The World's Most Requested Airbnbs Will Give You Some Serious Design Inspiration

The World's Most Requested Airbnbs Will Give You Some Serious Design Inspiration

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Samantha Leal
Jun 29, 2018
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If you've ever stayed in an Airbnb, you know that those homes can pack a seriously stylish punch. And with the newly launched Airbnb Plus, you'll see even more of that. All of the homes are a new tier of breathtaking listings, inspected and verified in person against a 100-point checklist for quality and comfort to ensure a premium experience for guests (AKA us). Here, a look at the top wish-listed Airbnbs on Airbnb Plus and the design takeaways you can use in your own home.

Austin

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The industrial-influenced Austin home keeps things uncluttered and sleek, while juxtaposing warm woods and leathers with metal finishes. Take a cue for your own home and mix finishes to create interesting visuals.

Barcelona

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A mix of old- and new-world finishes, this Spanish abode shows that you don't have to keep everything to one style type for everything to work and flow. The Roy Lichtenstein print in the bathroom and the Roman statue print in the bedroom don't clash, but rather play into the art-inspired theme.

Cape Town

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Talk about a breath of fresh air. Set in a fishing village outside of Cape Town, this villa pulls in the beauty of the outdoors to create something that feels like an extension of the living space. Natural materials mix with blues and greens to mimic the natural setting of the home.

Chicago

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This loft apartment features modern finishes and pops of color to brighten up the space. With exposed brick and warm finishes, the home truly feels like home, and shows how using dark colors don't always translate to a space feeling closed-off or small.

London

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This garden flat features quirky, eclectic finishes that play off a neutral color palette. Showcase your personality through the details, like this home does, and you'll always have a cozy space to come home to.

Los Angeles

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This downtown, boho-chic apartment has hanging hammock chairs, warm finishes, and modern art that mimics the DTLA vibe. The warm palette helps to offset, and cozy up, the exposed-loft feel.

Melbourne

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High-vaulted ceilings help to keep this small studio feeling open and airy. The clean, minimalist design and decor contribute to the small space's openness. Keep that in mind when decorating your own smaller space.

Milan

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The green-tiled kitchen and bathroom add some serious interest to this Italian loft, while grays and whites keep things sleek and refined. Takeaway? Don't be afraid to go big with color!

Rome

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This elegant Roman apartment showcases warm neutrals that add to its calming feeling. By keeping everything in the same color family, the apartment is a serene escape from the bustling city.

San Francisco

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Rather than trying to hide the angled ceilings, the decor in this room amps up the geometric features for a unique and interesting bedroom. Play into your unique spaces and features, rather than trying to camouflage them.

Shanghai

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Exposed dark beams and grout play against the white finishes of the home for a cool, yet relaxing home away from home.

Sydney

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This cute studio cabin keeps most of the color and wonder on the outside, while the inside keeps things clean and neutral to play up the outdoors.

Toronto

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Modern features keep things feeling sleek, while the metal bistro chairs and pops of green and purple help to add some "homey" touches to the apartment. Don't be afraid to use dark wood in a smaller space.

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