10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects for the Summer

Summer is upon us! With it comes a lot of fun times outdoors, soaking in the sun and spending time with family and friends. One way to have even more fun during the summer is to try some DIY projects inspired by the season. Not only is it fun to make them, but it’s also even more fun to use items you’ve created yourself while enjoying other summer activities.

I’ve put together some of my favorite summer DIY projects I’ve found around the internet that can be used for entertaining, decor, and other outdoor activities. They’re all stylish, functional, and easy to make. The whole family can get involved in making them, too.

Enjoy these fun summer DIY tutorials!

Summer DIY Projects

10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects for the Summer | HomeandEventStyling.comServe up refreshing drinks on this adorable watermelon-inspired tray.
Tutorial: Oh So Beautiful Paper

10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects for the Summer | HomeandEventStyling.comThese coasters inspired by fruit will bring a lot of personality to your drinks and decor.
Tutorial: Design is Yay

10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects for the Summer | HomeandEventStyling.comWho doesn’t love mason jars? Make yours even cuter by turning them into little watermelons.
Tutorial: Kara’s Party Ideas

10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects for the Summer | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable are these covers for your electronics that make them look like ice cream bars?
Tutorial: Straight Stitch Society

10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects for the Summer | HomeandEventStyling.comThis fun color blocked clock will add some summer fun to your wall.
Tutorial: Sarah Hearts

10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects for the Summer | HomeandEventStyling.comCreating your own little bouquets out of summer flowers are sweet gifts for people.
Tutorial: Alice & Lois

10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects for the Summer | HomeandEventStyling.comCreate your own colorful desk organizer that will add some bright, fresh style to your home office.
Tutorial: Lovely Indeed

10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects for the Summer | HomeandEventStyling.comTurn boring drop cloths into the perfect blankets for the beach or picnics.
Tutorial: Brit + Co

10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects for the Summer | HomeandEventStyling.comAdd a little summer farmhouse flair to your home by turning bottles into charming flower vases.
Tutorial: Aura Joon

10 Fun and Creative DIY Projects for the Summer | HomeandEventStyling.comBrighten up your outdoor space with these colorful pot ideas.
Tutorial: The Crafted Sparrow

Which one will you be trying this summer?

Warm regards,
Megan

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Home Tour: Julianne Moore’s Elegant NYC Townhouse

Actress Julianne Moore says it was always her dream to own a historic townhome in New York City and her dream finally came true fifteen years ago. She took care in renovating the home in a way that would modernize it with touches that suited her and her family while preserving the incredible character and history of the property, which she highly values.

The result is a warm, elegant home with decor that mixes both new and old seamlessly. The home embraces a neutral palette but the use of contrast and textures makes the design very dynamic and intriguing. Wood mixes with streamlined furniture, dark walls mix with white area rugs, and modern decor mixes with antique touches.

This home tour, courtesy of Architectural Digest, is full of inspiration and looks like the kind of place you can relax right into.

Julianne Moore Home Tour

Home Tour: Julianne Moore's Elegant NYC Townhouse | HomeandEventStyling.comEven though the palette is neutral, a medley of textures and contrast create a cozy, interesting space.

Home Tour: Julianne Moore's Elegant NYC Townhouse | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dining room is an eclectic mix of elements that gives the space character and personality.

Home Tour: Julianne Moore's Elegant NYC Townhouse | HomeandEventStyling.comBeautiful windows allow in plenty of natural light, which bounces off the light accents like the rug. The dark walls disappear into the background.

Home Tour: Julianne Moore's Elegant NYC Townhouse | HomeandEventStyling.comThe marble tub in the center of the master bathroom makes a statement but in a subtle, sophisticated way.

Home Tour: Julianne Moore's Elegant NYC Townhouse | HomeandEventStyling.comAn original fireplace is bursting with character. Simple art and knick-knacks allow it to steal the show while adorning it with extra charm.

Home Tour: Julianne Moore's Elegant NYC Townhouse | HomeandEventStyling.comThe living area is cozy with dark wood beams and a soft area rug. Love the built-in shelving.

Home Tour: Julianne Moore's Elegant NYC Townhouse | HomeandEventStyling.comA fireplace adds warmth and coziness to one of the bedrooms while natural light pours in from the gorgeous windows.

Home Tour: Julianne Moore's Elegant NYC Townhouse | HomeandEventStyling.comThe yard looks like a secret garden with stunning foliage and a mystical atmosphere.

Home Tour: Julianne Moore's Elegant NYC Townhouse | HomeandEventStyling.comThe outdoor space is the perfect place to unwind and forget that you are in the middle of a major, bustling city.

Home Tour: Julianne Moore's Elegant NYC Townhouse | HomeandEventStyling.comLove all the contrast at work in this space.

What a beautiful, inviting home.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Bold Ceilings That Catch Your Attention

The ceiling is like the fifth wall in a room. It’s a blank canvas that can have just as much – if not more of an impact, in some cases – than any other wall in a space. Most people ignore it and opt for white, but if you are looking for a way to create a “wow” factor in a room, then the ceiling could be your ticket to doing just that.

A bold color on a ceiling can be even more impressive than the same color on the walls, simply because it is so unexpected. A neutral, subdued room can be totally transformed by a dramatic color or wallpaper on the ceiling. If you love a neutral space but want to do something wild, choosing to experiment with the ceiling is a great way to get the best of both worlds.

Here are 10 rooms with bold ceilings to give you some ideas and inspiration.

Bold Ceiling Inspiration

10 Bold Ceilings That Catch Your Attention | HomeandEventStyling.comEmerald green transforms this entire dining room with one bold splash of color.
Source: Design Love Fest

10 Bold Ceilings That Catch Your Attention | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black ceiling creates a surreal effect in this eclectic living room.
Source: My Domaine

10 Bold Ceilings That Catch Your Attention | HomeandEventStyling.comThe pop of vibrant blue brings a lot of life and personality to this antique-filled bedroom.
Source: Design Sponge

10 Bold Ceilings That Catch Your Attention | HomeandEventStyling.comWhat little girl wouldn’t love a hot pink ceiling in her bedroom?
Source: Houzz

10 Bold Ceilings That Catch Your Attention | HomeandEventStyling.comThe high gloss turquoise ceiling gives the effect of water above you in this lovely hallway.
Source: Thirty Six Months

10 Bold Ceilings That Catch Your Attention | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a touch of unexpected charm, a purple ceiling greets you.
Source: A Beautiful Mess

10 Bold Ceilings That Catch Your Attention | HomeandEventStyling.comWhat a fun way to brighten up your shower!
Source: Dave Fox Design Build Remodelers

10 Bold Ceilings That Catch Your Attention | HomeandEventStyling.comIf color isn’t your thing, consider adding personality to your ceiling with a bold pattern.
Source: Luxe

10 Bold Ceilings That Catch Your Attention | HomeandEventStyling.comMix color and pattern with a wallpaper like the energetic one lining this hallway.
Source: Coco Kelley

10 Bold Ceilings That Catch Your Attention | HomeandEventStyling.comAt eye level, this hallway is charming yet very neutral – until you look up!
Source: Domino

If you really want to make a splash in a room, do something fun to the ceiling.

Warm regards,
Megan

Bringing Elegance and Luxury to a Bedroom with Purple

Purple is a color historically associated with royalty and luxury. If you want to add a touch of glamour and personality to your bedroom, then purple could be your color. There is something so classic and elegant about it.

It can be paired with a variety of styles depending on what you like. It can be very feminine or gender-neutral based on the shade of purple that you choose and what you put with it. A dark purple, for example, will play more gender-neutral, especially when the rest of the decor is streamlined and masculine. If you want to lean toward the feminine side, then lighter shades of purple paired with floral patterns or gold, for example, will give you the look you want.

Here are 10 purple bedrooms to give you some ideas and inspiration.

Purple Bedroom Inspiration

Bringing Elegance and Luxury to a Bedroom with Purple | HomeandEventStyling.comGreen and purple are two beautiful, complementary colors that make each other pop.
Source: Domino

Bringing Elegance and Luxury to a Bedroom with Purple | HomeandEventStyling.comThe purple walls and ceiling create a stunning, luxurious feel in this bedroom. All the white is crisp and contemporary against it.
Source: HGTV

Bringing Elegance and Luxury to a Bedroom with Purple | HomeandEventStyling.comA purple wallpaper provides color and texture to this space, which is full of interesting elements in terms of pattern and texture.
Source: Luxe

Bringing Elegance and Luxury to a Bedroom with Purple | HomeandEventStyling.comA dark, subdued purple on the walls is cozy and chic without being too bold.
Source: The Inspired Room

Bringing Elegance and Luxury to a Bedroom with Purple | HomeandEventStyling.comSoft purples take on a floral essence in this lovely bedroom, which is made more decadent with textures like faux fur and knit.
Source: Tidy Mom

Bringing Elegance and Luxury to a Bedroom with Purple | HomeandEventStyling.comEmerald is another bold color that contrasts beautifully with purple for a dramatic look.
Source: Style Estate

Bringing Elegance and Luxury to a Bedroom with Purple | HomeandEventStyling.comPatterns and a few pops of color create visual interest in this mostly white space.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Bringing Elegance and Luxury to a Bedroom with Purple | HomeandEventStyling.comLove all the color blocking in this purple bedroom.
Source: House and Garden

Bringing Elegance and Luxury to a Bedroom with Purple | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black and white art looks so chic against the lilac walls.
Source: Curbed

Purple is such a beautiful color for a bedroom, don’t you agree?

Warm regards,
Megan

The Chic, Classic Glamour of Navy Blue and Gold

One of the most beautiful, timeless color pairings is navy blue and gold. There is something so elegant about this combination. Navy blue is a rich, luxurious color that is very versatile and gold takes it to a glamorous place.

Another nice thing about this pairing is that it is gender neutral. You can go ultra feminine if you want, but you can also play it down a bit so that it is still sophisticated but is equal parts masculine and feminine. It also suits a variety of styles, including traditional, contemporary, modern, and even rustic.

Here are 10 beautiful examples of rooms with navy blue and gold decor to give you some inspiration.

Navy Blue and Gold Decor

The Chic, Classic Glamour of Navy Blue and Gold | HomeandEventStyling.comA velvet navy blue sofa looks glamorous with an old Hollywood vibe paired with the gold and white accents.
Source: Walmart

The Chic, Classic Glamour of Navy Blue and Gold | HomeandEventStyling.comThe  navy blue and gold of this ultra chic chair brings a pop of style to this white space.
Source: Domino

The Chic, Classic Glamour of Navy Blue and Gold | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dark grey walls and navy blue sofa give the gold a perfect canvas to stand out on.
Source: Marie Claire

The Chic, Classic Glamour of Navy Blue and Gold | HomeandEventStyling.comYou don’t always have to go with a metallic accent to capture this look. The animal print rug brings in the gold color in a softer way.
Source: Neiman Marcus

The Chic, Classic Glamour of Navy Blue and Gold | HomeandEventStyling.comNavy blue cabinets and gold hardware bring a touch of elegance to this laundry room.
Source: Brepurposed

The Chic, Classic Glamour of Navy Blue and Gold | HomeandEventStyling.comThis combination is great for a gender neutral bedroom. The navy blue feels masculine for him while the gold offers a glamorous touch for her.
Source: House and Home

The Chic, Classic Glamour of Navy Blue and Gold | HomeandEventStyling.comNavy blue cabinets have an elegant look in a kitchen, especially when paired with gold hardware.
Source: Making Your Home Beautiful

The Chic, Classic Glamour of Navy Blue and Gold | HomeandEventStyling.comNavy blue cabinets are a great bridge for mixing metals, too. Here, silver hardware flows nicely with gold decor.
Source: Studio McGee

The Chic, Classic Glamour of Navy Blue and Gold | HomeandEventStyling.comThis vignette is super chic. Love the lines of the table.
Source: Live Simply by Annie

The Chic, Classic Glamour of Navy Blue and Gold | HomeandEventStyling.comOther colors look great when paired with navy blue and gold, too, like this stunning maroon sofa.
Source: Decor Pad

Love this classic pairing!

Warm regards,
Megan