There are a few key elements that make a house truly special. Though there are exceptions, most notably, the design tends to be wholeheartedly inspired by the people who call the place home, and the décor usually manages to be just as functional as it is stylish.
Over the past year, we've seen some pretty incredible home tours at MyDomaine headquarters, and each and every one of our favorites has these very qualities. From the opulent abodes of some of the industries foremost interior designers to the lavish homes of actresses, models, and entrepreneurs, no two are alike, save the intrinsic relationship they have to their owners. They offer respite from the daily demands of work and act as sanctuaries in which to raise children and foster happy relationships.
Oh, and they're filled with some seriously inspired décor and architectural feats.
Ahead, we've rounded up just a few of the best home tours that came across our desks in all of 2018. Take a look inside the homes of actress Abigail Spencer, designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, entrepreneur TyLynn Nguyen, and more. You'll be happy you did.
Actress Angela Lindvall opened her doors to MyDomaine back in January of 2018, but her gorgeous home in the hills of Topanga Canyon has stayed top of mind all year long.
It's a serene escape from the typically chaotic energy that pulses through Los Angeles and the perfect place for her to raise her two sons.
"I love that I can live in a small country town in the middle of Los Angeles. It's a little vortex here," she says of her bohemian abode.
TyLynn Nguyen is the founder and creative director of her own self-titled lingerie brand, and her home is brimming with the same creative energy that clearly inspires her work.
It's a contemporary, elegant space that functions as a beautiful home for raising three children and growing her thriving business.
"I feel the incredible love that is in my home and feel the fatigue of no sleep," Nguyen admits.
Actress and mom Abigail Spencer lives in a rustic, desert-chic home sprinkled with interesting accessories and unique details.
It's the perfect place for her to relax and unwind when she's dealing with stress and anxiety. "When I'm not working, I've learned to stay in bed, sleep a lot, do less, eat delicious food, and drink wine in moderation. I'm better when I'm in balance," she says.
We can't imagine feeling anything but calm in this soothing home. Just look at the crisp white walls and subtle details that fill this living room.
Lindsay Price—actress, mother, and wife to celebrity chef Curtis Stone—lives in a beautiful Los Angeles property that sits right on the edge of the Hollywood Reservoir.
It's an idyllic oasis that hardly looks like it's located anywhere near L.A., where she and her family call home.
The interior is cozy and traditional with modern elements, perfect for bringing up her two young boys.
Celebrity interior designer Kelly Wearstler's Hollywood home is about as striking as you can imagine. It's filled with avant-garde décor and an unreal amount natural light.
The iconic home was built in 1926 and was previously owned by the family of Albert R. Broccoli, the producer of many classic James Bond films.
One look at the bathroom, and it's clear this home is a work of art.
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
There was no doubt in our minds that the home of interior designing couple Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent would be anything but extraordinary, but their L.A. home was more than we could have imagined.
A completely on-trend rounded sofa sits in the stunning living room that's filled with natural light from large floor-to-ceiling windows. The space is the culmination of both designers' styles. "Everything feels timeworn and not precious, and that is a huge common ground between the two of us," Berkus tells MyDomaine.
In the foyer, a Spanish-inspired iron staircase draws the eye upward and accentuates the breathtaking architecture of the home. It's simply striking against the neutral colors that fill the rest of the home.