While we have been so busy this year at Design Connection, Inc., you have been busy, too, pinning and sharing our interior designs and Pinterest finds. I am blown away by how popular our Pinterest page has become! As a local go-to in Kansas City for interior design inspiration and advice, we’d like to share with you our Most Popular Interior Design & Home Décor Pins from 2016.

We predicted 2016 to be the year of the tile and boy, WAS IT EVER! This example of tile patterns was pinned and shared over 75k times!


One of our most-shared pins about tile designs happens to be one of our recent bathroom remodels. Simultaneously bright and relaxing, current and classic, the specific tile choices truly made this space come together.

Before and After Bathroom Remodel Kansas City Interior Designer

The 12 x 22 brick patterned Marca Corona Italian tile was chosen to wrap the bathroom and shower walls and paired perfectly with the crisp white 12×24 Caesar tiled floor. The Walker Zanger imported glass accent tile gives a dash of color and highlights the gorgeous new standalone bathtub. (See more pics of this home here)

Design Connection Inc Kansa City Interior Design Bathroom 2

Wallpaper isn’t just making a comeback. It IS back and it’s more durable, customizable and gorgeous than ever. From beautifying your bookshelves to creating a feature wall, affordable, re-positional, glue-free wallpaper is making it easier than ever to personalize your home.


This powder room by Design Connection, Inc. has made our Top Pinterest list for the past 2 years because of its unique wallpaper. This silver textured snake skin wallpaper is so sought after that our office fields phone calls and emails from around the globe from hopeful homeowners requesting this pattern. (See more pics of this home here)


Anything to do with kids’ storage and bedroom ideas is sure to get some shares on Pinterest. While we have many popular ideas on our board, a few bedroom designs have out-shared the rest. These super cute bedrooms have it all; a cool accent wall, a comfy and bright window seat, and a light fixture that makes a statement!


These bedrooms were originally shared to Pinterest from our Houzz Teen & Tween Bedroom Ideas Ideabook. (See even more of our fun tween & teen bedroom finds here.)


Smart storage solutions and transformable, multi-functional furniture ideas were a huge hit on our Pinterest this year. Don’t have a guest room? No problem! Space-saving furniture like these Murphy-style bunk beds may be just what your space needs.


With resources like Houzz and Pinterest at our fingertips, you may already have Ideabooks and Boards full of ideas for your dream home. But creating your dream kitchen is so much more than selecting soft-close cabinets, ideal appliances and your favorite countertops! Great design is all about the details, especially in a hardworking room like the kitchen. No matter how much counter space we have in our kitchens, there are times when we wish we had more. I love that this cart can be wheeled throughout the kitchen to give multiple cooks room for meal prep and table staging. If you are planning to update, renovate or remodel your kitchen, don’t let little conveniences become an afterthought in your design-check out our “Dream Kitchen Must-Haves” blog and get to pinning and planning the kitchen of your dreams!


Home décor geared towards our fuzzy four-legged family members are also very Pinterest-popular. This dog food storage and feeding station was our most-pinned pet pic this year. See even more ideas on how to add some creature comforts to your home décor, read our “Interior Design With Your Pets in Mind” Blog here.


This fireplace remodel (by Yours Truly) is one of our most widely circulated Before and After pics on Pinterest. This contemporary look was achieved by installing horizontal 12×24 stone tiles over the existing brick façade and skillfully adding mosaic and linear tiles over the challenging curves along the hearth. Glass fire rocks were placed in the firebox in place of faux wood and beautiful vases were selected for a final touch to this updated fireplace.


See all of the Before & After pics from this project here.


If you have any questions about the designs we’ve shared today, ASK US! We are here to help you create the home of your dreams.

In addition to sharing design inspiration, tips, ideas, trends, the pros at Design Connection, Inc. gives interior design advice! That’s right, we give advice! For in-person design advice, stop by our studio for a complimentary design consultation. From selecting the perfect paint color to creating custom furniture to masterminding an entirely new floor plan, we do it all, big and small. Contact Us Today!