The Lovely Look of L-Shaped Sofas

When you are decorating a living room, the most important piece of furniture is the sofa. Since it’s the largest piece in the room, it immediately draws your eye, so you want it to be as stylish as possible to be a worthy focal point. What’s just as important as its aesthetic quality, though, is its level of comfort.

L-shaped sofas are fantastic in that they offer both beauty and comfort. The right angle creates an inviting, intimate setting that exudes warmth and is perfect for entertaining. It also fits in a variety of different spaces, large or small. In a large space, it can help create a sense of coziness. In a small space, it takes up very little room while offering a lot of seating.

The best part is that L-shaped sofas come in a variety of sizes, colors and styles to suit any space. Check out these 10 inspiring rooms with L-shaped sofas to get some ideas.

L-Shaped Sofa Inspiration

The Lovely Look of L-Shaped Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comA camel L-shaped sofa was the perfect choice for this corner to bring some style and character.
Source: Architectural Digest

The Lovely Look of L-Shaped Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a room with floor-to-ceiling windows, an L-shaped sofa puts the focus on the view and allows everyone to enjoy it.
Source: Highgate House via Decor Pad

The Lovely Look of L-Shaped Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comA charming mixture of blue pillows add some personality to the neutral sofa and pull the room together.
Source: House Beautiful

The Lovely Look of L-Shaped Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis L-shaped sofa fits perfectly into this cozy corner of a home office. The small end tables add surface space and style without making it feel too cramped.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

The Lovely Look of L-Shaped Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe low profile of this sofa keeps it from blocking the view while still offering plenty of extra seating.
Source: My Domaine

The Lovely Look of L-Shaped Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comA lovely plant in the corner behind the sofa creates dimension in this space and makes it more dynamic.
Source: Coco Cozy

The Lovely Look of L-Shaped Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming is this chesterfield sofa mixed with industrial decor? Love the contrasting styles.
Source: Overstock

The Lovely Look of L-Shaped Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comL-shaped sofas create wonderfully cozy spaces. Pair it with some pillows, a throw, and an area rug to make it extra inviting.
Source: Decoholic

The Lovely Look of L-Shaped Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comAll the right angles in this room create a captivating look that is softened by a few choice curved lines.
Source: Pottery Barn

The Lovely Look of L-Shaped Sofas | HomeandEventStyling.comSome colorful pillows do a great job of bringing personality to a neutral sofa and can easily be switched out for the seasons.
Source: Sequins and Things

Love a great L-shaped sofa!

Warm regards,
Megan

Hotel Tour: Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam

One of my favorite parts of traveling is getting to try a new hotel. Sometimes, I’ll even pop in to different hotels just to get inspired by their interior design. Some of the most creative design in the world can be found in hotels because they push the boundaries of creativity and aim to give you an experience, even if just for a short time.

The Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam is a great example of this creativity. Many people have compared it to the work of visionary filmmaker Wes Anderson because of quirky, charming appeal that mixes the glamour of bygone times with the minimalist sensibilities of more modern tastes. This hotel plays with color and styles to create something very unique that sets its design apart from the rest.

Enjoy this inspiring hotel tour from My Domaine to give you some ideas for an eclectic taste in your own home or simply to delight you with its creativity.

Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam

Hotel Tour: Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam | HomeandEventStyling.comA rich, royal blue sofa contrasts beautifully against soft gray walls and gold accents. It’s an eclectic mix of modern and antique touches that forms something unique and stylish.

Hotel Tour: Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam | HomeandEventStyling.comMid-century modern architecture gives this bar area a classic, hip vibe that looks like the past is melding with the present.

Hotel Tour: Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam | HomeandEventStyling.comEmerald green chairs are a nice of pop of color in the dining room that is bold, yet sophisticated.

Hotel Tour: Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam | HomeandEventStyling.comPink draperies are an unexpected touch that suits this charming, quirkly space.

Hotel Tour: Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam | HomeandEventStyling.comA black wall allows the artwork on these books to pop in a dramatic, chic way.

Hotel Tour: Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam | HomeandEventStyling.comA couple pops of color bring a modern touch to this otherwise elegant space that seems frozen in time.

Hotel Tour: Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam | HomeandEventStyling.comMore incredible details can be found in the conference room that uses another unexpected color – a soft purple – to bring a whimsical edge to the otherwise elegant, traditional space.

Will you be adding the Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam to your bucket list?

Warm regards,
Megan

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed

Mirrors are one of the best tricks for making a space feel larger, brighter or simply more elegant. There are several areas in the home in which they can be used effectively, but today I’m going to focus on mirrors behind the bed.

A mirror behind the bed is an easy way to make the room feel larger and to create a feeling of grandeur. The reflective surface offers an element of glamour, too, which is perfect for a bedroom. How much of a statement the mirror makes depends on how you use it. You can cover the whole wall behind the bed, use a framed mirror that only runs the length of the bed or even hang one above it.

Mirrors behind the bed can even take the place of a headboard.

Here are 10 beautiful bedrooms with mirrors behind the bed that show how versatile and effective this look can be:

Mirrors Behind the Bed

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA subtle patina on the mirror adds an element of character while also making the space feel larger and brighter.
Source: Chatelaine

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThe mirror behind the bed adds to the glamour in this gorgeous, luxurious bedroom suite.
Source: Atmosphere Interior Design Inc via Houzz

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA mirror can replace a headboard like the antique one in this charming, minimalist space.
Source: Domino

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA big, four-poster bed usually won’t fit in a small space, but the mirror behind it opens up the space so the bed doesn’t overwhelm it.
Source: Elle Decor

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThick molding around the mirror finishes it off nicely and makes it look very elegant in this lavish bedroom.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comWith such beautiful dark walls, the mirror behind the bed helps reflect light to make the space feel open.
Source: Lonny

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comAn aged patina on the mirrored panels behind the bed brings some great character to this clean, refreshing space.
Source: Toronto Interior Design Group

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comA simple mirror above the bed helps create a focal point while complimenting the wall treatment.
Source: Architectural Digest

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThis bedroom is chic and groovy due in large part to the artistic mirror installment behind the bed.
Source: My Cup of Te

The Marvelous Look of Mirrors Behind the Bed | HomeandEventStyling.comThe charming mirror above the bed helps create the inviting, country chic vibe in this space.
Source: Country Living

If you’ve been looking for a way to update your bedroom, perhaps a mirror behind the bed will do the trick!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers

One of the most versatile objects in design is the slipcover. Slipcovers are great for a number of reasons from, durability to affordability, not to mention how stylish they look in a variety of spaces. One of my favorite uses for them is in a dining room.

If you want to give your dining room a fresh look without spending money on an entirely new set, slipcovers are a great way to do that. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit most dining room chairs, as well as a variety of colors and patterns. My favorite is white slipcovers. You can never go wrong with these because they always look chic and timeless regardless of the style of your home.

Another great thing about slipcovers is their durability. You can easily throw them in the washing machine whenever you want to freshen them up. If you’re staging a home, these are always a smart way to cover up bright colors and patterns to neutralize your decor for buyers.

Here are 10 great examples of dining rooms with white slipcovers to inspire you:

Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite slipcovers on the curved ottomans create some contrast against the gray slipcovers on the chairs for a chic, elegant space.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite slipcovers look crisp and clean against the natural wood in this rustic dining room.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comOff-white slipcovers blend into the space for a soft, elegant atmosphere.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comThe white chairs create such a gorgeous contrast against the blue cabinets and red accents.
Source: Coastal Living

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comStripes add a little something extra to these dining room chairs for a country chic vibe.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comSlipcovers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, even for a more modern shape like these chairs.
Source: HGTV

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a more subtle, soothing vibe, off-white slipcovers are a great choice.
Source: My Home Ideas

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comSlipcovers that flare out at the bottom add an extra touch of elegance to the chair.
Source: Luxe

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comThey can also be very casual as seen in this rustic chic space.
Source: Luxe

10 Chic Dining Rooms with White Slipcovers | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can even opt to only do slipcovers on the interior chairs and choose accent chairs for the ends.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Beautiful!

Warm regards,
Megan

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen

Paint can do a lot of amazing things for a space, but something a lot of people tend to overlook is the power of its finish. High gloss, for example, is a simple trick to making any surface look much more glamorous. One of the best places in which to take advantage of it is the kitchen.

High gloss kitchen cabinets are unique but create some amazing results. Their lacquered finish is very clean and streamlined, making it perfect for a modern space, but can also be used in more traditional kitchens, as well. High gloss cabinets are great for small, dark spaces, too, because it will reflect light and make the kitchen appear brighter and larger.

You can use a high gloss finish on any cabinet color. While white is definitely the most popular, this finish can heighten any color and bring it to the next level, including black or even an unexpected color such as blue or green. The right accents and hardware paired with it will help create a kitchen that is magazine-ready. Some cabinets are made with a smooth, high gloss look, but you can also paint regular kitchen cabinets with the finish if you wanted to makeover your existing ones.

To show you just how stunning this effect can be, here are 10 examples of high gloss kitchen cabinets that got it right.

High Gloss Kitchens

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comTile in a heringbone pattern creates some great contrast against the glossy white cabinets.
Source: My Domaine

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comThough the cabinets are a dark gray, the high gloss finish reflects light making the kitchen brighter.
Source: Lonny

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comThe white high gloss cabinets reflect the gorgeous pattern on the tile floors.
Source: Luxe

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack cabinets get a glamorous touch with a high gloos finish, beautifully contrasting the white countertop and chandelier.
Source: House BeautifulGoing Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comA deep blue is a unique choice for kitchen cabinets, but the glossy finish brings a luxurious touch to it that makes it bold and beautiful.
Source: My Domaine

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comEmerald green looks stunning paired with white subway tile and gold accents. It brings an interesting vintage flair to this kitchen.
Source: Southern Living

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comA streamlined, modern look can instantly look more luxe with gloss.
Source: Design Sponge

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comThe gold ceiling and turquoise wall reflect in these gorgeous black cabinets.
Source: Architectural Digest

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comA soft blue on the cabinets looks sweet and elegant in this wet bar area.
Source: Home Bunch

Going Glamorous with a High Gloss Kitchen | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo-tone cabinets bring a lot of character to a space. Even in white and gray, they supply some extra visual interest, especially with the high gloss finish.
Source: Chatelaine

Would you ever consider choosing kitchen cabinets with a high gloss finish?

Warm regards,
Megan