Copious windows and angular elements allow for fun light play in this neutral, minimal and modern home. Modern steel rails along the stairway blend with the repeating lines of the slatted ceiling, creating harmony throughout the space. Stone walls and natural wood finishes provide an organic element to the design that helps tie the home to its rugged, natural site.
The formal living room uses vertical lines (the floor mirror, the high back armchairs) to draw the eye upward and make the ceiling feel higher. A delicate chandelier floats bubble-like above the space.
This modern two-story home uses geometric lines to create a symmetrical silhouette. The flat, white facade allows for playful shadows from towering palm trees, while sparse landscaping around the entrance appeals to the minimalist.
Geometric purple and white upholstery on the bed’s headframe feels fun and adds texture behind a mix of striped pillows. Using strong lines in the bedding and accents brings a modern, contemporary feel to the room.
As seen on Love It or List It, Too, designer Jillian Harris was inspired by Scandinavian design for Kelly and Steve's kitchen remodel. She used clean lines, ample amounts of white, and small pops of subdued color throughout the space.
The striking architectural design of this Corian sink brings life to a modern powder room while using sleek lines highlights the home's peaceful environment. A hidden cabinet provides for unassuming toiletry storage while the backlit floor-to-ceiling mirror helps the space feel luxuriously larger.
A natural wood breakfast table contrasts against the sleek gray surfaces of the countertops and cabinets in this contemporary kitchen. The entire space uses clean lines to evoke a calm yet inviting atmosphere, and state-of-the-art equipment is installed to transform it into a connoisseur’s dream.
Naturally, this luxury property comes with its own pool house. Tucked away in the far corner of the backyard, the structure uses clean lines, large overhangs and wood paneling to complement the main house. A large shaded porch with several chairs invites the owners to lounge or nap after swimming a few laps.
This lake house near Whitefish, Mont., was designed by Ross Anderson of Ross G Anderson Architects in collaboration with Barb Cooke of Cooke Interiors Studio. Together, they used clean lines and sleek finishes to put a modern spin on the traditional, rustic cabin. Natural materials are prominent throughout the home, too, to complement the views.
Make It: Start by picking up a clear glass or plastic ball ornament. Add a two-inch layer of artificial snow along the bottom, and then suspend miniature holiday figurines from the ornament's foil or metal cap using fishing line. Once hung, this simple, clear ornament takes on the appearance of a sophisticated snow globe.
Bold, graphic textiles rule the day in this modern dining room, where every element lends interest and adds design distinction. From the area rug to the draperies to the modern chandelier, use of line draws the eye throughout the space. An ornate mirror is flanked by modern lamps that continue the room's blue and white color scheme.
By using clean lines and blending natural and industrial materials, the space is both masculine and inviting. A wall of windows gives this compact loft a spacious feel by opening it to the outdoors and the gorgeous view. Wood details appear in each section of the open design with a wood dining table, wood barstools and wood cabinet below the television.
For this Walnut Creek, Calif. kitchen remodel, designer Yuko Matsumoto combines contemporary and Asian styles for a sophisticated and streamlined look. Matsumoto uses clean-lined wood cabinetry and a stunning counter-to-ceiling emerald-green backsplash as focal points in this stylish and eye-pleasing "Zen" kitchen. For the backsplash, smaller tiles are used around the hood and set vertically to mimic the look of bamboo.