Home Tour: Ashley Benson’s Cheerful & Feminine NYC Apartment

Actress Ashley Benson recently redecorated her New York City apartment to be the perfect escape from the busy city. The result is a chic reflection of her that offers her a space to relax, entertain, and practice playing the guitar. Coral walls engulf the main living area in a stylish, cheerful glow while modern furniture and gold accents bring an understated, glamorous flair to the space.

The entire apartment is the perfect space for a young woman to call home. It’s easy to imagine having stylish dinner parties as well as relaxing there after a long, stressful day. It strikes the perfect balance. And although it is feminine, it isn’t overly so. The streamlined, modern furniture keeps it simple while other elements inject a fun, flirty vibe.

Enjoy this inspiring home tour courtesy of My Domaine.

Ashley Benson Home Tour

Home Tour: Ashley Benson's Cheerful & Feminine NYC Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comSoft coral walls create a feminine space that exudes a cheerful sense of glamour.

Home Tour: Ashley Benson's Cheerful & Feminine NYC Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe console table below the television melts into the walls while gold touches bring an old Hollywood appeal to the space.

Home Tour: Ashley Benson's Cheerful & Feminine NYC Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe bar cart is simple yet glamorous, especially when paired with a pop art illustration of Marilyn Monroe.

Home Tour: Ashley Benson's Cheerful & Feminine NYC Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comA mid-century modern table in the dining room is elegant yet understated and brings a swanky vibe to the room.

Home Tour: Ashley Benson's Cheerful & Feminine NYC Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comA console table by the front door displays chic books, gold accents, and a perfect spot to drop your sunglasses on the way in.

Home Tour: Ashley Benson's Cheerful & Feminine NYC Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comThe guest bedroom is understated with a grey bed and minimal decor, allowing the emerald green accent chair to pop.

Home Tour: Ashley Benson's Cheerful & Feminine NYC Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comAshley’s bedroom is also understated with a more glamorous twist, bringing in the gold accents again and a luxurious tufted headboard.

Home Tour: Ashley Benson's Cheerful & Feminine NYC Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comIn one corner of Ashley’s bedroom, a blush pink chair and fluffy ottoman with gold touches bring in that Hollywood Regency flair.

Home Tour: Ashley Benson's Cheerful & Feminine NYC Apartment | HomeandEventStyling.comIn the living room, Ashley loves to practice playing guitar, so one corner is devoted to it with a stylish, pop art-inspired touch.

What a fun, fashionable space!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Luxurious Bedrooms with Seating Areas

The main focus of your bedroom is relaxation. It’s your private, personal space where you can go to unwind and refresh. The bed is the main focal point of the room but sometimes, you may just want to read a book and have a glass of wine before bed or enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning before you get your day started. That’s where having a seating area comes in handy.

A bedroom seating area can be as little or as large as you need it to be (or have space to accommodate). If your space is limited, a simple armchair or chaise will do the trick. If you have more flex space, you could set up an entirely separate living area in your bedroom. There are a lot of options depending on your needs and the available space.

Here are some inspiring bedrooms with seating areas of all types to give you some ideas.

Bedrooms with Seating Areas

10 Luxurious Bedrooms with Seating Areas | MeganMorrisBlog.comA chaise offers the perfect spot for reading before bed.
Source: Hello Fashion Blog

10 Luxurious Bedrooms with Seating Areas | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis dreamy bedroom is the perfect retreat from the world.
Source: Cummings Development and Design via Decor Pad

10 Luxurious Bedrooms with Seating Areas | MeganMorrisBlog.comA cozy seating arrangement by the window offers a spot for coffee in the morning or wine at night to wind down after a long day.
Source: Traditional Home

10 Luxurious Bedrooms with Seating Areas | MeganMorrisBlog.comThe modern furniture in the seating arrangement brings a nice contrast to the more ornate styles in the space.
Source: Luxe

10 Luxurious Bedrooms with Seating Areas | MeganMorrisBlog.comA charming fireplace between the bedroom and seating area helps define each space.
Source: House of Turquoise

10 Luxurious Bedrooms with Seating Areas | MeganMorrisBlog.comThe alcove is a nice, unexpected touch in the bedroom and creates a separate little living area.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Luxurious Bedrooms with Seating Areas | MeganMorrisBlog.comA wide chair in the corner is perfect for curling up in to read a book.
Source: HGTV

10 Luxurious Bedrooms with Seating Areas | MeganMorrisBlog.comTwo black chairs were the perfect way to take advantage of the gorgeous bay windows.
Source: Elle Decor

10 Luxurious Bedrooms with Seating Areas | MeganMorrisBlog.comIf you have a lot of room at the foot of the bed, two chairs are a great way to make the most of it.
Source: My Domaine

10 Luxurious Bedrooms with Seating Areas | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis bedroom’s lovely seating area is complete with a cozy fireplace.
Source: Traditional Home

A seating area has a way of making a bedroom feel that much cozier.

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Lily Aldridge’s Colorful & Eclectic Nashville Home

Supermodel Lily Aldridge and rockstar Caleb Followill created their dream home in Nashville to settle down in Followill’s home state of Tennessee. When designing the home, Aldridge told the designers that her vision was a mixture of the English countryside and Moroccan influences. The result is a cozy, unique home that they share with their young daughter.

This home is a great example of creating a space that is uniquely yours. English and Moroccan design may sound very different from each other, but it’s that contrast that made such an inspiring space. Every room in the home has its own personality yet they flow together beautifully. It’s one of those homes that you can imagine feeling comfortable in as soon as you step through the front door.

Here is an inspiring tour of the home courtesy of Architectural Digest.

Lily Aldridge Home Tour

Home Tour: Lily Aldridge's Colorful & Eclectic Nashville Home | HomeandEventStyling.comBeautiful windows, a long banquette, and multiple area rugs bring a ton of charm to the breakfast nook.

Home Tour: Lily Aldridge's Colorful & Eclectic Nashville Home | HomeandEventStyling.comHer daughter’s bedroom looks like a princess’s retreat in an English castle.

Home Tour: Lily Aldridge's Colorful & Eclectic Nashville Home | HomeandEventStyling.comHer daughter’s playroom even has the perfect spot for tea by the stunning windows.

Home Tour: Lily Aldridge's Colorful & Eclectic Nashville Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe focal point of the bathroom is this wonderfully charming freestanding tub surrounded by beadboard and antiques.

lilyaldrige07The master bedroom is a cozy collection of color and pattern that is unique yet all harmonizes beautifully.

Home Tour: Lily Aldridge's Colorful & Eclectic Nashville Home | HomeandEventStyling.comLily’s vanity is feminine yet casual with the comfort of soft textiles and plenty of flowers.

Home Tour: Lily Aldridge's Colorful & Eclectic Nashville Home | HomeandEventStyling.comLove the eclectic mix of worldly accents in this bathroom, especially that incredible vanity.

Home Tour: Lily Aldridge's Colorful & Eclectic Nashville Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe TV room is an elegant space with a bohemian twist that makes it unique to the home.

Home Tour: Lily Aldridge's Colorful & Eclectic Nashville Home | HomeandEventStyling.comPops of blue and orange bring a delightful energy to this living area and the built-in bookcases.

Home Tour: Lily Aldridge's Colorful & Eclectic Nashville Home | HomeandEventStyling.comTile in a whimsical pattern gives the kitchen a vintage, cottage flair.

What a unique, inspiring place to call home.

Warm regards,
Megan

Chic and Charming Parisian Living Room Ideas

When I think of the words timeless, glamour, and chic, one of the first things that come to mind is Parisian decor. Paris has always embodied a special essence that is unique to it. The city’s vibe is effortlessly stylish and classic, so it’s the perfect inspiration if you want to capture that sort of appeal in your home decor.

I’ve done a post on inspiration for a Parisian bedroom, so today I’m focusing on Parisian living room ideas. Since this is likely the place you spend the most time in, it’s the perfect spot in which to embrace the Parisian lifestyle so you can feel inspired by it every day. It comes down to some simple concepts: minimal color, exquisite details, and a feminine flair.

Here are some beautiful examples of Parisian living rooms to give you some ideas and inspiration for your own home.

Parisian Living Room Ideas

Chic and Charming Parisian Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis living room is the picture of elegance with antiques and classic style.
Source: House Beautiful

Chic and Charming Parisian Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comHere’s a modern take on the Parisian style with a black, white, and gold color scheme.
Source: My Domaine

Chic and Charming Parisian Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comWhite, ornate molding is a classic element often found in Parisian homes.
Source: Yatzer

Chic and Charming Parisian Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis living room strikes the perfect balance between glamorous and comfortable.
Source: Architectural Digest

Chic and Charming Parisian Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comHow gorgeous is that black marble fireplace?
Source: Seasons in Colour

Chic and Charming Parisian Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comA Chesterfield sofa always brings a luxurious, Parisian flair to a space.
Source: Elle

Chic and Charming Parisian Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comNeutrals give this space a warm vibe while still embracing glamour.
Source: Paris Perfect

Chic and Charming Parisian Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comBeautiful patterns and details come to life on the white backdrop.
Source: New England Home

Chic and Charming Parisian Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comSimple is chic in this fabulous, minimalist living room.
Source: Domino

Chic and Charming Parisian Living Room Ideas | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis space is filled with charm, glamour, and a distinct Parisian vibe.
Source: HGTV

There is something so timeless about the Parisian style.

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Karl Lagerfeld’s Stylish German Villa

Karl Lagerfeld is one of the most influential people in fashion, most known for being the head creative director of Chanel. He has multiple homes but one is on the market in his home country of Germany. The estate is affectionately called Villa Jako, named after his late partner, and is one of the most idyllic homes in his portfolio.

One of the things that makes it so special is the fact that it sits on the River Elbe, offering stunning views of the waterfront. The trees that surround it make it a true slice of paradise. The home itself is marvelous, too. Lagerfeld collaborated with Renate Kant, an art conservator. It was constructed in the 1920s but Lagerfeld put his fashionable thumbprint on it.

Enjoy this beautiful home tour courtesy of Architectural Digest.

Karl Lagerfeld Home Tour

Home Tour: Karl Lagerfeld's Stylish German Villa | HomeandEventStyling.comThe backyard is idyllic, like something from a fairytale, with stunning landscaping, classic architecture, and an incredible staircase you can imagine supermodels walking down in Chanel for a fabulous garden party on the lawn.

Home Tour: Karl Lagerfeld's Stylish German Villa | HomeandEventStyling.comThe living room has high ceilings, incredible natural light, and a ceiling that is a work of art in its own right. The beautiful colors and modern furniture pair well with the antique touches.

Home Tour: Karl Lagerfeld's Stylish German Villa | HomeandEventStyling.comThe view from the home heading into the lawn is breathtaking, leading to a lake through a beautiful path of greenery.

Home Tour: Karl Lagerfeld's Stylish German Villa | HomeandEventStyling.comThe two-story dining room is open to an upstairs library. You can consume delicious food or literature in this space depending on what you’re craving.

Home Tour: Karl Lagerfeld's Stylish German Villa | HomeandEventStyling.comUpstairs, the library is full of charm and character. A desk sits in the middle surrounded by velvet curtains that give the space some softness and elegance, while a glass ceiling floods it with natural light.

Home Tour: Karl Lagerfeld's Stylish German Villa | HomeandEventStyling.comGold mosaic tile acts as an area rug down the center of the bathroom, creating a beautiful path of gold that continues in smaller accents such as the stripes on the walls.

Home Tour: Karl Lagerfeld's Stylish German Villa | HomeandEventStyling.comThe lounge has a carnival-like appeal with a glamorous and mid-century modern twist.

Home Tour: Karl Lagerfeld's Stylish German Villa | HomeandEventStyling.comHow stunning are the marble floors and trim around this doorway?

What an incredible place!

Warm regards,
Megan