As 2018 comes to a close, it's time to review and reflect on what styles reigned supreme throughout the last year and what we learned along the way—we're moving on from these outdated bathroom trends. Our small but mighty team at MyDomaine HQ has written a multitude of stories this year covering home décor styles, trends, and must-haves but one of our main sources for this information, not unlike many of you, is Instagram. We're constantly seeking out the social platform for ideas, inspiration, and insight into what you're loving, loathing, and excited about.
One of our favorite things to do each December is to uncover what the most liked posts on MyDomaine were. This year, it was no surprise to us that two minimal, modern kitchens with a vintage Persian runner were in the top 10. This has been an overwhelming popular look for 2018, and yet it seems many of you are divided on whether a rug is practical for a kitchen (and a bathroom) or if it's more about aesthetics and purely an Instagram trend. Please weigh in and let us know what you think.
So without further ado, take a look at the top 10 Instagram posts on MyDomaine in 2018. And we want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for following and supporting us this year. We couldn't do it without you.
You could be mistaken for thinking that the most-liked Instagram post of the year is from someone's home, but it's actually a shot from the popular Artist Residence hotel in London. This room has everything going for it: exposed brick wall, architectural details, sculptural arched entry, French poster bed frame, and green velvet sofa with matching armchairs—a trend we see blowing up in 2019. What's not to love?
Of course, the second most-liked photo is a kitchen. And who can resist the combination of marble with herringbone floors? The architectural ceiling details and curved bay window in the background are also what gives this room a major double-tap appeal. File this one under "dream home" in your saved folder.
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Given millennial pink has been the It hue for three years, we're not surprised that a blush pink nook made it into our top 10. We're in love with the hand-painted pink wallpaper with the ladies dancing, the plush velvet pink chair, and the light that pours through the industrial-style window. Now, this is our kind of home office.
As technology slowly tightens its grip on our lives from home to work and everywhere in between, there's a huge shift toward living offline and finding ways to connect to each other and to nature sans screens. So we're not surprised that this stunning living room was so well received by you all. Its floor-to-ceiling frames are a window to the world outside, not to mention all that natural light you'd receive every day.
This modern kitchen by Jean Stoffer Design is a dream with its antique rug (we mentioned earlier how much you all are loving this look), natural light, exposed beams, marble countertop, and classic sconce wall lights. It's a beautiful modern traditional fusion, another trend we've seen blow up this year, and we're in love with its simplicity, warmth, and livability.
Speaking of windows, who said they needed to be a view to the outside? This home shows us how the installation of a window wall can also be a stylish room divider too. We're 100% behind this trend and hope to see more of them to come. Perhaps the only thing we'd add is a sheer linen curtain to close it off when guests come around.
This post really divided everyone with one simple question: bathroom rugs. Yes or no? After reading through all of your comments, there is no clear winner either way, with many of you either really loving it or absolutely loathing it. Personally, I love the look of it and I think it only works with vintage rugs because they are actually much hardier than you think; the patina it develops over time will make it look even better.
Another trend we noticed among all of the top 10 most-liked posts, was the presence of natural light. It seems you are all attracted to a room that has large, open windows, which flood the room with sunlight. And we don't blame you. This room is actually fairly simple in terms of the styling, but the architecture really shines thanks to the exposed brick wall and arched window to the world. It's heaven.
This open-plan living room and kitchen situation by Wit and Delight is a total dream. There is so much texture here from the white exposed brick walls to the vintage rug, vintage leather sofa, and velvet accent chair, you kinda just want to move in and get cozy. We also love that it feels so relatable and we can all imagine ourselves designing a space like this to live in.
While this kitchen also features the vintage runner, there's so much more to love than the rug. The gold faucets, the exposed shelves, the marble countertop, and the forest green cabinets are all making us swoon. But the most impressive element of this kitchen is the hidden skylights shining sunlight down and into this space, along with the interesting triangular-shaped door to the outside at the back. This is major kitchen goals.