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Publication Date: 2017-12-19


Our Top 10 Stories of 2017

At Dering Hall, we strive to bring you content that inspires your work and supports the design industry along the way. We're winding down the year with a recap of our most popular stories of 2017, including a look at modern family rooms with loads of style and colorful kitchen backsplashes that are truly one of a kind. 


10. 23 Chic, Modern Family Rooms

Who says family rooms can't be forward-thinking? While we may be used to seeing more traditional spaces for families to gather, there are plenty of ways to dress them up while still being practical. Browse some of our favorite chic design choices.

9. 35 Bright California-Style Kitchens

Gleaming white surfaces, plenty of raw woods, and enviable natural light—these are some of the defining characteristics of a California-style kitchen.

8. 36 Charming Kitchens with Pendant Lighting 

When a kitchen calls for a dose of charm, consider hanging pendant lighting. See this stylish mix of pendant lighting styles that can add personality to any kitchen.

7. 44 Seating Arrangement Ideas

Get inspired by how talented interior designers crafted a variety of seating plans for lounging, maximizing space, and fostering conversation. 

6. 35 Stairwell Decorating Ideas

Designers understand that the furniture and accessories that outfit stairwells can set the tone for the rest of the home. See how these stairwells help to—quite literally—take design to the next level.

5. 20 Sophisticated Galley-Style Kitchens

Whether created for apartment-style living or placed in a large home, galley-style kitchens are an effective way to save space without necessarily having to sacrifice style. Discover 20 sophisticated galley-style kitchens to inspire your next project.

4. 50 Inspiring Chef's Kitchens

See how high-end designers and architectural teams create top-of-the-line kitchens, from the classic to the contemporary in homes of all styles.

3. 36 Well-Curated Entry Foyers

Attention to detail and the right furnishings can transform your foyer into a stunning space that makes guests feel welcome. Explore these well-curated entry foyers outfitted with unique lighting fixtures, colorful vases, creative art, and more.

2. 23 Creative Spaces Where Rustic Meets Modern

Discover how different firms created spaces that incorporate both rustic and modern elements in an unexpected way that works seamlessly—and yes, with a few chic antler objects in sight.

1. 33 Colorful Kitchen Backsplashes

A vivid, uniquely patterned backsplash is always an effective way to add some color to the kitchen without investing in brightly colored appliances (we're looking at you, 1970's). Browse some of our favorite kitchens where a one-of-a-kind backsplash makes all the difference.


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