Hotel Tour: The Spectator Hotel in Charleston

Some of the best interior design inspiration I’ve ever found has been at hotels. Many of them go all out with their aesthetic to provide a unique, beautiful experience to their guests by hiring some of the most talented and creative interior designers in the world. Because of this, they are fantastic places to get inspired by fresh ideas.

The Spectator Hotel in Charleston is one of those hotels that embraced the opportunity to do something spectacular with their design. The hotel took inspiration from the art deco glamour of the 1920s and mixed it with a modern flair to create an experience that is stylish and luxurious. The common areas are rich and swanky, while the rooms are chic and sophisticated.

Enjoy this beautiful hotel tour that is full of great design ideas.

The Spectator Hotel

Hotel Tour: The Spectator Hotel in Charleston | HomeandEventStyling.comElements like black walls, black and white striped end tables, and gold accents create a glamorous, though modern statement in the lobby.

Hotel Tour: The Spectator Hotel in Charleston | HomeandEventStyling.comThe lounge is cool and sleek with elements inspired by the 1920s, including built-in bookshelves that are lit from the inside.

Hotel Tour: The Spectator Hotel in Charleston | HomeandEventStyling.comThere is plenty of stylish, though comfortable seating in the lounge divided into several conversation areas. Hotels like this are a great lesson in how to create those areas in your own home.

Hotel Tour: The Spectator Hotel in Charleston | HomeandEventStyling.comThe blue bed is a beautiful pop of color among the soft, gray backdrop. It creates a bold statement without taking away from the relaxing atmosphere.

Hotel Tour: The Spectator Hotel in Charleston | HomeandEventStyling.comA soft taupe on the walls with white accents is clean and classic. The dark wood vanity is a nice touch for a bit of contrast.

Hotel Tour: The Spectator Hotel in Charleston | HomeandEventStyling.comArches are a great way to provide some architectural charm in a simple, timeless way.

Hotel Tour: The Spectator Hotel in Charleston | HomeandEventStyling.comA pop of color in the art above the bed is a nice jolt of drama in the otherwise calm, neutral space.

Hotel Tour: The Spectator Hotel in Charleston | HomeandEventStyling.comA floral accent wall brings some whimsy and life to the lobby.

Hotel Tour: The Spectator Hotel in Charleston | HomeandEventStyling.comArranging coffee table books in a grid adds character in a streamlined, modern way.

Hotel Tour: The Spectator Hotel in Charleston | HomeandEventStyling.comHow gorgeous is this L-shaped Chesterfield sofa?

Love it!

Warm regards,
Megan

Changing It Up In a Kitchen or Bathroom with a Dark Sink

In decorating and design, it’s a lot of fun to look for ways to switch things up. Taking a chance on something unexpected can make for some of the best design elements. One way to do that in a kitchen or bathroom is by opting for a dark sink.

Most kitchens and bathrooms have a white, off-white or stainless steel sink. It’s rare to see something darker such as black, dark grey or even copper. Changing up this simple element can make a statement in the space and even help you create a “wow” factor.

Here are 10 examples of dark sinks in kitchens and bathrooms to show you how versatile and compelling they can be.

Dark Sink Inspiration

Changing It Up In a Kitchen or Bathroom with a Dark Sink | HomeandEventStyling.comThis dark farmhouse sink creates a seamless look with the countertop and helps the gold hardware pop.
Source: Remodelista

Changing It Up In a Kitchen or Bathroom with a Dark Sink | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black sink contrasts nicely with the white cabinets and walls for a moody farmhouse vibe.
Source: The Kitchn

Changing It Up In a Kitchen or Bathroom with a Dark Sink | HomeandEventStyling.comThe copper farmhouse sink is a unique touch that brings character to this kitchen.
Source: Apartment Therapy

Changing It Up In a Kitchen or Bathroom with a Dark Sink | HomeandEventStyling.comButcher block countertops and a black sink create a unique, rustic look.
Source: Red Cottage Chronicles

Changing It Up In a Kitchen or Bathroom with a Dark Sink | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dark sink stands out beautifully in this all-white kitchen for an unexpected touch of contrast.
Source: Amber Interiors via DecorPad

Changing It Up In a Kitchen or Bathroom with a Dark Sink | HomeandEventStyling.comHow gorgeous is this hammered metal sink? Definitely a statement piece.
Source: Mix and Chic

Changing It Up In a Kitchen or Bathroom with a Dark Sink | HomeandEventStyling.comA dark grey sink and countertop is unusual yet very chic, especially with the gold accents.
Source: Traditional Home

Changing It Up In a Kitchen or Bathroom with a Dark Sink | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black under-mount sink creates a seamless sea of black.
Source: Notes on a Life

Changing It Up In a Kitchen or Bathroom with a Dark Sink | HomeandEventStyling.comA metallic sink steals the show in this gorgeous powder bath.
Source: McGill Design Group via DecorPad

Changing It Up In a Kitchen or Bathroom with a Dark Sink | HomeandEventStyling.comThe touch of gold in the sink speaks to the stunning wallpaper and definitely adds some “wow” factor to the space.
Source: House Beautiful

Have you ever considered opting for a dark sink in a kitchen or bathroom?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Charming and Rustic Farmhouse Bathrooms

The farmhouse style is very popular right now, but some version of it always has been in the form of country chic. What has people responding so passionately to farmhouse now is how unique it can be to the individual. There is no perfect way to do the farmhouse style. It’s all about injecting your individuality into the rustic, cozy style.

Farmhouse bathrooms are particularly charming. There is a lot you can do in this space to give it character whether it’s doing a rustic wall treatment, using a vintage piece of furniture as the vanity, or incorporating small pieces of decor that bring in a farmhouse vibe. That vibe can also be as strong or as subtle as you’d like.

Here are 10 inspiring farmhouse bathroom ideas.

Farmhouse Bathroom Ideas

10 Charming and Rustic Farmhouse Bathrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comAn unfinished wood stool adds a subtle farmhouse touch to this otherwise clean, streamlined bathroom.
Source: Change & Co

10 Charming and Rustic Farmhouse Bathrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comDark grey shiplap brings a ton of character to this white bathroom.
Source: Country Living

10 Charming and Rustic Farmhouse Bathrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comShiplap, wood accents, and soft green cabinets make for a relaxing, rustic space.
Source: Onechitecture

10 Charming and Rustic Farmhouse Bathrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo wooden floating shelves are simple and charming above the tub.
Source: Thrifty and Chic

10 Charming and Rustic Farmhouse Bathrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comThe industrial light fixtures, shiplap walls, and wood cabinets bring a masculine farmhouse appeal to this space.
Source: One Kindesign

10 Charming and Rustic Farmhouse Bathrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comHow sweet and charming is this farmhouse powder bath?
Source: Blesser House

10 Charming and Rustic Farmhouse Bathrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comA vanity that looks like furniture and a vessel sink always bring charm to a bathroom.
Source: Jones Design Company

10 Charming and Rustic Farmhouse Bathrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s another example of a vanity recycled from a vintage piece of furniture.
Source: The House on Winchester

10 Charming and Rustic Farmhouse Bathrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comSo many unique, adorable elements come together for a totally unique bathroom.
Source: Shades of Blue Interiors

10 Charming and Rustic Farmhouse Bathrooms | HomeandEventStyling.comExposed brick is perfect for a farmhouse space and always can be counted on to bring an element of character.
Source: Christina’s Adventures

Farmhouse bathrooms are so charming.

Warm regards,
Megan

Decorating with Crystals for a Glamorous, Natural Look

One of my favorite trends lately is decorating with crystals and geodes. These beautiful structures are believed to have various healing properties depending on the type of crystal, but even if you don’t believe in that aspect of them they still make for a stunning addition to your decor.

What’s great about them is that no two crystals are the same. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colors that allow you to find the perfect ones for you. Even just one small crystal can add some texture and earthy beauty to a surface or vignette, but you can take it a step further and display a collection for even more of an impact.

Here are 10 inspiring examples of decorating with crystals for a chic, natural appeal.

Decorating with Crystals

Decorating with Crystals for a Glamorous, Natural Look | HomeandEventStyling.comThis stunning white vignette gets a touch of texture thanks to the large crystal.
Source: Sheerluxe

Decorating with Crystals for a Glamorous, Natural Look | HomeandEventStyling.comNot sure what to put in a non-working fireplace or faux facade? Here’s an eye-catching idea.
Source: Horchow

Decorating with Crystals for a Glamorous, Natural Look | HomeandEventStyling.comThese crystal knobs are unexpected, glamorous, and so chic. They do an amazing job of dressing up this simple vanity.
Source: Alice Lane Home via Brit.co

Decorating with Crystals for a Glamorous, Natural Look | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo tall crystals bring height, texture, and natural beauty to this end table.
Source: LuxDeco

Decorating with Crystals for a Glamorous, Natural Look | HomeandEventStyling.comA collection of crystals in like colors is perfect for bringing character to a console table.
Source: The Decorista

Decorating with Crystals for a Glamorous, Natural Look | HomeandEventStyling.comHave you ever seen book ends that are more chic than these?
Source: The Heart’s Delight

Decorating with Crystals for a Glamorous, Natural Look | HomeandEventStyling.comA collection of crystals, geodes, candles, and moss create a stunning fairytale-like centerpiece.
Source: Confetti Daydreams

Decorating with Crystals for a Glamorous, Natural Look | HomeandEventStyling.comThis space proves that crystals and geodes can be masculine, too.
Source: Apartment Therapy

Decorating with Crystals for a Glamorous, Natural Look | HomeandEventStyling.comThere is something so earthy and elegant about this crystal-filled fireplace.
Source: House Beautiful

Decorating with Crystals for a Glamorous, Natural Look | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can make this gorgeous crystal lamp yourself with this easy tutorial.
Tutorial: eHow

Are you loving crystals and geodes right now?

Warm regards,
Megan

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad’s Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse

Fashion designer Lauren Conrad is known for her eye for style in both fashion and decor, so it’s always exciting to see what she has done with the interior of her homes. Without a doubt, one of her most inspiring projects has come in the form of her completely renovated Beverly Hills penthouse.

She gutted the 3,233-square-foot penthouse down to the studs and gave it a makeover in true Lauren Conrad style. The home now mixes mid-century modern, farmhouse, and glamour into one cohesive look that gives the home a unique sense of charm and style.

Enjoy this chic, inspiring home tour courtesy of Style At Home.

Lauren Conrad Penthouse Tour

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comThe kitchen has a fresh, farmhouse vibe with warm wood floors, white shaker cabinets, a subway tile backsplash, and a farmhouse sink. Some open shelving and glass doors make it feel more open.

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comA vintage banquette in a fun shade of orange brings a ton of charm to the breakfast nook.

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comThe mid-century modern flair and gold tones continue through to the dining room. Love that chandelier!

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comThe living room completely embraces the retro look of the mid-century modern style.

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comIn the den, one accent wall boasts a beautiful birch tree wallpaper while the other houses a rich built-in bookcase. The chesterfield sofa looks well-worn and stylish.

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comA gold, floral wallpaper with a sheen brings a lot of glamour to the powder bath.

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comSliding barn doors lead into Lauren’s colorful home office.

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comOrange and red pops in the fun, feminine home office that comes with charming elements like built-in shelving and a fireplace.

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother living area has a brighter, more traditional appeal with a brick accent wall and elegant furnishings.

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comSome built-in shelves in the living room provide an extra dose of character.

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comLauren’s walk-in closet is the stuff of every girl’s dreams.

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bathroom is all white with a glamorous clawfoot tub and beauty lighting.

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comIt’s hard to not feel at least a little bit cheerful in the laundry room with the pretty floral wallpaper, even if you are doing chores.

Home Tour: Lauren Conrad's Glamorous Beverly Hills Penthouse | HomeandEventStyling.comThe rooftop terrace is absolutely stunning with polished black and white tile flooring and a garden-esque feel thanks to the beautiful greenery.

Such a cool home!

Warm regards,
Megan