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Chic Scandinavian Loft Interior

An open and stylish Scandinavian style loft in Lithuanian is the perfect home for a hip young couple.


5 Apartment Designs Under 500 Square Feet

We feature 5 small space apartments that look beautiful and at the same time make the best use of what they have.

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Once inside, drama largely gives way to playfulness. Despite a leaning towards black and white (hence the name of the project), there is actually a great deal of color inside. From electric orange dining chairs - where lucky dinner party guests can await the next course - to deep purple armchairs that would be just as suited to a Prince listening party as to an after dinner cocktail.

A Bright Modern Row House Redone for a Fun Couple with a Love of Cooking

This brightly decorated house in Washington, DC is the perfect retreat for a young, fun couple who loves to cook.

Throughout the house, sustainability is an important factor in the design. Concrete flooring, for instance, is not just trendy and clean but offers a low-maintenance flooring solution and helps to control temperature swings, even in Sonoma's mostly mild climate.

Custom Home in Sonoma Gives a Modern Twist to Wine Country

A gorgeous modern home in Sonoma, California proves that sustainable design does not have to come at the cost of aesthetics.

The house's exterior has been described as "sculptural" and for good reason. Contained within these morphed steel forms is 1100 square meters (11840 square feet) that is anything but modest while still maintaining a sense of open simplicity.

A South African Home that Maximizes Nature Reserve Views

A gorgeous modern home in South Africa with lovely spaces for outdoor entertaining.

The living, kitchen, and dining space all have easy communication with one another. In order to make this possible, the design has to both separate and connect the disparate spaces. Patterns and unique design elements manage to do this well. In the kitchen, a half wall made out of wood slats creates more division but still allows light and air to flow through. Similarly, a swirled rug design in the living room contrasts a checked pattern in the entryway, which makes it easier to divide spaces.

A Contemporary Apartment with Lots of Open Space

An apartment in Lviv makes good use of space and design for a modern, open feel.

Check out the dining area  where additional boards swing into place to create more space.

3 Homes that Make Bold Use of Wood

Each of these three homes has its own character but each also uses wood to great, stylish effect.


A Colorful Modern Space for a Stylish Couple

A space that is both stylish and simple but still manages to feel practical and fun.

In the second home, white dominates. A large white sofa stands in contrast to dark brown rugs and walls, which creates an almost regal effect. A bit of exposed wood and brick in the home office has its own rustic charm while the bedroom trends back towards royalty with its canopy bed and chandelier.

5 Spaces with Comfortable, Neutral Designs

Five homes visualized to be cozy, comfortable, and dominated by grays and creams.


A Suburban Kiev Apartment Design with Luxury (and Budget) in Mind

This modern home in the suburbs of Kiev is the perfect weekend retreat for a young family who wants to relax in harmony and beauty...


Modern Thai Home Inspiration: Beautiful Images Captured By Photographer Soopakorn Srisakul

These photos from Soopakorn Srisakul give a vibrant look into three modern Thai homes.

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.

A Dark and Calming Bachelor Pad with Natural Wood and Concrete

This bachelor space in Kiev is the perfect calming retreat for a discerning man.

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.

Similarly Simple Designs with a Bright and Cheerful Tone

Cheerful yellow and bright blue make these two homes pretty and perky in their simplicity.

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.

An Upside Down House in the Woods Flips the Architectural Script

Surrounded by Oak Trees, this Oak Pass house is truly modern and ultra sleek.

The first space is bright cheerful but not too busy. Colorful furnishings live in the same color family, giving a unified feeling to the living area, while a few contrasting elements add interest. A simple home office with extremely sleek furnishing options is truly a retreat for a creative - yet industrious - occupant while a bit of whimsy in the way of nautical elements and round, bubbly light fixtures keep the space warm and welcoming.

3 Examples of Modern Simplicity

These three visualized homes are the epitome of simple elegance with deep colors and rich materials.

Nature flows into the property seamlessly, as the lounge and deck are designed to merge into a centralized living space, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding sea. It's easy to imagine sea breezes and warm sunlight being taken in at every turn. This first home looks ideal for family holidays or entertaining, or perhaps a romantic retreat. A large contemporary living area offers a stunning panoramic view.

Three Modern Homes by Terri Brown

Blending modern design with natural landscapes, these renderings by Terri Brown are nothing short of exquisite. Three examples of...

In order to make the home comfortable as well as beautiful, it was constructed with two main areas: one that mimics a more traditional house with solid walls and foundations and another that more closely resembles the Farnsworth aesthetic. In the front pavilion, an elevated, glass enclosed patio is made of sliding doors that can open for ventilation and columns that keep the building up off the ground and allow water to flow underneath.

A Farnsworth-inspired Weekend House on the Edge of a Volcano’s Crater

This home on the edge of a lake, formed in a volcano's crater, was inspired by the legendary Farnsworth house and it definitely sh...


3 Designs by Love Design: A Mad Men Inspired Take

Modern minimalist design inspiration from China.

This teak wood living room is perfect for a living room that doubles as an outdoor entertaining space.

25 Modern Living Rooms with Cool, Clean Lines

These living rooms with cool, clean lines provide modern inspiration for any designer or design enthusiast.

The main living area and open kitchen are a welcoming introduction to the home. A stunning butter yellow sofa is just about as cozy looking as any couch with lots of space to stretch out for a long nap. The bright pop of color certainly stands out but it lives in a subdued hue that isn't garish. And of course, regular visitors to this blog know how timeless and stylish an exposed brick accent wall can be.

A Simple, Modern Home with a Lot of Personality is Perfect for a Fun Couple (and their dog!)

This simple, modern home manages to stay minimal while still including plenty of design elements that speak to the personality of ...


4 Small Studio Apartments Decorated in 4 Different Styles (All Under 50 Square Meters With Floor Plans)

A small studio apartment does not have to be plain or boring. These four stylish spaces make amazing use of their minimal square f...

In the living room, we are immediately struck by the accent wall where the television hangs. It is a constant struggle as a designer to find places for things like a television that are so necessary (for many people) but not always so beautiful. Here, the TV is mounted to a marble wall and flanked by wood accents and growing moss. Of course, in this visualization, the reality of this construction is a bit hard to realize but the visual impact is certainly gorgeous.

Sophisticated Kiev Home Makes Creative Use of Natural Materials

This sophisticated home in Kiev uses marble, wood, and indoor plants to create a beautiful atmosphere and sleek look.

At 1424 square feet (132 square meters), this apartment presents a unique solution to a ceiling problem, in which there was a height difference that threw off the interior's aesthetics. To correct, the ceiling in the living area as given a beveled design, in addition to a sloping ceiling shape. This created a space that looked - and felt - longer and wider. Designed by Huang Yi Feng and Li Yuzhi, this apartment is located in the Taichung area of Taiwan and features a modern design, including a living room, dining room, kitchen, guest suite with bathroom, study, and master bedroom with bathroom.

2 Beautifully Modern Minimalist Asian Designs

Some beautiful example of modern asian minimalism.

The outdoor space of the home emphasizes curves, ellipses, semicircles, even bringing these smooth rounded edges to the pool design. The curves make the open space feel even bigger than it is, inviting comparison to the natural (but manicured) expanses that surround the house.

Golf Course Views and a Striking Exterior Make for a Modern Marvel

A modern home in Valencia, Spain is perched on the edge of a golf course but adds as much to the landscape with its incredible ext...

The next home we are featuring is certainly a bit more spacious, but when you consider that these 60 square meters (645 square feet) are home to not one, not two, but three children and their parents, it starts to look a little more, well, little. Luckily, designer Anastsasiya Kashira is skilled and has used the idea of multipurpose spaces to create a home that works for this particular family. This is largely accomplished in the children's room. Two year old twins and a 10-year-old girl share the room, which is divided with  curtains. This way, the children can have their privacy while still sharing their play space in the center of the room.

3 Creative Apartment Designs Perfect for Young Families

Expanding your family does not have to mean giving up on your style. Take a look at these three gorgeous apartments for young fami...


4 Contemporary Home Visualizations with Sleek Sophistication

The luxury visualizations from Ando Studio can give potential homebuyers a chance to see the true potential of the space they want...

Sunlight streams into the house from its many windows, giving extra warmth to both the living area and the aforementioned reading nook. With shelves from floor to ceiling, comfortable seating, lights, and even a stereo, it is a dreamy place where anyone could easily while away an afternoon with a good book or daydreams.

A Warm Wood Home in Taiwan with a Beautiful Cozy Reading Nook

This space in Taiwan, a full renovation designed by Fertility Design for the couple who purchased the home, is the epitome of thi...


Stone and Wood Make a Dark, Masculine Interior

Not all men like the same things, but there is no denying that many men will feel more than comfortable with the dark grays and lu...

The home is open, airy, and bright but actually has considerable more division than many other contemporary or ultramodern homes. The rooms are separated from one another, demanding intimacy from anyone ensconced together in one or the other.

A Warm Stone Exterior Houses an Intimate Residence and Private Art Gallery

Look inside this house nestled in the Guatemalan forest for a warm and vibrant answer to contemporary architecture, where man exis...