There is an entire science as well as an art behind modern interior designs, as these ten homes from across the globe will prove to you. Minimalism is very in these days, as are sleek, sheer and shimmering surfaces, innovative lighting fixtures, remodels of historic homes and color splashes. It doesn’t matter if the home is large or small, if it’s located in Stockholm, Madrid, Tokyo, Cape Town or Manhattan. Today we bring you a diverse display of dashing interior dos that will surely prove inspirational for the next interior design project that you decide to implement in your own home.
1. Luxury Bed Collection by Bonaldo
Bonaldo is an Italian bespoke furniture manufacturer and retailer that specializes in creating luxury items for modern homes. They recently premiered their latest collection of beds and, besides the quality of design displayed by the items, the presentation of the items was luxurious in and of itself. The interiors they created to present the beds were mostly immaculately white, ample, with high ceilings and a relaxed, yet posh and urban atmosphere. Great for relaxation, just like the beds themselves…
2. Small Colorful Apartment in Stockholm
This colorful apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, is the perfect illustration to the concept that a great home needn’t always be a large home. Small house design forces the designer to get extra creative. The place features all-white walls, which make the rooms seem larger. The living room and kitchen are united in one open space, and the true centerpiece of the home is the wall-wide contemporary abstract painting in psychedelic colors displayed on the day area wall.
3. One-Bedroom Apartment in Bulgaria
More creative small house design comes to us from Bulgarian homeowner-turned-designer Petya Gancheva. Her one-bedroom apartment features an incredibly coherent and well thought out color palette in white, grey, purple and tiny touches of green. The lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s song New York, New York feature prominently on the living room wall. According to the designer, the aim was “to invite the spirit of the city life in this space where busy evenings and weekends are taking part”.
4. Moroccan Country House, UK
This modern house design found on a rental website eatures poured concrete floors, a concrete floating fireplace in the living room, apparent massive wooden girders on the ceiling and wooden joinery, with French windows and doors. There are niches, recesses and shelves dug into the walls and set in plasterboard, as well as furniture and accents that speak about the playfulness of contemporary aesthetics.
5. Single-Family Home by IPNOTIC Architecture
Located in the town of Kiekrz, Poland, this home is an example for house design and floor plans with a program. The design is as simple as it is graceful, dominated by non-colors black and white, and with organic, basic accents such as books, fruits and delicate light fixtures. The open floor plan is emphasized by the extensive use of the white-black color scheme, with bleached oak furniture and flooring, for a serene, soothing home environment.
6. 130 Barrow St. Loft, West Village, New York, NY
New home designs from ixdesign such as this one are very mindful of the initial intent of the residential structures, since most of them are remodels. This particularly elegant loft is located in a former truck garage built in 1931 and converted into a condominium building in 1983. ixdesign warmed up the home’s space and, since the initial floor plan was rather awkward, they add some much-needed structure and functionality. The result is a home with the degree of comfort one expects of a tailor-made home at the heart of New York.
7. Darling Point, Australia, Penthouse by Christopher Polly Architects
Contemporary house designs that blend the old and the new are a double challenge for the designers, who must preserve the home’s spirit, but update it to contemporary standards. This Christopher Polly Architects remodel, which mainly focused on the complete re-configuration of an all-too complicated floor plan managed to improve the kitchen, bathroom, living areas, terrace, lighting, storage and terrace-access.
8. MOMA Loft by Grupo Promart, Madrid
Modern homes are often colorful, yet few manage to achieve this color-splash effect with such efficiency as the 58 square-meter loft inside the MOMA building in the Mostoles suburb of Madrid, Spain. The first thing you notice as you embark on this inspirational virtual home tour is the awesome spiraling staircase in the den, which leads up to the more secluded, private night area. In terms of colors, from kitchen counters and cabinets to the bathroom tiling, furniture included, it’s all white with mahogany elements and orange accents.
9. Vintage Apartment by Hammarby Lake, Sweden
For a fascinating interior house design, replete with luxury detailing, and exuding a superb vintage charm, check out this sumptuous Swedish apartment. The 1,625 square foot (151 square meter) home boasts a view of Hammarby Lake. There is an ample, open space living room with plenty of seating in shiny lack leather. The light fixtures throughout the home spread out a warm, comfortable atmosphere, while the pieces of storage furniture are antique, in distressed wood.
10. Four-Room Loft with Swimming Pool, Stockholm
This super-sophisticated, 185 square-meter four-room loft sits at the heart of Stockholm. The contemporary house design beauty literally has got it all – an open space day area on the bottom floor, with a kitchen, sitting room and dining area. A pastel-dominated master bedroom. A children’s bedroom, just perfect for a little princes. A gorgeous indoor pool, in a room amply decorated to suggest the outdoors, which also includes an interior lounge. A terrace with a view to the housing complex, ideal for lazy mornings with coffee and meaningful conversations. And, of course, an indoors pool.