Best of the Best: Our Favorite Rooms of the Year
We've been lucky to visit some truly stunning homes this year, but let's be honest: We love to play favorites. While every home we shot this year was truly a cut above, there are a few rooms that we simply can't get out of our minds. Scroll below to tour them all.
We fell hard for this bedroom designed by DISC Interiors in a traditional '40s-era house in Los Angeles' mid-Wilshire area. Its deep chocolate walls set a wonderfully moody vibe, and the art and textiles are totally on-point.
Los Angeles-based curator, art consultant, and broker John Wolf's dining room has some pretty awesome artwork—no surprise there. We love the juxtaposition of his modern chandelier with his traditional pedestal dining table.
Chef and author Claire Thomas, who's also our food contributor, opened her Silverlake, Los Angeles, home up to us, and unsurprisingly, her kitchen was a thing of dreams. We loved her soft seafoam-tiled backsplash and were astounded by her collection of serving pieces.
With glass shelves, gold faucets, mirrored walls, and a Venetian mirror, singer-songwriter Nicole Simone's Hollywood bathroom is a serenade waiting to be written.
We loved Consort Design's genius use of marble in this black and white bathroom. To create a luxe look of a thick-edge countertop on a budget, they sourced a more affordable 3/4-inch slab, mitered the corners, and bookmatched the edges to give the illusion of three-inch marble.
Los Angeles-based designer Liz Roth's dining room won us over with its simple style. Its unfussy but intriguing artwork and a light fixture are the perfect finishing touches.
This Los Feliz bedroom designed by Christos Prevezanos is one of our favorite examples of small-space style. It's tiny but packed with interesting and cool accessories, and its layout is genius.
The jacuzzi/spa in fashion designer John Eshaya's Palm Springs home stopped us dead in our tracks. The crystal chandelier! The colored glasses! The Pucci towels! It's all too beautiful.
Guest rooms are often overlooked, but Trina Turk's spare bedroom in her Palm Springs was the epitome of cool with Pendleton blankets, graphic pillows, and beautifully bound books.
This peach living room of a prima ballerina designed by Sasha Bikoff took our breath away. It's utterly glamorous, yet also eclectic. A fairytale space.
We can't get this turquoise and black geometric tile, chosen by our editor-at-large Estee Stanley for the bathroom of L.A. restaurant Petit Trois, out of our minds. If we could marry it, we would.
Los Angeles-based interior designer Joe Lucas' West Hollywood bedroom has one of the best color palettes we've seen in a long time, not to mention gorgeous layering and lovely textures. Can we move in?
This Connecticut living room designed by ABCD Designs is a model for mixing styles. A modern daybed makes an intriguing match for a French armchair and a cowhide layered over an ottoman brings in a bit of eclecticism.
Youthful, modern, and edgy, with a pop-art bent, this bedroom designed by Sasha Bikoff is the epitome of fresh.
With Old World elegance and a sharp color palette, real estate exec Jared Seligman's Upper East Side living room is brimming with fascinating things to look at.
Where loft dining rooms are concerned, fashion designer Ariane Goldman's entertaining space is as bright and cool as they come.
Designed by edgy-glam New York designer Ryan Korban, this pro skateboarder's expansive loft living room won us over with its compelling art collection and sexy furniture.
Fashion industry insider Casey Smith's studio living room has a gorgeous palette and next-level lighting game.
We're crazy for the copper fittings Nick Olsen used in his client's Brooklyn Heights bathroom. Forget pinning, we're printing this one out and framing it.
And last, but certainly not least... our hearts skipped a beat and we gasped when we stepped into New York designer Betsy Morgan's Chelsea master bedroom. It is as dreamy as they come, like floating on a cloud.
Which room is your favorite? Tell us by commenting below.