OUR 10 MOST LIKED INSTAGRAM POSTS FROM JUNE

There's a very clear theme running throughout Livingetc's most popular Instagram posts (opens in new tab): the month of June has been all about concrete surfaces (opens in new tab)and concrete bathrooms (opens in new tab), exposed brick walls, mid-century modern furniture (opens in new tab) inmodern industrial inspired interiors (opens in new tab).

From romantic sunsets highlighting concrete pillars to concrete shelving (opens in new tab) in modern bathrooms (opens in new tab) – and even a concrete bench in the sitting room (opens in new tab), to exposed brick walls, Crittall-style kitchen extensions (opens in new tab), mid-century inspired furniture (opens in new tab) and just a few shades of grey (opens in new tab), these are the top pictures that have inspired you this past month.

1. DARK KITCHEN

Marble wraps around this modern kitchen island (opens in new tab), complementing the marble inset shelving area and adding some luxe to this understated scheme. Notice the Scandi style (opens in new tab) minimalist side table and flush kitchen storage (opens in new tab) – but it’s the pops of yellow which really energise the space and give it a sharp, modern look.Photography by Marc Van Praag

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2. MODERN VINTAGE

Thiseast London family home (opens in new tab)was one of the Livingetc House Tours (opens in new tab) properties that opened its doors to the public on Friday 8th June. Missed it? Explore the full property here (opens in new tab) to see how one family channelsa modern mix of vintage mid-century modern pieces (opens in new tab) with contemporary design ideas.

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3. BOUTIQUE BATHROOM

A cement basin (opens in new tab) and marble walls (opens in new tab) give this en-suite bathroom (opens in new tab) a stylish boutique hotel feel. Encaustic-inspired tiles (opens in new tab) using the same colour palette adds interest while keeping the look cohesive. Proof that concrete in the bathroom (opens in new tab) can still look luxe.

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4. URBAN RETRO

Mid-century inspired furniture (opens in new tab) melts perfectly into this pared-back scheme.The concrete surface (opens in new tab) and reclaimed scaffold boards gives a functional feel while the bamboo nest shades and velvet sofa play with texture. Photography by Paul Massey

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5. LIGHT AND AIRY

This light and airy living room (opens in new tab) oozes relaxed summer living. It's a fuss-free scheme with an industrial-style exposed lightbulb pendant, minimal furniture, a muted palette and natural materials. The owner left a deliberately uncluttered feel to the space, allowing the original architectural features – like the classic Swedish fireplace – to speak for themselves.

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6. URBAN SUNSET

This summer sunset is framed by the striking architectural features of the Six Senses Kaplankaya in Turkey. See more stylish travel inspiration (opens in new tab).

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7. INDUSTRIAL GLAMOUR

A little bit industrial (opens in new tab), a little bit glamorous (opens in new tab). Sparkling chandeliers add a striking contrast to the exposed brick walls, sleek surfaces and Crittall-style doors (opens in new tab). Explore the whole home here (opens in new tab).

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8. OUTLINES

Another one of our Livingetc House Tours (opens in new tab) properties, this Victorian terrace in north London (opens in new tab)has drama in its design DNA. There's certainly nothing tame about this gothic family home, where taxidermy sits among old oil paintings, dramatic wallpaper and a collection of oddities. Explore the whole home here (opens in new tab).

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9. CLOAKROOM STYLE

Concrete (opens in new tab) meets brass (opens in new tab) and inky blue (opens in new tab) in this dramaticcloakroom (opens in new tab). Photography by Paul Massey.

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10. GOTHIC STORY

Part of our Livingetc House Tours (opens in new tab) showcase,this dramatic east London home (opens in new tab)is like a Gothic fairy tale brought to life – with unexpected twists, with angels, insects – and even a unicorn – at every turn.

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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.