Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools

One of the easiest and most effective ways to infuse some new personality into your kitchen is with bar stools. Even the dullest, most drab kitchen can benefit from the style they can offer. What’s great about these pieces is how versatile the selection can be. You can play with the height, shape, color, pattern and texture to bring tons of character to the space.

Worried they’re outside your budget? Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a fortune on them to get great style, either ─ you can usually find some at thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales for a fraction of the cost of retailers and then get creative with some simple DIY projects. Some spray paint and new cushions can make a world of difference.

Here are some inspiring examples of bar stools in a variety of different styles to give you some ideas.

Kitchen Bar Stool Ideas

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comBlue and white chevron bar stools with a natural base bring some great color and fun to this all-white kitchen.
Source: One Kings Lane

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comA bold pop of blue in the bar stools is an unexpected touch that gives this kitchen some personality.
Source: House to Home

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comRustic bar stools suit the reclaimed wood accent on the island perfectly.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comElegant detailing and shaping in the stools compliment the Morrocan tiles.
Source: My Domaine

 Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming are these two bar stools? The unique shape, natural fabric, and studded detailing bring a great, unique touch to the island.
Source: Style At Home

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a country chic kitchen, these metal bar stools fit perfectly into the subtle yet charming story that’s going on.
Source: Lonny

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comThese bar stools are as basic as they come, but one creative detail in the “dipped” look of the paint job elevates their style.
Source: Mim Design via My Domaine

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comDo you love macaroons? Then you may love these eccentric and colorful bar stools that are inspired by the French treats.
Source: Crowdyhouse

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comArt takes on a new form in the kitchen with these eye-catching bar stools.
Source: Home Designing

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing says “luxe” quite like metallics, especially with a contemporary edge like these beauties.
Source: Style Me Pretty

If you already have some bar stools, there are lots of DIY projects on the internet that show you how to spruce them up. Have fun with it!

Warm regards,
Megan

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces

When working from home, whether it’s for your day job or for fun, it’s important to be in a space that inspires you. The process of working and creating is much more fluid when you have a space that is functional, organized, and beautiful. Your environment is important!’

Organization is paramount in a craft room or work space. You need to be able to reach all of your tools easily so you aren’t slowed down while searching for them. A clean space is an inspiring space. When you pair this with stylish storage solutions and beautiful decor, you’ll create a space that intuitively inspires you every time you step inside.

To give you some ideas, I’ve gathered up 10 of my favorite craft rooms and workspaces from various blogs and magazines. They all have found that perfect balance between style and function.

Craft Rooms and Work Spaces

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comPretty baskets help keep the many shelves in this gorgeous work space tidy and clutter-free.
Source: Lonny

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite decor has an innately clean look to it which is perfect for a work space. Use colorful accents and patterns to bring your own personal touch to it.
Source: Style Me Pretty

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comShelving next to the desk provides the perfect storage for fabrics in this craft space.
Source: Living with Punks

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comA giant mood board behind the desk offers a place for inspiring photographs, textiles and even to-do lists.
Source: Domino

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comGreen walls bring this work space to life and contrast nicely against the white desk area.
Source: Rambling Renovators

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comSoft gray walls provide a more soothing appeal in this craft room, where the colorful tools pop.
Source: Studio M Interiors via Home Bunch

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comA polka dot board provides a charming spot to pin inspiring pieces and notes.
Source: Cosmopolitan

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comThe mood board is the focal point in this office to keep its user on track and inspired.
Source: Decor8

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comStorage bins are labeled with pretty numbers so it’s even easier to keep track of what you need at a glance.
Source: Domino

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comColorful curtains are a great way to bring in some personality and color to a space.
Source: Best Friends for Frosting

If your craft room or work space isn’t inspiring you, I hope these rooms have given you some ideas to help you turn it into a space that will.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Built-in bookcases have been popular for centuries. It’s no wonder why as they not only provide great storage, but they also look great while doing it. They have a classic look that brings a lot of character to a space.

What’s interesting about built-in bookcases is how versatile they can be. They work in a variety of spaces from living rooms and home offices to dining rooms and hallways. They can snake around windows and doors or flank a fireplace. Wherever you put one, they are sure to add charm to the spot.

You can do so many interesting things to personalize them, too. You can play with the shape, color, texture and decor to create a unique look that suits your own personal style. And if you’re thinking they’re outside your budget, think again. There are some amazing DIY tutorials for built-in bookcases that take affordable shelving and make them look custom.

Here are 10 beautiful built-in bookcase ideas to inspire you.

Built-In Bookcase Ideas

10 Beautiful Built-In Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack built-in bookcases look sleek when contrasted against all the white in this space.
Source: My Domaine

10 Beautiful Built-In Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comA stylish (and useful) way to take advantage of that awkward space under the stairs: a reading nook!
Source: Country Living

10 Beautiful Built-In Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comA built-in bookcase and desk area make for the perfect home office space.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Beautiful Built-In Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comBuilt-ins can work around your needs, whether they need to be around a television or fireplace. I love the X details on the doors on the base of the bookcases for extra style and storage space.
Source: Luxe

10 Beautiful Built-In Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comColorful wallpaper behind the shelves adds so much style and personality to this adorable set-up.
Source: Centsational Girl

10 Beautiful Built-In Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comThe unique triangular shape cutting through the shelves has a great midcentury modern appeal, while the colorful decor is fresh and chic.
Source: Style by Emily Henderson

10 Beautiful Built-In Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comPretty built-ins look great flanking this window seat, especially with the large green decor helping create a beautiful balance.
Source: Country Living

10 Beautiful Built-In Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comThis bookcase exemplifies how unique you can make the aesthetic just by playing with the arrangement of the decor.
Source: HGTV

10 Beautiful Built-In Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comFramed artwork, sculptures and even flowers can be incorporated into your bookcase decor to make it your own.
Source: HGTV

10 Beautiful Built-In Bookcases | HomeandEventStyling.comBuilt-ins around doorways and thresholds are a creative way to add dimension to a space.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Is there are space in your home that could benefit from the classic style and function of a built-in bookcase?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Unique Wall Treatment Ideas

Walls are amazing blank canvases. There are so many weird and wonderful things you can do with them. Whether you want them to be simple and sophisticated or bold and beautiful, the possibilities are limitless. It is easy to use your walls to create design statements that will give a space the “wow” factor.

Walls are often underutilized. For many people, they are an afterthought when decorating a space. But if you are looking to do something really special in your home or one room in particular, a unique wall treatment is a great place to start. Instead of a piece of art hanging on the wall, the entire wall itself can become the work of art.

The following 10 spaces took clever advantage of the walls (or an accent wall) to do something truly special. Some are simple and some are more outrageous. Each is a great example of out-of-the-box design.

Unique Wall Treatment Ideas

10 Unique Wall Treatment Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comBold, black rectangles on white create a super chic and modern accent wall.
Source: Domino

10 Unique Wall Treatment Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comRustic wood paneling in a light wash contrasts beautifully against the very streamlined vanity.
Source: Elle Decor

10 Unique Wall Treatment Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comWant something more temporary? Curtains are a quick and easy way to create soft accent wall, which looks especially luxurious in a bedroom.
Source: Elle Decor

10 Unique Wall Treatment Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a sophisticated, textured look, grasscloth is a classic choice for a wallpaper that is still a bit unexpected.
Source: Traditional Home

10 Unique Wall Treatment Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis idea is so simple, yet really helps create a focal point in a bedroom: paint a rectangular section behind the bed and frame it out.
Source: Sarah Richardson

10 Unique Wall Treatment Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe gorgeous reclaimed wood accent wall grounds this dining room and looks great contrasted with the modern chairs.
Source: My Domaine

10 Unique Wall Treatment Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can’t go wrong with classic molding on the walls. You can do a simple DIY version of this yourself, but keep in mind that it works best on smooth walls.
Source: Traditional Home

10 Unique Wall Treatment Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comBeadboard is an inexpensive way to instantly provide character to a space. It even looks charming in the pantry! (And is very unexpected there.)
Source: Country Living

10 Unique Wall Treatment Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comGeometric shapes look so chic in this elegant living room, providing a great visual element against the simpler furniture.
Source: House of Turquoise

10 Unique Wall Treatment Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comBronze metal sheets bring an industrial flair to this bedroom that substitutes the headboard and even bounces light to make it feel larger.
Source: Dezeen

What wall in your home could you transform with a unique wall treatment?

Warm regards,
Megan

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor

The right cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes can make your kitchen beautiful, but it’s the decor that gives it warmth and character. Since there isn’t typically a lot of wall space in a kitchen, the main decor will be on the counters. This can be a bit tricky since you don’t want a cluttered look. (Especially when you’re staging a home for sale.) But of course, you do want to bring some charm in through accessories!

There are some tried and true kitchen counter decor ideas that always work, regardless of the style of your kitchen. You can take these basic ideas and then make them your own. And, if you’re feeling inspired, you can take it a step further and incorporate some more creative ideas.

The following ten spaces offer some classic examples of kitchen counter decor, as well as some more unique ideas to inspire you.

Kitchen Counter Decor Ideas

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThe cookbook leaned against the wall provides a charming pop of color to the counters.
Source: Good Housekeeping

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA clear vase or apothecary jar filled with fruit is a classic way to bring a pop of color to your kitchen counters that is easy and budget-friendly.
Source: The Every Girl

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can also fill apothecary jars with other items like candy (for a more playful vibe), beans or other textured items.
Source: Elle Decor

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comTo clear up some room in your drawers, gather your spoons and large utensils into cute jars. Put them in a tray for an even more organized look.
Source: Martha Stewart

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comCutting boards, especially in interesting shapes, will bring some nice texture to your countertops when leaned up against the wall.
Source: My Domaine

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA cookbook stand looks adorable when a cookbook is kept open in it. We especially love to use this for home staging.
Source: HGTV

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comDon’t be afraid to embrace a theme in your kitchen. This country-chic space used vintage elements and florals to add some extra charm.
Source: Country Living

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comIn a coastal kitchen, some palm fronds look gorgeous in a clear vase. It’s simple and elegant.
Source: Queensland Homes

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comItems you use regularly, like seasonings and oils, can double as chic kitchen counter decor when placed in pretty bottles.
Source: House Beautiful

Charming Ideas for Your Kitchen Counter Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA bouquet of flowers always brighten up a kitchen.
Source: Home Beautiful

Kitchen counter decor has so many easy, chic options to play with. It’s a great thing to freshen up in a weekend and can easily be done on a shoestring budget.

Warm regards,
Megan