With its daily updates, our Instagram feed has become anaddictive source of interiors inspiration. But what were the most popular posts over the past month? Well, here are the 10 images - and trends - that have clearly hit the spot...
Pops of colour
Give doors and window frames a lick of love with an unexpected pop of colour. It's an easy and effective way to add drama, fun and colour to a space. This house (opens in new tab) favours the same shade of bold turquoise for its internal doors. Pink ostrich feather lamp optional...
Steel framed doors
These home owners removed old doors and knocked through the wall to create space for a large crittall-style entrance that not only floods the downstairs with light, it also frames the staircase (opens in new tab) and creates a striking contemporary contrast against the traditional herringbone wood floors and encaustic tiles (opens in new tab).
Marble and exposed brick
The smooth curves of Eero Saarinen's tulip table, the sleek and simpleEames (opens in new tab)' chairs and metallicTom Dixon (opens in new tab)pendant light make an eye-catching contrast against the roughness of the exposed brick wall.
Here, black and white encaustic floor tiles (opens in new tab) give a simple hallway some added punch. And a painted strip of colour below the dado carries the inky shade from the downstairs up to the landing. Explore the rest of this stunning home (opens in new tab).
Old and new
Different eras and styles blend seamlessly in this eclectic but grown-up room. The mid-century furniture and contemporary pendant lights give a modern edge to this period space.
For a gentleman's club style reading nook, forego the popular white for a more daring shade – like these black shelves that match the adjoining staircase and complement the dark stained chevron parquet. Add velvet chairs for a luxury finish. Tour the rest of this glamorous home (opens in new tab).
A fifties armchair and sixties pendant shade create a retro vibe without looking dated.
We love this rustic spin on floating shelves. Rather than opting for a modern glass version, these home owners have opened up their space with a chunky wooden staircase. Natural materials and textures from the rug and tiles to the wood panelling and woven baskets help tie this rustic scheme together. Take a look at the rest of this chic, rustic home (opens in new tab).
Kitchen with grandeur
The kitchen is an unexpected place for a sparkling chandelier, especially when wedged between two ultra modern pendant lights. The modern kitchen island and stools help give a modern edge against the parquet floor and original cornicing.
Dreamy dressing room
A parquet floor and showstopper island in a dressing room? Yes please!This dressing room (opens in new tab) is what dreams are made of. We love theall-Crittall wall divider (similar to the staircase above) which opens up the space and creates a flow of light, plus the to-die-for bespoke cabinetry with gorgeous brass detailing. We want all of it. See the rest of this incredible home (opens in new tab).
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.
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