Our ideal lazy Saturday looks a little something like this: wake up two hours later than normal. Wrap a chunky robe over our pj’s, slide into a pair of fur- or fleece-lined slippers, and pad down to the kitchen for a leisurely breakfast of warm pain au chocolat and coffee—preferably by a sunny window. Then, oversize mug of java in one hand and mouse or tablet in the other, click through some incredible interiors.
We’re sharing the design love today with this roundup of our six favorite spaces of the week. We hope it’s just the start you need for an easygoing yet inspirational weekend.
1. Since we’re in the kitchen, let’s start with this retro-elegant space designed by Tory Haynes and featured on House of Turquoise. If the idea of a home on the New Jersey shore wasn’t enough reason for us to consider running away for a life on the beach, this kitchen—filled with unusual touches like the barn-wood range hood, marble countertops, a round copper sink, and brass accents galore—has done the trick. We’ll meet you there.
2. Moving from one coast to the other, this oceanfront home in Haleiwa, Hawaii, designed by Studio MRS, and profiled on Domaine, is a Caribbean-style stunner. We especially like the master bathroom, with its walls-to-ceiling expanse of hexagonal tile in shades of ivory and blush that elongates and widens the room.
3. How about this soft, feminine, ultraglam bedroom designed by Toronto firm The Design Co., and featured on Sketch42?
From the vintage-look mirrors and chandelier to the sleek modern side tables and simple upholstered headboard with a unique fabric border, this space makes us want to sleep in. Every day. This bedroom strikes just the right balance of modern and vintage, masculine and feminine, with its crisp bed linens with embroidered embellishments, the tufted grey silk ottoman, and the decorative pillows covered in fur and a pale peach silk.
4. Running with the warm-hue theme, this clean-lined home office from CoCoCozy updates the classic decorating palette of white and midtone neutrals with a pop of hot orange. From the minimalist desk with mismatched chairs to the retro metal mesh accent tables and the perfectly styled bookcase, this charming small space hits just the right note between artsy and functional.
5. We can all thank DesignSponge for bringing us this little slice of light-filled decorating heaven. In a Toronto home filled with sweet, personalized touches, we can’t stop looking at the living room. There’s no doubt that the incredible floor-to-ceiling windows, easy neutral palette, and lack of accessories around the room set the tone for the space, but we’re smitten with the smaller elements—the vintage coffee table (a pretty terrific leftover from the owner’s childhood home), the bold pillows, and the mismatched art on the wall above the sofa. Not only does the latter look fresh and unique, but it also manages to camouflage eyesore necessities like heating/cooling vents.
6. This dining room featured on Planete Deco has a similarly pared-down sensibility and a sleek yet laid-back feel. The contrast of white walls with wood in a mix of tones, from high-gloss white to blond and espresso, forms the basis of an eye-catching mix of graphic elements and pastels. We would change out that poorly proportioned floor lamp and its messy cord in a heartbeat, but how fabulous are those shapely, alternating grey and walnut dining chairs and the wall art that looks like a giant charcoal sketch?