Our Favorite Rooms of 2016

Our Editors Share Their Most Inspirational Spaces

A Refined Renovation in Denver | Interior Design by Miranda Cullen of Duet Design Group | Photography by David Lauer | Modern Sanctuary | Dining Room | Mid-Century Dining Room | Bookshelves | Modern Bookshelves | Lighting | Modern Lighting | Mid-Century Lighting
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David Lauer
02/01/2017

At Modern Sanctuary, we feel so privileged to partner with dozens of talented designers and provide inspiration to our readers as you create your own unique spaces. We get to spend our days curating gorgeous images and telling the compelling stories of our design partners. This week, we are excited to share some of our favorite rooms from 2016. We have included links to the articles associated with each room, so you can re-spark your imagination if you love them as much as we do!

 

OUR FAVORITE LIVING/FAMILY ROOMS

From casual and laid-back to polished and elegant, these living spaces represent a broad range of styles. The common thread? They are all inviting and perfectly blend style with comfort.

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Nicole Franzen

Interior Design by Sheena Murphy of sheep + stone | Photography by Nicole Franzen | From the Feature A Renovated 1920’s Home that Honors the East and West Coasts

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David Lauer

Interior Design by Miranda Cullen of Duet Design Group | Photography by David Lauer | From the Feature A Refined Renovation in Denver

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Space Exploration

Interior Design by Kevin Greenberg of Space Exploration | Photography by Space Exploration | From the Feature A Tranquil Montauk Beachhouse

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Alan Gastelum

Interior Design by Fanny Abbes of The New Design Project | Photography by Alan Gastelum | From the Feature Tailored Elegance in a Bright Chelsea Duplex

Interior Design by Lucie Ayres of 22 Interiors | Photography by Amy Bartlam | From the Feature A Striking Contemporary Home for Former Punk Rockers

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David Duncan Livingston

Interior Design by Ann Lowengart of Ann Lowengart Interiors | Photography by David Duncan Livingston | From the Feature Natural Glamour in Marin County

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Costas Picadas

Interior Design by Fawn Galli of Fawn Galli Interior Design | Photography by Costas Picadas | From the Feature A Glamorous Apartment for a Fashion-Forward Family

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Lisa Romerein

Interior Design by Benjamin Dhong of Benjamin Dhong Interiors | Photography by Lisa Romerein | From the Feature Designer Benjamin Dhong’s Farmhouse in Napa Valley

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David Duncan Livingston

Interior Design by Holly Hollenbeck of HSH Interiors | Photography by David Duncan Livingston | From the Feature A 1930’s Church is Transformed into a Chic Family Home

 

OUR FAVORITE DINING SPACES

Although these dining spaces each have a distinct ambience – from modern to traditional, industrial, contemporary, and mid-century – they are all beautiful and thoughtfully designed. We can picture ourselves lingering and chatting after a great meal in each of them.

Photo by:
Eric Piasecki

Interior Design by Gideon Mendelson fo the Gideon Mendelson Group | Photography by Eric Piasecki | From the Feature An Inspiring NYC Apartment Takes Advantage of Incredible Views

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hoo

 Interior design by YC Chen of hoo | Photography by hoo | From the Feature A Modern Apartment in Hong Kong

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Alan Gastelum

Interior Design by Fanny Abbes of The New Design Project | Photography by Alan Gastelum | From the Feature A Chic Urban Loft in Jersey City

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Armelle Habib

Interior Design by Aaron Wong of Alexander Pollock | Photography by Armelle Habib | From the Feature A Peaceful Retreat in Melbourne

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Janis Nicolay

Interior Design by Ami McKay of pure by Ami McKay | Photography by Janis Nicolay | From the Feature Contemporary Family Home in British Columbia

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Tracey Ayton

Interior Design by Jamie Deck of Shift Interiors | Photography by Tracey Ayton | From the Feature A Soothing Modern Penthouse in Vancouver

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Loli Photography

Interior Design by Lisa Sherry of Lisa Sherry Interieurs | Photography by Loli Photography | From the Feature Charming Charlotte Renovation

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Lisa Romerein

Interior Design by Benjamin Dhong of Benjamin Dhong Interiors | Photography by Lisa Romerein |  From the Feature Designer Benjamin Dhong’s Farmhouse in Napa Valley

OUR FAVORITE BEDROOMS

If any of these gorgeous spaces were our bedrooms, we would have a difficult time getting out of bed.

Photo by:
Shannon McGrath

Interior Design by Charles Prior of Baxter Creative | Photography by Shannon McGrath | From the Feature A Moody, Masculine Home for an Australian Philanthropist

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Alan Gastelum

Interior Design by Fanny Abbes of The New Design Project | Photography by Alan Gastelum | From the Feature A Chic Urban Loft in Jersey City

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Nicole Franzen

Interior Design by Sheena Murphy of sheep + stone | Photography by Nicole Franzen | From the Feature A Renovated 1920’s Home that Honors the East and West Coasts

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Colin Price

 Interior Design by Courtney Trump of Luft Design | Photography by Colin Price | From the Feature Scandinavian Sophistication in San Francisco

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David Duncan Livingston

 Interior Design by Ann Lowengart of Ann Lowengart Interiors  | Photography by David Duncan Livingston | From the Feature A Lively Modern Home in California

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Lisa Romerein

Interior Design by Benjamin Dhong of Benjamin Dhong Interiors | Photography by Lisa Romerein | From the Feature Designer Benjamin Dhong’s Farmhouse in Napa Valley

Whether it’s a color combination you’ve seen, the wall decor or light fixtures, or perhaps a particular room configuration you like – we hope one of these rooms inspire you to create your own Modern Sanctuaries – a space that brings you joy, comfort and peace. What space speaks to you the most? Let us know in the comments below.

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