Throughout August our thoughts were on the outside as much as the inside...
Elegant exteriors and sunny and smart interiors were the biggest hitters on the ‘gram in August.
1 ZIG-A, ZIG-AR
Turn a dingy basement entrance into something rather special with some chevron tiles, brass wall lights and smart door furniture.
2 divide and conquer
In this Victorian home Crittal-style screens preserve the flow of light while providing a feel of seclusion.
3 back in time
Retro appliances and vintage furniture and accessories stand out against the soft grey walls in this cool kitchen.
4 in the frame
Keep the sunny vibes going all year by painting your skirting and architraves in a vibrant shade of yellow.
5 basket case
Laying metro tiles in a horizontal and vertical basket weave pattern brings a new twist to this bathroom classic.
6 lap it up
You’d be hard pushed to not start the day with ten laps before breakfast, when you step out the door into this pale turquoise pool at Hotel Punta Caliza in Mexico.
7 raise the tone
Create a sumptuous, layered look with curtains in a fabric a few tones darker than your walls.
8 flower power
We’re now aware of the benefits of biophilic design on our well-being, but by planting a seeded roof you’ll not only gain beautiful blooms, which will attract butterflies and bees, and make you feel better, it will insulate and sound-proof your home too.
9 a shark’s tale
Use paint to create a stylish mount for a series or triptych of art prints. The sunny yellow used here makes a stand-out feature and adds a welcome splash of colour in this otherwise neutral room.
10 on the run
Fancy injecting some West Coast cool into your home? Check out interior designer, Kelly Wearstler‘s runner and rug collection for The Rug Company.
THE MOST LIKED INSTAGRAM POSTS IN JULY 2019
We were fawning for foliage and rushing to blush this month…
Cool colour combos and fanciful foliage (both indoors and out; real and imagined) were grabbing your attention on the ‘gram throughout July.
1 TICKLED PINK
2 SOFT BLUSH
A hint of dusty pink brings a flash of modern style to the classic architectural features in this beautiful abode.
3 sleep smart
A compact space is no barrier to style, as seen here in this sophisticated bedroom by Humbert et Poyet.
4 bathtime bliss
Gorgeous greens, trailing foliage and graphic gridlines make for serious statement style in this beautiful bathroom.
5 room with a view
A simple and streamlined kitchen island by Espresso Design ensures all eyes stay on the prize outside.
6 well hung
High ceilings and structural steels have multiple benefits in this cool kitchen.
7 easy elegance
This palatial pad is softened by the cool cane headboard, pale grey linens and paper pendant.
8 on the scene
This dramatic wall mural and animal print rug immediately transport you to sunnier climes.
9 take pride
A stylish reminder to celebrate Pride for longer than a weekend…
10 blooming marvellous
Move over the humble vase. Flowers and foliage have been taken to new heights, literally, with A Tree in the House.
THE MOST LIKED INSTAGRAM POSTS IN JUNE 2019
It was all summer vibes and verdant greens winning your votes this month…
Soft sage, zesty emerald and tantalising teal hit the insta hot spots in June. Cool white spaces and sociable outdoor areas scored highly with you too.
1 BEDROOM BLISS
This room clearly resonates as it was one of the most liked interiors on instagram last month too. The calming tones of green and cocooning headboard are instantly soothing. Just what we need after long days in the summer sun.
2 PICTURE PERFECT
Who wouldn’t fall in love with this cool and characterful kitchen? It belongs to artist and stylist, Liza Giles and was part of the Livingetc House Tours last month. Tickets for the next House Tours in September have just gone on sale, if you want to snoop round more homes like this.
3 CATCH OF THE DAY
The coastal theme in this former Fisherman’s cottage has been given a sophisticated lift with some luxurious lighting.
4 STEPPING OUT
Earthy textures and soft neutral tones – this hallway has lazy boho summer written all over it.
5 URBAN OASIS
This gorgeous garden belongs to Julia Thompson of Frank Interiors and was another of the homes on the Livingetc House Tours last month. Julia gave us some tips on how she created her sociable outdoor space.
6 EFFORTLESSY ELEGANT
This cool white backdrop is enhanced with natural tones of sand and olive green and topped off with the delicate yet dramatic Vertigo light.
7 LINE IN THE SAND
Set to take over from grey, sand is the new neutral to know about – and one that’s sure to evoke sunny summer days on the beach.
8 arts and crafts inspo
The new collection at William Morris & Co takes its inspiration from the work of May Morris, the designer’s daughter, who was a creative talent in her own right.
9 all white now
The white surfaces in this beautiful light-filled kitchen are grounded with timber tones and splashes of black.
10 California Dreamin’
The dappled sunlight and succulents in this desert-style garden have us all dreaming of far away places.