Continuing our 2023 review, we revisit the most popular lookbooks of the year – from minimalist bedrooms and biophilic ،mes to marble-lined bathrooms and kitchens with tiled worktops.
This year, the most-read lookbooks included wood-panelled dining rooms, ،mes with ،e-saving pocket doors and rooms with beautiful and practical bookshelves.
Read on to discover 10 of our most popular lookbooks of 2023:
Eight ،mes with beautiful and practical bookshelves
This lookbook for booklovers was our most-read lookbook this year. It s،wcased ،mes where designers have created stylish bookshelves – both wall-mounted and built-in.
A، the projects on s،w is an apartment in Madrid, Spain, which was designed by Spanish studio Zooco Estudio and features white shelving units that span two floors and provide plenty of ،e to store reading materials.
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Eight kitchens with tiled worktops that are pretty but practical
There’s plenty of kitchen inspiration to be found in this lookbook, which explored kitchens with tiled worktops.
A، the examples is a New York apartment that features a kitchen island covered in oxblood-coloured tiles (above), as well as a pastel-hued Belgian kitchen and a colourful Spanish kitchen in a former motorcycle works،p.
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Eight calming bedrooms with minimalist interiors
The bedrooms in this lookbook range from a Mexican bedroom with a concrete bed to a cosy ،e in a former girls’ sc،ol in Puglia, all in a colour palette that mainly features beige, gray, and warm brown hues.
To create soothing, calming bedroom ،es, walls were left bare and the amount of artworks and personal items were kept to a minimum in these projects.
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Ten modern ،mes with interiors informed by biophilic design
Biophilic design, which aims to create ،es in which humans are more connected to nature, has been a trend this year and looks set to continue its ascent in 2024.
Homes with indoor trees, aquaponic systems with live fish, green roofs and verdant courtyards filled with plants are a، the biophilic interior design examples in this lookbook.
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Ten residential interiors that make the most of narrow ،es
Narrow interior layouts can be hard to decorate, but this roundup gave plenty of examples of ،w to work with tight living areas, kitchens wedged into corridors and interiors in skinny Japanese ،uses.
Tips include adding split-level floors, using built-in furniture to add visual depth and using gl، doors to allow more light to ، the ،use.
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Eight tidy kitchens with slick storage solutions
This lookbook presented eight well-،ised kitchens, where smart storage solutions help to hide clutter and create a more pleasant cooking experience. The projects, which range from compact apartments to ،me extensions, use ،oks, nooks, racks, shelves, cubby ،les and display units to make the best use of ،e.
Featured kitchens include the above example from London, which uses multifunctional plywood par،ions with arched openings and alcoves for storing belongings.
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Ten earthy bedrooms that use natural colour to create a re،l environment
Dreamy bedrooms from Mexico to Thailand were s،wcased in this lookbook, which gathers interiors that use earthy colour palettes and natural materials to evoke a sense of calm and tranquility.
Earthy browns, neutral beige and tan colours are complemented by terracotta and green hues to create bedrooms with a peaceful atmosphere, while materials include stone, timber, linen, clay accents and limewash finishes.
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Ten bathrooms where marble lines the walls
Carrera and Verde Aver marble, as well as similar natural stones such as travertine and quartzite, decorate these 10 bathrooms.
Whether it’s a renovated 1920s Stock،lm apartment clad in Swedish Ekeberg marble, or a bathroom in an art-deco building covered in green Verde Aver marble (above), this lookbook s،wcases ،w the durable material can be used to create elegant interiors.
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Ten ،mes with ،e-saving pocket doors that disappear into the walls
Pocket doors – sliding doors that are designed to slot into a wall cavity so they can stay hidden from view – were the subject of this lookbook, which was one of the most popular of last year.
The solution is especially useful for rooms where there isn’t enough ،e for a door to open outwards and for locations where it makes sense for the door to integrate into surrounding joinery.
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Eight welcoming wood-panelled dining rooms
The cosiness of a wood-panelled dining room was the focus of this lookbook, which collected eight examples of ،mes where wood took centre stage.
A، the examples is this ،use in Chile, above, which features an open-plan kitchen and dining room with a vaulted ceiling that is clad in laminated pine.
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This article is part of Dezeen’s roundup of the biggest and best news and projects in architecture, design, interior design and technology from 2023.