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

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC

Historic cities like New York City are riddled with hidden gems. For years, the building that now houses the Beekman Hotel sat boarded up and uninhabited, but a few years ago it was finally reopened as a unique, luxury hotel to be enjoyed once again.

The hotel is truly a treasure. Built in 1883, the architecture is spectacular with features such as a nine-level atrium and Victorian touches. Even though the interior has been renovated and the decor made current, the history of the place was beautifully preserved and built upon. It’s the type of place in which you’ll wish the walls could talk.

Enjoy this inspiring hotel tour full of stunning interior design and architectural ideas, courtesy of Architectural Digest and W Magazine.

The Beekman Hotel

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comStunning rugs drape the front desk in the lobby for a warm, inviting welcome.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comThe atrium certainly possesses a “wow” factor with its many stunning architectural details.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comThe atrium is a stunning work of art and a priceless piece of history.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comWarm colors and contrasting textures create a curated look in the lounge.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comThe restaurant features beautiful stained glass and sleek, modern decor against an industrial backdrop.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comThe rooms are simple with white walls and jewel-toned accents.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comThe bathrooms are completely updated but still capture a classic essence.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother angle of the front desk shows off the incredible mosaic tile on the floor.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comA cozy corner features two rich wood cabinets full of books and a portrait of Edgar Allen Poe, who used to work at the hotel.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comThe rooms are streamlined yet full of comforts.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comWood paneling creates an interesting texture behind a long custom-made sofa.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comHow beautiful is the finish on these walls? The color is rich yet subtle.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comWood paneling like this can be found throughout the hotel and creates such a strong presence.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother close-up of the sofa shows how cozy and sophisticated the space feels.

Hotel Tour: The Unique and Luxurious Beekman Hotel in NYC | HomeandEventStyling.comEven the corridors feel special and are bursting with character.

Such an incredible, unique place to visit!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Charming and Creative DIY Coffee Bar Ideas

If you’re a coffee lover, then chances are you have a coffee maker in your home. Most people keep their coffee maker on the kitchen counter with their mugs in a nearby cabinet. This works well enough, but if you want to take your coffee experience to the next level, a coffee bar is a great way to do that.

Setting up a coffee bar not only makes the experience of making and enjoying your coffee more fun, but it also adds a charming element to your home. You can completely customize it to your likes in terms of style and functionality and you don’t have to invest a lot of money into it, either. It’s a great way to express your creativity.

Here are 10 stylish DIY coffee bar ideas to give you some inspiration.

DIY Coffee Bar Ideas

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comReclaimed wood makes for a rustic, farmhouse-inspired coffee bar. The white accents bring a fresh, crisp touch to the look.
Source: Sincerely, Marie Designs

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe chalkboard wall behind this bar area looks chic while also bringing a charming touch to the elegant, streamlined cabinets.
Source: Elle Decor

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comOpen shelving and cute farmhouse decor create a simple but darling coffee bar.
Source: Southern Home and Designs

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comAnother great option for creating a coffee bar is to use an open bookcase like this one from IKEA.
Source: A Shade of Teal

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comLove the industrial flair of this DIY coffee bar. Even the chalkboard sign can be recreated by hand.
Source: Live Simply

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comSome under-cabinet lighting elevates the look of this rustic coffee bar to add some ambiance.
Source: Gray House Studio

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable is this French cottage inspired coffee bar?
Source: Junk Chic Cottage

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comIn a smaller space, you can still create a coffee bar that is chic and charming. A pretty tray with the most necessary supplies and a fun sign are all you need.
Source: The Every Girl

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe hanging coffee cups double as wall art because of the blue background, copper accents, and symmetrical look of the cups.
Source: The House of Wood

10 Charming and Creative Coffee Bar Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA bar cart is always great for this purpose. You can even wheel it around the space when needed during parties.
Source: A Beautiful Mess

Have you thought of incorporating a coffee bar into your home?

Warm regards,
Megan

The Upscale Look of Black Windows

You’ve probably heard the saying “the beauty is in the details.” It’s absolutely true, especially in interior design and decorating. Often, it’s the elements that are considered “small” or inconsequential that can have the biggest impact on a space. Black window frames are a great example.

Typically, window frames are white. However, the simple shift of opting for black window frames provides a whole different look in a room. They’re more upscale and draw your eye more because they stand out against light walls. It’s a simple way to create contrast and a more visually intriguing effect.

Here are 10 rooms with black windows to show you how much of a difference they can make.

Black Window Inspiration

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black frames along the wall of windows are unobtrusive and elegant.
Source: House Beautiful

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black around the windows creates a captivating contrast with the white cabinets.
Source: HGTV

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black is a subtle touch that brings a little more visual interest to this space.
Source: Traditional Home

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe simple black frame around the window makes it look like a framed piece of art that complements the sleek, modern design.
Source: Domain

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThis black and white space is chic and comfortable.
Source: Jen Langston Interiors via Decor Pad

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comHow beautiful are the black doors and windows that match the floor?
Source: Architectural Digest

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThese windows actually aren’t black but dark blue to match the gorgeous cabinets. What a fun touch!
Source: Domino

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe black windows really suit the industrial look going on in this kitchen.
Source: Coco Kelley

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comThe windows mimic the chandelier, coffee tables, and chair legs.
Source: Luxe

The Upscale Look of Black Windows | HomeandEventStyling.comLike the previous space, the windows mimic some of the other elements in this space, like those fun accent pillows on the sofa.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Black windows are a small change that makes a big impact on a space.

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens

Modern farmhouse kitchens are basically a blend of many current design trends. Mixing rustic and modern elements is popular right now for the whole home, but it’s especially prevalent in kitchens. In fact, contemporary design has become quite similar to the modern farmhouse style, incorporating a lot of similar elements that are so popular today.

Basically, a modern farmhouse kitchen balances rustic elements common in farmhouse design with clean, modern lines and finishes. It’s a nice balance of elegance and coziness. If you love the sleek look of a modern kitchen but want to add a touch of warmth and charm to it, for example, incorporating some farmhouse elements will do the trick.

Here are 10 inspiring examples of modern farmhouse kitchens to give you some ideas.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchens

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comMarble subway tile provides a classic, contemporary touch to the rustic features like the beadboard ceiling and wood floors.
Source: The Creativity Exchange

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comIn this kitchen, traditional, contemporary, and farmhouse elements all meld together to create a warm space.
Source: My Domaine

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comWarm wood paired with grey cabinets creates an interesting modern contrast.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comFinishing touches like the panels on the island and coffered ceiling give this kitchen a luxurious look.
Source: Luxe

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comThe soft blue bar stools are a nice touch of color in this neutral space.
Source: Lonny

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comA rustic wood floor paired with elegant cabinets creates a lovely contrast.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comThis kitchen and dining room area is a perfect blend of modern and farmhouse.
Source: Kelly Deck Design via Decor Pad

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comThis modern farmhouse kitchen incorporates an industrial flair for a charming loft vibe.
Source: WhoLiving

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comHow stunning is this gourmet kitchen?
Source: Architectural Digest

10 Chic and Charming Modern Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comThe island in this kitchen offers tons of extra storage and prep space.
Source: Architectural Digest

What’s not to love about a modern farmhouse kitchen?

Warm regards,
Megan