Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel’s Artsy SoHo Loft

Bethenny Frankel, founder of Skinnygirl and a cast member on the reality show the Real Housewives of New York, purchased a loft in SoHo in 2017 that needed a complete renovation. It was a huge undertaking, but Bethenny went for it. The convenience of it being located right next to her office and the size – 4,000 square feet – made her feel like she couldn’t pass it up.

She saw potential in many of its original details and kept a good deal of them intact through the renovation. Her focus remained on creating a home that was perfect for her and her daughter, Bryn, even down to keeping it a two-bedroom apartment despite its large size. Her choice is a great example of designing for your lifestyle and making your home truly work for you.

Enjoy this inspiring home tour courtesy of Architectural Digest.

Bethenny Frankel Home Tour

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Artsy SoHo Loft | HomeandEventStyling.comA grey palette creates a serene, modern atmosphere in the master bedroom.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Artsy SoHo Loft | HomeandEventStyling.comGeometric shapes and clean lines bring visual interest to all the grey in the living room.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Artsy SoHo Loft | HomeandEventStyling.comThe walls, cabinets, and floors melt together for a clean, modern look.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Artsy SoHo Loft | HomeandEventStyling.comAny shoe lover will appreciate Bethenny’s incredible closet!

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Artsy SoHo Loft | HomeandEventStyling.comThe shelves are even lit to show off each beautiful pair of shoes.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Artsy SoHo Loft | HomeandEventStyling.comEven though the palette is grey, some deeper accent colors, wood, and soft textures make the living room feel comfortable.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Artsy SoHo Loft | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite curtains surround her daughter’s bed for a fairytale feel.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Artsy SoHo Loft | HomeandEventStyling.comEven though her daughter’s room is minimalistic like the rest of the home, it still has plenty of personality.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Artsy SoHo Loft | HomeandEventStyling.comA collection of square mirrors over the sofa have a glamorous Hollywood Regency flair and help open up the space.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Artsy SoHo Loft | HomeandEventStyling.comMarble covers the master bathroom for a classic, luxurious spa experience.

Home Tour: Bethenny Frankel's Artsy SoHo Loft | HomeandEventStyling.comThe home office is dark and moody with some fun pops of color.

What an inspiring home! So many cool ideas.

Warm regards,
Megan

Beautiful Patios That Will Make You Want to Live Outside

We all know that creating a beautiful, relaxing space inside your home is important. But what about your outdoor space? It’s easy to write off this space and simply put out some chairs and a table and call it a day. However, your porch or patio can be just as beautiful and comfortable as an indoor space. In fact, you can make it so stylish, you may not even be able to tell the difference between the interior and exterior of your home.

If you’re someone who loves to spend time outdoors, there is no reason your outdoor space should be anything less than inspiring. It deserves as much attention as the interior rooms in your home. Today, it’s very easy to find outdoor furniture and decor that can survive the elements while providing both comfort and style.

Here are some inspiring outdoor living areas that are so beautiful, you’ll be hard-pressed to want to go back inside.

Outdoor Living Area Ideas

Beautiful Patios That Will Make You Want to Live Outside | MeganMorrisBlog.comBeautiful potted plants carry the outdoors into this elegant patio.
Source: Ballard Designs

Beautiful Patios That Will Make You Want to Live Outside | MeganMorrisBlog.comA gas fire pit serves as a focal point to this seating area by the pool, combining two natural elements.
Source: House Beautiful

Beautiful Patios That Will Make You Want to Live Outside | MeganMorrisBlog.comA lovely stone fireplace creates the feeling of a cozy living room on this patio.
Source: HGTV

Beautiful Patios That Will Make You Want to Live Outside | MeganMorrisBlog.comAt first glance, it’s easy to think this spacious living area is indoors – but it’s not!
Source: Highgate House via Decor Pad

Beautiful Patios That Will Make You Want to Live Outside | MeganMorrisBlog.comThe brown in the dining area creates a beautiful contrast with the white living area.
Source: Traditional Home

Beautiful Patios That Will Make You Want to Live Outside | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis patio is spacious enough for a large party yet cozy enough for small, intimate gatherings.
Source: Architectural Digest

Beautiful Patios That Will Make You Want to Live Outside | MeganMorrisBlog.comAn area rug is a great way to define an outdoor living space and make it feel more like an indoor room.
Source: Homes to Love

Beautiful Patios That Will Make You Want to Live Outside | MeganMorrisBlog.comHow chic and glamorous is this black and white outdoor space?
Source: House Beautiful

Beautiful Patios That Will Make You Want to Live Outside | MeganMorrisBlog.comDon’t forget to include a spot for your furry family members, too.
Source: Veranda

Beautiful Patios That Will Make You Want to Live Outside | MeganMorrisBlog.comLove the bar area, stonework, and chic furniture on this gorgeous patio.
Source: House Beautiful

So many beautiful ideas!

Warm regards,
Megan

Hotel Tour: The Modern and Charming Hotel Panache in Paris

Hotels offer some of the most unique and interesting design inspiration in the world. Some of my favorites are overseas in Europe because of the fabulous history in the cities and architecture. I recently discovered a particularly inspiring hotel in Paris aptly called the Hotel Panache. The designer, Dorothee Meilichzon, was inspired by the neighborhood and the architecture of the building, leading her to incorporate a lot of angles in the interior.

The result is a fantastic mixture of shapes and textures that come together to create a glamorous, mid-century modern experience. It’s inspiring to see the intentional way she used geometric shapes and lines to create interest, as well as how she brilliantly mixed different textures and colors for a dramatic yet elegant result. The entire hotel is something special.

Enjoy this captivating hotel tour courtesy of Chzon.

Hotel Panache Tour

The Modern and Charming Hotel Panache in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comMirrors and metallic finishes give the lobby a chic, art deco flair.

The Modern and Charming Hotel Panache in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comDark wood floors in a herringbone pattern and beautiful geometric tiles make even the floor a compelling part of the design.

The Modern and Charming Hotel Panache in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack, white, and gold add a glamorous touch to the bar area that has a mid-century modern vibe.

The Modern and Charming Hotel Panache in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comDark blue seating brings a touch of color to the space that is rich yet comfortable.

The Modern and Charming Hotel Panache in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comIn another section, burnt orange seating in a luxurious fabric creates a stunning contrast to the white walls and dark floors.

The Modern and Charming Hotel Panache in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comHow captivating is that bookcase? Love how it looks like it is on fire.

The Modern and Charming Hotel Panache in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comSeveral different textures come together in harmony to create a layered, visually interesting yet very cohesive space.

The Modern and Charming Hotel Panache in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comEven the ceiling is special with a high-gloss, reflective white finish.

The Modern and Charming Hotel Panache in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comThe rooms are more subdued with a relaxing grey palette but the shapes and beautiful textures continue.

The Modern and Charming Hotel Panache in Paris | HomeandEventStyling.comAn angular mirror is contrasted by the round chandelier and again by the clean color blocking on the walls.

What a fabulous hotel!

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Whitney Port’s Renovated Ranch House in California

Reality TV star and fashion designer Whitney Port recently purchased a home in Studio City, California with her husband to prepare for the arrival of their first child. Wanting something that was more baby-friendly than their previous home, they decided on a home on a beautiful lot that needed some work on the inside.

With the help of Marie Flanigan Interiors, they turned the home into a charming abode with an eclectic flair. Not only is it super chic and refreshing, but it is also family friendly. The interior is as welcoming as the exterior, which consists of beautiful views, foliage, a pool, and plenty of room for entertaining, play, and relaxation.

Enjoy this beautiful home tour courtesy of Architectural Digest.

Whitney Port Home Tour

Home Tour: Whitney Port's Renovated Ranch House in California | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite cushions look chic on this gorgeous patio, especially in contrast to all the greenery.

Home Tour: Whitney Port's Renovated Ranch House in California | HomeandEventStyling.comThe kitchen is a mixture of modern and vintage elements for a charming coastal appeal.

Home Tour: Whitney Port's Renovated Ranch House in California | HomeandEventStyling.comA floral wallpaper adds some character to the dining room for a subtle touch of color.

Home Tour: Whitney Port's Renovated Ranch House in California | HomeandEventStyling.comThe brass leg of the island extension is super chic, matching the other hardware in the kitchen.

Home Tour: Whitney Port's Renovated Ranch House in California | HomeandEventStyling.comThe lounge chairs sit under a vintage style umbrella for some shade.

Home Tour: Whitney Port's Renovated Ranch House in California | HomeandEventStyling.comHow cool is that chandelier over the breakfast nook?

Home Tour: Whitney Port's Renovated Ranch House in California | HomeandEventStyling.comA high gloss finish on the deck makes it look like the table is floating on water.

Home Tour: Whitney Port's Renovated Ranch House in California | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dining room features mid-century modern design and a stunning view to the backyard.

Home Tour: Whitney Port's Renovated Ranch House in California | HomeandEventStyling.comThe chairs are mixed for a charming appeal.

Home Tour: Whitney Port's Renovated Ranch House in California | HomeandEventStyling.comThe gold hardware brings a glamorous flair to the space.

Such a unique, beautiful home!

Warm regards,
Megan

Living Rooms That Are Beautiful in Blue

The living room is kind of like the heart of a home. It’s where everyone gathers after a long day and entertains on the weekends and holidays. Deciding on a color palette for this space is rooted in how you want to feel when you are spending time in it. For many, they want something that is relaxing and family friendly. That makes blue a perfect option for many.

Blue is one of my favorite colors to work with because it is so versatile. It’s gender-neutral and has an elegant, relaxing vibe that everyone naturally responds to. To take its versatility a step further, the hue and tone that you choose can say a lot. A deep, vibrant blue will be dramatic while a soft, subdued blue will be serene and tranquil. It’s all in the mood you want to capture.

To show the incredible range of the color, here are several blue living room ideas that are all different but beautiful in their own way.

Blue Living Room Ideas

Living Rooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | MeganMorrisBlog.comBlue accents paired with a neutral palette create a relaxing, elegant space for the family.
Source: Traditional Home

Living Rooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | MeganMorrisBlog.comNavy blue creates a captivating pairing with the emerald green sofa.
Source: Studio McGee

Living Rooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | MeganMorrisBlog.comNothing says coastal like blue. For an elegant approach to the style, keep things neutral with just a few coastal touches.
Source: Home Bunch

Living Rooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | MeganMorrisBlog.comSubdued grey-blue accents cultivate a modern appeal with a hint of color.
Source: Style At Home

Living Rooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | MeganMorrisBlog.comBlue serves up a casual, boho-chic vibe that is beautiful and refreshing.
Source: My Domaine

Living Rooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | MeganMorrisBlog.comThis room embodies traditional elegance with a lovely mixture of patterns on a clean white backdrop.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Living Rooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | MeganMorrisBlog.comDeep pops of blue are dramatic and sophisticated in this white space.
Source: The Design Company via Decor Pad

Living Rooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | MeganMorrisBlog.comThe blue and grey in this space almost have a monochromatic relationship with the blue acting as a more vibrant form of the grey.
Source: House Beautiful

Living Rooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | MeganMorrisBlog.comHow stunning is that long Chesterfield sofa in a deep, vibrant blue? Definitely a statement piece!
Source: Domino

Living Rooms That Are Beautiful in Blue | MeganMorrisBlog.comThe art on the walls stands out on the white while the blue sofas add a splash of color that complements the artwork and pulls it all together.
Source: Elle Decor

Blue is a beautiful choice for any room, especially the main living area.

Warm regards,
Megan