This month's most instagrammable interiors

It's those lazy, hazy days of summer, coupled with some striking geometric patterns and prints that have got you swiping and liking this month..


This award-winning design by Dominic Mckenzie Architects certainly maximises the available natural light in this period home with its beautiful use of glass. No wonder it won the prize for Best Historic Intervention in this year's New London Architecture awards.

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2 sleep zone

With the longer days spent having fun in the sun, it's good to have somewhere calming to come back to. Painting the walls, ceiling and woodwork in this bedroom in the same shade of green (Steam Engine by Crown) creates a cocooning effect – enhanced by the curved headboard – that would have you nodding off in no time.

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3 warm welcome

We're not entirely sure whether it was the pooch or the porch that you liked most with this pic (both get our vote) but painting your door and doorframe in the same shade makes for a grand entrance.

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4 stacks of storage

This smart and stylish design, with ample storage for books, toys and clothes, will surely get little ones in good habits?

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5 what's in store?

This walk-in pantry would surely make even Nigella swoon? With space for store cupboard staples, unusual ingredients and gadgets galore, it's worthy of a master chef winner.

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6 earn your stripes

The graphic impact of this striped flooring by Arta Floor and chevron sideboard from Graham & Green, combined with the splashes of brass in the Jonathan Adler lamp and golden hues in the Zimmer + Rohde fabric were a clear vote winner.

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7 turn back time

If you've ever stopped to admire coloured exterior wall tiles at a Victorian tube station or an historic Portuguese church, you might think it's time to bring back this decorating style. We certainly do.

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8 pool party

How to make an outdoor space even more inviting? Throw down a couple of chic outdoor rugs. Yep, we all want to be here, right now. All that's missing is an Aperol Spritz..

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9 fresh and wild

Lush, light-filled and part of the Livingetc House Tours next week. We can't wait to have another snoop around this gorgeous home that's packed with clever ideas from artist and stylist Liza Giles.

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10 beautifully bijou

Don't want the TV to dominate your space? This framed photo cleverly conceals 'the box' in Sophie Ashby and Charlie Casely-Hayford's cool London apartment.

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Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.