***Written by Arlyn Hernandez
Looking at what you guys Pinned the most this year from the blog is a fascinating experiment. It’s one thing to guess what readers will like the most, and it’s a totally different thing when you actually SEE what gets your finger to click on “Pin It” on a blog post. And guess what? You guys REALLY dig bathrooms (specifically vanities in bathrooms) and book nooks. Maybe you already know that about yourself, but it’s a little bit of surprising news to us. Is it that many of you have lots of bathroom reno or decorating projects in the works/tons and tons of books you gotta figure out what to do with? Or maybe it’s none of the above, and you just really like sinks and shelves. Sinks + Shelves + EHD Readers = A Tale as Old As Time?
We think this would be a fun ongoing thing to do, like…a month in review of what you’re Pinning from EHD blog posts. Would you be interested in something like that? Let us know in the comments if so (or if not, either way, we want to hear what you think). For today, we dug into our analytics and tallied up all your top favorites from the year so far.
And to really amp up your anticipation and be a bit extra about the delivery, we’re counting down from #15 to #1, so…
Coming in at #15: This Sweet Little Window Seat from House Tour – A Mid-Century Modern Inspired Home.
This image was featured in a house tour we did earlier this summer, designed by Samantha Gluck Interiors (who a few years back worked on Joy’s studio and Joanna Goddard’s apartment) along with Salt Coastal Interiors. You guys hit the Pin button for a handful of these images (as you’ll see pop up later on in this list), and we’re taking a guess that you liked this one so much because you can imagine yourself sitting in that little nook, sipping on that coffee mug. Plus, A+ to that narrow ship-lapped book storage.
Coming in at #14: This pretty shot of Emily’s living room that ran in Living Room Rules to Know.
The Living Room Rules to Know post was obviously not the first time you saw this shot of Emily’s living room, but I mean, it’s totally Pinnable every time you see it, so, we get it.
Coming in at #13: This moody, deliciously-painted sitting room (library?) from Achieving Modern Victorian Style – Furniture.
The whole Achieving Modern Victorian Style series was a BUFFET for anyone who craves rich, luscious interiors but this (and the shot that came in at #10) were your guys’ favorites evidently. I mean, there’s really no mystery here why. That tonal paint job (I MEAN THE FLOORS!) is not something you see done well often.
Coming in at #12: A Millennial pink bedroom that’s minimal but still inviting from Achieving Modern Victorian Style – Wall Treatments & Art.
Just when we thought ENOUGH WITH MILLENIAL PINK, we published this and it was like JUST KIDDING, GIVE US MORE. Yes, that color is like the Beyoncé of hues at this point (you either REALLY love it to the point of worship or you’re all “bye Felicia” about it…and probably also done tired sayings like “bye Felicia”, too, so nm). We personally think this shot is so appealing, regardless of where you stand on Millenial Pink-gate, because it’s so…subtle? The warn wide-plank floors, rumbled linen bedding, and basically no other ornamentation. Who wouldn’t sleep well here?
Coming in at #11: Another goodie from the Modern Victorian series…from Achieving Modern Victorian Style – Furniture.
Chintz wallpaper, citrine velvet sofas, pink velvet poufs, brass, fringe…you know how when they say certain things work on paper but just don’t have chemistry IRL? This is the opposite. On paper, it’s like…no, wait, that’s too much to visually handle, but when it’s put together, it clearly gets you all to hit that Pin button. It’s one of those rooms you know you’ll NEVER live in, but you want to imagine having a cocktail in it while on a trip abroad.
Coming in at #10: An insanely cozy, perfect little reading nook from House Tour – A Bright & Warm Scandi-Inspired Home from an EHD Alum.
Okay, who doesn’t want to be curled up here after a long, hectic day? You obviously agreed because you guys didn’t just love this post on Pinterest, but it was also a HUGE hit on Instagram when we posted it (it was actually one of the top pics in our feed all summer). We gotta say, a perfectly styled “shelfie” is always nice, but there’s something pretty refreshing about those shelves that are just…out here living their truth. Those are shelves that belong to a reader, and we aren’t mad about it.
Coming in at #9: This soothing, spa-like Scandi(ish) bathroom vanity from Mountain Fixer – Let’s Talk Vessel Sinks and Wall-Mount Faucets.
There’s been a big push toward exposed, unfinished pine (maybe that’s pine? we’re unsure…) lately that you might be seeing all over the design-o-sphere lately. It’s super relaxed, unfussy, and kind of…primitive? Okay, so there’s nothing “primitive” about this bathroom, but it’s that idea of casual, nuts-and-boltsy undecorative design that we’re all loving lately.
Coming in at #8: A perfect distraction to that big black TV box from Designing With Your TV + A Media Console Roundup.
Let’s get real, a big black flatscreen TV is SUCH a part of our everyday lives. All those photos of living rooms in magazines without the TV IS A GIANT LIE. Yes, some people/designers get very creative in hiding the TV (did you see how Jenna Lyons hid her TV in her apartment featured in T Magazine late last year…GENIUS), but most of us are happy enough to plop that thing on a media console out in the open in the name of practicality. BUT, one way to steal attention from the tech “eyesore”? LOTS OF ART.
Coming in at #7: The perfect combo of matte black, brass and cement from Bathrooms I Pinned For the Mountain Fixer (& Why??)
Because sometimes, you just need to ooh and ahh over a Euro-modern, glam bathroom, amiright?
Coming in at #6: This tree and cat-emblazoned powder room shot from Emily’s Powder Room Reveal.
Sure, that Farrow & Ball wallpaper is great, but come on, you know it was that stack of cats art that did you in. Or do you guys just really love toilets?
Coming in at #5: This moody, glam bathroom vignette from Mountain Fixer – Let’s Talk Vessel Sinks and Wall-Mount Faucets.
While she was designing the bathrooms for the mountain fixer, Emily and the design team went on a JOURNEY to find inspiration photos of wall-mount faucets with undermount sinks and well…didn’t find much at first. Every time they found a wall-mount faucet, it was paired with a vessel sink. The photos were beautiful, sure (like this one) but not exactly as minimal as she was hoping for the mountain house. She finally found some good shots to pull ideas from (and even consulted with friend Nate Berkus who said, well…check out the end of the post linked here to see what Nate had to say).
Coming in at #4: Emily’s master bathroom from Softened Water & Me – A Love Story.
Another shot from Emily’s house, this time, her master bedroom of her current home, re-featured in a post about how she keeps all those yummy (but kind of higher maintenance) unlacquered brass faucets looking great using a softened water system from Culligan.
Coming in at #3: TBD from House Tour – A Mid-Century Modern Inspired Home.
Another no-brainer. Who could NOT Pin an image with yummy high-contrast cement tile floors, a warm wood vanity and cool bubble sconces (a trend we dished about here) placed DIRECTLY on a mirror. Go ahead, Pin it again…you know you want to.
Coming in at #2: A cool loft-like interior from Mountain Fixer – The Kitchen Cabinet Evolution.
Okay, lots to like here. That West Elm chair (from a collaboration they did with Commune) is SO GOOD, and unfortunately no longer available. Sarah Sherman Samuel’s line for Semihandmade is also SO GOOD (featured on that credenza). The oversized black-and-white photograph is SO GOOD. The sculptural lamp is SO GOOD. All those elements come together to create an image that’s…you guessed it…SO GOOD. For the record, those drawer and door fronts on the SSS credenza was a big inspiration for the EHD design time in putting together the mountain house kitchen, but not exactly where they landed (even though, where they landed STILL might change, so stay tuned).
Coming in at #1: ANOTHER little bookish corner from House Tour – A Mid-Century Modern Inspired Home.
The other side of the image from #15!!! It’s a book nook sandwich…starting and ending with essentially the same image…well, the same room, just a different portion of it.
SO, which was your favorite? Which did you previously save to your own Pinterest boards? Do you want us to keep doing these (but maybe just top 10 images, instead of 15?) So many questions, so many opinions wanted.