Making a Statement with a Marble Kitchen Island

If you want to bring a touch of glamour and luxury to a space in a clean, classic way, then marble is your answer. Marble works in any room in the home, but the most popular place in which to use it is the kitchen. You can use it on the backsplash, countertops, floors, or opt for the most eye-catching statement: the island.

A marble kitchen island instantly grabs your attention. It makes a statement, standing out from the cabinets and other features in the space. Because of the subtle effect of marble, it will set the island apart with a bit of drama without being too bold. It’s a wonderful balance.

Here are 10 kitchens with marble islands to show the versatility of this look and just how much of an impact it can make in the space.

Marble Kitchen Islands

Making a Statement with a Marble Kitchen Island | HomeandEventStyling.comMarble and dark wood give this modern, minimalist kitchen some character, contrasting nicely with the white cabinets.
Source: Fiona Lynch via Apartment Therapy

Making a Statement with a Marble Kitchen Island | HomeandEventStyling.comThe marble in this kitchen almost looks like it is in motion, like a grey ocean.
Source: My Domaine

Making a Statement with a Marble Kitchen Island | HomeandEventStyling.comThe marble grain provides some visual interest to all the white at work in this space.
Source: Inside Out

Making a Statement with a Marble Kitchen Island | HomeandEventStyling.comThe marble joins the white cabinets with the dark grey floor for a gorgeous effect.
Source: Architectural Digest

Making a Statement with a Marble Kitchen Island | HomeandEventStyling.comWood warms up the white and marble in a beautiful display of contrast.
Source: Robson Rak Architects via Apartment Therapy

Making a Statement with a Marble Kitchen Island | HomeandEventStyling.comHere is another example of mixing the warmth of wood with the glamour of marble.
Source: House and Home

Making a Statement with a Marble Kitchen Island | HomeandEventStyling.comHow stunning is the grain on that marble island and matching backsplash? This whole kitchen is captivating!
Source: South Shore Decorating Blog

Making a Statement with a Marble Kitchen Island | HomeandEventStyling.comThis kitchen is modern, clean, and relaxing.
Source: Luxe

Making a Statement with a Marble Kitchen Island | HomeandEventStyling.comA marble countertop with a waterfall edge adds a luxurious touch to the otherwise traditional space.
Source: Marcus Design

Making a Statement with a Marble Kitchen Island | HomeandEventStyling.comThe marble starts from the backsplash and pours over to the island, creating an interesting effect down the center of this kitchen.
Source: Design Milk

There is just something about marble.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Feminine Vignette Ideas for a Chic Home

Vignettes are an important part of making a home look more stylish and feel more “put together.” A vignette is simply a small grouping of decor that tells a story, such as on a console table, end table, coffee table, or shelf. It can make an eye-catching statement or flow with the rest of the space. It all depends on the effect you want to create.

In an entryway, for example, you may want your vignette to create more of a statement to achieve a “wow” factor and compelling first impression. For your bedside table, however, you may want something simpler and more subdued.

There is no perfect way to style a vignette. It’s all about your personal style and creativity, so never be afraid to experiment. If you want to bring some femininity to your space, a vignette is a great way to add a feminine flair to your decor.

Here are 10 feminine vignette ideas to give you some inspiration.

Feminine Vignette Inspiration

10 Feminine Vignette Ideas for a Chic Home | HomeandEventStyling.comA bold pop of pink is unexpected and instantly catches your eye, while the rest of the vignette is elegant and modern.
Source: Domino

10 Feminine Vignette Ideas for a Chic Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThis hot pink dresser creates an eye-catching statement while the decor complements it, especially the pops of blue.
Source:Chinoiserie Chic

10 Feminine Vignette Ideas for a Chic Home | HomeandEventStyling.comA lovely chinoiserie print creates a lovely statement while gold accents bring a touch of glamour.
Source: The Potted Boxwood

10 Feminine Vignette Ideas for a Chic Home | HomeandEventStyling.comChrome looks ultra chic in this vignette and the pops of color bring it to life.
Source: The Everygirl

10 Feminine Vignette Ideas for a Chic Home | HomeandEventStyling.comPretty book covers never go out of style and work so well for filling in spaces with charm.
Source: Style Me Pretty

10 Feminine Vignette Ideas for a Chic Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThis vignette is a vision of loveliness, glamour, and blush pink.
Source: Z Gallerie

10 Feminine Vignette Ideas for a Chic Home | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can’t go wrong with books, flowers, candles, and trays when it comes to coffee table decor.
Source: The Pink Dream

10 Feminine Vignette Ideas for a Chic Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThis bedside table vignette takes advantage of varying heights, patterns, and textures to create a glamorous, feminine display.
Source: This Is Our Bliss

10 Feminine Vignette Ideas for a Chic Home | HomeandEventStyling.comA tray is a wonderful way to gather small items into an uncluttered vignette.
Source: Domino

10 Feminine Vignette Ideas for a Chic Home | HomeandEventStyling.comA neutral backdrop allows for a few choice pops of pink to steal the show.
Source: Ethan Allen

So pretty!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party

Unicorns have always been universally loved, but they’ve recently seen a surge in popularity as a trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. You can find them in everything from fashion and home decor to food and parties.

I can’t think of a more magical, happy concept than a unicorn-themed party. It’s all about bright colors, joy, and embracing our unique brand of magic, whatever that may be. Unicorns are a great representation of individuality. Who wouldn’t want to attend a unicorn-themed party?

There are tons of wonderful ideas out there to inspire your own party, so I’ve gathered some of my favorites with easy tutorials you can follow to throw your own unicorn-themed party that your guests will absolutely love. They include everything from savory treats to decadent desserts with a whole lot of color and fantasy thrown in the mix.

Unicorn-Themed Party

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comThis unicorn milkshake looks like an explosion of happiness and good things.
Tutorial: Sugar Hero

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comHow unbelievably adorable is this fondant unicorn cupcake topper?
Tutorial: Juniper Cakery

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comThese unicorn cupcakes are almost too pretty and adorable to eat.
Tutorial: Best Friends for Frosting

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a healthier option, you can try unicorn toast that is perfect for brunch.
Tutorial: The Culture Trip

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comPut a twist on the ice cream cone with this unicorn ice cream bowl.
Tutorial: Minidrops

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comUnicorn popcorn is the perfect treat for a movie night filled with fantasy films.
Tutorial: Life Love Liz

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comUnicorn chocolate-covered strawberries are healthy and decadent.
Tutorial: The Bakers Party Shop

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comThese little unicorn cake pops are the perfect party treats.
Tutorial: Rose Bakes

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comUnicorn bark is colorful, magical, and absolutely delicious.
Tutorial: The Spruce

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comSugar and sweet go together with these unicorn pretzels.
Tutorial: Lady Behind the Curtain

How much fun are these ideas?

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Shay Mitchell’s Chic LA Abode

Actress Shay Mitchell was introduced on the hit young adult show Pretty Little Liars where the characters are always dressed fashionably, but Ms. Mitchell has made a name for herself outside of the show with her own fabulous sense of style. Given her reputation, it is no surprise that her home in Los Angeles looks like it was made to grace the pages of magazines.

The home is full of charm and character, maintaining some classic features while mixing in some modern, eclectic decor to create a unique space. She made great use of contrast within each individual room, as well as through the house as a whole. While the kitchen is white and bright, for instance, the sitting area off of it is dark and dramatic.

This home tour, courtesy of Architectural Digest, is full of chic inspiration, so enjoy the many ideas you’re sure to take away from it:

Shay Mitchell Home Tour

Home Tour: Shay Mitchell's Chic LA Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comThe rich wood floor is contrasted beautifully by the white cabinetry and backsplash. Love those gold barstools for a touch of industrial flair to match the light fixtures.

Home Tour: Shay Mitchell's Chic LA Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comThis black and white banquette in the kitchen is wonderfully charming, bringing a touch of French character to the kitchen.

Home Tour: Shay Mitchell's Chic LA Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comThe sunken living room features a long, L-shaped emerald sofa perfect for lounging and entertaining. Wrought iron adds some beautiful detail to the space that makes it unique.

Home Tour: Shay Mitchell's Chic LA Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comA floral wallpaper brings a bold, feminine touch to the bar area while the gold is glamorous, yet minimalist.

Home Tour: Shay Mitchell's Chic LA Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comIn another living area, things are brighter and more feminine with white and touches of soft pink. Also, check out the amazing black and white tile on the fireplace – chic yet timeless!

Home Tour: Shay Mitchell's Chic LA Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comA home office area is super chic with a leather chair sporting acrylic arms, a detailed desk, and more gold accents.

Home Tour: Shay Mitchell's Chic LA Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack walls are bold and beautiful in the master bedroom, especially when contrasted with the crisp white accents.

Home Tour: Shay Mitchell's Chic LA Abode | HomeandEventStyling.comThe walk-in closet is nothing short of a dream with ample space for clothes, shoes and accessories.

What a pretty little home!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Coastal Home Offices That Will Keep You Inspired by the Sea

Who doesn’t feel inspired by the sea? It is as calming as it is empowering, making it a wonderful place to draw inspiration from while you are working. If you have a strong love of the sea, then decorating your home office with a coastal flair could be exactly what you need to feel fresh and motivated every time you work in there.

A coastal decorating style can be interpreted in a variety of ways. You can go nautical, modern, glamorous, cottage, traditional, or anything in-between. You don’t even have to be literal with the coastal theme with the usual motifs like seashells and the color blue; you can opt for a more subtle interpretation that still captures the essence of the sea.

Here are 10 beautiful examples of coastal home offices to give you some ideas and inspiration.

Coastal Home Offices

10 Coastal Home Offices That Will Keep You Inspired by the Sea | HomeandEventStyling.comA lacquer blue desk looks like the ocean and pairs beautifully with the sky blue walls.
Source: Architectural Digest

10 Coastal Home Offices That Will Keep You Inspired by the Sea | HomeandEventStyling.comThis office embraces a subtle, neutral palette that still captures the relaxing ambiance of the coast.
Source: My Domaine

10 Coastal Home Offices That Will Keep You Inspired by the Sea | HomeandEventStyling.comA relaxing palette of soft blues, grey, and white make this office a great place to come to for better focus.
Source: Jennifer Pacca Interiors via Houzz

10 Coastal Home Offices That Will Keep You Inspired by the Sea | HomeandEventStyling.comHow beautiful is that accent wall with built-ins? The wallpaper and various textures at work in this space make it rich with personality.
Source: Court Atkins Group via Houzz

10 Coastal Home Offices That Will Keep You Inspired by the Sea | HomeandEventStyling.comA navy blue paneled accent wall give this small office area a sense of grandiosity.
Source: Life on Virginia Street

10 Coastal Home Offices That Will Keep You Inspired by the Sea | HomeandEventStyling.comRich navy blue packs a punch in this gorgeous coastal home office.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Coastal Home Offices That Will Keep You Inspired by the Sea | HomeandEventStyling.comHow’s that for a view to keep you inspired all day long?
Source: House Beautiful

10 Coastal Home Offices That Will Keep You Inspired by the Sea | HomeandEventStyling.comA simple bamboo chair and banana leaves bring a subtle coastal touch to this glamorous, minimalist set-up.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Coastal Home Offices That Will Keep You Inspired by the Sea | HomeandEventStyling.comThe desk, built-ins, and blue wall are all showstoppers in this lovely space.
Source: Freshome

10 Coastal Home Offices That Will Keep You Inspired by the Sea | HomeandEventStyling.comThis shared workspace is clean, minimalist, and fresh.
Source: Highgate House via Decor Pad

So beautiful!

Warm regards,
Megan