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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top pinned images of 2013


As the year draws to an end, I thought about what my ‘best of’ post should include. In years past, I have featured favorite posts from around the blogosphere – truly impossible now given the sheer number of blogs out there! I have also written about favorite posts and images from my blog. But this year, when Pinterest has really become such a part of my visual inspiration, I leave you with the top images that were pinned from my Pinterest boards.  This post makes me happy – it’s a visual feast!  There are some wonderful pictures, great recipes, and many good ideas that I have tried and tested. Sources noted where possible, but some of these have become separated from their source. I am happy to add a source if the image is yours.



Via Houzz

Found on Pinterest


When I saw this image, I found the solution for how to easily open my front door, which has a dummy center knob and wasn’t opening very well.  Architecture and design by Historical Concepts.



This is one of the best gallery wall schematics I have seen.  Image source.

Via Pinterest

Via 1st Dibs

Via Pinterest

Phoebe Howard. A beautiful neutral room, and I love how there are two loveseats with single cushions in front of the fireplace.

Only one dining room among the most pinned, but it’s a beauty. Design by Suzanne Kasler Interiors.

A vignette from Phoebe Howard’s store.

A fresh and pretty blue and white bedroom is a classic, via Better Homes & Gardens.



Phoebe Howard, via Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper.

One of my favorite bathrooms of the year, with design by Mark Williams.

A clean and fresh bathroom by Thomas O’Brien, via Veranda.

Taken from a real estate listing, I think this is a novel approach to concealing a toilet (it is hidden behind the curtain). The lamps on the counter are also a wonderful alternative to sconces in this guest bathroom. Design by Betty Burgess.

I pinned this as there is a niche in my kids’ playroom that would look great with fabric. This captured the attention of dozens of pinners. Via Pinterest.

The dining area and family room blend seamlessly, due to the use of the same fabric in both spaces. Via Décor Pad.

This was pinned hundreds of times. Image source.

This really works! It’s particularly good on towels or clothes that smell a bit musty or moldy. I wash my dog’s bed once a month with vinegar then baking soda – it does wonders!

I pin food quite a bit, and this one caught the eye of a lot of people. http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/quick-and-easy-recipes-for-summer-entertaining/

My favorite recipe found on Pinterest. I adapt it by baking at 425 for 15-20 minutes.  Recipe can be found here:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-salmon-i/Detail.aspx


Warm Grays: often seen in Parisian homes - Elephant’s Breath 229 Farrow & Ball. OR substitute Benjamin Moore BM cedar key 982; BM smokey taupe 983; BM litchfield gray HC-78; BM desert light 1004. Via realsimple.com.

Pinterest fans like warm grays as much as I do, and this is a great guide. Via Favorite Paint Colors blog

Difference between the difference between grey, greige, beige and taupe. Via 10rooms.blogspot.com

Green and white flower display – truly beautiful. Image source.

Juliet roses, hydrangea, dahlia & ranunculus. Image source.

Succulents clearly struck a chord with the Pinterest crowd

Found via Pinterest

A beautiful house in the English countryside has been pinned over 100 times.

This renovation by Stan Dixon is the most popular image on my architecture board.

To see all of my boards and pins on Pinterest, please visit http://www.pinterest.com/ttiblog/


As 2013 comes to a close, I would like to thank you for reading and supporting my blog.    Best wishes for a wonderful 2014 to all of my readers; I hope every day is full of inspiration, happiness, and peace. I’ll be back with more posts in 2014. Happy New Year!
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21 comments:

  1. It's easy to see why these are the most popular. Beautiful images! That entryway is a personal favorite.

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  2. Thank you for these stunning and inspiring pins! Best wishes for 2014!

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  3. Beautiful post, Holly! I had to pin a few of these.
    I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas.
    Teresa

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  4. Holly,
    Not sure I've ever commented, but you are one of my daily morning reads! You have one of the most inspiring blogs on the web for interior design. Please keep it up! Love your thoughts. Happy New Year! Mandi from Interior Design Musings

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  5. I RARELY READ EMAILS THAT ARE NOT TO ME PERSONALLY, BUT I READ EVERY ONE OF YOURS, AND I LOVE THEM.
    LINDA SWAN

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  6. So beautiful--thank you for sharing these. I continue to oooh and aaaah over each of your posts! ~Amanda

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  7. Holly, I just started reading your blog and added you to my blog roll...Your blog has become a daily ritual for me to get inspired!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Ivy

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  8. Holly--I made your salmon recipe last week and it was a hit with my family! Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to try the towel washing tip, was going to throw out my 17 year old sons towels because I can't get them to smell fresh--will give this a try! Always enjoy reading your beautiful blog--Happy New Year to you and your and your family.

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  9. So many good ones here!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all good things for 2014!

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  10. Hi Holly,
    I enjoyed this years round-up as usual!!! The green and white flowers were especially inspiring- I was lucky enough to score a small bunch of white parrot tulips and added leftover greens and find myself wishing for more so thank you! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
    xo,
    ~R

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  11. Beautiful! Thank you. I can't pull up the salmon recipe.

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  12. I spend lots of time viewing designs & architecture; you have captured the BEST. Thank you. Happy 2014!!!

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  13. Holly -
    I've been a guest in that home by Stan Dixon, and it is a stunner! Great choices for you pins, as endorsed by your followers. Happy New Year!
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

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  14. Oh, my, I smiled through your entire blog - you really have it, Holly!! This was so fun. You are "killing me" with those windows though...LUV THEM! franki

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  15. Hard to believe it's almost the end of the year! You always pin the best stuff great to see all of these!

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  16. Your blog was one of the very first I ever found and I've been a loyal reader ever since. The reason - posts like this. You point out details that I would not normally notice. Happy New Year!

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  17. Hey Holly! The image of the memo board with the slipcovered chair is from Julie Couch Interiors. It was in our 2012 parade home. Thank you for using it!

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  18. What a beautiful post!! It is easy to see why these were such highly Pinned images... pure eye candy!! Happy 2014!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  19. Holly...great images, some of my faves too and I pinned a few for my boards!
    Happy New Year....here's to a fab 2014!

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  20. What a year of gorgeous pins, Holly. Love so many of these images. Wishing you all the best in 2014!!

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  21. A very well deserved post header..Things that inspire… Love waking up and looking at these dreamy pictures

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