The month of August was all about surprising colour pairings...

We’ve rounded up this past month’s best Instagram interiors – the most popular images from our August Instagram feed in descending order. Proving particularly popular this last month was bold colour inspiration…


The only thing more fabulous than the banana leaf wallpaper stretching right over the ceiling of this bathroom is the arched door. Blending in to its cream surroundings from the outside, it reveals an enveloping green interior when you open it. Swoon. No wonder it was the most popular post for the month of August.


A bright orange range cooker adds some vibrancy to this modern rustic kitchen. The poured cement floor and modern fridge and kitchen island make it modern, while the shiplap ceiling, metro tiled wall and shaker cabinetry balance it with a more country look. Together, it’s a match in heaven.


A pair of saffron velvet tub chairs punctuate this neutral, muted scheme and add instant pizazz.


We love how this perfect powder blue paint shade covers the window frame, built-in wardrobe and fireplace. We also love the subtle blush pink dado, dividing the blue from the cream above. And then the natural, bohemian furniture and lighting… A little slice of heaven.


WHat’s more serene than all over green?


This bubblegum pink room – with sofa to match – is sugary sweet. Shades of yellow and light blue complement the look.



No space for a kitchen island? A butchers block or tall table could do just the trick.



Everything in this calming family home is perfectly considered, from the colour palette to the furniture and lighting, creating a satisfyingly cohesive look.



You wouldn’t normally pair pastels with primary colours but sometimes a bold move like this can really pay off.



Proving particularly popular in July were elegant kitchen design ideas, spaces that combine old and new styles, and outdoor living spaces – including outdoor kitchens.


This elegant kitchen space is full of covetable details, from the warm wall colour with blush undertones to the wood panelling and cool wall lights, but the highlight is the sleek marble panel that wraps around it, disguising a handy butler sink.

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An earthy colour palette, sanded floors,  antique pieces and smooth marble worktops make this home a delicate and soothing haven.

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Our gardens have become a key part of the home this year, having provided relief during lockdown months and now offering the perfect place to entertain friends and family. This gorgeous outdoor dining area is just dreamy.

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We love everything about this space, from the rounded doorway and wallpapered walls to that fabulous chequer board floor. Better still, that bookcase is in fact a secret door…

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Could dusky greens be the new grey? This room seems to say so, with walls that are both soothing and dramatic at once.

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Forget the phrase red and green should never be seen – when it comes to olive and terracotta tones, it works! At least for a Mediterranean inspired look.

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Anyone else longing for an outdoor kitchen? Not just a barbecue, but a covered area complete with kitchen island? We’re in love with this outdoor kitchen design in Puglia.

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With many of us having missed out on holiday plans this year, a tropical, Bahamas-style bathroom design is more appealing than ever.

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Looking for a simple bedroom update that will transform the whole room? A wall mural is your answer.

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If we died and were on our way to heaven, we imagine this is what the waiting lounge would look like.


Curves have entered homes by way of curved kitchens and Ligne Rosset’s curvaceous Togo sofa, while walls remain mostly light and crisp. Mural-style tiled walls step into bathrooms, creating a more traditional look compared to the ever popular raw concrete look. Studio Ashby’s design for a children’s room proved a big hit, with stylish kids storage and a padded, velvet upholstered alcove nook. And finally, we’re transported to an Ibiza-style kitchen, taking us to sunnier climes.

Here are the ten best Instagram interiors from the month of June, in descending order…

1. Pink Corduroy

Ligne Rosset’s classic Togo sofa looks more sumptuous than ever in this textural pink corduroy velvet…


The month of June saw the launch of our Open Door video series, taking you through the homes of designers Suzy Hoodless, Joao Botelho, Suszi Sanders and Alice Temperley.

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We love a banquette bench, and clearly you do too. How chic and elegant is this Parisian style breakfast nook? Not a bad spot to perch with a croissant in the mornings.

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We love EVERYTHING about this children’s room, from the smart wall light punctuating the padded, velvet upholstered alcove to that divine chandelier. Hats off to designer Studio Ashby for creating yet another mesmerising space.

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Raw concrete has been a trend for a while, and it’s not going anywhere soon. It adds an industrial style, raw edge to an interior space, giving it an instantly modern and up-to-date look.

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When it comes to wall tile trends, these patterned, mural-style tiles from Surface View hit the nail on the head.

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Curves are making their way into kitchens and bathrooms, changing them from clinical, functional spaces to something a thousand times more sumptuous. You heard it here first…

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Goodbye blue kitchens, hello olive, pistachio and soft cage kitchen cabinetry…


A sliding barn door is not only a clever space saver as it doesn’t swing open, but slides cleanly along the wall, it’s also mega stylish and perfect for country style homes. This one leads through to a dreamy utility room

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We’re all longing for a beachy holiday right now, and this Ibiza-style kitchen has got us day dreaming.


1. Cool Decking

If you’re looking to refresh your patio or garden with some gorgeous new decking, check out these cool decking ideas first…

2. Painted Floors

We’re loving painted floorboards – especially patterned designs. See our gallery of creative paint ideas for some inspiration…

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3. Cool Bedroom Ideas

How stylish is this small bedroom space?

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4. Stylish Patio Design

How fab is this outdoor living space? We’re loving that oversized anglepoise lamp too…

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5. Outdoors In

Don’t have a garden? You can still celebrates the outside by letting in lots of light and packing rooms with houseplants… See more Cool Ways To Bring The Outdoors In

6. Rooftop Meadow

One of 2020’s biggest garden trends is loose, meadow-inspired grasses – ideal for balconies and roof terraces.

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7. Pattern Punch

Phoar! More patterned floors – only this time it’s tiles. This image packs a riot of colour and pattern, and the effect is joyful.

8. Sunshine Yellow

Looking for some Summer Curtains And Window Treatment Ideas? Yellow curtains are a sure-fire way to add summer vibes to your interior.

9. Patio Garden Ideas

With most of us spending a lot more time in our gardens as of late, we’ve been looking for ideas to revamp and modernise our patio spaces – from outdoor kitchens and pizza ovens to tiled floors and more…

Read Also: 48 Stylish Garden Patio Ideas

10. All Natural

This image perfectly sums up where we’d like to be right now…



A glass wall in this extension is the perfect way to wake up bleary morning eyes, while storage under built in benches is a great use of space and perfect for family kitchens.

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Pendants over the kitchen island? So overdone. Bring the outside in and create a stylish focal point with a vase filled with oversized seasonal branches like interior designer Athena Calderone. Her beautifully curated home was the cover story of our May issue.

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Designer Barbara Samitier used monochrome geometric tiles to create a striking and lively base for socialising – a clever trick, as drawing the eye down to the floor distracts from the surrounding walls, making the space seem bigger.

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Now we’re all working from home, wouldn’t it be lovely to have a serene, calm space like this? With a built-in soapstone desk it’s designed to sit in a nook off the kitchen. A beautiful shot from the amazing home of Athena Calderon that was featured in the Livingetc May issue.

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There’s nothing like colour for creating mood and this house proves the power there is in vibrant and uplifting colourful spaces. You can explore the whole home here: Urban Glamour 69.

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We just loved this richly coloured house when we featured it back in our March 20 issue. There's nothing like colour for creating mood and this house proves the power there is in vibrant and uplifting colourful spaces. You can still explore it on – it's on today's home page, the post is called Urban Glamour 69. Dublin design studio @roisinlaffertykld were given full rein – or should that be rainbow? – when they took on this house in Donnybrook for their client Maura McLaughlin. They chose this Copenhagen Blue paint from @fleetwood_paints to create the backdrop for this living space and then didn't hold back! The whole home is a joyful burst of colour, like living in a prism – and definitely worth a look… Photography: Barbara Corsico . . . #livingetcuk #livingetcmag #livingetchouses #kingstonlafferty #livingincolour #thepowerofcolour #boldandbeautiful

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Interior designer Mark Lewis transformed a once a typical Victorian building with boxy rooms into a space with an open feel and lots of light. Cabinetry was built bespoke and waxed for an aged look and walls were lime plastered for a natural finish.


We’ve only the time for endorphin-inducing interiors at present, which makes gathering all your favourite pieces together into one joyful spot a lock-down must (mood-boosting colours should make the cut, too).


The weather is hotting up again and we’re loving all these stylish outdoor living spaces. Find lots more inspiration in the Livingetc June issue, which is out now.


Broken plan is the 2020 update of open plan; all the pros of maximising space and light but adding in a way to keep an eye on the kids without having them under your feet. Win.


Interior designer Ashley Maddox created a calm and fresh scheme for the living room of her apartment in Paris.

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Like us interior designer Ashley Maddox is a not-so-secret fan of @indiamahdavi. “I admire India for how she plays with colour,” confesses Ashley @studio_maddox, and to prove it she’s used one of India’s rugs from a recent collaboration with French manufacturer @manufacturecogolin in the living room of her apartment in Paris. The toothsome blue armchair and sofa are both Toro from Italian company Azucena, their plump and tactile contours providing a great counterpoint for the geometry of the wood parquet floor. Visit the whole apartment with Ashley in our new May issue, out now. Copies are now available with our new single-issue delivery service – go to the link in the bio to find out #livingetc can come straight to your door. Photography: Birgitta Wolfgang Bjornvad / The Sisters Agency Styling: Julia Mincarelli / The Sisters Agency . . . #livingetcuk #livingetcmag #livingetchouses #ashleymaddox #trueblue #azucena #cogolin #indiamahdavi

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Light and airy

As the clocks move forward, giving us longer days, lighter evenings, and warmer weather, we’ve been drawn to fresh interiors like these. This residence is featured on the cover of our May issue, out now, so grab a copy to tour the rest of this exquisite home…

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In our surreal situation this is a little bit of loveliness to cheer us up, and calm us down at the same time. It’s actually a sneak peek at the amazing home of the legend that is Athena Calderone @eyeswoon. It features on the cover and her house runs over 11 glorious pages of the new May issue, on sale Thursday. It goes without saying that now is a brilliant time to subscribe, for those who haven’t already. Vintage armchairs #theoruth @1stdibs. Portal coffee table @apparatusstudio. Flora Ottilia chandelier @demiurgenewyork. Rug, @soufiane.zarib. Sofa, vintage #MarioBellini for @bebitalia. Stools, vintage #charlotteperriand @dobrinka_salzman 📷Matthew Williams Styling @colinking See Athena’s latest book Live Beautiful @eyeswoon . . #livingetc #interiordecorating #interiordesignlife #modernhome #whiteinterior

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Modern rustic

Period panelling gives this bathroom a modern country vibe, while Crittall-style partitions and painted ceilings keep it cool and modern.

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Uber chic

Grasscloth wallpaper, ornate cornicing, and antique pieces mixed in with modern marble coffee tables make for an uber chic space. It’s been further modernised with hidden in-wall speakers.

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One of the smart things about smart homes is that the tech can be hidden away, leaving your lovely spaces free of wires and ugly bits of kit that no one wants to see. This rather classy room comes complete with smart lighting and hidden in-wall speakers, courtesy of designers @williamsmalleyriba and Danny Pine @pinzauer #livingetc is taking one of our regular looks at innovation in the home in this month's #designdossier. So much is changing, and changing fast, but the #livingetc team is on the case as ever, filling our new April issue with innovative state-of-the-art products and projects guaranteed to amaze and impress. Don't miss it! . . . #livingetcuk #livingetcmag #livingetcdesigndossier #homeofthefuture #thefutureisnow #innovation #smarthomes

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Brass act

A brass splashback, brass towel rail, tap, cabinet handles and breakfast bar stools bring this country style kitchen bang up to date.

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Smooth operator

This staircase is all smooth curves and sanded, soft colours and materials. We’re in love.

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Washed linens

What could be lovelier than a freshly made bed with stonewashed linens? This calming bedroom is in Madrid, and the scheme is perfect for the long hot summers.

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Mixed materials

Sometimes it’s all about the finishes. Green marble work surfaces, emerald tiles and aged brass cabinetry give touch-me-now appeal to this glorious kitchen design.


Kitchen design

Ovens mounted at eye level so you don’t have to bend over every time you put something in or take something out? Why hadn’t we thought of it before?

Sleek sanctuary

If ever a bathroom deserved to be called a sanctuary, it’s this one.


We love the way the thin, minimalist black frames of the floor lamps and coffee table contrast with the chunky period arches, and we think pink and blue might be our new favourite colour combo. Fact.

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