Social media makes it easy to get lost in a labyrinth of fabulous interiors. To help us find our way home—or rather, to help us find how we can incorporate ideas from these images into our homes—we try to pinpoint why we love a space. That’s what we did with the five rooms below that we found on Instagram.
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The space: A living room designed by Alison Hammatt Home.
Why we love it: “My client hired me to bring a little ‘British whimsy meets Scandinavian maximalism’ to her home, and we had a lot of fun working to achieve that,” Alison notes. The classic lines of the Margot Velvet Sofa in Moss Green make the piece something of a chameleon, able to adapt to just about any style, from minimalist to maximalist. Find a similar rug here.
Idea to steal: Like your lamp but not the default white shade it came with? A patterned lampshade is an easy, affordable way to give it a refresh.
The space: A living room by Yancey Seibert Shearouse Interior Design.
Why we love it: The floral wallpaper and the pastel colors give this traditional room a sprinkle of whimsy. At the same time, golden accents such as the underside of the Cynara Chandelier in Plaster White and the ombré table lamps provide undeniable classic luxuriousness. Find a similar cocktail table here.
Idea to steal: Symmetry pleases the eye and the brain, but don’t become a slave to it. Here, for instance, the side tables flanking the sofa are similar but not identical.
The space: A dining room by Cameron Ruppert Interiors.
Why we love it: The blue lacquered walls and ceiling, of course. The high gloss—along with the windows, the Alberto Medium Two-Tier Chandelier in Plaster White, and the picture lights along the perimeter—ensures that the bold color makes the room feel larger and airier rather than smaller.
Idea to steal: If you don’t regularly eat in your dining room, let the space serve dual purposes—for instance, as a library, with shelves that are both decorative and useful.
The space: The living room in Chrissy Ritter’s Manhattan apartment.
Why we love it: Pattern, pattern, and more pattern. And while the neutral palette helps maintain a sense of order, the pale blue and sage green of the Liza Skirted Ottoman in Ranjit Floral provides a gentle splash of unpredictability. (If you love oversize prints on upholstery, check out the John Robshaw for Cloth & Company collection.)
Idea to steal: Another way to rein in potential chaos in a room of disparate patterns and colors is to arrange a gallery wall in tidy rows and columns.
The space: A child’s bedroom by Ashley Higgins Interiors.
Why we love it: Yes, the floral prints of the bedding, the window valance, and the feature wall (not visible here) are traditionally feminine. But the green moldings, the bamboo mirror frame, and the Parasol Rattan Table Lamps keep the space from feeling overly girly.
Idea to steal: If you love a piece’s lines but not its color, consider painting it. This dresser was originally gray; Ashley painted it pink and swapped out the drawer pulls.