Going Bold with Black Subway Tile

Black can always be counted on to make a chic, timeless impression on a space. It’s a popular accent color to work with in decorating and design, but it’s not often the main focus in a space. That’s why black walls or other large accents ─ such as black subway tile ─ have such a dramatic appeal.

White subway tile is one of the most popular choices for a kitchen or bathroom, especially right now, but black turns this classic look on its head and makes it bold, eye-catching, even a little bit daring. While it’s not the right choice for everyone, the results can be absolutely stunning.

This look can be used in a variety of ways, whether you want a small accent or a large statement, but either way, you can count on creating that “wow” factor with it. The reflective texture of the tile paired with the deep pigment creates a truly glamorous appeal that also happens to be gender neutral.

Here are 10 spaces where black subway tile made a bold and beautiful statement.

Black Subway Tile Ideas

Going Bold with Black Subway Tile | HomeandEventStyling.comStrips of gold subway tile create a stunning accent against the black and tie in the hardware.
Source: My Domaine

Going Bold with Black Subway Tile | HomeandEventStyling.comThe silver freestanding tub really pops against the black tiled accent wall.
Source: Architectural Digest

Going Bold with Black Subway Tile | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack subway tile is dark and dramatic in this small but powerful bathroom.
Source: Vogue Living

Going Bold with Black Subway Tile | HomeandEventStyling.comA tropical blue wallpaper may not be what you expect to see with black subway tile, but it works in this space.
Source: Design Sponge

Going Bold with Black Subway Tile | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black subway tile creates a two-tone look in this kitchen with the white cabinets. Love that pop of red, too!
Source: Yahoo! TV

Going Bold with Black Subway Tile | HomeandEventStyling.comThis small, narrow powder bath was given a “wow” factor by that strip of tile.
Source: Style Caster

Going Bold with Black Subway Tile | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s black subway tile paired with blue again, this time in the form of cabinets. The gold hardware really ties the two together.
Source: Decor Pad

Going Bold with Black Subway Tile | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black peninsula speaks to the dark subway tile, all of which is contrasted with a beautiful white countertop.
Source: Urrutia Design

Going Bold with Black Subway Tile | HomeandEventStyling.comWhen you pair black subway tile with wood, you get a beautiful balance between rustic and modern styles.
Source: House and Garden

Going Bold with Black Subway Tile | HomeandEventStyling.comAll the black in this space is luxurious, dramatic and sexy.
Source: House Beautiful

Would you ever consider decorating a space with black subway tile?

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper’s Brazilian Hideaway

For someone with a busy life like reporter Anderson Cooper, having a place to unwind is crucial. He found the perfect spot in the idyllic town of Trancoso, Brazil, in the form of a tropical compound he built from the ground up.

The home is a charming hideaway brimming with character. Though he purchased the property and built it from scratch, the choices he and his partner made with designer Wilbert Das make the home look like it has been a part of the town for centuries. It fits beautifully into the incredible, tropical landscape and feels like a warm, inviting hug.

There is so much charm to be found throughout the four buildings of which the compound is comprised. Each has its own personality but flow together beautifully. Pops of color remind you of the flowers and wildlife, while the main neutrals bring a sense of elegance that balances the rustic touches.

Enjoy this beautiful home tour from Architectural Digest that will have you wanting to take a trip to the heart of Brazil.

Anderson Cooper Home Tour

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThe living area is open and breezy, bringing the feeling of the tropics inside.

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comA charming desk and chair for a work area looks as though it has many stories to tell.

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThis stunning turquoise wall captures the fun, free-spirited nature of Brazil.

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThe cluster of light fixtures over the outdoor dining table is a fun, charming idea.

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThe kitchen is modest but full of life thanks to the blue, weathered cabinets.

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comPrivacy is certainly something they don’t have to worry about thanks to all the lush greenery surrounding the property.

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master suite has its own structure that looks like a special little hideaway in the middle of the jungle.

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThe bungalow’s veranda is colorful and relaxing for lazy afternoons.

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comMosquito netting drapes over the bed for a dreamy and luxurious effect.

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comA hollowed-out tree trunk became a truly unique outdoor shower.

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThe home is full of special touches, like this vintage washstand and the bare wood trim.

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comOne of the guest rooms get a similar treatment with the beautiful, draped mosquito net.

Home Tour: Anderson Cooper's Brazilian Hideaway | HomeandEventStyling.comThe indoor shower is still one with the outdoors, making sure you never miss the feeling of being with nature.

Could you envision yourself stealing away to this Brazilian hideaway?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Charming Valentine’s Day Table Ideas

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day at home, you’re probably going to gather around a table to enjoy each other’s company. A table setting is all about creating an atmosphere. For a holiday, like Valentine’s Day, you can incorporate the theme of it to draw inspiration from and create something festive.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, pink and red are the main colors. However, there are many different ways to interpret them, from different shades and tones to complimenting them with other colors, and of course, adding your own dash of style. It doesn’t have to be childlike. You can create something sophisticated, chic, or even rustic.

Here are 10 Valentine’s Day table ideas to inspire you and show you just how much you can do within the realm of this theme.

Valentine’s Day Table Ideas

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis white and pink table is the perfect set-up for Galentine’s Day to enjoy special treats and do some craft projects together.
Source: Style Me Pretty

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA gorgeous spin on a centerpiece bouquet is to create an ombre look, going from deep red to pink to white flowers.
Source: Domino

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCreate a darling napkin heart for your place settings as a simple, elegant way to theme the table.
Source: Rue Magazine

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a Kate Spade-inspired look, run a black and white striped table runner down the center of the table. Accent it with polka dots and pops of pink.
Source: Knot and Nest Designs

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis Valentine’s Day table has a rustic chic vibe with frayed place settings and charming balloons.
Source: Boxwood Clippings

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comUse patterns like polka dots and swirls mixed with florals for a nice contrast. Don’t be afraid to mix up the placemats, too!
Source: The Shift Creative

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can never go wrong with black and white accented by soft pink for a chic vibe.
Source: Joann

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s another example of the ombre centerpiece, this time with contemporary elements surrounding it – simple gray, white and black.
Source: The Glitter Guide

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming is this cookie decorating party for Galentine’s Day? A burlap table runner contrasts more sophisticated elements like gold for a rustic chic appeal.
Source: A Night Owl

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can easily recreate this XO table cloth by painting a disposable white table cloth with black paint. So simple and chic!
Source: Pop Sugar

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is upon us again! What I love about this holiday is that it is 100% about love, whether it’s love for a significant other, a best friend or even your child. Even though the marketing for it is usually centered around romance, Valentine’s Day can be enjoyed with anyone you care about.

One of the sweetest ways to show someone you care about them is by gifting them something delicious. At my house, we love baking treats we can be creative with and share with our friends and family. Valentine’s Day is no different. There are so many fun ideas to play with to create something unique and delightful.

To give you some inspiration and ideas, here are 10 DIY Valentine’s Day treat tutorials.

DIY Valentine’s Day Treats

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comA pink milkshake is the perfect beverage to share with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.
Tutorial: The College Prepster

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comHeart s’mores put a festive spin on the classic campfire treat.
Tutorial: The Cake Blog

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable and clever are these little pizza hearts?
Tutorial: Bake at 350

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comChocolate crispy treat Valentine’s Day bears taste delicious and are a treat kids and adults alike will love.
Tutorial: Sofab Food

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comStrawberries and cream puppy chow is an easy-to-make Valentine’s Day treat you can share with your Valentine or friends.
Tutorial: Life, Love and Sugar

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comHow decadent and delicious do these chocolate chip cookie dough hearts look?
Tutorial: OMG Chocolate Desserts

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comFor an adorable DIY Valentine’s Day twist on teddy grahams, add these little conversation hearts to make it look like they’re holding sweet sayings.
Tutorial: Hello, Wonderful

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comMake your own Valentine’s Day donuts with this easy recipe and use your creativity to customize them.
Tutorial: The First Year

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comThe only thing better than popcorn is Valentine’s Day popcorn.
Tutorial: Oh Nuts

10 Sweet & Adorable DIY Valentine's Day Treats | HomeandEventStyling.comRed velvet cake in a jar — yes, please!
Tutorial: My Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Beautiful and Sleek Modern Kitchen Ideas

A clean, modern look is very popular in kitchens today. Modern kitchen design has a minimalist appeal that can be interpreted in a variety of different ways. It can be masculine and casual, feminine and sophisticated, low-key or luxurious. The common thread that connects them all is the streamlined appeal this style captures so well.

The greatest indicator of a modern kitchen is the simplicity of the design. It will have mostly straight lines, nothing too elaborate or busy in nature, and a controlled sense of style. With these key elements, you can then exercise your creativity to give it your own unique flair. Though modern kitchen design is simple, that doesn’t mean it has to be “boring.”

Here are 10 beautiful and sleek modern kitchen ideas that show you how versatile this style can be.

Modern Kitchen Ideas

10 Beautiful and Sleek Modern Kitchens | MeganMorrisBlog.comA marble backsplash is a sophisticated way to bring texture into a modern space. The bronze light fixtures contrast the black and white space beautifully.
Source: My Domaine

10 Beautiful and Sleek Modern Kitchens | MeganMorrisBlog.comThe rich wood grain on the cabinets brings a rustic touch to this modern kitchen, while the light fixture adds a touch of whimsy.
Source: House & Home

10 Beautiful and Sleek Modern Kitchens | MeganMorrisBlog.comTo bring some texture to the space, reclaimed wood planks are subtle yet powerful as an accent on the island.
Source: Domino

10 Beautiful and Sleek Modern Kitchens | MeganMorrisBlog.comPendant lights, as you can see throughout this post, are a very popular choice for a modern kitchen. They instantly add a lot of style.
Source: HGTV

10 Beautiful and Sleek Modern Kitchens | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis kitchen mixes some traditional touches with a modern sensibility. The light blue accents are so fresh and coastal.
Source: Style At Home

10 Beautiful and Sleek Modern Kitchens | MeganMorrisBlog.comA grey palette is given a rustic twist with the soft wood texture on the cabinets.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Beautiful and Sleek Modern Kitchens | MeganMorrisBlog.comThough the palette in this kitchen is very simple, elements like the marble countertops, subway tile and wood flooring give it some character.
Source: Lonny

10 Beautiful and Sleek Modern Kitchens | MeganMorrisBlog.comA mixture of cool and warm neutrals look very elegant in this open living space.
Source: Architectural Digest

10 Beautiful and Sleek Modern Kitchens | MeganMorrisBlog.comBlue cabinets are a bold choice that paid off in this sophisticated kitchen.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Beautiful and Sleek Modern Kitchens | MeganMorrisBlog.comWho wouldn’t love to have two islands? Each has its own personality in this space but flow beautifully together as a whole.
Source: Luxe

Trends come and go, but the core sensibility of a modern kitchen is one that keeps living on through the decades.

Warm regards,
Megan