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Publication Date: 2018-12-13


Our Top Stories of 2018

At Dering Hall, we curate daily inspirational design content for our readers. Now that 2018 is coming to an end, we wanted to reflect on our most popular stories of the year, chosen and read by you and our community in the design industry. From interiors featuring gallery walls, to high-drama dining rooms, don't miss our top stories of 2018.

Liz Daly Photography

1. 30 Stylish Rooms with Gallery Walls

More than just a design trend, gallery walls have long been a stylish way to display artwork, family photos, and unique frames in a creative grouping. See some of our favorite gallery wall examples in living rooms, studies, foyers, kitchens, and more. (Design by Suzanne Childress Design)

Designed by Kara Cox Interiors, Stacey Van Berkel Photography

2. 50 White Kitchens and Home Spas ​​​​​

All-white is a perennial favorite, especially when it comes to kitchens and spa-style baths. Here are 25 stunning white kitchens, followed by 25 serene, all-white home spas. (Design by Kara Cox Interiors)

John Gruen

3. 30 Charming Farmhouse-Style Kitchens

From weathered tables to ceilings with exposed wood beams, there's much to appreciate about farmhouse-style decor. Find inspiration in the ways these 30 Dering Hall architects and interior designers incorporated a dose of rustic charm into these farmhouse kitchen designs. (Design by Hendricks Churchill)

Photos by Julie Soefer

4. 30 Gorgeous Drapery Designs in Dining Rooms

A dining room isn't complete without an eye-catching drapery design. See how Dering Hall talents added a "wow" factor to their dining room designs with chic drapery styles in a range of colors and fabrics. (Design by Laura U, Inc.)

Photo by: Aubrie Pick

5. 30 High-Style Family Rooms

Family rooms are a place to gather, relax, and unwind, but that doesn't mean they can't be chic as well. See how some of our favorite interior designers showcase their sense of style and added personality to these high-end family rooms. (Design by Lauren Nelson Design)

Werner Straube Photography

6. 29 Architecturally Stunning Staircases

A striking staircase can truly be the centerpiece of a home. From modern to traditional, these creative and sculptural staircases command attention. (Design by Morgante-Wilson)

Karol Steczkowski

7. 40 Bathrooms with Mixed Tile Designs

Sometimes there's beauty in the mix, and these bathrooms featuring multiple tile designs are proof. From modern bathroom suites to elegant powder rooms, these spaces mix tiles in all shapes and styles to impressive effect. (Design by Interior Archaeology)

Gillian Jackson

8. 30 Gorgeous Gray Kitchens

Gray is one of those unique neutrals that brings a sense of calm and elegance to a design. Get inspired by how Dering Hall talents use multiple shades of this classic hue for cabinetry, flooring, and tilework in kitchens of all styles. (Design by Sheree Stuart Design)

Troy Campbell

9. Calming Guest Room Retreats

When a guest room is designed well, it truly makes visitors feel at home. Browse some of our favorite guest rooms with subdued palettes, soft textures, and a chic selection of furnishings. (Design by Jennifer Garrigues Interior Design)

Beall + Thomas Photography

10. 30 Kitchens with Dark Countertops

Dark countertops can bring unexpected contrast and visual richness into your kitchen. See how top designers make this eye-catching element work in spaces that are traditional, hyper-modern, and everything in between. (Design by Suzanne Kasler Interiors)

Photo by Julie Soefer

11. 30 High-Drama Dining Rooms

From daring color schemes to standout furniture, these dining rooms make a statement. Browse these stunning images from some of our favorite Dering Hall talents and consider how to take your next dining space to new heights. (Design by Creative Tonic)

Michael Kraus

12. 33 Entryways with Dramatic Lighting

Every space in the home deserves a statement piece, and entryways are no exception. Get inspired by how these Dering Hall talents chose unique lighting fixtures to inject personality into their entryway designs. (Design by Elizabeth Hagins Interior Design)


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