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8 Home Tours to Inspire Your Own Design Plans

Over the past year, we’ve stepped inside projects of every size, style, location, and budget. We consider it an immense honor to showcase the work of designers we deeply admire, and we cherish the opportunity to glimpse into someone else’s most sacred space: home.

This year, the common thread among our home tours was innovation—a theme of how designers go the distance to problem-solve time and time again. We saw 100-year-old homes completely reimagined, new projects built from the ground up, and dated ramblers brought back to life, one room at a time. This recap includes our favorite home tours from designers across the country, and we hope it helps spark an idea for your next big project, too.

Midcentury kitchen remodel with checkerboard backsplash by Claire Brody
Midcentury entryway with paneled walls by Claire Brody

Design by Claire Brody Designs, Photos by Jenna McElroy

THE BEST HOME TOURS OF 2022

A 70s Ranch Brought Back to Life

The renovation of this 1970s ranch involved an overhaul of the home’s bones and cosmetic features while maintaining its midcentury authenticity. Austin-based designer Claire Brody achieved a level of livable luxury across all 1,700 square-feet. Friends, this home is an absolute masterclass in color theory, pattern play, and texture variance.

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Organic Modern kitchen remodel by Lindsey Brooke Design
Glass shower with brass hardware by Lindsey Brooke Design

Design by Lindsey Brooke Design, Photos by Amy Bartlam

THE BEST HOME TOURS OF 2022

A Modern Organic Dream New Build

The Lindsey Brooke Design team led their clients through a two-year process involving a full tear-down and rebuild of an organic modern home set in Westlake Village, California. This type of career-defining project gave Lindsey a chance to use natural materials in unexpected ways with her clients’ blessing to push the design envelope further than ever. The scale of project required a two-part reveal, so don’t miss the second story tour, which includes a dedicated yoga studio in the primary suite.

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Historic coastal cottage remodel by  Moore House Design
Historic coastal cottage remodel by  Moore House Design

Design by Moore House Design, Photos by Erin McGinn

THE BEST HOME TOURS OF 2022

An 1800s Coastal Cottage Featured on The Magnolia Network

When the Magnolia Network first approached Blair Moore to appear on their Point of View series, she knew exactly which project would capture the ethos of Moore House Design. An 1800s coastal cottage dubbed Coasters Chance had been in her family for over 30 years, and now was finally the time to bring the property back to life. Blair’s Point of View episode aired last fall, and viewers quickly fell in love with her passion for historic preservation with a strong emphasis on sustainability.

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Jasper Stone by Sherwin Williams paint color

Design by Caroline Pinkston + Shannon Eddings Interiors + Avery Cox Design  + Emily Kennedy Design, Photos by Madeline Harper

THE BEST HOME TOURS OF 2022

A PR Maven’s Stylish Family Abode

As a public relations specialist well-versed in partnerships and influencer marketing, Caroline Pinkston represents some of the biggest names in the interior design industry. She took us inside her 1950s Craftsman-style home designed with the help of several clients-turned-friends to create a layered, soulful space for her young family.

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Moody home office with blue rug, design by Gail Davis

Design by Gail Davis Designs, Photos by Mike Van Tassell

THE BEST HOME TOURS OF 2022

A Home Office Turned Sophisticated Boardroom

Designer Gail Davis reworked her client’s home office to mimic a full-scale boardroom complete with tasteful style and ample seating for up to twelve. Lighting was a particular point of concern within the existing space, but Gail only saw it as an opportunity. She sourced a brass statement chandelier that anchored the office, delivering both form and function in droves.

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Statement Amber Interiors chandelier, room design by Jubliee Interiors

Design by Jubilee Interiors, Photos by Charlotte Lea

THE BEST HOME TOURS OF 2022

A Charming Vineyard Estate in Napa Valley

This winery estate, originally built in the 70s, was charming but dated. The owners wanted to usher in a new era while honoring its rich connection to the past. They commissioned Judi Lee-Carr of Jubilee Interiors to deliver a California casual aesthetic with the sense of laid-back luxury that Napa Valley is known for. In the span of just five months, Judi Lee-Carr unveiled an entire home renovation, indoors and out. 

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Vaulted ceiling in kitchen remodel by Willow Designs By Bridget

 Design by Willow Designs by Bridget, Photos by San Diego Interior Photography

THE BEST HOME TOURS OF 2022

A Rambler Remodel With Vaulted Ceilings

When Bridget Zemar’s clients tasked her with renovating a rambler that had been minimally touched in the last 35 years, she didn’t miss a beat. The inspiration came naturally when taking design cues from the surrounding landscape. Most notably, she vaulted the ceilings and added an oversized servery window for a sense of indoor/outdoor living.

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Colonial kitchen remodel by Curated Nest

Design by Curated Nest Interiors, Photos by Jacob Snavely

THE BEST HOME TOURS OF 2022

A Renovated 100-Year-Old Colonial

While rich with character, the existing layout of this 1920s home didn’t exactly lend itself to modern living—especially for a family with two young children and two work from home parents. The Curated Nest team began by opening up the kitchen to add counter space and ample pantry storage. Next, it was on to the living room, which was broken up into functional zones for multipurpose use. The result is a testament to the power of design and how clever space planning can maximize every square foot of a nearly 100-year-old home.

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