The D2 Interieurs award-winning design studio evokes a light and bright atmosphere. Oversized light fixtures provide much-need task lighting over the massive desk area, and since storage is key for organizing samples, one wall is full of shelves and modular drawers stow away under the desks.
The custom railing, wood stair treads, beams, and stained beadboard ceiling treatments all collaborate in making this a successful updated brownstone. White walls add to the spacious feel of the design by keeping the room bright and airy. Neutral furniture in the sitting room blends beautifully with the floor and keeps a classic and timeless look to the design.
A floating staircase leads upstairs in this contemporary interior design studio to a bright and airy loft. The contemporary black-and-white window seat is the perfect spot to take a break and find a little inspiration.
Bold, colorful artwork makes a dramatic statement at the base of the floating stairs in this contemporary interior design office. Light tiles and pale woods are used for the flooring throughout the space to keep it airy and bright.
The rough-hewn walls and brick ceiling lend an old-world elegance to this sitting area off the wine cellar in this 11,400-square-foot California estate. Sleek glass doors and a chic bar cart bridge the old with the new and give a nod to the home's contemporary interior design. A lantern overhead fits the nature of the space.
To allow natural light to travel into the interior spaces of this Connecticut escape, the architect and designer outfitted the kitchen with interior windows. The black trim and simple design offer a contemporary contrast to the more traditional timbers and backsplash.
Jackson Paige Interiors pulled out all the stops when designing this Brentwood home's foyer, where coastal and contemporary designs combine for a fun signature look. From the bottom up, the room preserves its cottage roots; above the chair rail, however, purple teardrop wallpaper sets a contemporary tone, all of which cleverly introduce the design elements incorporated throughout the home.
Light from an unusual branch-like chandelier reflects in a wall of mirror panels to illuminate this contemporary master sitting room designed by Zoe Hsu of Z Dimensions Interior Design at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013.
Black and white floral artwork beckons visitors to a sophisticated living room designed by BAMO. Contemporary artwork joins with classic pieces and antiques in the Hong Kong home for timeless and elegant interiors.
In the open breakfast room of the 2017 Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse, Meredith McBrearty Interiors installed a custom-designed plaster light by Julie Neill Designs out of New Orleans. The contemporary fixture centers the dining table.
Architecture and interior design create a visual connection between modern form and traditional comfort in this sleek contemporary kitchen. Mosaic tile adds shimmer to the neutral space while large windows offer mountain views.
If you're looking for a perfect marriage of traditional and contemporary designs, then a transitional interior may be for you. In a transitional interior, furniture lines are sophisticated, simple and often feature either straight or rounded profiles. To keep the focus on the simplicity and sophistication of the room, designers will keep color palettes neutral and decor to an absolute minimum. Image courtesy of Decorating Den Interiors
This entry stairway skillfully blends the look of the home's sleek Mediterranean exterior with its contemporary coastal interior. The gorgeous wrought iron railing — a nod to Mediterranean style — boasts a clean, slim silhouette that looks current and contemporary. Crisp white walls complete the design with a bright, breezy and beach-like feel.
The Territorial style and adobe exterior of the house were both designed to complement the architecture of the local community. While the exterior remains more traditional, the interior spaces -- like this covered sitting area and its furniture -- are heavily influenced by contemporary style.