The Dramatic and Glamorous Look of Black Marble

Marble is a timeless element that you can count on never to go out of style. It has started trending again in recent years, bringing it to a lot of people’s attention and inspiring more decor items than ever to incorporate the classic look. While white marble is usually the focus, black marble can be just as stunning.

If you want to make a bold, dramatic statement that is also classic and chic, black marble could be the perfect choice. You can use a little or a lot, and it’s versatile enough to be feminine or masculine, as well as suit a variety of styles from traditional to contemporary. Even the pattern itself can be simple or busy, giving you a lot of choices and room to be creative.

Here are 10 spaces that incorporated black marble in a beautiful, unique way to inspire some of your own ideas.

Black Marble Inspiration

The Dramatic and Glamorous Look of Black Marble | HomeandEventStyling.comPolished black marble floors create a striking contrast with the white in this bathroom.
Source: Maison Valentina

The Dramatic and Glamorous Look of Black Marble | HomeandEventStyling.comHow beautiful is this marble fireplace? The traditional lines and molding are given a dose of glamour.
Source: Architectural Digest

The Dramatic and Glamorous Look of Black Marble | HomeandEventStyling.comThe herringbone black marble tile in the shower is unexpected, chic, and contemporary.
Source: Crowell Interiors via Decor Pad

The Dramatic and Glamorous Look of Black Marble | HomeandEventStyling.comJust a little bit of marble adds an extra punch of style in this minimalist living room.
Source: RC Studio via Decor Pad

The Dramatic and Glamorous Look of Black Marble | HomeandEventStyling.comA dark island always looks stunning in a white kitchen and the marble bumps it up a notch.
Source: Dwell

The Dramatic and Glamorous Look of Black Marble | HomeandEventStyling.comThis black marble tub looks very elegant and pairs nicely with the warmer, wood-like tile.
Source: The Decorista

The Dramatic and Glamorous Look of Black Marble | HomeandEventStyling.comThis vanity is ultra chic. The white accents compliment it with some sharp contrast.
Source: Kate Hume

The Dramatic and Glamorous Look of Black Marble | HomeandEventStyling.comWhile this kitchen may be streamlined and minimalist, the marble definitely creates a “wow” factor.
Source: My Domaine

The Dramatic and Glamorous Look of Black Marble | HomeandEventStyling.comThe round marble tub makes a gorgeous statement in this simple, masculine bathroom.
Source: Vogue Living

The Dramatic and Glamorous Look of Black Marble | HomeandEventStyling.comLots of marble is at work in this eye-catching bathroom, but it has been used in such a clever way that the “busyness” of it is balanced in a beautiful way.
Source: Evolution Design via Decor Pad

Love it!

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Josie Maran’s Mother’s Boho Retreat

Supermodel Josie Maran has opened her farmhouse for viewing in the past, but now it’s her mother’s charming home that is getting some attention. The 1920s era Hollywood Home is bursting with character. From vibrant colors and patterns to homemade artwork, this home was clearly made with love and has a unique essence all its own.

This home tour, courtesy of Sunset, offers a lot of decorating inspiration if you love a colorful, boho chic look. It has a casual vibe that mixes the energy of bright colors with the soothing nature of neutrals, which serve as the base for all the vibrant colors. What you get is a great balance between the two.

Enjoy this fun and charming home tour of Josie Maran’s mother’s adorable boho retreat.

1920s Era Hollywood Home

Home Tour: Josie Maran's Mother's Boho Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comOrange decor pops against the white railing and greenery for a lovely burst of color.

Home Tour: Josie Maran's Mother's Boho Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comColorful accents like the pillows and an area rug bring some whimsy to the masculine armchairs.

Home Tour: Josie Maran's Mother's Boho Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comHow gorgeous is this wooden daybed? Blue and white helps bring out the rich wood tone.

Home Tour: Josie Maran's Mother's Boho Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comA patchwork of red and orange area rugs create an eclectic, bohemian vibe on the deck.

Home Tour: Josie Maran's Mother's Boho Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comFarmhouse doors make the home feel like a little cottage hidden away in the woods.

Home Tour: Josie Maran's Mother's Boho Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comWhimsical trinkets and photos of her grandchildren give the shelves plenty of personality.

Home Tour: Josie Maran's Mother's Boho Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comThe art room is the perfect spot for her daughter and grandkids to express their creativity.

Home Tour: Josie Maran's Mother's Boho Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comLovely sculptures and art fill various corners of the home, giving it charm and character.

Home Tour: Josie Maran's Mother's Boho Retreat | HomeandEventStyling.comOf course, the best art are the pieces created by her family.

Love it!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed

The bed is the focal point of a bedroom. It should draw your eye and ground the space. Depending on what kind of bed you have, there is probably some space left above the headboard, which leaves you with the dilemma of what to do with that empty space.

There are a lot of ways to decorate above the bed so it makes a statement. It’s a great opportunity to get creative and add some character to the room. Whether you want to do something big or small, extravagant or simple, there are plenty of ideas to choose from and easily customize for your tastes and lifestyle.

Here are 10 bedrooms that used the space above the bed in a stylish and clever way to inspire you.

Decor Ideas for Above the Bed

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThis headboard also serves as a work of art with an intricate pattern and details carved into it.
Source: Behance

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comOne small sculpture adds some extra character above the bed. The pop of gold speaks to the other gold accents in the space and breaks up the gray.
Source: Cuckoo 4 Design

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThree pieces of art balance the bed and look clean but chic.
Source: Domino

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a more eclectic look, an entire gallery wall is very charming and full of personality.
Source: The Everygirl

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comYou don’t necessarily have to attach something to the wall to add some style above your bed. How about a chandelier?
Source: Architectural Digest

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA shelf above the bed gives you the perfect spot to lean artwork or place some decorative items that you can easily switch out whenever you feel like it.
Source: Lust Living

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s another example of a shelf over the bed, this time with electric candles that provide a romantic glow.
Source: Decorola

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA mirror always looks elegant and will also help brighten up the space and make it feel larger.
Source: Veranda

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThis fun wall element provides texture and a bit of whimsy.
Source: Domino

10 Ideas for Styling the Space Above the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comOf course, an eye-catching work of art is a classic and always inspiring choice.
Source: House & Garden

So many fun ways to take advantage of this space!

Warm regards,
Megan

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look

Today, it can be hard to keep a decluttered look in the home when there are so many things we need to have around. Whether it’s books, movies, office supplies, kitchen supplies, accessories or other miscellaneous items, there are a lot of small things that take up space and are visually unappealing.

That’s why I love baskets. They have become very popular in home decor and organization because of how functional and stylish they are. Want to hide some of the books and movies on your entertainment center? Put them in baskets. Need more space for your filing and office supplies? Put them in baskets. Want to condense how much shelf or drawer space you’re using in the kitchen? Put some of it in baskets.

There are so many uses for baskets and they always manage to make shelving look so much less cluttered, as well as more charming. You can get them in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and styles, so you can always find exactly what will work for your specific taste and needs.

Here are 10 examples of decorating with baskets to inspire you and give you some great ideas.

Decorating with Baskets

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comWicker baskets create some nice contrast against the white bookcase and hide away miscellaneous files and items.
Source: Emily Henderson

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comMetal baskets have a nice industrial look that works great in a modern or farmhouse decor.
Source: The Glitter Guide

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comA few baskets on the bottom shelves anchor these bookcases and provide some pretty texture.
Source: Bliss At Home

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comSwitch up the type of baskets you use in one area to make it look more interesting.
Source: Pop Sugar

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comBaskets are perfect for a kid’s room to hide toys in a chic way.
Source: Studio McGee

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comBaskets are great for hiding paperwork and a variety of other office supplies, especially if your desk is in a public space.
Source: One Kings Lane

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comEntertainment centers can quickly become cluttered with movies, books, and game consoles but baskets help keep the space streamlined.
Source: Pottery Barn

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comThese baskets provide so much charm and character to these shelves while also being wonderfully fuctional.
Source: Design Sponge

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comA bookcase works great as a room divider and baskets that fit right into the squares make it look more charming and offer tons of organization.
Source: Made by Girl

Decorating with Baskets for an Organized Look | HomeandEventStyling.comFor the perfect farmhouse bookcase, you have to have some baskets!
Source: Starfish Cottage

Love them!

Warm regards,
Megan

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors

Contrast is one of my favorite design tricks to use to create a powerful statement in a space. It’s a simple concept that can be used in a variety of ways, including color, texture, and styles. One of my favorite classic contrast looks is light walls paired with dark floors.

This look is so elegant and timeless. It instantly elevates the sophistication of a space and gives it that “wow” factor before you even introduce any furniture. It’s completely versatile so it can suit any style you like and can be easily personalized to your tastes. The most classic choice is dark wood floors with white walls, but there is a lot of room to explore within this look.

Another great thing about rooms with light walls and dark floors is that it doesn’t matter how large or small the space is. In a large space, it creates a beautiful statement that pulls everything together. In a small space, you can enjoy having the dark floors while the light walls bounce light to make it feel larger.

Here are 10 rooms with light walls and dark floors to inspire you.

Rooms with Light Walls and Dark Floors

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comCrisp white walls and a white sofa contrast beautifully against the rich, dark wood floors, allowing them to stand out.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comAll the natural light bouncing off the white in this room illuminates the beautiful wood grain in the floors.
Source: Thistlewood Farms

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe original fireplace is able to serve as a beautiful statement in this room, joining the floors and the walls.
Source: My Domaine

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dark floors ground this all-white kitchen so you get a nice balance between warmth and cleanliness.
Source: Home Bunch

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe light walls don’t have to be a stark white to get the same effect. This soft taupe still creates contrast in a more subtle way.
Source: Architectural Digest

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe wood beams wonderfully mimic the dark wood floors and pull this room together.
Source: Desire to Inspire

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comWhat an entryway! All the dark wood really stands out thanks to the white walls.
Source: Domino

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comAgain, wood beams carry the darkness of the floors upward, this time in an elegant hallway.
Source: Style Estate

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comA soft blue on the ceiling compliments both the white and dark flooring to make this space more dynamic.
Source: My Design Chic

Creating Beautiful Contrast with Light Walls and Dark Floors | HomeandEventStyling.comThe gray tile backsplash was a perfect choice to blend the dark floor and white cabinets.
Source: Desire to Inspire

Always so chic!

Warm regards,
Megan