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Posts Tagged: interior design

Designing around 1 element: a yellow chair

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Designing around 1 element: a yellow chair

Would you ever do it? Design your home around just one, albeit favorite, element, like a furniture piece or art piece, that you just love to pieces? That’s what the folks with this interior did. Or rather, they did something a little more radical, they redesigned their interior design to focus and — Continue reading

Down Under Modern: Peninsula House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Down Under Modern: Peninsula House

Boy we’re loving this Aussie example of modern home design! Located in Victoria, Australia and designed by Watson Architecture + Design the homes really sits in and respects the awesome wild surroundings of its yard. It’s also seems to have the colors of the region pulsating through its corridors. We love — Continue reading

Live Modern: Page Road Residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Page Road Residence

Ooh what a cheery house! We bet even on a gray day a house like this would still be full of people with the most pleasant of personalities and moods. Why? Well that gorgeous yellow-tinted exterior probably wouldn’t hurt. And all the gorgeous multitudes of wood tones, bold colors, soft — Continue reading

Live Modern: Stealth Barn

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Stealth Barn

Okay we know we say this about almost every piece of architecture we showcase on the 2Modern blog, but mark it: this really is our dream house. Actually designed to be a guest house or studio next to a larger (equally as awesome) structure, we love the layout; simple, almost — Continue reading

Interiors: Queen’s Court

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Queen’s Court

Feilden Fowles sure knows exactly the sort of home aesthetic that sings straight to our soul. The recently completed (finished last month) Queen’s Court, located in West London, is stunning. The color palette is a milky and creamy neutral mix that isn’t too stark but not too “look, it’s bamboo — Continue reading

Live Modern: Casa Pocafarina

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Casa Pocafarina

If you have a physical or visual allergy to concrete walls and ceilings, big picture windows, beautiful wood floors and hip furniture, you might want to avoid the Casa Pocafarina home in Girona, Spain designed by Hidalgo Hartman. Of course, who would want to avoid a sort of modern floating-esque house? — Continue reading

Live Modern: MYZ House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: MYZ House

Oh we love tiny houses and we love houses made out of affordable materials. This MYZ House in Nagano, Japan designed by no.555 fits the modern bill, alright. We love that it seems to be a thin, narrow rectangular shape that goes from public to private spaces. Love the mix of — Continue reading

Live Modern: Architect’s House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Architect’s House

What would a modern architect’s house in Finland look like? To a modern lover? Basically heaven. All blond wood, sleek lines and Scandinavian details, Architect’s House 1 designed by Haroma & Partners and located in Turku, Finland is filled with enviable and inspiring elements you just might want to emulate for — Continue reading

Live Modern: Lake Drive house addition

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Lake Drive house addition

Love those modern additions. Though they don’t show the entire house and the addition add-on for you to compare and contrast in this house addition project in Rhinebeck, New York designed by Martin Holub. But, we think it’s safe to say it probably matches the exterior aesthetics of the rest of — Continue reading

Live Modern: Garden Home

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Garden Home

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all live with our families all the time? Okay, maybe not everyone would want to live with their whole family, but some people really love hanging out with their loved ones. But sometimes you run out of space, and sometimes you need a — Continue reading

Live Modern: House in Eifukucho

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House in Eifukucho

We happen to think a large part of modern design and architecture is helping people create a home oasis where they can retreat, relax, feel their most comfortable and creative and recharge before having to go back out into the world. Not all architecture has to do that, but it — Continue reading

Live Modern: House-DT

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: House-DT

Last week we showcased a few beautiful modern homes from Japan and we’re bringing you another house from that region today. Called the House-DT (again, with the letters in house names?) we’re really enjoying the jewel-box effect we feel like this home has. In other words, isn’t it kind of — Continue reading

Interiors: StudioSynapse

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: StudioSynapse

If you are looking for ultra-minimalist interiors that are simple but also full of personality, we genuinely have the firm for you. StudioSynapse from Igarashi, Maebashi, Gunma, a female and male partner of designers, is creating stunningly simple spaces that have so much life and character—without all the clutter. All these — Continue reading

Live Modern: Row House in Goeblange

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Row House in Goeblange

Just enjoying the open, colorful feeling of this home in Luxembourg. It’s a bit big, kind of quite big, actually, but just like how we enjoy and appreciate in modern design, it’s also quite cozy and homey inside. We enjoy those huge wall-to-ceiling windows that overlook beautiful outdoor areas. We — Continue reading

Live Modern: Shou Sugi Ban

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Shou Sugi Ban

What’s up with our obsession with modern additions to more traditional homes lately?! You know sometimes we start looking for something that appeals to us (remember that barn trend we were on for awhile?) and it’s all we can keep on our minds. With so many structures that already exist — Continue reading

Interiors: Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy

Absolutely lurving the look of Scandinavian meets modern meets someone’s attic meets a cabin in a really urban city. This is the Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy by MVRDV, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We definitely fell in love with that top photo first; we love a lot of white, but for us, — Continue reading

Live Modern: Casa Codina

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Casa Codina

With so many modern conveniences that enable us to live in perfectly comfortable houses year round, it’s easy to forget that for a very long time, a comfortable interior existence depending on an architect or builder’s ability to situate a structure just so in a landscape so that sun, shade, — Continue reading

Live Modern: Schiller residence

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Schiller residence

We didn’t think we’d ever find a home with architectural photography that would rival that of our favorite home we featured of 2011, the House in Cadiz, but the Schiller Residence located in Israel is vying very hard for our affections. We must have a real love of rust-colored red — Continue reading

Interiors: Baldridge Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Interiors: Baldridge Architects

Architect Burton Baldridge and his team of architects have just released their new website, and it’s even easier to view all of their gorgeous designs. Remember when we were talking a couple of days ago about how real modern design is in the details and not about being rich enough — Continue reading

Live Modern: Villa P

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Live Modern: Villa P

Anyone else notice a trend of naming homes with just a letter? We’ve had a few in the past, like a Villa G, House R, 4S House, Maison P+C and more. We wonder if they stand for anything interesting? Like the ‘P’ in Villa P, could it be for punctual? — Continue reading