The Most-Loved Instagrams of 2014
Instagram holds a special place in our hearts. In addition to letting us ogle the pics of floral artists, foodies, and more, we also love how it connects us to you, our readers. It gives us the chance to discover what you like (and what you don’t), what’s inspiring you, and what you want to see more of.
So, without further ado, a look back at our 15 most popular Instagram posts of 2014 (in ascending order), as well as some highlights and takeaways. Be sure to follow along for lots more visual goodness.
It's all about the cleared wooden countertops and hardware in this beautiful kitchen. This feels like a place where perfectly pared-down and delicious meals are prepared, which might explain our love for it.
Neon signs were one of our favorite trends of 2014. And what better way to crown a bed than with a glowing sign emblazoned with "love"?
We'd swear we can feel a warm breeze rustling our hair while looking at this living room; it conjures such vivid thoughts of a tropical getaway. The hillside hideaway in Mango Point, St. Lucia was included in our round-up of dreamiest vacation rentals.
Timeless yet striking, graphic yet uniquely elegant. Dear readers, we agree. This high-contrast salon is a show-stopper.
The scale of the chandelier is enough to stop you in your tracks. The mix of French country-inspired and industrial aesthetics is beautifully striking.
Okay, who doesn't love a combo as festive as balloons and sparkles? We won't be surprised if this simple DIY graces many an upcoming celebration...
Oh, yeah. This impressive country kitchen had our tongues wagging, too.
This rumpled, light-flooded bedroom situation really spoke to you on a Sunday evening. Confession: We were right there with you.
This upside-down Christmas tree, courtesy of our Creative Director, Mat Sanders, got you all in a tizzy. It takes the cake for most-commented post, with 435 comments.
We fell in love with the classic appeal of this dream kitchen. Good news, you can rent the very Brooklyn townhouse it resides in.
Here it is, ladies and gentlemen: Your #1 most-liked Instagram photo of 2014! This kitchen, in all of its gleaming glory, is the perfect mix of neutral and statement-making, texture (hello, gem-like silver backsplash), and straight-up gorgeousness. Bravo!
- Kitchens—lots of them. Eight of the top 15 Instas (and the top three most-loved by readers) were some seriously stunning and aspirational kitchens.
- Bright white interiors for the win. We don’t blame you. Airy rooms attract a double tap from us, too.
- Navy blue and white are major crowd-pleasers. We love how the look can skew both classically preppy and earthy-meets-modern.
- Interesting backsplashes aplenty! Subway tile, austere marble, and lustrous metallics were some of the favorites.
Did we miss your favorite? Share a link to it below, and while you're at it, follow us on Instgram so you can see the good ones to come!