The 10 Most Liked Instagram Posts From August

There are a few clear themes running through Livingetc's most popular Instagram posts this month: the month of August has been all about striking hallways (opens in new tab), moody living rooms (opens in new tab), Crittall doors and windows (opens in new tab), sculptural furniture (opens in new tab) and velvet (opens in new tab) textures.

From bold blue hallways to grey and inky blue (opens in new tab) living rooms, and from wow-factor wallpaper in cloakrooms (opens in new tab) to the sexy curves of the furniture in this stunning living room (opens in new tab),these are the top pictures that have inspired you this past month.

1. BRIGHT HALLWAY

Why mess with things when you’ve got great bone structure to start with? This home (opens in new tab)'s hallway proves that some things are best when kept strong and simple.The encaustic floor tiles (opens in new tab) are original (try Original Style for similar) but the band of F&B Blue Black paint below the dado adds modern interest and leads the eye up the stairs (opens in new tab).

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2. PINK AND GREY

When working a simple duo tone scheme of soft grey and rose pink, how do you create some pizzazz? Add a pink zebra rug, off course! Explore the rest of this elegant home (opens in new tab).

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3. STATEMENT SOFA

It seems that blush pink is having a moment, so we dug out this old picfeaturing the gorgeous NYC home of stylist Hilary Robertson. That sofa is calling us!

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4. INKY BLUES

Blanket coverage with a single paint colour makes a brave but impactful design statement in a hallway, and inky blues (opens in new tab) are this season's decorating favourite.Add faux flowers to draw the eye and break up the dark drama.

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5. WOW WALLS

Cloakrooms (opens in new tab) are the perfect spot to experiment with striking wallpapers. This vibrant space is living proof.

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6. ALL CURVES

Rounded furniture and accessories in this stunning New York home (opens in new tab) hit on the hot trend for curves, while the muted colour palette creates a tranquil ambience.

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7. ALL-OVER COLOUR

The living room in this sultry, dark home (opens in new tab)has been dipped entirely in Farrow & Ball. The effect is soothing as well as captivating.

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8. BLOCK COLOUR

Another lesson in block colour decorating:choose one block colour and work it to the max.Accessorise with a statement pendant and a beautiful floor and you have an inviting home that says come on in...

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9. COOL CRITTALL

A wall of Crittall-style windows (opens in new tab) allows light to stream through this open-plan basement living area. Knocking-through has never looked more stylish!

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10. UPDATED CLASSIC

An oval marble-topped Saarinen tulip table (opens in new tab) gets an update with a punchy painterly backdrop and some classic French chairs.

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Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.