Some rooms just have a certain je ne sais quoi. It's hard to explain and even harder to replicate, but these spaces exude carefree living, casual elegance, and immaculate taste. Just like the perfectly thrown-together outfit of a true Parisienne, these spaces don't look overstyled or overdone. At first glance, they may actually look like they were casually put together when in fact, careful consideration went into every detail. Such is the beauty of great design.
It seems as though we're not the only ones to notice this common thread in our favorite interiors—all the rooms you're about to see blew up on our Instagram feed—and it's not hard to see why. And while they may seem unachievable and out of reach at first, we know that emulating them is not as hard as one would think. In fact, we set out to prove this by dissecting every last design element that made each room great. Get ready for some serious room envy—these rooms were your favorite lately, and we're showing you how to get the look.
The Whitewashed Living Room
The formula: whitewashed everything, an extra-deep sectional for ultimate lounging, a long TV bench with plenty of storage, some additional poufs for extra seating—and there you have it. You've got yourself the ultimate laid-back living room.
Get the look: Paint everything white, add a contrasting accent chair, and finish off with a shiny brass chandelier.
The Minimal Bedroom
"Unless Ryan Gosling is included in this bedroom scenario, we don't think it could get any hotter," said our social media editor. It seems she's not the only one to think so—this bedroom in the Apartment by the Line in SoHo got over 14,500 likes on our Instagram.
Get the look: Keep things simple. What you save on a low platform bed and simple white bedding you can splurge on a luxurious vintage Moroccan rug and a statement accent chair.
The Country Chef's Kitchen
If there's one thing we love above all else in a kitchen, it's subway tile that goes all the way up to the ceiling, but this kitchen has that and so much more: an antique pot filler and reclaimed wood ceilings and shelves.
Get the look: Keep everything in shades of white, cream, and natural wood tones. Splurge on a great chef's stove, and finish off with oversize glass dome pendants.
The Dramatic Living Room
This Spanish revival living room stole our hearts and yours, too. The cathedral ceilings with the high-contrast beams may have something to do with it, but so do the carefully selected furnishings.
Get the look: Go all out on velvet: Pick a black sectional with matching jewel-toned pillows. Lighten things up with a Moroccan rug, and accessorize with a tan leather chair. The real showstopper, though, is a tall Mediterranean tree to keep in line with the architecture of the house.
The Beach House Bathroom
We'd be hard-pressed to find someone who wouldn't want to keep this stunning all-white bathroom to themselves—and over 18,000 of you agreed. Though not big, this bathroom has the perfect breezy vibes.
Get the look: Polished concrete, white subway tile, and a painted brick wall serve as a base. Add a soak tub and brass hardware for show, and finish off the room with captivating art and striped Fouta towels.
The Downtown Loft
It's hard to pick what we love most about this gorgeous SoHo loft with double-height ceilings, a brick wall, and tons of natural light—but if we had to choose, it would probably be the distressed teal rug.
Get the look: Lighten up a dark room with a washed-out vintage rug—and you'll completely transform the space. Save your money for high-impact pieces and accessorize with timeless modern designs like these Eames molded plastic chairs.
The Scandinavian Bedroom
This bedroom may have had around 10,000 likes on Instagram, but it got over 78,000 repins on Pinterest! It seems as though Scandinavian bedrooms take the cake among our most loyal readers.
Get the look: All-white linen bedding pairs well with a palette in tones of gray. The goal is to get the walls, the bedframe, and the accessories as close to the same shade as possible. Finish off with a few black accents and a stripped door for dramatic effect.
The Laid-Back TV Room
Movie night in this relaxed TV room? Yes, please. This Amber Interior–designed space collected over 10,000 likes, and it's easy to see why.
Get the look: Cover as many surfaces as possible with vintage textiles: a vintage Turkish rug, a linen sectional, vintage kilim throws and ottomans, even a window bench. Keep everything in muted neutral tones.
The Modern Farmhouse Kitchen
Nearly 15,000 of you agreed that this kitchen by Amber Interiors is positively jaw-dropping. While it may have a little something to do with the cathedral ceilings and the shiny Le Cornue range, there are other ways to replicate the look.
Get the look: Paint your lower cabinets a dark teal color and pick out a vintage runner in contemporary colors. Rip out the upper cabinets in favor of reclaimed wood shelves, and finish everything off with extra-thick white marble countertops and backsplash.
The Luxe Soak Tub
Not everyone has the leisure of having a bathroom like Naomi Watts's, but if you pick apart the elements of this stunning space, it's not too hard to replicate. Nearly 12,000 of our Instagram followers agreed.
Get the look: Start with a base of inexpensive black penny round tile, paint the walls white and the trim a high-gloss black. Finish off with a classic globe chandelier and an antique gilt mirror.
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