Published on June 28, 2019

Every time we come across a breathtaking home, we get a little rush. Because just when we thought we’d seen it all, a fresh-faced decorator or longtime design lover surprises us with something wildly unexpected. Case in point: We never would have thought to put a swirly slide in a kid’s bedroom until this month. As we look back at the spaces in our latest home tours that wowed our editors over the past few weeks, we can’t help but notice: June really brought the whimsy. From a room with a canopy bed to one with rainbow walls, it was tough to narrow it down, but we managed to land on our top seven. Read on to check them out.

The Unforgettable Tile Moment

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PHOTO BY ROUXBY PHOTOGRAPHY

Inspired by a trip he took with his husband, Marc, to Marrakech two years ago, Jonathan Steinitz injected their master bathroom with vacation vibes via Popham Design’s Moroccan Goa tile

The Standout Stairway 

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY BÉNÉDICTE DRUMMOND

Artist and illustrator Kristjana S. Williams’s storybook home in the South of France is a force of nature—nature-inspired prints, that is. As you ascend the stairs, you’re greeted by psychedelic botanical wallpaper. 

The Best Book Nook 

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY TREVOR SMITH

We want nothing more than to curl up in this corner of Malia Mau’s Topanga, California, home with one of the 20 reads we’re excited to tackle this summer.  

The First-Rate Palette  

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PHOTO BY MEGHAN MCNEER

This room in Los Angeles’s buzzy new Firehouse Hotel, a celebration of the whole ROYGBIV color spectrum, makes a case for a modern take on the canopy bed, featuring cobalt toile framed by powder blue cabinets. 

The Indoor Playground

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHEN BUSKEN; DESIGN BY STUDIO LIFE.STYLE

Our first thought when we spotted the two-story slide in this little boy’s bedroom? Our parents could have stepped it up a notch. File this play space under the best use of double-height ceilings ever

The Winning Vacation Rental 

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICOLE FRANZEN, DESIGN BY ROBERT MCKINLEY

You know where to find us this summer: Hiding out in Robert McKinley’s moody Montauk, New York, bungalow. It’s fully shoppable and available on Airbnb. 

The Graphic Dining Area

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PHOTO BY TESSA NEUSTADT

Malibu Farm founder and chef Helene Henderson clearly knows that the best type of rug for the dining room is an eye-catching flat weave

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