Home Tour: Lea Michele’s Fresh LA Retreat

Actress Lea Michele recently traded in the hustle and bustle of her Hollywood home for a more private, tranquil retreat in a canyon in West L.A. The home is outfitted with the same idea of being a place in which she can unwind and escape from the craziness of her Hollywood life. This translates to clean lines, a soft color palette, and beautiful views of the nature that surrounds the property.

If you love the look of modern decor with personality, then this home will definitely give you some ideas and inspiration. Though the decor has a minimalist sensibility, Lea has accented it with decor that has character and charm. It’s modest, yet very comfortable.

Enjoy this beautiful home tour courtesy of InStyle.

Lea Michele Home Tour

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comAn open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows allow in plenty of light to make the space feel bright and airy, as well as offer beautiful views of the backyard.

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe color palette is in neutrals and soft blues for a vibe that is elegant and relaxing.

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comA vignette under the floating staircase speaks to the modern look of the home with some eclectic touches to give it unique character.

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo stunning tapestries hang behind the dining room table which mixes modern chairs with a vintage settee.

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe kitchen is sleek and modern with white cabinets on the top and wood on the bottom, a look that is clean with a touch of warmth.

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comCozy corners exist throughout the home, like this one that offers an armchair to curl up in by the window with a good book from the built-in bookcase.

Home Tour: Lea Michele's Fresh LA Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bedroom is bright and airy with more modern lines and cozy accents, such as wood and soft textiles.

So lovely and inspiring.

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Diane Keaton’s Industrial and Cozy LA Home

Diane Keaton has always been one of the most unique actresses in Hollywood, always walking to the beat of her own drum and embracing her own brand of creativity. Her homes are no different. Style At Home recently featured a tour of Diane Keaton’s latest LA home and it is brimming with inspiration.

The home looks traditional enough from the outside, but once you get to the front door, you start to see the unique character Diane has infused in it. The decor is a mixture of traditional, contemporary and industrial styles. They all blend together to create a home that is as cool as it is comfortable. A mostly neutral palette keeps it classic and relaxing, while touches like large signage and antique furniture bring the character.

Enjoy this expressive and inspiring home tour to grab some ideas for your own.

Diane Keaton Home Tour

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can’t miss the large house numbers painted by the front door.

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe entryway is open but modest with beautiful polished floors.

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dining room introduces more large lettering and an industrial flair that is cool and cozy.

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comIn one of the living areas, polished wood floors look stunning against the white walls and reflect the great natural light.

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe kitchen is a cook’s dream with a gorgeous eat-in island and beautiful windows.

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comAntique style furniture brings tons of charm to the living room, including an oversized coffee table.

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comOne of the bedrooms features a cozy fireplace, built-in bookcases, and a charming chest of drawers with plenty of storage.

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe bathroom feels like a spa-like retreat with a mostly contemporary vibe, except for a few industrial touches.

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother bedroom features a rustic four-poster bed and a bathroom with an antique clawfoot tub.

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comBeadboard, signage and industrial lighting make this quaint bathroom absolutely charming.

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe movie room has its own style with plenty of plush seating.

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable is this craft room? It has plenty of space for multiple people to work and get creative.

Home Tour: Diane Keaton's Industrial and Cozy LA Home | HomeandEventStyling.comSpeaking of creativity, nothing beats the spacious home office!

Such a great home!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture

Stripes are one of my favorite patterns to decorate with because they are always chic and never go out of style. It doesn’t matter what style the rest of the decor is, stripes always work with it and can be counted on to provide some character and charm.

Striped furniture is a great way to bring this pattern into a space. As I said, it is a classic choice that never goes out of style, whether you want to use it on a large piece, such as a sofa, or a smaller piece, such as an armchair or ottoman. It all depends on the kind of impact you want to make. Striped furniture can be as bold or subtle as you’d like.

Here are 10 rooms with striped furniture that show how versatile and stylish this timeless look can be.

Striped Furniture Ideas

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack and white striped chairs add a chic touch to this balcony.
Source: My Domaine

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo end chairs in black and white stripes add a punch of personality to this elegant dining room.
Source: TomKat Studio

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable is this green striped booth? It’s easy to imagine it somewhere like the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Source: One Kings Lane

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comThese black and white striped sofas are very Parisian.
Source: Coco Kelly

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a nautical look, you can’t go wrong with blue and white stripes, which look beautiful on the two arm chairs for an accent.
Source: Style At Home

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comYellow accent pillows brighten up these chic sofas which compliment all the colors on display.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comThin, elegant stripes bring a vintage flavor to this hallway.
Source: SF Girl by Bay

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comA subtle striped pattern on the sofa adds some extra charm to this cottage style living room.
Source: How to Decorate

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comThe vertical stripes on the settee are contrasted by the horizontal stripes on the area rug, both of which are chic but don’t draw too much attention away from the gallery wall.
Source: Domino

10 Splendid Ideas for Striped Furniture | HomeandEventStyling.comAn arm chair is the perfect piece through which to bring some pattern into a space.
Source: Desde My Ventana

Love it!

Warm regards,
Megan

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization

There are certain staples in home decorating with which you can rarely go wrong. One of those pieces is a tray. In both home staging and decorating, we use decorative trays a lot because they are so versatile (they come in myriad colors, shapes, and sizes), always bring extra style to a space, and are great at keeping smaller decor from looking cluttered.

Trays are most often used on coffee tables (or ottomans) and vanities. In a bathroom, for instance, they are wonderful for keeping perfumes and small toiletries organized in a beautiful way so your bathroom counter or vanity doesn’t get cluttered. The same goes for a living room as they can gather decor, books and magazines so the surface doesn’t look messy. Other places we love to use them are on a bed (especially in home staging), on an ottoman at the end of a bed, or on a bedside table.

Basically, they are the perfect solution if you want to have small items on a surface without a cluttered look. While accomplishing that, they also bring an extra stylish detail in their own right. Whether it’s in a color, metallic, marble or even acrylic, they’re a chic statement that makes whatever surface they are on that much more dynamic.

Here are 10 examples of decorating with trays to inspire you:

Decorating with Trays

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comA natural wood tray brings some warmth to the marble surface and keeps all the small decorative pieces from looking cluttered.
Source: The Every Girl

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comA tray by the bed is a luxurious touch that is perfect for a master bedroom or guest suite.
Source: Home Bunch

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comTo keep all of your perfumes and toiletries organized, place them on a lovely tray like this gorgeous marble one.
Source: Style At Home

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comThe darker tray atop the coffee table helps balance out the vibrancy of the sofa and gives the smaller decor purpose.
Source: Erin Gates Design via Decor Pad

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comA grid layout like this one looks modern and chic, using coffee table books and a tray to balance it out.
Source: AM Dolce Vita

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comAn acrylic tray is perfect if you want visual openness while also keeping your decor organized.
Source: The Glitter Guide

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comA small, round tray is the perfect size and shape for this end table.
Source: One Kindesign

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comThis gold tray is perfectly chic for a small, charming coffee station.
Source: The Every Girl

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comIf you have a lot of magazines, you can stack them in a coffee table tray for a more streamlined look. Balance them out with a bouquet of flowers.
Source: Mix and Chic

Decorating with Trays for Style & Organization | HomeandEventStyling.comThe white tray provides some depth to this dresser, as well as allows extra decor to be displayed without creating the look of a cluttered surface.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar

What’s not to love about decorating with trays?

Warm regards,
Megan

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner

The arrangement of furniture can have a huge effect on how a room looks and feels. If you want to give any room a fresh look, moving around the furniture can be a quick and easy way to do that.

In the bedroom, an angled bed in the corner is an unexpected alternative that can reinvigorate the entire space. While not every room can accommodate this set-up, most can benefit from it. Small or awkward rooms can especially see great results from a simple angling of the bed. It can help with the overall flow of the space and give it an essence of luxury.

There are a lot of creative things you can do around an angled bed in the corner, too, from setting up a unique headboard to getting creative with your lighting. This look can be very functional and look very chic as long as you make the right choices for your bedroom.

Here are 10 inspiring bedrooms with an angled bed in the corner to give you some ideas.

Angled Bed in the Corner Ideas

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comThis small bedroom has been opened up by the angled bed in the corner and has a feeling of grandeur thanks to the arrangement.
Source: House & Home

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comA canopy around this bed creates the effect of an accent wall in the corner that pops against the green.
Source: One Kings Lane

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comMounted lights and an adorable, round end table make great use of this corner.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comThis bedroom feels so much more dynamic thanks to the angled bed and gorgeous pops of red.
Source: Kimberly Genevieve via Apartment Therapy

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comAngling the bed in the corner of this bedroom affords more wall space for extra seating and storage.
Source: Brother vs Brother via Home and Lifestyle Design

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comHow romantic and feminine is this adorable bedroom?
Source: Style Estate

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comSome birch wood creates a rustic vignette behind this bed as an alternative to a headboard.
Source: Apartment Therapy

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comThe window is well-balanced by the bed, greenery and wall art.
Source: Bramuen Home

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comA crib and a bed fit comfortably in this space thanks to the angling of the latter.
Source: Mix and Chic

Fresh Home Trick: Angled Bed in the Corner | HomeandEventStyling.comThis awkward space feels less awkward and more dynamic all thanks to the clever arrangement.
Source: Rue Magazine

If you want to freshen up the decor in your bedroom without spending a dime, trying angling the bed – it may just give you a whole new perspective on the space!

Warm regards,
Megan