2019 was an exciting year in interior design. The bold and “energizing” orangey-pink hues of Living Coral grabbed our attention as Pantone’s color of the year. You searched for industrial design-themed inspiration on Google. And pink bathroom tile and chintz fabric once again filled our homes as granny chic decor made a brief comeback. As we start to look forward to 2020’s designer home trends, we thought we’d take a look back at our Instagram feed to see which posts you double-tapped and engaged with the most.
Combining high-end furniture and inexpensive accents, designer Genna Margolis (@shapeside) decorated each room of her client’s 6,000-square-foot, new-build house and turned it into a coastal-chic LA retreat.
From laying inexpensive subway tile in an unexpected pattern, to creating a tiled accent wall for a pop of color, we showed you seven shower tile ideas that will drastically change the look of your bathroom.
This 1930s ranch-style home marked the second collaboration between designer Irene Lovett (@designstiles) and her client Shelby Grayeli, after previously renovating Grayeli’s family home in Los Angeles. Wanting to create a home that was kid-friendly and comfortable without sacrificing style, Lovett filled the bright and open living spaces with a mix of modern finishes and vintage accent pieces.
Tiny homes were all the rage in 2019, so it’s no wonder Stacey Lipstein’s 900-square-foot bungalow in Toronto caught your attention. The @tinyhousemama moved into the Leslieville cottage with her son, partner and dog, and transformed the space into a functional and stylish family-friendly haven. Here she shares 14 tips to make a small space feel a whole lot bigger.
Condo owners Romey and Michelle Halabi turned to interior designer Karin Bennett (@karinbennettdesigns) to lead the full-gut renovation of their two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse in Toronto’s trendy King West neighborhood. With a budget of $150,000, Bennett turned the builder-basic condo into an elegant, yet edgy space that looks and feels like a true penthouse suite.
Living in the suburbs doesn’t have to be boring. Take designer Cynthia Soda’s (@csodapop) home for example. The owner of Soda Pop Design Inc. showed us how she customized her sleek, monochromatic kitchen to fit her family’s needs by altering the layout, adding floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, and tricking it out with functional design and storage features.
Nobody loves to do laundry, but the dreaded chore can be a little less mundane by incorporating these helpful organizing tips and ideas.
More and more people are taking advantage of their backyards and balconies, turning them into bonafide outdoor living spaces. Keep the party going after dark by incorporating lighting elements. Hang pendants from a pergola, add round paper lanterns for a soft, romantic glow, or use solar-powered floor lamps to add a true living room vibe.
Who doesn’t love a good Ikea hack? This particular creation by @janneke.peters.styling proved to be a hit with our followers, gaining the most likes and engagement in 2019. By using a couple pairs of inexpensive OSTBIT bamboo plate holders and mounting them on the wall, you can create a customizable floating shelf that looks great and only costs around $12 to make.