Our Most Popular Rooms in May

When you can't spend all your time outdoors soaking up vitamin D—something we're always daydreaming about this time of year—the next best thing is a room flooded with natural light. This month, all of our most-pinned spaces are bright and happy spots, full of windows to let in the rays. (And a few of them do take us all the way outside, surrounded by greenery.) Paired with outstanding design, these sunny rooms are places you want to spend long, lazy days in, busy schedule all but forgotten. With summer right around the corner, that fantasy is about to become a reality. Read on to see all of the idyllic spaces you loved in May.

Our Most Popular Rooms in May

Paintings of Long Island are grouped in a Hamptons bath designed by Carrier and Company Interiors, found in our roundup of luxurious bathrooms made for lounging. The side table is from Homenature, and the tub fittings are by Perrin & Rowe.

 

Our Most Popular Rooms in May

Photo: Marina Faust

“The garden and sitting area are separated from the house by layers of different types of trees organically scattered,” says architect Chakib Richani, who collaborated with fashion designer Elie Saab and his wife, Claudine, on their Beirut home.

 

Our Most Popular Rooms in May

Photo: Courtesy of Jenny Komenda

Wondering where to start when you're decorating a room? Designer Jenny Komenda, whose living room is shown here, recommends finding a rug first.

 

Our Most Popular Rooms in May
Photo: William Waldron

On Bunny Williams and John Rosselli's dining loggia at their Dominican Republic retreat, an antique wrought-iron lantern illuminates a French limestone table surrounded by wicker chairs.

 

Our Most Popular Rooms in May
Photo: Eric Piasecki

Gray is the best neutral, especially when it comes to kitchens. In a Houston home renovated and decorated by Kara Childress, the kitchen features a La Cornue range, counters made of reclaimed 18th-century stone from Chateau Domingue, and vintage barstools found at a Paris flea market.

 

Our Most Popular Rooms in May
Photo: Pascal Chevallier

A seaweed-motif chandelier from Le Prince Jardinier adds a flamboyant note to Christian Dior executive Mathilde Favier-Meyer's Paris master bath, which has a counter and tub surround made of Corian.

 

Our Most Popular Rooms in May
Photo: Miguel Flores-Vianna

Designer Daniel Romualdez calls the courtyard of his Ibizan oasis, devised by landscape designer Miranda Brooks, his favorite "room" of the house.

 

Our Most Popular Rooms in May
Photo: Roger Davies

In Knoll CEO Andrew Cogan's Shelter Island, New York, home, designed by architect Michael Haverland, the master bath features a cast-iron tub with fittings by Sign of the Crab. Find out how to restore the cast-iron tub of your dreams here.

 

Our Most Popular Rooms in May
Photo: Pieter Estersohn

Artisan Mark Giglio painted the entrance hall of a New York City townhouse, renovated by architect Peter Pennoyer and decorated by Jeffrey Bilhuber, with colorful stripes.

 

Our Most Popular Rooms in May
Photo: Zeke Ruelas

One of designer Emily Henderson's best small-space solutions for your kitchens: Bring in as much light—natural and artificial—as you can, à la this cheerful space.