15 Homes To Ignite A New Year Of Design Inspiration


In 2023, we found new ways to refresh home interiors and leaned into designing with artificial intelligence in our rapidly advancing world. To cap off another year of publishing memorable residences—many showcasing the latest wallpaper trends, top bathroom designs and color tips from leading designers—we offer this overview of our most popular home tours to spark inspiration for 2024 and beyond.

Inside An L.A. Beach Home Blending Modern And Classic Design


Living room with white paneled walls, steel-framed windows, a fireplace and a leather-tufted ottoman

Photo: Sam Frost

Tapping into her unique connection with this Manhattan Beach property, interior designer Andrika King crafted a contemporary, yet sophisticated coastal home. The steel-framed windows flood the 4,500-square-foot subterranean space with natural light, while also immersing you in the lush landscape—blurring the line between the indoors and out.

An Ethereal Houston Home Reads Like A Walk In The Clouds


ethereal living room with vintage accents, designed by Ashley Goforth

Photo: Kerry Kirk

Known for her use of color, designer Ashley Goforth exercises a new set of creative muscles to transform a Houston abode into a heavenly retreat with a monochromatic palette. Nodding to the owner’s flair for high fashion, Goforth used soft whites, dressmaking details and couture fabrics like silk draperies and bouclé-upholstered furnishings to add textures and serenity to the space.

This Nashville Home Is Picture Perfect


Sunlit entryway with an iron stair railing, brass ceiling pendant and greenery

Photo: Emily Followill

For her own Nashville home, designer Connie Vernich and her husband crafted a custom abode informed by their love of Napa and Provence. Adding a dose of neoclassicism and inspiration from nature, the result is a beautiful abode that is both free-flowing yet cozy, with lots of dialed-up glamor to boot.

Step Into An Idyllic California Retreat Conjuring European Ambience


long outdoor dining table with canvas chairs set within an olive grove undercafe-style string lights

Photo: Lisa Romerein

Come explore this dreamy Pacific Palisades dwelling by architect Bobby McAlpine and designer Ray Booth that provides a peaceful connection to the natural world. Prioritizing wellness, this retreat balances earthy wilderness with appeasing symmetries to create a warm and receptive environment that’s perfect for hosting.

A Modern Farmhouse Bringing A Little Country To San Francisco


front of farmhouse style home with modern finishings by Sondra Ganz

Photo: Paul Dyer

Designed by Sondra Ganz and her studio, this elegant San Francisco farmhouse combines the Western country aesthetic with the beauty of modern city life. Take the exterior façade of the home: While the white board-and-batten siding and upcycled porch column strike classic notes, the black-framed windows and gray standing-seam metal roof give this abode a contemporary spin.

How A Paradise Valley Abode Takes On Spanish Revival Style


The front facade of a white brick house with a gate and a steel-and-glass entry door.

Photo: Werner Straube

Interior designer Lissa Lee Hickman, residential designer Gary Wyant and builder Tony Calvis composed an elegant yet approachable home inspired by the Spanish Revival style. The front façade conveys this subtle balance, contrasting soft stucco walls with a sleek steel-and-glass entry door and limestone surround.

This Historic San Francisco Victorian Shines With A Global View


A living room has a black light fixture, as well as a dark ceiling and fireplace surround.

Photo: Bess Friday

When architect Jill Lewis moved her family into a quintessential San Francisco Victorian, she never intended to execute a by-the-book restoration. Embracing the idiosyncrasies from the different countries she’s previously lived in, Lewis infused international flair into the abode. Outfitted with custom blue velvet sofas and swanky geometric furnishings, the eclectic interiors of this home are a work of art.

Vibrant Shades Of Green Pop In This Atlanta Family Home


Keeping room with built-in bookshelves, patterned draperies, a pair of armchairs and a leather ottoman

Photo: Jeff Herr

Residential designer Brandon Ingram and designer Mallory Mathison Glenn teamed up to give a vibrant young family home a playful-meets-classic mix. Due to the clients’ fondness for the color green, this Atlanta abode is anchored with verdant shades ranging from emerald and teal to peacock and celadon—with pops of pink, coral, rust and crimson for contrast.

This Spanish Colonial-Style Home In Arizona Gets A Bright New Look


living room with wood ceiling beams, oak built-in cabinets and twin cream facing sofas

Photo: Roehner + Ryan

Designer Lauren Wallace and general contractor Frank DiMaggio restored a 15-year-old Spanish Colonial-style home for a young family who relocated from Chicago. Building on the existing warm textures and palettes of the home, originally built by architect Mark Candelaria, Wallace utilizes rich Saltillo tiles and contemporary light fixtures to breathe new life into the space.

Tour An Enchanting Austin Abode With A Secret Garden Feel


lush courtyard with a fire pit seating area and covered dining area

Photo: Lisa Romerein

To enter this romantic Austin home, visitors step through large antique doors into a paseo that directly leads toward the courtyard. Working with designers Marcus Mohon and Autumn Mohon, architect Charles Travis created a Santa Barbara-style residence with an abundance of dappled light and privacy thanks to the beautiful outdoor courtyard.

Old Meets New In A Neoclassical Italian Denver Home


solarium with black-and-white checkered marble floors, an antique console table and coffee table

Photo: David Lauer

With design led by Julie Brayton and architect Paul Mahony, a home based in Denver’s Polo Club undergoes a serene transformation while still keeping its neoclassical Italian roots. Highlights include the black-and-white checkered marble floors reclaimed from an 18th-century church in Spain and the vintage furnishings that occupy the beautiful glass-enclosed solarium.

Inside A Warm Dallas Family Home With Contemporary Details


expansive neutral living room with two coffee tables, wood accents and coffered ceilings

Photo: Julie Soefer

Enter a refined yet comfortable oasis that makes you feel like you stepped out of Dallas. Imbued with decorative elements, residential designer Ryan Street and architect Eran Montoya turned this stylized French Provincial into a personable family home full of natural, earthy elements and warm, patinated furnishings.

Taking A Historic Chicago Home To The Next Level


kitchen with high-gloss black cabinetry and white quartzite countertops in historic Chicago home

Photo: Aimee Mazzenga

For her historic Chicago home, interior designer Donna Mondi puts her own personal stamp on the abode with the help of elegant furnishings and layers of warmth. Take the fumed-eucalyptus base cabinetry, polished-nickel-and-glass cupboards and the quartzite countertops in her ultra-glamorous kitchen. The final result? A home that represents her passion for incorporating classical elements into modern design.

Contemporary Flair Enlivens A Historic Westport Farmhouse


living room designed by Kathleen Walsh with grey sofa and exposed beams

Photo: Rikki Snyder

Revamping an almost-250-year-old New England house for a modern aesthetic might seem potentially problematic, but in the hands of designer Kathleen Walsh, it turned out to be a match made in heaven. To spice up this historic Westport farmhouse, Walsh incorporates a cosseting palette of mustard, aubergine and charcoal and rich, lively patterns to make it feel decidedly au courant.

Tour A Historic Tudor-Style Gem That Stuns With Playful Vibes


Family room with leaf-pattern, white-and-gold wallpaper, carved fireplace and vintage chandelier.

Photo: Manolo Langis

With a love for historic preservation, architect Sonny Ward took up the challenge to update his own 1920s L.A. Tudor-style home with bold patterns and textures enriched by contemporary art. Balancing form with function, he infused the space with vintage pieces that spoke to his family’s personalities.