Step Aside, Pinterest—We've Got the Best Dream Home of 2016
When you speak, we listen. A few weeks ago, Pinterest partnered with Tech Insider to bring us an ultimate dream house populated with the social media site's most shared home décor pins of 2016. Naturally, we had to give you the scoop—and your response was, well, unimpressed. "Pretty underwhelming," said one reader; "really bland," said another. Overwhelmingly, you agreed that Pinterest's dream house didn't appeal to all of you—and we get it. At MyDomaine, we live and breathe elevated spaces, and greige doesn't exactly spark our décor emotions either.
We had a better idea—we knew that you had great taste, and we set out to prove it. With the help of your discerning eye and our love for data, we compiled the most popular pins on our Pinterest to create our own dream house. We entirely sourced the pins you loved most—ones we suspect are much closer to your aesthetic leanings. From velvet sofas to dream-worthy walk-in closets, be prepared to move in. Ready, set, pin: Introducing MyDomaine's Pinterest dream house.
A seriously welcoming front door is high on your list. Inspired by Aerin Lauder's Hamptons front porch, we shared secrets to being the most gorgeous house on the block, and this stunning Greek revival exterior got over 26,000 repins and 2800 likes. Talk about curb appeal!
The recipe: A crisp white exterior, lacquered black door, set of topiaries, and brass door knocker.
Clocking in at 1200 repins and 156 likes, this arresting entryway by Jenny Wolf was one of your favorites. While it was originally designed for a New York bachelor, the chic black-and-white accents would be equally suitable for families and couples alike.
The recipe: Herringbone floors, navy trim, an antiqued mirror, and Apparatus Studio lighting.
Consider us officially impressed that you overwhelmingly loved this Spanish living room a whopping 4900 times. You also repinned it 35,900 times. Was it the velvet chesterfield, the curvaceous coffee table, or the bold and beautiful art? How about all the above?
The recipe: A navy velvet sofa, an Italian midcentury chandelier, and arresting art.
We love when you humor our edgy rock 'n' roll leanings. Jayne Min's sleek dining room is at once minimal and bohemian. You repinned this room 34,400 times and liked it 2900 times.
The recipe: A vintage Turkish rug, a killer art collection, Eames shell chairs, and a sheepskin throw for good measure.
One thing is for sure: You love Amber Lewis's boho Californian vibe (we do too)! Quite a few images of her work made their way into the top pins, including this stunning blue-and-white kitchen, which was repinned 6200 times and liked 471 times.
The Recipe: Navy lower cabinets, white subway tile, tan leather barstools, a vintage kilim rug, and a dreamy range.
When it comes to office spaces, Scandinavian minimalism prevails—this must mean you're über-organized and love clean, simple workspaces. You liked this particular blush home office 270 times and repinned it 2100 times.
The recipe: A half-painted wall, a touch of blush, monochrome accents, a bentwood chair, and a sheepskin rug.
This bedroom by Tamara Magel in the 2014 Hamptons Holiday House was one of our all-time favorites, so we were glad to see you liked it just as much—2200 times (and 15,500 repins), to be exact! Can we just say it was even better in person?
The recipe: A low upholstered bed, black walls, faux-fur, architectural texture, and eye-catching art (oh, and more Apparatus Studio lighting)!
Ain't nothing better than a closet with a view, right? This luxe New Orleans walk-in closet peaked at 9100 repins and 1000 likes. It's the stuff dreams are made of.
The recipe: Soft carpeting, storage space for days, a dripping chandelier, and a killer view.
Last but certainly not least, you adored actress Sasha Alexander's European-Inspired L.A. backyard, so much so that you repinned it 12,500 times and liked it 2100 times. We can't blame you; we'd love to spend a warm summer evening there ourselves.
The recipe: A Spanish revival exterior, vibrant climbing plants, terra-cotta tiles, a crisp turquoise pool, and string lights—an essential finishing touch.
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