There’s no better way to ring in the new year than by looking back at our top pins of 2020. From a moody bedroom with black walls to an old world kitchen, click through to see our most popular images this year and
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January: A Designer’s Rustic Yet Refined Kitchen
Designer Jordy Fagan went for integrated appliances and a hidden pantry in her
kitchen because of the open concept layout — she didn’t want the appliances to be visible from the family room. They were also given a moody makeover with Benjamin Moore’s Black Beauty (2128-10).
Photographer: Kiely Ramos
Designer: Collective Studio
February: A White & Wood Condo Kitchen
For an unexpected design moment, a dropped light panel with wood trim inset into glass provides a modern alternative to pendants in this
cool condo kitchen. “We were sick of pendants, so we went for it,” says designer Christine Johnston.
Photographer: Stacey Brandford
Source: House & Home October 2019
Designer: Christine Johnston
March: An English-Inspired Mudroom
In this narrow,
blue-gray mudroom, painted in Farrow & Ball’s Down Pipe (26), beadboard detailing gives the space a touch of English character. Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry keeps seasonal items out of sight, while brass hardware adds warmth.
Photographer: Sarah Shields
Designer: Whittney Parkinson Design
April: A Light & Airy Banquette
This savvy storage system makes a case for
open shelving because the homeowners can showcase their most cherished items and hang their house coats and shoes in the hidden compartment next to the patio door. The banquette is perfect for curling up with a good book.
Photographer: Phil Crozier
Source: House & Home April 2019
Designer: Stephanie Brown
May: An Elega nt Parisian Living Room
Entrepreneur Jackie Kai Ellis wanted to maximize space in her
800-square-foot Paris apartment, so she opted for a rust-colored pull-out sofa. The intricate fireplace hearth is a Pinterest dream, while a leafy plant evokes natural wonder in the heart of the city.
Photographer: Joann Pai
Source: House & Home September 2019
Designer: Jackie Kai Ellis
June: A Storied Entryway With Exposed Brick
In the entryway of this
Toronto family home, an original brick wall and playful wallpaper set the tone for the rest of the space. Designer Rebecca Axler made the brick even more of a focal point with a rustic mirror and eye-catching pendant hanging above.
Photographer: Stephani Buchman
Source: House & Home Video
Designer: Rebecca Axler, RTG Designs
July: An Old World Green Kitchen
kitchen is truly a bespoke experience and uniquely tailored,” says designer Jack Creasy of Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry. “I love the dramatic presence of the Lacanche range in that off-black color; it’s also soothing against the green.”
Photographer: Angus Fergusson
Source: House & Home March 2020
Designer: Jack Creasy, Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry
August: A Heritage-Inspired Powder Room
For a dose of heritage charm, a deep shade of moss (which is a
hot hue for 2020) complements the storied elements in this powder room, like a glass-front cabinet with knick knacks and bathroom essentials on display.
Photographer: André Rider
Source: House & Home April 2018
Designer: Mélanie Cherrier, Blanc Marine Living
September: A Moody Principal Bedroom
With the addition of millwork detailing, Farrow & Ball’s
Railings (31) transforms neutral linens and natural wood furniture into a cozy year-round retreat.
Photographer: Alex Lukey
Source: House & Home October 2019
Designer: Jackie Di Cara
October: A Living Room With Wow-Factor
No chimney breast? No problem. Designer Kirsten Marshall gave this
living room wall a color-blocked treatment to highlight the roaring fire. Go bold with a dark hue to provide a visual anchor in the space.
Photographer: Donna Griffith
Source: House & Home October 2020
Designer: Kirsten Marshall, Palmerston Design Consultants
November: A Millennial-Chic Reading Nook
Wendy Lau wanted to create multiple places in her
plant-filled home to kick back and relax — and the guest bedroom was no exception. A woven Papasan chair is made even more comfy with textured pillows and a tasseled blanket.
Photographer: Janet Kwan
December: A Whimsical Holiday Vignette
How dreamy is this collection of bottle brush trees and miniature toy houses in designer Ajai Guyot’s
minimalist home? A lush wreath with pinecones is a simple way to add holiday cheer to a door.
Photographer: Courtesy of Ajai Guyot
Designer: Ajai Guyot, True Home