The Olive Tree Residence in Los Altos, California sits high on a hill in the Costal Range with sweeping view of the Santa Clara Valley. Architect Mark English created this modern home design with an open plan that takes full advantage of the spectacular view. The clean modern design and simple palette is balanced by a brightly coloured kitchen.
“Life’s too short for an all-beige room” is the motto of design firm Willey Design LLC. This striking residence in Los Angeles, California has a sense of provocative elegance that is enhanced by bold colours and eclectic furnishings. The contemporary interior decor is somewhat offbeat yet luxurious and sophisticated.
Located in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, this mountain view chalet has a timeless design that features modern decor. The 6,000-square-foot retreat in a world class ski resort — and home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games — is built for family and outdoor adventure lovers. The open kitchen and heated outdoor living space, including a swimming pool, make this mountain chalet ideal for entertaining.
The RainShine House is a beautiful contemporary home with green architecture in Decatur, Georgia. An unique butterfly roof with its inverted gable is designed to capture rain water which goes to a rain harvest system in the basement. The roof is also oriented to maximize southern exposure for the roof mounted photovoltaic system. Light shelves around the upper window sills bounce and diffuse light throughout the interior. The water (Rain) and solar (Shine) systems make this house the ultimate sustainable home for modern living.
Drawing influence from Frank Sinatra to the surf culture, this modern beach house in Manhattan Beach, California has a retro interior decor that connects the interior design with the exterior architecture. The casual sophistication of the interior space has a vibrant colour palette that blends with the exterior environment.
This family home in Sweden has a very calm and tranquil white background throughout. The interior design features cheerful colours that highlight the white canvas. The eclectic mix of decorative accessories such as wallpaper from Ralph Lauren, shelves from IKEA, paper lamp by Tord Boontje and a host of other items provide each room with interesting accents.
The Chelsea House in London, England got a modern makeover by Markam Associates. Wood flooring and glass dominate. Small colourful touches highlight the clean lines. The 2,800 sq. ft. home was refurbished with new staircase and conservatory. The interior decor is a modern tribute to Hollywood.
Finnish interior designer Eero Aarnio, well known for his plastic and fiberglass chairs, has furnished his home with colourful plastic furniture, including his famous ball chairs. The colourful plastic furnishing highlights the white canvas with a modern touch. The colours are cheerful without being overwhelming.