The Most Beautiful Rooms of 2016

The time has come to say goodbye to a wonderful design year. As one of my last posts of this season, I want to share with you my favorite rooms of 2016. They are very different in style and color palette, ranging from chic mansions and beach houses draped in soft hues to cozy rustic mountain retreats bursting with vibrant colors. Each and every one of these rooms is beautiful and timeless.

2016 has been an incredibly creative time, filled with great design work and amazing inspiration in every shelter magazine I can think of. Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda have really raised the bar ever so high this year, showing us homes like that of Amanda Brooks in the Cotswolds, the vacation home of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper that made us dream of endless summers in Brazil, or Blythe Harris Californian retreat designed so beautifully by Rita Konig. I cannot and will not get over that one.

I also remember so vividly the Ann Arbor home of Michelle Adams that I fell in love with earlier this year, and the dreamy blues and greens of Sarah Bartholomew’s elegant Nashville abode.

As you can imagine, selecting my favorite rooms has not been an easy task. I had a particularly hard time narrowing down my choices since so much has happened that was incredibly good. Please forgive me for leaving out so many other talented designers and their beautiful work.

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Wilbert Das

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Anthony Baratta

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Amanda Brooks

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Amanda Brooks

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Colleen Bashaw

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Tilton Fenwick

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Michelle Adams

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Michelle Adams

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Michelle Adams

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Kathryn M. Ireland

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Kathryn M. Ireland

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Kathryn M. Ireland

Sarah Bartholomew residence, family room

Sarah Bartholomew

Sarah Bartholomew residence, kitchen, built in seating area

Sarah Bartholomew

Sarah Bartholomew residence, kitchen

Sarah Bartholomew

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Miles Redd

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Mark Cunningham

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Mark Cunnigham

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Mark D. Sikes

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Mark D. Sikes

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Mark D. Sikes

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Rita Konig

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Rita Konig

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Rita Konig

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Rita Konig

xo,

Eva

2 Comments

  1. December 29, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Beautiful picks, Eva! Happy New Year!

    • Eva Contreras
      December 29, 2016 / 12:19 pm

      Thank you, dear Elizabeth!!! Happy New Year to you too, only the best! xo