In the master bedroom, the homeowners wanted a minimalist design that would not distract them from sleep, so designers brought in a modern, bleached wood bed frame that could be outfitted with curtains to help block light and two matching nightstands. The bed is outfitted with clean, white linens and just enough pillows to make the space feel comfortable and homey.
Keeping with the minimalist feel of the master bedroom, the master bathroom uses a white-on-white color palette. The spa-like space features a steam bath/shower with multiple ceiling showerheads, a handheld shower and body sprays
The landscape and design of buildings holding office, exercise and guest spaces are focused on being minimal for a family retreat on a lake in New York. Architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Michael Vergason Landscape Architects won an American Society of Landscape Architects award for the project.
The illusion of near mirror-imagery in this room toys with the senses and adds interest to the simple, sleek design. Bursts of red and orange have a big impact on the clean, white and gray palette. Bamboo floors throughout the house contrasts the stark whiteness and add texture.
Light wood floors and a soft color palette contrast nicely with dark shelving and wall frames in this modern home office. Low natural light is countered with recessed lights and a contemporary floor lamp.
Much like the dining room, this kitchen is a study in how using strong doses of cool and warm neutral colors to define a room allows a variety of other colors to fit into a palette. Here pops of yellow, green, orange and purple are brought in through everything from fresh fruit to an oxidized metal bin. Using several bright colors in small pops creates a colorful space that doesn’t overwhelm.
The exterior walls and fences have supporting elements and were considered an extension of the house. Restricting the amount of materials and plants used was not only a reflection of how the house was designed, but also helps to create more visual space and more graphic site-lines in keeping with the style of the house.