Interiors

Interiors is a community that celebrates contemporary culture, and showcases the latest in interior design trends and ideas from around the world.

Tongue And Groove Bleached Wood Siding Was Used On The Interior And Exterior Of This Modern Barn-Inspired Home

Tongue And Groove Bleached Wood Siding Was Used On The Interior And Exterior Of This Modern Barn-Inspired Home

Designers Mikhail Novinskiy and Anastasia Konnova of MNdesign, have recently completed their own barn-inspired home in a scenic village in Moscow, Russia.

A modern barn-inspired home with a black metal exterior that's accented at each end with tongue and groove wood siding.

Their family home, designed for themselves and their two children, has a black metal exterior that’s accented at each end with tongue and groove wood siding.

A modern barn-inspired home with a black metal exterior that's accented at each end with tongue and groove wood siding.

At night, the exterior lighting highlights the wood siding and matching deck and creates a warm glow.

A modern barn-inspired home with a black metal exterior that's accented at each end with tongue and groove wood siding.

The interior of the house follows the same color scheme, which can be seen in the open plan living room, dining area, and kitchen.

A modern barn-inspired open plan dining area and kitchen with tongue and groove wood siding and black accents, like the kitchen cabinets, the fireplace, the curtains, and furniture.

The tongue and groove bleached wood siding covers the walls and ceiling, while a black kitchen, fireplace, furniture, curtains, lighting, and window frames complement the black found on the exterior of the home.

A modern barn-inspired open plan dining area and kitchen with tongue and groove wood siding and black accents, like the kitchen cabinets, the fireplace, the curtains, and furniture.

The large windows let the natural light filter through to the interior, and at the same time, provide a view of the deck and garden.

A modern barn-inspired living room with tongue and groove wood siding and black accents, like a fireplace, the curtains, and furniture.
A modern barn-inspired living room with tongue and groove wood siding and black accents, like a fireplace, the curtains, and furniture.

From this view, you can see the balcony on the second floor.

A modern barn-inspired living room with tongue and groove wood siding and black accents.

Down a small hallway, you’ll find the front door and entryway, as well as the door to the bedroom.

A modern barn-inspired entryway with tongue and groove wood siding and black accents.
A modern barn-inspired entryway with tongue and groove wood siding and black accents.

The tongue and groove siding continues through to the primary bedroom, where dark furniture and cabinets provide a contrasting design element.

A modern barn-inspired bedroom with tongue and groove wood siding and black accents.
A modern barn-inspired bedroom with tongue and groove wood siding and black accents.

The kid’s bedrooms are located upstairs, where there’s a small reading nook and bold black bedroom doors.

A modern barn-inspired home with tongue and groove wood siding and black accents.

The bedrooms are mirror images of each other, however, the wall between the two rooms is only partial, allowing the children to play together, yet still have their own space.

These kid's bedrooms are mirror images of each other, however the wall between the two rooms is only partial, allowing the children to play together, yet still have their own space.

Each side of the partial wall is dedicated to a small homework area with a white desk and bright orange chair.

A modern kid's bedroom with tongue and groove wood siding, a white desk, black light, and orange chair.
A modern kid's bedroom with tongue and groove wood siding, a white desk, black light, and orange chair.
Photography by Victor Chernyshov

A Wood Lined Angled Ceiling Adds Architectural Interest In This Home Addition

A Wood Lined Angled Ceiling Adds Architectural Interest In This Home Addition

Turner Architects has recently completed a new addition for a growing family that needed a larger kitchen and wanted a family room that opened up the garden.

Located in Greater London, England, the new addition replaced a large tree that the family once sat under, so the architects created an extension that has been inspired by the feeling of sitting under a tree.

Turner Architects has recently completed a new addition for a growing family that needed a larger kitchen and wanted a family room that opened up the garden.

The addition has a wall of wood-framed windows, while the form of the roof allows light to get to the back of the interior.

This new home addition has a wall of wood-framed windows, while the form of the roof allows light to get to the back of the interior.
This new home addition has a wall of wood-framed windows, while the form of the roof allows light to get to the back of the interior.

The interior of the addition includes an angled ceiling lined with light wood and creates glimpses of the sky in different directions.

The interior of this new home addition includes an angled ceiling lined with light wood, which creates glimpses of the sky in different directions.
The interior of this new home addition includes an angled ceiling lined with light wood, which creates glimpses of the sky in different directions.

With a brief from the family to create a space with a series of overlapping functions, the architects have included a kitchen, a dining room, a snug for watching a flickering light (either fire or tv), and a garden room.

The interior of this new home addition includes an angled ceiling lined with light wood, which creates glimpses of the sky in different directions.
This new home addition includes a kitchen, a dining room, a snug for watching a flickering light (either fire or tv) and a garden room.

Separating the dining room and the snug is the fireplace and TV, which are hidden from view within a cabinet.

This new home addition includes a kitchen, a dining room, a snug for watching a flickering light (either fire or tv) and a garden room.
A modern interior with a fireplace and TV hidden within a cabinet.

Elevated from the dining area and snug is the contemporary kitchen, with minimalist white cabinets that fill the wall, open white shelving, a small island with recipe book storage, and lower wood cabinets.

A contemporary kitchen with minimalist white cabinets that fill the wall, open white shelving, a small island with recipe book storage, and lower wood cabinets.
Photography by Adam Scott Images | Architect: Turner Architects | Structural Engineers: Harrison Shortt Structural Engineers Ltd

A Grid-Shaped Wood Ceiling Covers This Cafe In China

A Grid-Shaped Wood Ceiling Covers This Cafe In China

Q&A – Quarta & Armando Architecture Design Research has recently completed the Ethai Café in Shanghai, China, and key to the design is a dome-shaped ceiling, formed by a grid of wooden beams, which conceals the space’s lighting.

The designers explain, “This structure defines a vaulted space that feels private yet convivial, like a contemporary interpretation of the primordial hut.”

A modern cafe with a design that includes a dome-shaped ceiling, formed by a grid of wooden beams, in which conceals the space’s lighting.

As the Ethai Café offers a fresh take on traditional Thai cuisine, an earthy color and material palette was chosen based on gradients reminiscent of central Thailand’s archaeological sites and lands.

The nooks and sitting areas of this modern cafe appear to have been carved out of the rammed earth that envelops the facade.

The nooks and sitting areas of the cafe also appear to have been carved out of the rammed earth that envelops the facade.

The nooks and sitting areas of this modern cafe appear to have been carved out of the rammed earth that envelops the facade.

Complementing the earthy colors are the various plants that can be found throughout the cafe.

The nooks and sitting areas of this modern cafe appear to have been carved out of the rammed earth that envelops the facade.

Here’s a look at the layout of the cafe.

The layout of a modern cafe.
Photography by Dirk Weiblen | Space Design: Q&A – Quarta & Armando Architecture Design Research | Design Team: Gianmaria Quarta, Michele Armando, Tang Shiyuan, Carlin Sun

A Seating Nook Under The Stairs Offers A Quiet Place To Read In This Home

A Seating Nook Under The Stairs Offers A Quiet Place To Read In This Home

Los Angeles designer and architect Rob Diaz has completed his latest project, the contemporary renovation of a home in Sherman Oaks, California, and included in the updated interior, is a built-in seating nook.

The wood-lined seating nook is located under the stairs and adjacent to the living room.

The seating nook includes a large white textured cushion as well as some smaller pillows, two shelving niches, and lighting. Underneath the seating, there's four hardware-free drawers, ideal for storing blankets and games.

The seating nook includes a large white textured cushion as well as some smaller pillows, two shelving niches, and lighting. Underneath the seating, there are four hardware-free drawers, ideal for storing blankets and games.

The seating nook includes a large white textured cushion as well as some smaller pillows, two shelving niches, and lighting. Underneath the seating, there's four hardware-free drawers, ideal for storing blankets and games.

From this angle, which also shows the design of the stairs, you can see how neatly the seating nook and storage are tucked away into the available space.

From this angle, which also shows the design of the stairs, you can see how neatly the seating nook and storage is tucked away into the available space.

Let’s take a look around the rest of the house…

The Exterior

The design goals for the home were to incorporate a blend of European influences with a relaxed, understated elegance evocative of Southern California living. The front of the home features a low-maintenance garden with a small designated area for seating.

The front of the home features a low maintenance garden with a small designated area for seating.
The front of the home features a low maintenance garden with a small designated area for seating.

The Entryway

The black-framed glass front door opens to the entryway, where you’ll find stone walls, built-in storage, and wide plank white European ¾ oak floors.

The black-framed glass front door opens to the entryway, where you'll find stone walls, built-in storage, and wide plank white European ¾ oak floors.
The black-framed glass front door opens to the entryway, where you'll find stone walls, built-in storage, and wide plank white European ¾ oak floors.
A modern entryway with wide plank white European ¾ oak floors.

The Living Room

The focal point of the living room is the Apparatus fireplace wall with Arabescato Calacatta marble.

The focal point of this contemporary living room is the Apparatus fireplace wall with Arabescato Calacatta marble.

The Kitchen

The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, floor-to-ceiling white oak cabinetry, black hardware, and marble countertops.

This modern kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, floor-to-ceiling white oak cabinetry, black hardware, and marble countertops.

The Dining Room

The formal dining area showcases a statement plaster wall, while black-framed glass doors open to the backyard.

This modern formal dining area showcases a statement plaster wall, while black-framed glass doors open to the backyard.
This modern formal dining area showcases a statement plaster wall, while black-framed glass doors open to the backyard.

The Yard And Swimming Pool

The yard was transformed into a private oasis with a 50-year-old coastal live oak tree, a Balinese water fountain, 60-year-old Manzanilla olive trees, and a resort-style quartz pool.

This yard was transformed into a private oasis with a 50-year-old coastal live oak tree, a Balinese water fountain, 60-year-old Manzanilla olive trees, and a resort-style quartz pool.
This yard was transformed into a private oasis with a 50-year-old coastal live oak tree, a Balinese water fountain, 60-year-old Manzanilla olive trees, and a resort-style quartz pool.

The Home Office

The home office has a dramatic appearance, with dark gray walls, a minimalist light fixture, tall white curtains, a curved desk, and a colorful rug.

This modern home office has a dramatic appearance, with dark gray walls, a minimalist light fixture, tall white curtains, a curved desk, and colorful rug.

The Primary Bedroom

The primary bedroom has textured walls similar to the dining room and a fireplace and recessed television.

The primary bedroom has textured accents walls, as well as a fireplace and recessed television.
The primary bedroom has textured accents walls, as well as a fireplace and recessed television.
A contemporary bedroom with an earthy color palette.

The En-Suite Bathroom And Walk-In Closet

The expansive en-suite bathroom has a white freestanding soaking tub, a glass-enclosed shower for two, and a marble double vanity. There’s also a walk-in closet with plenty of storage.

This modern and expansive en-suite bathroom has a white freestanding soaking tub, a glass-enclosed shower for two, and a marble double vanity.
A glass enclosed two person shower with black frames and hardware.
A walk-in closet lined with wood has a floating vanity.

The Guest Bedrooms

Each guest bedroom has its own look, with the second having its own private outdoor space that has views of the backyard.

A contemporary guest bedroom with white oak floors.
A contemporary guest bedroom with white oak floors.
A private patio with a lounge and planters.

The Guest Bathrooms

The guest bathrooms also each have their own design, ranging from blue and green tiles to a minimalist vanity, and a more earthy look.

A contemporary bathroom with textured blue tiles, a wood vanity with white sink and countertop, and a round mirror.
A contemporary blue-green bathroom with square tiles, a blue sink, and black hardware.
A minimalist bathroom sink with a round mirror and black hardware.
A contemporary farmhouse inspired bathroom with stone sink and live edge wood vanity.
Photography by Todd F Goodman

A 40 Foot Glass Wall Folds Open To Connect The Interior And Exterior Spaces Of This Home

A 40 Foot Glass Wall Folds Open To Connect The Interior And Exterior Spaces Of This Home

Photography by Brandon Barre

Multi-disciplinary atelier Ancerl Studio has designed a modern home in Toronto, Canada, and unique to the house, is a large 40 foot folding glass wall that folds open.

Multi-disciplinary atelier Ancerl Studio has designed a modern home in Toronto, Canada, and unique to the house, is a large 40 foot folding glass wall that folds open.
Photography by Brandon Barre

Spanning across the living room and the dining room, the large opening connects the interior spaces to the outdoors, expanding the livable space.

This modern living room includes a folding glass wall, two bi-fold pocket doors that open up and hide away, revealing the TV and open shelving, as well a three sided open flame custom fireplace.
Photography by Brandon Barre

When closed, the glass walls provide an abundance of natural light to the interior spaces. Other interesting design details found in the living room are the two bi-fold pocket doors that open up and hide away, revealing the TV and open shelving, as well as the three-sided open flame custom fireplace, that can be enjoyed from not only the living room and dining room, but also the outdoor space when the wall is opened.

This modern living room includes a folding glass wall, two bi-fold pocket doors that open up and hide away, revealing the TV and open shelving, as well a three sided open flame custom fireplace.
Photography by Brandon Barre

Let’s take a look around the rest of the home…

The Exterior

The design of the house includes a solid front facade, with a tucked away entryway, that afforded the client the privacy they desired.

The design of this modern house includes a solid front facade, with a tucked away entryway, that afforded the client the privacy they desired.
Photography by Kimberly Czornodolskyj
The design of this modern house includes a solid front facade, with a tucked away entryway, that afforded the client the privacy they desired.
Photography by Brandon Barre

The Front Door And Entryway

Welcoming visitors to the home is a 7-foot wide black-framed glass pivot door, that opens into the entryway furnished with a console table and a stool. The material palette in the home includes white walls, ceilings, warm wood millwork, and white ash engineered floors.

Welcoming visitors to this modern home is a 7-foot wide black-framed glass pivot door, that opens into the entryway furnished with a console table and a stool.
Photography by Brandon Barre

The Scotch Lounge And Home Office

Throughout the home, there are 14-foot ceilings, which can be seen in the open plan Scotch lounge and home office. A walnut accent wall showcases a pair of floor-to-ceiling, temperature-controlled wine fridges, and both open and closed storage for the home office.

A modern 'Scotch Lounge' is a casual place for drinking and relaxing.
Photography by Brandon Barre
A walnut accent wall showcases a pair of floor-to-ceiling, temperature controlled wine fridges,
Photography by Brandon Barre
An open plan home office with walnut shelving.
Photography by Kimberly Czornodolskyj

The Dining Room

A large shelving unit separates the dining room from the Scotch lounge, while a set of bi-fold doors open to reveal a wet bar.

A large shelving unit separates the dining room from the Scotch lounge, while a set of bi-fold doors open to reveal a wet bar.
Photography by Brandon Barre

The Kitchen

In the kitchen, minimalist white cabinets line the walls, while a large island provides space for multiple stools. Hidden within the cabinetry is a dedicated coffee station.

In this kitchen, minimalist white cabinets line the walls, while a large island provides space for multiple stools. Hidden within the cabinetry is a dedicated coffee station.
Photography by Brandon Barre
In this kitchen, minimalist white cabinets line the walls, while a large island provides space for multiple stools. Hidden within the cabinetry is a dedicated coffee station.
Photography by Brandon Barre

The Swimming Pool And Landscaped Garden

The outdoor space has been landscaped with a variety of different areas, including a swimming pool and deck, a lounge area with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace, and a dining area.

This modern outdoor space has been landscaped with a variety of different areas, including a swimming pool and deck, a lounge area with outdoor kitchen and fireplace, and a dining area.
Photography by Kimberly Czornodolskyj
This modern outdoor space has been landscaped with a variety of different areas, including a swimming pool and deck, a lounge area with outdoor kitchen and fireplace, and a dining area.
Photography by Brandon Barre

The Stairs

Wood stairs connect the various levels of the home, with a black handrail that contrasts the white wall.

Wood stairs connect the various levels of this modern home, with a black handrail that contrasts the white wall.
Photography by Kimberly Czornodolskyj

The Hallway

A hallway with a glass ceiling connects the top of the stairs to the bedrooms.

A hallway with a glass ceiling connects the top of the stairs to the bedrooms.
Photography by Kimberly Czornodolskyj

The Primary Bedroom

The primary bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, and a sliding glass opens to a private outdoor space.

This modern primary bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, and a sliding glass opens to a private outdoor space.
Photography by Kimberly Czornodolskyj
This modern primary bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, and a sliding glass opens to a private outdoor space.
Photography by Brandon Barre
This modern primary bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, and a sliding glass opens to a private outdoor space.
Photography by Kimberly Czornodolskyj

The En-Suite Bathroom

A wall of wood closets link the bedroom to the en-suite bathroom, which showcases a white vanity with large mirrors, a built-in bathtub, and a double shower with a glass surround.

A wall of wood closets link the bedroom to this modern en-suite bathroom, that showcases a white vanity with large mirrors, a built-in bathtub, and a double shower with glass surround.
Photography by Kimberly Czornodolskyj
A wall of wood closets link the bedroom to this modern en-suite bathroom, that showcases a white vanity with large mirrors, a built-in bathtub, and a double shower with glass surround.
Photography by Kimberly Czornodolskyj
A wall of wood closets link the bedroom to this modern en-suite bathroom, that showcases a white vanity with large mirrors, a built-in bathtub, and a double shower with glass surround.
Photography by Brandon Barre

The Guest Bedroom

In one of the other bedrooms, a glass door opens to a small balcony with tree views.

A modern bedroom with a glass door that opens to a small balcony with tree views.
Photography by Brandon Barre

The Floor Plan

Here’s a look at the floor plan of the ‘Waxwing Residence’.

The floor plan of a modern home with three levels.
Architecture and Interior Design: Ancerl Studio | Builder: Maia Legacy Builder

A Sliding Whiteboard Is A Key Feature Of This Shelving Unit Designed For Kids

A Sliding Whiteboard Is A Key Feature Of This Shelving Unit Designed For Kids

LIFE CREATOR Design Co. has designed an apartment for a family with two children, and included in the interior, is a custom wall designed with the children in mind.

Located along one wall in the living room/music room, is a wall of shelving. Some of the shelving is dedicated to open boxes filled with decorative items, other areas are drawers for hidden storage and a specially designed section for displaying frequently read books.

A modern shelving unit with open storage, drawers, book displays, whiteboard walls, and a hidden tv.

The shelving unit also includes two sliding whiteboard walls that can be moved to reveal the television. At the end of the unit, there’s a small desk area.

A modern shelving unit with open storage, drawers, book displays, whiteboard walls, and a hidden tv.
A modern shelving unit with open storage, drawers, book displays, whiteboard walls, and a hidden tv.

Opposite the shelving unit is a wood door decorated with white-framed colorful houses that act as wall art and a place to pin photos and drawings.

A wood door decorated with white-framed colorful houses that act as wall art and a place to pin photos and drawings.

Colorful accent walls are used throughout the home, like in the living room, dining room, and bedrooms.

A simple bedroom with a light blue accent walls.

Each of the bedrooms also include hardware-free built-in closets with a desk.

A simple bedroom with minimalist closets and a built-in desk area.

A Large Window Opens This Kitchen To A Side Garden

A Large Window Opens This Kitchen To A Side Garden

Dan Gayfer Design has completed a new ground floor addition for a home in Melbourne, Australia, that includes a new sitting area, the kitchen, and the dining area.

Dan Gayfer Design has completed a new ground floor addition for a home in Melbourne, Australia, that includes a new sitting area, the kitchen, and dining area.

The new kitchen is situated between the sitting area and the dining area, and key to its design is a large window that slides open to a small garden.

A modern wood kitchen with a large window open to a small garden, gray tiles, an island, open shelving, white countertop, and built-in wine storage.

The window frame also doubles as a window seat, allowing the kitchen to become a gathering space for both family and friends.

A window frame that doubles as a window seat, allowing the kitchen to become a gathering space for both family and friends.
A window frame that doubles as a window seat, allowing the kitchen to become a gathering space for both family and friends.

Other kitchen details include wood cabinets and an island with a gray tile accent to match the backsplash.

A modern wood kitchen with a large window open to a small garden, gray tiles, an island, open shelving, white countertop, and built-in wine storage.

There’s also curved shelving on the corner and an integrated fridge.

A modern wood kitchen with gray tiles, an island, open shelving, white countertop, and built-in wine storage.

In the dining area, there’s a bookshelf that’s partially set back into the wall. The wood backing allows the decorative items to stand out.

In this modern dining area, there's a bookshelf that's partially set back into the wall. The wood backing allows the decorative items to stand out.
In this modern dining area, there's a bookshelf that's partially set back into the wall. The wood backing allows the decorative items to stand out.

The sitting area, which opens to the backyard, includes wood walls, louver windows, shelving, and a colorful blue couch.

A modern sitting area, which opens to the backyard, includes wood walls, louver windows, shelving, and a colorful blue couch.
A modern sitting area, which opens to the backyard, includes wood walls, louver windows, shelving, and a colorful blue couch.

Other updated areas include multiple bathrooms, with white and gray tiles, and some wood accents.

A modern white bathroom with square tiles.
A modern white bathroom with square tiles.
A sliding glass door with texture.
A sliding glass door with texture.
A modern white bathroom with wood accent.
A modern white bathroom with wood accent.
A modern white bathroom with wood accent.
Photography by Dean Bradley Photography

Two Living Areas Inside This Home Are Separated By A Double-Sided Room Divider With Shelving

Two Living Areas Inside This Home Are Separated By A Double-Sided Room Divider With Shelving

Architecture and interior design firm FGMF Arquitetos, has completed Casa Jordão, a modern holiday home in Monte-Mor, Brazil, that’s located on a stud farm, and has a bright and open interior.

Key to the design of the interior spaces of the home is a room divider that separates two living areas.

The room divider in this modern home living room, which is made from wood with steel supports, has a wall of shelving with an open area for displaying a television.

The room divider, which is made from wood with steel supports, has a wall of shelving with an open area for displaying a television.

The room divider in this modern home living room, which is made from wood with steel supports, has a wall of shelving with an open area for displaying a television.

On each end of the room divider is a walkway that leads to the alternative living room.

The room divider in this modern home living room, which is made from wood with steel supports, has a wall of shelving with an open area for displaying a television.

The secondary living room is open to the swimming pool and is furnished with a pair of couches, armchairs, and a fireplace. The room divider is a mirror image of the other side, with shelving and a mounted TV.

This modern living room is open to the swimming pool, and is furnished with a pair of couches, armchairs, and a fireplace. The room divider is a mirror image of the other side, with shelving and a mounted TV.
This modern living room is open to the swimming pool, and is furnished with a pair of couches, armchairs, and a fireplace. The room divider is a mirror image of the other side, with shelving and a mounted TV.
This modern living room is open to the swimming pool, and is furnished with a pair of couches, armchairs, and a fireplace. The room divider is a mirror image of the other side, with shelving and a mounted TV.
This modern living room is open to the swimming pool, and is furnished with a pair of couches, armchairs, and a fireplace.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the home…

The Entry Pathway

Tropical plants line a pathway that leads to the entryway of the home, where you’ll find a pivoting front door with views of a garden through glass walls. The entryway also provides a separation between the social areas of the home, and the bedrooms/bathrooms.

Tropical plants line a pathway that leads to the entryway of the home, where you'll find a pivoting front door with views of a garden through glass walls.
Tropical plants line a pathway that leads to the entryway of the home, where you'll find a pivoting front door with views of a garden through glass walls.
This modern home entryway provides a separation between the social areas of the home, and the bedrooms / bathrooms.

The Exterior

The exterior of the home is a black-painted mass, contrasting the surrounding nature, and providing a bold backdrop for the outdoor spaces, like the patio and swimming pool.

The exterior of this modern home is a black-painted mass, contrasting the surrounding nature, and providing a bold backdrop for the outdoors spaces, like the patio and swimming pool.
The exterior of this modern home is a black-painted mass, contrasting the surrounding nature, and providing a bold backdrop for the outdoors spaces, like the patio and swimming pool.
The exterior of this modern home is a black-painted mass, contrasting the surrounding nature, and providing a bold backdrop for the outdoors spaces, like the patio and swimming pool.
The exterior of this modern home is a black-painted mass, contrasting the surrounding nature, and providing a bold backdrop for the outdoors spaces, like the patio and swimming pool.

The Kitchen

The interior of the home is lined in Tauari, a Brazilian pale wood, while the kitchen is completely made out of darkened wood. The kitchen can also be hidden from view, as a section of the cabinetry can be lowered down to close it off.

The interior of this modern home is lined in Tauari, a Brazilian pale wood, while the kitchen is completely made out of darkened wood. The kitchen can also be hidden from view, as a section of the cabinetry can be lowered down to close it off.
The interior of this modern home is lined in Tauari, a Brazilian pale wood, while the kitchen is completely made out of darkened wood. The kitchen can also be hidden from view, as a section of the cabinetry can be lowered down to close it off.

The Floor Plan

The floor plan of a modern home in Brazil.
Photography by Fran Parente | Architecture and Interior Design: FGMF Arquitetos – Fernando Forte, Lourenco Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz | Project Coordinators: Gabriel Mota, Luciana Bacin, Ana Paula Barbosa | Project Contributors: Adriana Pastore, Adriano Soares, Carmen Procopio, Caroline Endo, Mariana Leme, Mariana Schmidt, Rodrigo de Moura, Vera Silva | Project Interns: Beatriz Proenca, Carla Facchini, Flavia Theodorovitz, Frederico Branco, Mirella Fochi, Nara Diniz, Pedro Lira, Wendel de Deus | Construction: Join Us Construtora | Foundation and Structural Engineer: Stec do Brasil | Electrical and Plumbing Engineer: Projhel | Landscape Designer: Rodrigo Oliveira

Rock Walls On This Modern Home Help Maintain Its Connection To The Natural Setting

Rock Walls On This Modern Home Help Maintain Its Connection To The Natural Setting

Vetter Architects has designed a modern guest house on the shores of Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, that showcases rough-cut fieldstone and large windows overlooking the lake.

Surrounded by a forest of oaks and white pines, the home is perched on a bluff overlooking a pristine lake the family has been visiting for generations.

Let’s take a look around…

The Exterior

Glass, wood, and stone are seamlessly woven together from inside to out, as they reference the primary building materials found in Wisconsin’s scenic Northwoods. Rough-cut fieldstone set in thick, hand-troweled mortar stretches across the exterior’s south facade and connects with the interior two-story central fireplace.

The lakefront side of the home has large windows that span the entire exterior, filling the interior with natural light, and allowing the views of the lake and the boathouse below to be enjoyed.

Rough-cut fieldstone set in thick, hand-troweled mortar stretches across this modern homes exterior’s south facade and connects with the interior two-story central fireplace.
Rough-cut fieldstone set in thick, hand-troweled mortar stretches across this modern homes exterior’s south facade and connects with the interior two-story central fireplace.
The lakefront side of the home has large windows that span the entire exterior, filling the interior with natural light, and allowing the views of the lake and the boathouse below to be enjoyed.
The lakefront side of the home has large windows that span the entire exterior, filling the interior with natural light, and allowing the views of the lake and the boathouse below to be enjoyed.

The Entryway

A covered entryway off the driveway leads to the custom-designed pivoting wood front door and foyer.

A covered entryway off the driveway leads to the custom designed pivoting wood front door and foyer.
A covered entryway off the driveway leads to the custom designed pivoting wood front door and foyer.

The Living Room

The living room, furnished with an L-shaped gray couch, has a wall of windows and glass doors, with the doors providing access to the patio and outdoor kitchen. There’s also a view of the loft which opens up to a balcony.

This living room, furnished with an L-shaped gray couch, has a wall of windows and glass doors, with the doors providing access to the patio and outdoor kitchen. There's also a view of the loft which opens up to a balcony.

The Dining Area

A custom wood dining table by Michael Dreeben and a sculptural David Weeks chandelier separate the living room from the kitchen. The dining area also provides a view of the fireplace that showcases hand-troweled masonry and fieldstone.

A custom wood dining table by Michael Dreeben and a sculptural David Weeks chandelier separate the living room from the kitchen. The dining area also provides a view of the fireplace that showcases hand-troweled masonry and field stone.
A custom wood dining table by Michael Dreeben and a sculptural David Weeks chandelier separate the living room from the kitchen. The dining area also provides a view of the fireplace that showcases hand-troweled masonry and field stone.

The Kitchen

The design of the kitchen includes rift-sawn white oak cabinetry, a custom black metal hood, stone backsplash, and an island that’s long enough to seat five.

The design of the kitchen includes rift-sawn white oak cabinetry, a custom black metal hood, stone backsplash, and an island that's long enough to seat five.

The Stairs

Metal railings with white oak treads match the wood used in the kitchen and lead to the loft and the lower level of the home.

Metal railings with white oak treads match the wood used in the kitchen, and lead to the loft and the lower level of the home.

The Hallway

Views of the trees can be seen through the black-framed windows that line the hallway to the bedrooms.

Views of the trees can bee seen through the black-framed windows that line the hallway to the bedrooms.

Bedrooms

In one of the bedrooms, a floor-to-ceiling wood accent wall adorned with woven baskets provides a backdrop for an upholstered gray bed.

This modern bedroom has a floor-to-ceiling wood accent wall adorned with woven baskets, provides a backdrop for an upholstered gray bed.

Game Areas

The lower level of the home has a bowling alley, bar, arcade, and sauna for family and guests to enjoy, while outside there’s a bocce court.

A modern home with a bowling alley.
A modern house with a bocce court.
A modern home with stone walls and a bocce court.

The Boat House

The home also includes steps that lead down to a boathouse with a rooftop deck, as well as a dock.

This modern home includes steps that lead down to a boathouse with a rooftop deck, as well as a dock.
This modern home includes steps that lead down to a boathouse with a rooftop deck, as well as a dock.
Architect: Vetter Architects | Principal Architect: John Vetter | Project Architect: Erik Walsh | Interior Design: Amy Carman | Construction: Ruvin Brothers | Custom Cabinetry, Millwork: ADK Design

Rounded Edges And A White Color Palette Give This Living Room A Calm Feeling

Rounded Edges And A White Color Palette Give This Living Room A Calm Feeling

Architect Sofía Oliva has designed ‘Blank Canvas’, a modern living room as part of an exhibition at Casa Decor, an interior design event held once a year in Madrid.

A living room with a simple white color palette, a built-in fireplace, and furniture with curved edges that creates a calm environment with a modern flair.

Inspired by Feng Shui and harmonious design, the living room has a simple white color palette that creates a calm environment with a modern flair.

A living room with a simple white color palette, a built-in fireplace, and furniture with curved edges that creates a calm environment with a modern flair.

The white tones are used in the space to achieve greater luminosity, while materials like wood, natural fabrics, stone, and plaster, have all been included.

A living room with a simple white color palette, a built-in fireplace, and furniture with curved edges that creates a calm environment with a modern flair.

The rounded edges of the furniture create a softness to the room, while the wood floor and tall green cactus add a natural element.

A living room with a simple white color palette, a built-in fireplace, and furniture with curved edges that creates a calm environment with a modern flair.

The sofa has been built on a platform, while a recessed nook with wood shelves has been built into the wall adjacent to it.

A built-in bookshelf with wood shelves.

A single pendant light hangs from the ceiling in the corner, while recessed lights are located in the ceiling.

A recessed nook with built-in wood shelves.

The living room also includes a fireplace located in front of a textured wall, highlighted with hidden lighting.

A living room with a simple white color palette, a built-in fireplace, and furniture with curved edges that creates a calm environment with a modern flair.
A living room with a simple white color palette, a built-in fireplace, and furniture with curved edges that creates a calm environment with a modern flair.
A living room with a simple white color palette, a built-in fireplace, and furniture with curved edges that creates a calm environment with a modern flair.
Photographer: Javier de Paz Garcia | Architect: Sofia Oliva