10 Stunning Spaces with Royal Blue Decor

If you want to make an impact in a space in a classic, sophisticated way, then royal blue is a fantastic color to incorporate into your decor. It can always be counted on to make an elegant impression. While it is an eye-catching color, there is something tranquil and timeless about it. It suits any style and can be glamorous or casual, masculine or feminine.

This color also works well in any space, whether you want to bring some character to a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining room, living room, home office, or anywhere in between. It even looks beautiful in an outdoor space. Pair it with a contrasting color, such as white, to make the biggest impact or keep it a bit more subdued with warmer colors around it.

Here are 10 beautiful spaces that embraced the stunning look of royal blue decor.

Royal Blue Decor

10 Stunning Spaces with Royal Blue Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comA large, bold pattern in royal blue behind the sink instantly makes an impression in this powder bath.
Source: One Kings Lane

10 Stunning Spaces with Royal Blue Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThis bedroom fully embraces the stunning, rich color and contrasts it with stark white.
Source: Style At Home

10 Stunning Spaces with Royal Blue Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThere is nothing quite like a beautiful royal blue sofa to make an impact in a living room.
Source: Anthropologie

10 Stunning Spaces with Royal Blue Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comOne of the most classic ways to incorporate royal blue into your decor is through beautiful china.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Stunning Spaces with Royal Blue Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comAll the blue pops beautifully on the white backdrop through a variety of patterns and shades.
Source: Conde Nast Traveler

10 Stunning Spaces with Royal Blue Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comRoyal blue can be more subdued depending on the tone and what you pair it with, such as with this neutral color scheme accented with blue.
Source: Architectural Digest

10 Stunning Spaces with Royal Blue Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThe velvet chairs bring an element of sophistication to this dining room.
Source: Stanton Schwartz Design Group via Decor Pad

10 Stunning Spaces with Royal Blue Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a more feminine flair, pair royal blue with pink, white and gold.
Source: The Glitter Guide

10 Stunning Spaces with Royal Blue Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThe pops of blue liven up this space and give it a ton of personality.
Source: Maria Killam

10 Stunning Spaces with Royal Blue Decor | HomeandEventStyling.comThis delightful sitting area greets you as soon as you walk in the door.
Source: Traditional Home

There is nothing quite like royal blue to make an impact!

Warm regards,
Megan

Rooms That Will Make You Crush on Crushed Velvet

One of the design trends you can expect to see a lot of in 2018 is velvet and crushed velvet decor. Following in the footsteps of the fashion trend, velvet is picking up steam as a glamorous texture that can be both luxurious and casual depending on how it’s used. Its versatility makes it an interesting choice for a variety of spaces to bring an unexpected touch.

You’ll find this fabric on furniture, accessories, and textiles alike so you can use it in a large or small way. It’s also available in a variety of colors, from feminine pinks to masculine, earthy tones. While it’s often used in feminine spaces, it can be incorporated in traditional and modern decor depending on the choice of color and piece.

Here are some beautiful spaces that used crushed velvet decor to give you some ideas.

Crushed Velvet Decor

Rooms That Will Make You Crush on Crushed Velvet | HomeandEventStyling.comThis room features two top trends of 2018: velvet and Ultra Violet (Pantone’s Color of the Year).
Source: Architectural Digest

Rooms That Will Make You Crush on Crushed Velvet | HomeandEventStyling.comA crushed velvet pouf and sofa in earthy colors are glamorous, yet relaxed.
Source: Urban Outfitters

Rooms That Will Make You Crush on Crushed Velvet | HomeandEventStyling.comA crushed velvet headboard brings some soft texture to this monochromatic palette.
Source: HGTV

Rooms That Will Make You Crush on Crushed Velvet | HomeandEventStyling.comThe blue crushed velvet settee is an unexpected pop of color and texture in this white kitchen.
Source: HGTV

Rooms That Will Make You Crush on Crushed Velvet | HomeandEventStyling.comThe crushed velvet provides a stunning contrast to the black walls with its sheen.
Source: StyleCaster

Rooms That Will Make You Crush on Crushed Velvet | HomeandEventStyling.comThe tablecloth brings a touch of glamour to this outdoor tablescape, creating an interesting contrast with the metal chairs.
Source: Found Rentals

Rooms That Will Make You Crush on Crushed Velvet | HomeandEventStyling.comThe curtains offer a really intriguing texture to this boho space.
Source: Urban Outfitters

Rooms That Will Make You Crush on Crushed Velvet | HomeandEventStyling.comEven just a simple velvet pillow brings a little something extra to this corner.
Source: HomePolish

Rooms That Will Make You Crush on Crushed Velvet | HomeandEventStyling.comCrushed velvet can be elegant and traditional when used in certain colors and styles.
Source: Laura Ashley via Decoholic

Rooms That Will Make You Crush on Crushed Velvet | HomeandEventStyling.comThe fabric on this sofa brings a glamorous accent to the space, while the color keeps it subtle and contemporary.
Source: Style At Home

How do you feel about the velvet and crushed velvet trend?

Warm regards,
Megan

Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

It’s that time of year again: the announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year! This year’s color is Ultra Violet, a stunning blue-based purple with a rich, magical quality.

Pantone says of their 2018 Color of the Year:

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

What I love about this color is how unique, yet classic it is. Purple has always been a color that signifies wealth and royalty, so it has an inherent sophistication that easily elevates the style of any space. However, because it isn’t as popular in decor as say blue or green, it makes a big impact when it is used. It holds a sense of uniqueness that makes it a perfect choice if you want to capture both elegance and originality.

Here are 10 rooms that use this color in various ways, from the bold and glamorous to the subtle and traditional.

Pantone Color of the Year 2018

Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet | HomeandEventStyling.comThe soft purple walls are a great choice for a home office to inspire you and help you focus.
Source: My Domaine

Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet | HomeandEventStyling.comThe rich purple walls are bold yet elegant. Teal and softer shades of purple complement it nicely.
Source: Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet | HomeandEventStyling.comGreen, blue and purple all work well together for a palette that is rich and vibrant.
Source: Refinery 29

Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet | HomeandEventStyling.comPurple is inherently sophisticated in style, making it a great choice for a dining room.
Source: New England Home

Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet | HomeandEventStyling.comThe few bold pops of red are an eye-catching contrast to all the purple. So bold and dramatic!
Source: House Beautiful

Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet | HomeandEventStyling.comA few touches of gold bring some warmth and contrast to the soft purple hues.
Source: Architectural Digest

Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet | HomeandEventStyling.comEven just a touch of this stunning color, such as in a bouquet of flowers, brings a lot of life and magic to the decor.
Source: Style At Home

Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet | HomeandEventStyling.comThis room is bursting with personality with a gorgeous, deep purple sofa anchoring it all.
Source: Brit.co

Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet | HomeandEventStyling.comThe stunning area rug plays beautifully off the yellow curtains in this lively sitting room.
Source: Domino

Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing says glamour quite like purple, gold and animal print.
Source: House Beautiful

What an inspiring choice!

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Betsey Johnson’s Fun & Colorful Airbnb

One of the most recognizable names in fashion is Betsey Johnson thanks to her vivacious personality that she infuses into all of her designs. The iconic fashion designer, known for her colorful and whimsical apparel, jewelry, and accessories, decided to list her own Airbnb in Mexico which she charmingly dubbed the “Betseyvilla,” and it’s everything you’d hope and imagine it to be.

Betsey incorporated her signature style into the decor in the form of bright colors, fun patterns, and several portraits of the woman herself. She balanced it with stunning architecture and natural materials that create a truly unique vacation home. It’s definitely one-of-a-kind, just like Betsey.

Enjoy this wild and inspiring home tour courtesy of Elle Decor.

“Betseyvilla” Airbnb in Mexico

Home Tour: Betsey Johnson's Fun & Colorful Airbnb | HomeandEventStyling.comLoyal to Betsey’s signature style, pillows in colorful patterns brighten up a crisp white sofa while portraits of Betsey (with a hot pink background) line the gray walls.

Home Tour: Betsey Johnson's Fun & Colorful Airbnb | HomeandEventStyling.comLarge, gorgeous wood doors open onto the living room for a dramatic effect.

Home Tour: Betsey Johnson's Fun & Colorful Airbnb | HomeandEventStyling.comThe bedrooms feature a more serene palette with select pops of color, like the blue throw on the white linens that match the fun artwork above the bed.

Home Tour: Betsey Johnson's Fun & Colorful Airbnb | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack and white portraits adorn one of the other bedrooms, but the pop of color comes in through fresh flowers and a fun side chair.

Home Tour: Betsey Johnson's Fun & Colorful Airbnb | HomeandEventStyling.comOn the patio, incredible views bring the vibrant colors, along with some colorful throw pillows. It’s the perfect spot for entertaining thanks to an outdoor kitchen.

Home Tour: Betsey Johnson's Fun & Colorful Airbnb | HomeandEventStyling.comWhat’s not to enjoy about this divine patio and pool area?

Home Tour: Betsey Johnson's Fun & Colorful Airbnb | HomeandEventStyling.comAn outdoor bed provides the perfect spot for lounging by the sea and even comes with a beach towel designed by Betsey herself.

Home Tour: Betsey Johnson's Fun & Colorful Airbnb | HomeandEventStyling.comAfter a long day on the sand, you can rinse off in the outdoor shower that makes you feel like you’re right in the middle of nature.

Home Tour: Betsey Johnson's Fun & Colorful Airbnb | HomeandEventStyling.comHow beautiful is the stone wall and wrought iron detail in the living room?

Home Tour: Betsey Johnson's Fun & Colorful Airbnb | HomeandEventStyling.comLove the intricate pattern and detailing on this side chair. Of course, Betsey included a vanity in the bedrooms for writing or doing your makeup.

Home Tour: Betsey Johnson's Fun & Colorful Airbnb | HomeandEventStyling.comThis villa is as fabulous as Betsey herself!

Love it! What a fun place it this would be to spend a vacation.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Marvelous Mediterranean Decor Ideas

One of the most classic and elegant styles is Mediterranean design. This look is rich with beautiful shapes, textures, and patterns that always bring a sense of sophistication and wealth to a space. While the style looks upscale, it doesn’t have to cost a lot to achieve it.

It’s also a lot more versatile than you may think. Many people associate dark colors and heavy furniture with the Mediterranean style, and while you can go that route, it’s not the only option. You can opt for lighter colors and lightweight furniture that still captures the Mediterranean vibe if you choose wisely.

Here are 10 inspiring rooms with Mediterranean decor in a variety of interpretations to inspire you.

Mediterranean Decor Inspiration

10 Marvelous Mediterranean Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comLights walls provide a beautiful contrast to the dark furniture. If you want to incorporate dark elements without making your home feel too dark, this is a great way to create that balance.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Marvelous Mediterranean Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow stunning is that arched window? This space is full of light while the wood and other textures create a cozy feeling.
Source: Coastal Living

10 Marvelous Mediterranean Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA few pops of orange bring some life and energy to this elegant space.
Source: Houzz

10 Marvelous Mediterranean Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comAll the beautiful creams and whites make this space feel clean and open while also creating a dramatic contrast with the wood beams.
Source: Veranda

10 Marvelous Mediterranean Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack accents, such as the coffee tables and chandelier, mimic the trim on the gorgeous arched doors.
Source: Coco Cozy

10 Marvelous Mediterranean Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo-tone cabinets and countertops bring some visual interest to this large kitchen to break it up a bit.
Source: HGTV

10 Marvelous Mediterranean Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis living room is a beautiful mixture of a contemporary grey palette with a more traditional Mediterranean design.
Source: Veranda

10 Marvelous Mediterranean Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSoft green creates a relaxing vibe in this sophisticated sitting room while the wood warms it up.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Marvelous Mediterranean Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe incredible chandelier draws your eye upwards to the equally impressive ceiling.
Source: Houston Lifestyles & Home

10 Marvelous Mediterranean Decor Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA stone accent wall brings so much character and charm to this old world-style bathroom.
Source: Architecture Art Design

So beautiful!

Warm regards,
Megan