Tag Archives: Modern

Sacramento Modern Residence: Inspired By The Classic Eichler Charm!

Replacing an existing ranch home in Orangevale, the Sacramento Modern Residence borrows of midcentury aesthetics while embracing modern ergonomics and a smart indoor-outdoor interplay. Designed for a couple with grown kids, the open living area of the house holds the kitchen with twin islands and a dashing dining area; all of which are visually connected with the landscape outside. Designed by Klopf Architecture, the modern family residence has a sloped roof that gives the street façade a low, modest look even as the rear structure brings the outdoors inside with its wall of glass! Read More

Old Warehouse In Melbourne Turned Into A Modern Green Haven

Finding a secluded and relaxing oasis of green in the rush of an urban landscape is almost impossible at times. But turning an old, discarded warehouse into a delightful modern home with its own little hub of green goodness, the 10 Glasshouse Street Residence in Richmond, Melbourne is truly one of a kind. The four bedroom and two bathroom family home was once a large warehouse and in its latest avatar it combines its past heritage with contemporary comfort, cheerful living space and a serene, leafy terrace. The result is truly spectacular as one gets to enjoy the best of Melbourne even while escaping the stereotypical city life. Read More

Midcentury Modern Panache: Trendy New Décor From Essential Home

Midcentury modern took the design and décor world by storm a couple of years ago before it found a more permanent place in the upper echelon of the trends chart. From TV shows like Mad Men to innovative décor that brought midcentury vibe alive with modern flair, the last few years have definitely seen the classics from the 60’s being revived to their past glory. But not all of us can afford to bring home an original creation of Eames, George Nelson or Isamu Noguchi. Read More


Mid Century Modern By Robert Skinner

Robert Skinner (AIA) built this mid century masterpiece in 1962 on a quiet Cul-De-Sac in coveted Trousdale Estates. Looking through these images, all I could think of was “the perfect home”. The main living area is massive with the ceiling bypassing the second story creating a glass volume that make a definite statement. I love all of the tropical flora and fauna around the house. I think the updates are nicely done. The kitchen is a bit of a surprise but I think I like it. Everything else including the bathrooms were done in very good taste and not overly contemporary. At thirteen million I better start playing the lotto but one can dream. Read More

Classic Farmhouse Aesthetics Meet Modern Refinement At WE Guest House

The exquisite form of a classic farmhouse is being increasingly used to create contemporary getaways and stylish retreats that combine the traditional with the modern. Showcasing this unique blend of contrasting styles is the WE Guest House in the Hamptons, New York designed by TA Dumbleton Architect. With a dramatic and beautiful exterior that takes you back in time with its barn-style appeal, the gorgeous structure charms you instantly. A lush green, natural landscape, patio and pool provide the perfect backdrop even as the interior presents a clean, modern setting. Read More


Mid Modern House By Serge Castella

This mid modern house by Serge Castella is not done in your typical mid century decor. The interiors have a very natural earthy feeling both in materials and colors. The kitchen pretty much blew my mind. I don’t think I have ever seen a relief cut wood backsplash before. The kitchen feels like a giant black of wood which is pretty nice considering the rest of the interiors are bright white. The Angelo Lelli brass chandelier has to be my favorite piece in the house, I am a sucker for Italian lighting. I would love to see a photos that gave perspective on how impactful the kitchen really is. Seeing a long white hallway with a solid wood room at the end would illustrate that just fine. Read More

Single Level 60’s Sydney Home Gets A Beachy Modern Upgrade

Creating a dynamic and cheerful new interior that completely altered the vibe of this 1960’s single level beachside residence in Clovelly, Sydney, the creative folk at Look Interior Design managed to balance privacy with unabated ocean views. The old residence was not just poorly planned, but was turned into a dark and cluttered space as subsequent renovations brought in greater number of internal partitions. Completely altering the floor plan of the lower level and adding an addition top floor along with an expansive wooden deck outside, the charming makeover aims to bring modernity to the classic Aussie home. Read More


Modern Eclectic Monaco By Humbert & Poyet

This modern eclectic apartment in Monaco by Humbert & Poyet has a great artistic vibe. I have always like large scale photos on walls but I am not so sure about the steak pictures, but what ever floats your boat. I do love the second photo, there are some amazing pieces all playing well together. The sputnik chandelier over the dinning room has to be the star of the whole place. Vintage or mid century modern lighting is one of my favorite subjects, form and function work so well together in this application. Take a brief look through the images and you will discover some stand out lighting. Make sure to check out the rest of Humbert & Poyet’s work. Read More

Modern Scandinavian Log Cabin Set On A Beautiful Baltic Sea Island

A summer vacation home on a small island is indeed a dream come true for all of us. But not everyone can afford to own a small island no larger than 5.5 hectares on the Baltic Sea! Nestled on one such rocky island and combining modern design and efficiency with the classic form of a traditional Scandinavian holiday cottage, this Summer House on the Baltic Sea Island is definitely one of a kind. Away from all the rush and owned by a family living in Helsinki, the gorgeous vacation retreat overlooks the rough coastline, the sparkling sea and the view beyond. Read More


Modern Residential Interiors By Tonic Design

These modern residential interiors by Tonic Design have a great vibe to them. Ya, “vibe” is sort of a general term but I like how these interiors feel lived in. Sure they were organized and prettied up for their pictures but I feel like I could live in one of these space. I couldn’t settle on just one project so I grabbed the images that I liked. The second image of the office is almost perfect, I guess I don’t know what would make it better. I think there is a good mix of color, texture and periods here. If you get a second click over and check out their work. Read More

Imposing Old Redwoods Surround This Modern Vacation Home In California

The coastal forests of Northern California with their amazing redwood trees are a natural wonder that attract tourists from all across the globe. It is in this stunning natural landscape that one finds the inviting and contemporary Loewinger Residence designed by Shevi Loewinger with the help of architect Ravit Kaplan. This beautiful vacation rental home is both classic and modern in its demeanor as its wooden exterior gives way to a contemporary interior. The design is essentially a blend of the traditional holiday cabin and the modern urban home; bringing together the best of the two contrasting structures. Read More