Home Tour: Robert Downey Jr.’s Whimsical Hamptons Home

When actor Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan Downey, decided they wanted a home in the Hamptons, they knew they wanted something special. They enlisted the help of designer Joe Nahem and his team to find them a property that would be unique and he more than delivered. The home began as a 19th-century windmill folly that was originally meant to be a playhouse but was later expanded into a full-fledged home. With the help of Naham, the Downeys transformed the home yet again.

The property is full of color and whimsy. It is bursting with character and personality, yet also manages to have a relaxing vibe to it that makes it the perfect spot for two jet-setters to unwind when they have the chance. It’s an inspiring look at how you can infuse your personality into your home. After all, it’s your space, so it should reflect you.

Here is the inspiring home tour courtesy of Architectural Digest.

Robert Downey Jr. Home Tour

Home Tour: Robert Downey Jr.'s Whimsical Hamptons Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe home is charming and unique from the moment you drive up to it thanks to the windmill and praying mantis sculpture.

Home Tour: Robert Downey Jr.'s Whimsical Hamptons Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe entrance hall is an explosion of color and artwork that sets the tone right away.

Home Tour: Robert Downey Jr.'s Whimsical Hamptons Home | HomeandEventStyling.comIn the living room, an incredible fireplace created by a ceramic artist is the main focal point with more artwork and a sunken sofa to create a playful yet cozy vibe.

Home Tour: Robert Downey Jr.'s Whimsical Hamptons Home | HomeandEventStyling.comA wood-clad ceiling brings a rustic vibe to the eat-in kitchen while the colorful floors and a pink banquette bring the fun.

Home Tour: Robert Downey Jr.'s Whimsical Hamptons Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe dining room is a little more sophisticated but still whimsical with an incredible illuminated sculpture serving as the chandelier.

Home Tour: Robert Downey Jr.'s Whimsical Hamptons Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe master bedroom is a colorful retreat with wall-sized artwork, a colorful custom rug, and a portrait of the couple over the bed.

Home Tour: Robert Downey Jr.'s Whimsical Hamptons Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe bathroom is fun and funky in pink and purple tile.

Home Tour: Robert Downey Jr.'s Whimsical Hamptons Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe porch is somewhat subdued compared to the rest of the home but still maintains the stylish, modern design.

Home Tour: Robert Downey Jr.'s Whimsical Hamptons Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe pool area was made for movie lovers with a huge television and sitting area around which to entertain.

Home Tour: Robert Downey Jr.'s Whimsical Hamptons Home | HomeandEventStyling.comBlue accents create stunning contrast with the rich wood and greenery surrounding the outdoor living area for a vibrant, though relaxing atmosphere.

Such a cool and inspiring home!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Beautiful and Inspiring Non-White Farmhouse Kitchens

When you think of a farmhouse kitchen, a kitchen with white cabinets probably comes to mind. It’s the most popular choice for the style. A clean, white kitchen with charming rustic accents is what put the style on the board and it’s what most people look for when going for this style. However, there are a lot of other beautiful opens for farmhouse kitchens that aren’t white.

Non-white farmhouse kitchens can incorporate any color from the rainbow while balancing the elements that the look is known for, like a rustic feel, cozy vibe, and relaxed essence. Colorful cabinets, like green or blue, for example, can bring a lot of life to the space. Grey and creamy tones will bring the clean, contemporary look that white brings while warming it up a bit. There are so many options!

Here are 10 inspiring examples of non-white farmhouse kitchens to give you some out-of-the-box ideas.

Non-White Farmhouse Kitchens

10 Beautiful and Inspiring Non-White Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comKitchen cabinets in a warm grey wash, rustic wood floors, and a brick ceiling make this kitchen chic and cozy.
Source: Architectural Digest

10 Beautiful and Inspiring Non-White Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comGreen adds some life to this kitchen and pairs nicely with the other blonde wood cabinets for a dynamic look.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Beautiful and Inspiring Non-White Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comLight grey cabinets add a contemporary touch to all the butcher block elements in this farmhouse kitchen.
Source: Ideal Home

10 Beautiful and Inspiring Non-White Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comCreamy cabinets are soft and cheerful and look beautiful paired with the crisp white accents.
Source: Style Me Pretty

10 Beautiful and Inspiring Non-White Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comBlue cabinets are a fun spin on the farmhouse style. Love the eye-catching subway tile, brass accents, range hood, and ladder, too!
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Beautiful and Inspiring Non-White Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comDidn’t think black and white could suit the farmhouse style? Think again!
Source: The Kitchn

10 Beautiful and Inspiring Non-White Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comHow gorgeous are those high gloss, dark blue cabinets? They look stunning contrasted by the white and wood accents.
Source: HGTV

10 Beautiful and Inspiring Non-White Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comThis farmhouse kitchen has a charming cottage feel that is full of character.
Source: House and Home

10 Beautiful and Inspiring Non-White Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comA soft blue engulfs this kitchen for a unique vibe and is beautifully paired with the dark wood floors.
Source: Homedit

10 Beautiful and Inspiring Non-White Farmhouse Kitchens | HomeandEventStyling.comCream cabinets are a great alternative to white that is warm yet clean.
Source: Veranda

What is your favorite choice for a non-white farmhouse kitchen?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Kitchens with an Extended Island for More Space

In a kitchen, counter space is key. You want to have plenty of room for cooking, entertaining, and maybe even eating there. Islands are great for maximizing space and an extended kitchen island takes it to the next level. Extended islands have extra surface space that sticks out on one side but is open underneath to provide room to put chairs or bar stools to turn it into an eat-in kitchen.

Instead of a long, solid island, this gives you the opportunity to have more surface space without taking up extra visual space since the area below is open. This is especially perfect for a small kitchen. They also have a great look to them that makes the design a little more dynamic. With beautiful legs, it can look like a piece of furniture.

Here are 10 ideas for extended kitchen islands to give you some inspiration and show you how beneficial they can be.

Extended Kitchen Islands

10 Kitchens with an Extended Island for More Space | HomeandEventStyling.comThe grey island adds some extra dimension to this gorgeous white kitchen.
Source: HomeTalk

10 Kitchens with an Extended Island for More Space | HomeandEventStyling.comThe rounded extension has a casual appeal that fits the island vibe.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Kitchens with an Extended Island for More Space | HomeandEventStyling.comThe detailing on the leg of the extension makes it feel more like a piece of furniture.
Source: HGTV

10 Kitchens with an Extended Island for More Space | HomeandEventStyling.comThe simple extension provides some negative space underneath to make this kitchen feel larger while still providing some extra counter space.
Source: Studio McGee

10 Kitchens with an Extended Island for More Space | HomeandEventStyling.comThe leg of the extension makes it look like an actual table while the marble countertop makes the surface seamless.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Kitchens with an Extended Island for More Space | HomeandEventStyling.comLove the way the marble pours over onto the table extension from the island.
Source: House Beautiful

10 Kitchens with an Extended Island for More Space | HomeandEventStyling.comA small extension of the countertop provides the perfect spot for a couple of bar stools.
Source: Domino

10 Kitchens with an Extended Island for More Space | HomeandEventStyling.comNot only does this kitchen have an extended island, but it also has a second island for maximum counter space.
Source: HomedIt

10 Kitchens with an Extended Island for More Space | HomeandEventStyling.comThis kitchen makes the most of the space with an extended countertop and shelving for storage.
Source: Decor Pad

10 Kitchens with an Extended Island for More Space | HomeandEventStyling.comA little bit of a lip goes a long way to turn this into an eat-in kitchen.
Source: Circa Lighting

Such a great use of space!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Chic and Cozy Celebrity Living Rooms

A chic, cozy living room can come in many forms. It’s not a specific style or color palette but rather the overall essence of the space. Any decorating style can be chic and cozy if you choose the right combination of decor. It’s about balancing style with a sense of warmth.

I’ve seen many celebrity living rooms that capture this balance beautifully. With the help of some of the industry’s best designers and the celebrity’s own personal taste, they have created spaces that feel inviting while also pushing the envelope in terms of style and design.

Here are 10 beautiful celebrity living rooms to give you some inspiration and ideas for your own home.

Celebrity Living Room Inspiration

10 Chic and Cozy Celebrity Living Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comThis living room is the epitome of English cottage style. The wood ceiling and many lovely textures come together to create a lovely, cozy atmosphere.
Claudia Schiffer Home Tour

10 Chic and Cozy Celebrity Living Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comHow stunning are the wood-paneled walls in this unique, eclectic space?
Amanda Seyfried Home Tour

10 Chic and Cozy Celebrity Living Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comAll the white brightens up this living room while the soft textures make it comfortable.
Bill and Giuliana Rancic Home Tour

10 Chic and Cozy Celebrity Living Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comWood, stone, and leather fill this rustic living room with a strong, masculine vibe.
Kelly Clarkson Home Tour

10 Chic and Cozy Celebrity Living Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comFlorals, soft tones, and beautiful patterns create a sweet, feminine living space.
Julianne Hough Home Tour

10 Chic and Cozy Celebrity Living Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack and white looks ultra chic in this living room while the fireplace warms it up.
Diane Keaton Home Tour

10 Chic and Cozy Celebrity Living Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comMercury glass inserts add a glamorous touch to this eclectic space.
Emmy Rossum Home Tour

10 Chic and Cozy Celebrity Living Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comHow stunning are the red walls and glass panels above the fireplace?
Jessica Chastain Home Tour

10 Chic and Cozy Celebrity Living Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comThis room is simple and chic with a fun balance of rustic and feminine qualities.
Nina Dobrev Home Tour

10 Chic and Cozy Celebrity Living Rooms | HomeandEventStyling.comElements like the chandelier, sconces, and yellow sofas bring personality to this clean, white space.
Candace Bushnell Home Tour

So many great ideas! Which one is your favorite?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Fun and Feminine DIY Dessert Ideas

Planning to throw a little girl’s birthday party or a fabulous dinner party for you and your friends? Then you need the perfect desserts! One of my favorite parts of planning a party is deciding what creative, delicious treats I’ll be serving. There are so many fun ideas out there to make it extra special.

Some of my favorites are the feminine dessert ideas. It’s fun to embrace your girly side, especially with something sweet. There are a ton of DIY dessert ideas out there that will keep you inspired and delight your guests. After all, who doesn’t love cute things that also taste delicious?

Here are 10 girly dessert ideas with DIY tutorials that you can have a ball making.

Girly Dessert Ideas

 10 Fun and Feminine DIY Dessert Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming are these eyelash cupcakes? They’re as easy to make as they are adorable!
Tutorial: Best Friends for Frosting

10 Fun and Feminine DIY Dessert Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese sweetheart cupcakes are full of a delicious surprise.
Tutorial: Glorious Treats

10 Fun and Feminine DIY Dessert Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comWhat’s better than an ice cream pop? Ice cream pop cookies!
Tutorial: Bake at 350

10 Fun and Feminine DIY Dessert Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese magical unicorn is hiding a healthy treat: a strawberry!
Tutorial: The Bakers Party Shop

10 Fun and Feminine DIY Dessert Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comIf you love unicorns, here is another adorable dessert idea with banana and coconut.
Tutorial: The Little Blog of Vegan

10 Fun and Feminine DIY Dessert Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s a delicious mason jar treat, Spumoni Trifles, that make the perfect summer snacks.
Tutorial: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

10 Fun and Feminine DIY Dessert Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow stunning are these flower-inspired cupcakes?
Tutorial: Best Friends for Frosting

10 Fun and Feminine DIY Dessert Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comTalk about a sugar overload! This gorgeous cotton candy freak shake is about as Instagrammable as it gets.
Tutorial: Kara’s Party Ideas

10 Fun and Feminine DIY Dessert Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comBrunch anyone? Try these color-dipped waffles.
Tutorial: Lovely Indeed

10 Fun and Feminine DIY Dessert Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comGive your party a spooky but feminine twist with these adorable skull Oreos.
Tutorial: Sprinkles for Breakfast

Which ones are you most excited to try making?

Warm regards,
Megan