Floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, large windows that let in natural light and vaulted post and beam ceilings— what could add more character and warmth than these wonderfully modern features? While the pattern may be linear, clean and uncluttered—there is definitely warmth to be found in modern architecture.
Using a dark floor anchors a room and gives it a feel of maturity and gravitas. Plus, it hides the occasional bit of dust or debris so the sparkling space won’t look out of sorts minutes after a cleaning.
Inside, knotty cedar slats surround the linked kitchen and dining room, wrapping up the side walls and the ceiling above to create a sense of warmth and grandeur. The linked first-floor kitchen and dining room are double-height spaces, which produce a dramatic effect when entering the house.
For those who don’t like their spaces to feel too chilly, warm woods with subtle grains are a great material to bring in a natural touch while preserving the tranquil atmosphere.
Less is definitely more when it comes to decorating a modern home. After all, why would you want to hide all the amazing architectural details of the design by adorning it with a lot of extra ornamentation? These designs were meant to speak for themselves, making their own statement through...
Modern architecture boasts the actual structure and materials used in the building vs. covering them up with ornate designs. That is why most modern designs feature elements of wood, steel and glass, in order to show-off these industrial structural materials....
The bedroom is a great place to display some favorite keepsakes or memorabilia that may be too personal to display in other parts of your home, like your wedding invitation or pressed flowers from your first prom or a baseball your dad caught at your first professional game. Surrounding yourself...
The other tendency this season are the opposite design methods – using high-tech innovations of materials and surfaces the designers create large and massive volumes with shining surfaces and simple shapes. Here we can also observe the presence of wooden elements, but in those cases, they are used more as...
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