Even a penthouse apartment needs a slick kitchen and this butcher block breakfast bar is the perfect option.Look inside these elegant modern kitchens and get inspired by their simple designs.
It is not difficult to see the 1970's influence in the harsh exterior of the home. Slate gray tiles and a low profile could easily be off putting. That's why as part of the renovation, some walls were removed to make room for floor to ceiling glass, which makes both the interior and exterior more welcoming overall.One glimpse at this Mexico City home and you would have no idea it started as a 1970's atrocity.
In true loft form, the main living area is completely open with easy movement from a fully outfitted modern kitchen space to a large living room and welcoming stylish entryway (complete with whimsical artwork/room divider). The polished concrete floors replaced older marble tile and give the room an instantly modern, industrial look.If a dog is man's best friend then a cat is man's best decorator.

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This first loft is the ultimate in simplicity. The angular design, with deep windows reflecting the squared off ceiling as well the flat lofted space above the main living area give the home an almost futuristic feel. Simple furnishings managed to intensify the space with sleek stained wood and minimal superfluous decoration. Although the home may not measure up in terms of square footage, the low profile furniture coupled with the lofted design make it feel positively cavernous.These five lofts are all incredibly different but still manage to use a lofted bedroom design effectively and elegantly.
The kitchen and main living area is quite open with windows running the length of one of its walls. Cleverly placed indoor plantings separate the large lime sectional and nesting coffee tables from the small but sleek kitchen. Wood paneled walls match hardwood floors while creative built in shelving acts as both storage and display.This cozy apartment in Kyiv offers plenty of spaces for both adults and children in its calming and welcoming design.
cool-modern-sofaA slanted ceiling gives even the most cramped space an almost ethereal feel.
The main living area is fairly spacious with a huge, comfortable sofa (from Minotti) that dominates a large portion of the area. The grey color palette extends to many of the pieces in the space, including an armchair (also from Minotti) and a plush area rug. When a man's hair start to grey it gives him a distinguished air and the same clearly holds true in this home. The greys and neutral tones are distinguished, sophisticated and indeed quite calming.This bachelor space in Kiev is the perfect calming retreat for a discerning man.
For a sleeker option, these ceiling beams are not so rustic, but still give the warmth of exposed wood.These comfortable, cozy, and stylish living rooms designs are perfect for relaxing, even for the most design conscious.

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neutral-interiorA mid-century modern home in Palm Springs is the embodiment of its time and style.
The round exterior, which offers 360 degree views of the surrounding property, sits on more than an acre of lush landscaping. The vibrant greens from carefully clipped shrubbery stand in contrast to the calm neutrals of the building materials.Take a look inside this luxurious home in the round for a glimpse at stunning California desert style.
A round dining table ensures a fair airing of ideas. King Arthur knew and this dining room does, too.Whether you're hosting a dinner party of eating cereal, it's always best done in a beautifully designed dining room like these.
Featuring light woods and whitewashed brick, this loft feels positively clean and airy. There's thoughtful storage, a playful blue accent wall, and a striking black iron staircase leading up to the lofted area. It's very modern, with each furnishing carefully curated.Exposed brick can play center stage or a supporting role in your interior. See how two designers approached this texture in their ...
The house does not protrude from the ground, with the upper portion lying flush with the surrounding dirt. Instead, the home's volume is set inside the earth with glass and water covering the exposed spaces.Inspired by Brutalism and built by the sea, this stunning and innovative house is a sight to behold.

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The main living area in the apartment is built around an open floorplan. The spacious living room features floor-to-ceiling windows that let in summer sun as well as heavy curtains to keep out those gloomy Florida afternoons. The furnishings certainly have a mid-century bent from oversized gray upholstered sofas to sleek leather side chairs. However, the inspiration is more subtle than some straight up reproductions, which is a nice change.Step inside a modern Miami apartment that strays from the ideas of South Beach brightness in favor of cool, muted tones.
The second home is not all that different from the first. Muted browns and silky yellows are once again used in concert for what becomes a natural and almost celebratory palette. An indoor tree in this home manages to extend the early elements of the design.Cheerful yellow and bright blue make these two homes pretty and perky in their simplicity.
The second space, designed for a creative, open-minded family in 2013, has a similar atmosphere if different specifics. The hardwood here is new and stylishly designed while an amazing white leather chesterfield draws the eye in the contemporary living room. We've seen the clock face window in other designs, but the wrought iron look definitely fits right in here.Take a look inside these three homes that each have their own modern take on rustic, vintage design.
In the third room we have what can only be described as the most enviable child's bed design we've ever seen. The hot air balloon-inspired look is straight out of a storybook and is sure to be the source of many sweet dreams. The airborne theme is carried through the rest of the room as well with a hanging biplane and a dangling hammock chair for the ultimate in coziness.Four colorful kids room designs from four different designers are unique, colorful, and sophisticated.
The house is situated on 3.5 acres, overlooking Oak Pass. The house itself measures 8000 square feet (743 square meters), though its hidden design makes it appear smaller. The property is home to more than 130 oak trees, which were an integral part of designing the home. Not only did the architect and homeowners want a space that could easily look out upon this spectacular private forest, but they wanted an exterior that itself did not draw attention away from the beautiful natural surroundings.Surrounded by Oak Trees, this Oak Pass house is truly modern and ultra sleek.

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In this first home, one wall in the kitchen, stretching from the floor to the ceiling, is covered in plants. In an otherwise neutral toned open home that utilizes gray, white, brown, and black, the pop of vibrant green is instantly eye catching. In order to the keep the plants alive and thriving indoors, creative measures must be taken. Here, a skylight above the wall allows for natural sunlight to stream in all day.Three homes that feature beautiful and vibrant green gardens indoors.
Measuring in at 65 square meters, this apartment may be small on footprint but large in style.Exposed brick can be a focal point or an accent, depending on how you design with it. See two approaches taken by two very differe...
And as demonstrated in all of the other designs, there's an appreciation for the idea of playing. Butova plays with colors, lights, shapes, textures, and materials to create spaces that are truly unique but always feel comforting.Colorful and inspirational interiors from a talented artist. Explore whimsy, color, and geometry in four family-friendly spaces.
soft-pink-sofaFour renovations from the team at Los Angeles-based Commune design will take your breath away.
The attic itself is not enormous, but the vertical space meant there could be enough room for a comfortable home as long as things were arranged creatively. The architects used the vaulted, slanted ceilings to create a mezzanine which in turn created the effect of a two story home, with a bedrooms tucked upstairs and an open living area below.This attic transformation from Gilwice, Poland is an amazing makeover for a modern apartment.

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The first home uses natural materials to create a particularly warm atmosphere within the space. Natural wood grain paneling covers the kitchen cabinetry and extends onto the ceiling above for a unique, enveloping effect. Other accents include a natural stone column, dense shag area rugs, and minimalist wire sculpted light fixtures. The interplay of these simple materials and their rich textures create a unique and overall interesting space.5 homes from the visualizers at Iqosa are each unique, sleek, and elegant in their neutral colors and careful designs.
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