The numbers are in, and one thing’s clear: House Beautiful’s social media followers love a great home bar. Of the 10 top-performing house tour snapshots posted on the mag’s Instagram feed this year, three spotlight stunning spaces dedicated to mixing drinks—including No. 1 on the list, which received a whopping 50,000 likes (and counting!). But still, kitchens reigned supreme, claiming four of the six spots.
More surprising picks include a mint-chocolate-chip-colored cabana on Long Island, a cozy baby’s room in Nashville, and an elegant New England foyer.
Officially intrigued? Keep scrolling for the most-beloved interiors to grace HB’s IG page in 2021!
“It’s probably the most thoughtful project we’ve ever worked on,” the designer tells House Beautiful. “A young family, a historic house, heirlooms, and playfulness all in one.”
Exposed brick floors lend this Texas kitchen reimagined by designer Marie Flanigan and her associate, Ashlee Garner, its rustic European look.
“The overall aesthetic is one that’s layered and transitional with an underbelly of tradition,” Flanigan says of the Houston home.
The cheery space showcases no-fuss cement floors that make for easy cleanup.
“I think the beauty of this home is that it's constantly evolving," she says.
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Instagrammers swooned over this darling nursery, thoughtfully put together by Nashville-based designer April Tomlin for her close friend Lauren Akins (who happens to be married to country superstar Thomas Rhett).
"It is a real and happy home," Tomlin enthuses. "I love how much love it holds."
Liz Caan turned heads once again with this shot of her family home’s incredible kitchen, which features an enviable walk-in pantry.
“I wanted this kitchen to have some soul and wanted to be surrounded by things I love made by people I love,” she reveals.
“Every drawer is divided to hold something specific, whether it’s utensils or spices,” notes the designer.
“I’m a big believer that within a home, different rooms should evoke different feelings and purposes,” says the local designer.
The spectacular transformation of this Boston home bar by Twelve Chairs Interiors, designed for serious wine collectors who love to entertain, involved adding an extra row of cabinets and polished nickel knobs and pulls—not to mention a fun rolling ladder.
“By going all the way up, we added function and erased the unsightly void,” explains the firm’s cofounder, Miggy Mason.
Last but not least: Rounding out this year’s list is Brown Hall Design principal Colleen Bashaw’s sweet bar setup.
Replete with a little brass sink and mini fridge, the charming space seamlessly blends in with the rest of her New Jersey home’s whimsical interiors.
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