I’ll be the first to admit I’m not above ogling, whether it’s over a killer pair of heels, a gorgeous piece of luggage, or some truly kickass tile work.
And this year, I’ve done my fair share of making a fuss over that one perfect bedroom, kitchen, or living room that is designed just so—in a way that’s not only beautiful to look at, but fits your day-to-day living needs. This is as much an ode to the raw spaces that I’ll probably never have (oh, hey, vaulted ceiling) as it is for the interior designers and bloggers who just know when to fill a space with a gallery wall or leave it stark.
And though my style veers towards vintage and opulent with a tinge of Scandinavian minimalism (I’m still trying to figure that one out), I love looking at other styles, from Boho to midcentury, to find clever new ways to decorate. Because after all, your personal home style is as much an extension of your personality as it is the things that inspire it.
And now without further ado, 20 of the prettiest rooms we’ve seen this year.
Inspiration to play with not only size, but texture and patterns.
Photo: Song of Style
Pastels and pink look less girly when grounded with an excellent plush rug in a faded cobalt.
Photo: Tessa Neustadt
Proof that you don’t need to overthink your bedroom.
Photo: Stellan Herner
If and when we ever have room for a free-standing tub, this will be that tub.
Photo: Mimi Giboin
A dark blue statement wall is offset by the teal sofa and artfully-placed wall clock.
Photo: Hus o Hem
A living room that feels warm and welcoming.
Photo: Nordic Design
White, bright kitchens with plenty of marble will always steal our hearts.
Photo: Tessa Neustadt
Who says that decorating in all Pantone, all the time has to be boring?
Photo: Townsend London
Proof that modern shelving can be just as much of a focal point as the objects on it.
The kind of room where you can spend hours nesting and reading old copies of Vogue.
Photo: Joanna Henderson
This room perfectly plays with height (the mirror) and depth (the "can nap on it all afternoon" leather sofa).
Photo: Ensemble Architecture
One of the subtlest ways we've seen to incorporate some Vadar action into your work "force."
A clever use of color and a vintage desk = home office lust.
Photo: BJones Style