux Martha

Adding Warmth and Style to a Space with a Modern Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comA matte black surround looks glamorous and dramatic in this light-colored bedroom.
Source: House and Home

Adding Warmth and Style to a Space with a Modern Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comEverything is minimalist and simple in this space, even the fireplace, though the texture of the surround creates a great focal point.
Source: Studio McGee

Adding Warmth and Style to a Space with a Modern Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comYour eye is immediately drawn to the stunning stone fireplace which balances out the space.
Source: Sarah Richardson Design

Adding Warmth and Style to a Space with a Modern Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comLove how you can see through this fireplace to the beautiful backyard on the other side.
Source: Luxe

Adding Warmth and Style to a Space with a Modern Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comMarble is glamorous and chic around this streamlined, modern fireplace.
Source: HGTV Canada

Adding Warmth and Style to a Space with a Modern Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comHow interesting is the architecture around this simple fireplace? It almost looks like an art installation.
Source: Carla Aston

Adding Warmth and Style to a Space with a Modern Fireplace | HomeandEventStyling.comThe massive fireplace is dramatic yet streamlined.
Source: Architectural Digest

Love a beautiful modern fireplace!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Bedrooms That Are Beautiful in Blue

One of my favorite colors with which to decorate is blue. In home staging, we use blue as an accent a lot because of how universally loved it is. Most people, regardless of gender, respond positively to the color blue because of its role in nature, calming effect, and ability to suit an array of styles. Blue bedrooms are particularly popular because of how relaxing the color is.

Within the color blue, there are myriad shades and tones to choose from. A dark blue bedroom, for example, will have a rich, luxurious quality, while a bedroom in a lighter blue will feel softer and airier. The textures and patterns you pair it with will also affect how the blue comes across in the room. It makes the color perfect for a shared, gender-neutral space.

Here are 10 examples of blue bedrooms to give you a wide variety of ideas and inspiration.

Blue Bedrooms

10 Bedrooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dark blue extends up the ceiling to engulf this master bedroom in a rich, luxurious color.
Source: Domino

10 Bedrooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | HomeandEventStyling.comA navy blue accent behind the bed creates a beautiful focal point for all the other elements to pop from.
Source: My Domaine

10 Bedrooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | HomeandEventStyling.comNavy blue provides a masculine element to all the blush pink and floral accents in this space.
Source: Apartment Therapy

10 Bedrooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | HomeandEventStyling.comA soft, subdued blue paired with wood elements feels calm and serene.
Source: Refinery 29

10 Bedrooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | HomeandEventStyling.comCrisp white always creates a stunning effect when paired with navy blue.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Bedrooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | HomeandEventStyling.comBoho meets glamour in this stunning bedroom with gold accents and a relaxed style.
Source: Ave Styles

10 Bedrooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | HomeandEventStyling.comThe soft touch of a purple-blue-grey on the wall behind the bed turns this neutral space into a serene haven.
Source: The Nest

10 Bedrooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | HomeandEventStyling.comAll the blue in this space mimics the picturesque view out the windows.
Source: House of Turquoise

10 Bedrooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | HomeandEventStyling.comThe reclaimed wood wall brings a rustic edge to the clean, streamlined look of the rest of the space.
Source: Canadian Living

10 Bedrooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s a great example of how stylish red, white, and blue can be with the right decor.
Source: HomePolish

What’s not to love about a blue bedroom?

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Karlie Kloss’ Glamorous AirBnB

Supermodel Karlie Kloss recently had the pleasure of staying rent-free in an incredible AirBnB mansion in Beverly Hills, located just moments away from the Sunset Strip. The $10 million mansion is as fashionable as it is spacious with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, not to mention two living rooms and a large pool. The home is definitely perfect for entertaining.

As far as style goes, the palette is mostly black and white with modern decor. While the decor is simple and minimalist, it has a lavish flair to it that makes it the perfect home away from home for a New York-based supermodel.

Enjoy this swanky, inspiring home tour courtesy of My Domaine.

Karlie Kloss AirBnB Tour

Home Tour: Karlie Kloss' Glamorous AirBnB | HomeandEventStyling.comThe entrance immediately wows with giant doors, polished marble floors, and a sleek interior.

Home Tour: Karlie Kloss' Glamorous AirBnB | HomeandEventStyling.comHigh-gloss black panels on an accent wall in one of the sitting rooms create a lavish look while reflecting light from the beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows.

Home Tour: Karlie Kloss' Glamorous AirBnB | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother living area has a fashionable black and white palette with modern decor. The area rug adds some character and helps define the space in the nice open floor plan.

Home Tour: Karlie Kloss' Glamorous AirBnB | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dining room is chic and luxe with a glass table, statement-making chairs, and more high-gloss black accents.

Home Tour: Karlie Kloss' Glamorous AirBnB | HomeandEventStyling.comThe kitchen and breakfast nook are bright in white and grey with a great open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining.

Home Tour: Karlie Kloss' Glamorous AirBnB | HomeandEventStyling.comIn the master bedroom, the bed is raised up on a platform to make it the focal point in the spacious room.

Home Tour: Karlie Kloss' Glamorous AirBnB | HomeandEventStyling.comThe pool outside is spectacular with plenty of room to entertain and lots of privacy.

Such a cool place!

Warm regards,
Megan