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, moody living rooms, Crittall doors and windows, sculptural furniture and velvet textures.
From bold blue hallways to grey and inky blue living rooms, and from wow-factor wallpaper in cloakrooms to the sexy curves of the furniture in this stunning living room,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's hallway proves that some things are best when kept strong and simple.The encaustic floor tiles 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.
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.
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!
4. INKY BLUES
Blanket coverage with a single paint colour makes a brave but impactful design statement in a hallway, and inky blues are this season's decorating favourite.Add faux flowers to draw the eye and break up the dark drama.
5. WOW WALLS
Cloakrooms are the perfect spot to experiment with striking wallpapers. This vibrant space is living proof.
6. ALL CURVES
Rounded furniture and accessories in this stunning New York home hit on the hot trend for curves, while the muted colour palette creates a tranquil ambience.
7. ALL-OVER COLOUR
The living room in this sultry, dark homehas been dipped entirely in Farrow & Ball. The effect is soothing as well as captivating.
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...
9. COOL CRITTALL
A wall of Crittall-style windows allows light to stream through this open-plan basement living area. Knocking-through has never looked more stylish!
10. UPDATED CLASSIC
An oval marble-topped Saarinen tulip table gets an update with a punchy painterly backdrop and some classic French chairs.