Pattern and texture bring layers of interest to this small and functional home office, from the herringbone wood floors to the paneled accent wall. A red desk chair stands out as the main hit of color in the clean, modern space.
This minimal, modern home blurs the lines between indoors and out with walls of glass that open to the patio and pool. In the living room, a chartreuse sofa provides a single jolt of color beside the sleek, clean-lined fireplace.
Vibrant Modern Office With Vintage 1950s Orange Desk
Bright colors like orange and lime add energy and enliven this home office from designer Lori Dennis. A reclaimed desk from the '50s was painted in a car body shop to make it like new while a multicolored abstract painting with bold graphics creates a strong visual focal point.
Modern Living Room With White High-Gloss Cabinetry
A nook within a wall of cabinets is lined with reflective turquoise glass. Yellow and green glassware displayed in the nook adds a striking contrast of color. The white chair, carpet and white sheers match the high-gloss cabinets while the bold red curtains and zebra-striped rug lend more pattern and color to the space.
This small apartment branches out in clever ways with a platform bed that doubles as an extra seating area and delightfully kitschy accessories. Oversized white fur pillows top the plush green bed cushion while an acrylic table with toy-pistol vase cozies up to the bedside. Transluscent room dividers and a brightly colored mural-sized painting completes the offbeat and eclectic space.
White subway tile spans the length of this bathroom, making the space seem clean and modern. To complement the look, the designers brought in a sleek mirror, floating vanity and glass door for the stall shower.
When selecting paint sheens, keep in mind that shiny surfaces help to make a small space feel larger because they are reflective, like in this modern kitchen with high-gloss orange cabinets. Use a semigloss sheen to visually expand a small kitchen or bathroom. Softer sheens, such as satin or eggshell, give bedrooms — especially kids' rooms and living areas — a more subtle finish.
A corner of this clean-lined master bedroom is built for entertaining, with a reading chair placed to receive natural light for reading and a modern dresser that doubles as a TV console. White draw draperies block light and blend with the wall color, visually expanding the space.
Modern White Beach House Bathroom with Double Vanity
This modern white beach house bathroom features breathtaking ocean views, white marble floors, recessed lighting, rectangular under mount double vanity with ample storage space, sleek alcove bathtub, round gray cushion for additional seating, and a frosted glass walk-in shower.
Modern, Open-Concept Chef's Kitchen With Dual Islands
With a sitting area, formal dining space and a kitchen with two islands, this home in Minneapolis, Minn., has everything the owners need for entertaining. Pendant lights and large picture windows fill the space with light as well.
Take a closer look at the islands, and you might notice that each comes with a couple of outlets. Not only do these allow the owners to plug in blenders or other kitchen essentials, but they can also be used as convenient charging stations for the kids' phones or computers after dinner.
A few simple furnishings, each with great character, pull this chic living room together. The coffee table, with its black lacquered top and chrome legs, has a strong personality that’s softened by the gray side chairs and transitional sofa.
Modern, Open Plan Kitchen, Living Room and Dining Room
A partial wall sheathed in calacatta marble forms a dramatic divide in this modern, open plan kitchen, living and dining space. Mid-century Eames dining chairs surround a modern table with a sleek, minimal profile. A dark accent wall in the living room connects to dark kitchen cabinetry, bridging the two spaces. Meanwhile, modern art above the sideboard provides a hit of bold color.