Published on May 31, 2019

Every once in a while, we come across a room that truly takes our breath away. But with so many incredible homes gracing the site each day, even the design moments we love the most can get lost in the crowd. That’s why we’re taking some time for reflection by looking back at the spaces that wowed us this month. 

From a perfectly pink sofa to a tropical powder room, read on for the six spaces we haven’t stopped thinking about.

The Shining Star

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY WYNN MYERS; DESIGN BY PURVEYOR DESIGN

This East Hampton living room has everything going for it: a pink sectional, breezy lighting, shiplap walls, Japanese-inspired Palecek chairs—we could go on and on. Lesson learned? Layer until you get it right.

The Winning Wallpaper

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photo COURTESY OF ALISON PICKART

This Marin County home is filled with incredible wallpaper ideas, but if we had to narrow it down to a favorite, the Martinique banana-leaf print in the powder room would surely be it. When your walls end up inspiring your next vacation, you know you’ve done something right.

The DIY We Can’t Wait to Try

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PHOTO BY JENNA PEFFLEY

Enter: the ultimate hack for a common eyesore. When they’re not in the mood for Netflix, the owners of this ’70s glam desert home, designed by Colossus Mfg., can permanently unplug by closing the doors of this artfully painted cabinet.

The Best Use of Space

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY HEIDI’S BRIDGE; DESIGN BY BYRDESIGN

Initially intended to be an aesthetic facelift, this Venice Beach project from Beatriz Rose quickly escalated into a floor-plan overhaul. Our favorite space-planning moment has to be the private dining booth—an addition inspired by a 1920s Spanish cottage Rose had visited years ago.

The Color Lesson

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photo COURTESY OF JESS BLUMBERG

Designer Jess Blumberg cleverly used rugs in her 780-square-foot loft to visually divide the open space into different rooms. The vintage Moroccan rug that anchors the dining table has inspired us to decorate with loud colors from the ground up.

The Showstopping Stone

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PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER STARK

For this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Julie Rootes took her Versailles-inspired guest bathroom to the next level with attention to detail. Take the Calacatta Borghini marble that encases the entire vanity. Each slab was carefully book-matched so the veins of the stone appear to run in a continuous manner. Oui, oui!

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