Kitchen

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

Before & After – This Kitchen Remodel Was Updated With Warm Wood Cabinets

Before & After – This Kitchen Remodel Was Updated With Warm Wood Cabinets

James Veal and Christine Stucker, co-founders of interior design firm and architecture studio Stewart-Schafer, have recently completed the renovation of a home in Nyack, New York, and included in the remodel, was the transformation of the kitchen.

Before The Renovation

The original 1980s kitchen was outdated with old appliances, an overmount sink, and an uniquely shaped island.

This original 1980s kitchen was outdated with old appliances and an uniquely shaped island. It was remodeled and transformed into a contemporary kitchen.
This original 1980s kitchen was outdated with old appliances and an uniquely shaped island. It was remodeled and transformed into a contemporary kitchen.
This original 1980s kitchen was outdated with old appliances and an uniquely shaped island. It was remodeled and transformed into a contemporary kitchen.

After The Renovation

The updated light-filled contemporary kitchen design fuses Scandinavian minimalism with relaxed Californian elegance and Japanese undertones.

A remodeled kitchen with water-based white rift oak for the cabinets, a large island, and quartz countertops.

The redesign included installing a new floor, moving appliances, with some integrated, and a larger island with more counter space and room for seating.

A remodeled kitchen with water-based white rift oak for the cabinets, open shelving, a large island, and quartz countertops.

Challenged with completing the remodel in under three months, the designers incorporated durable, high-quality materials including quartz countertops that complement the white walls.

A remodeled kitchen with water-based white rift oak for the cabinets, open shelving, a large island, and quartz countertops.

Also included in the kitchen design are white rift oak for the cabinets, chosen for their durability to stand heavy usage.

A remodeled kitchen with water-based white rift oak for the cabinets, open shelving, a large island, and quartz countertops.
White rift oak kitchen cabinets and quartz countertops.

A Glass Enclosed Kitchen Is A Noticeable Design Feature Of This Home Remodel

A Glass Enclosed Kitchen Is A Noticeable Design Feature Of This Home Remodel

Design firm Egue y Seta has completed the renovation of a home in Barcelona, Spain, that includes three levels, and a kitchen that’s enclosed within interior windows.

Let’s take a look around…

The Kitchen

Stepping into the home, just off the entryway is the kitchen, which is located within walls of windows with white frames. The kitchen functions both as a breakfast nook and a bar with a serving hatch. White cabinets have been paired with matte green cabinets, while white tiles have been used for the backsplash.

An eat-in breakfast nook is tucked into the corner and includes a built-in bench, and a mirrored wall, which makes the space feel larger.

A modern kitchen enclosed within white-framed windows, includes white cabinets that have been paired with a matte green cabinets, while white tiles have been used for the backsplash. An eat-in breakfast nook is tucked into the corner and includes a built-in bench, and a mirrored wall, which makes the space feel larger.
A modern kitchen enclosed within white-framed windows, includes white cabinets that have been paired with a matte green cabinets, while white tiles have been used for the backsplash. An eat-in breakfast nook is tucked into the corner and includes a built-in bench, and a mirrored wall, which makes the space feel larger.
A modern kitchen enclosed within white-framed windows, includes white cabinets that have been paired with a matte green cabinets, while white tiles have been used for the backsplash. An eat-in breakfast nook is tucked into the corner and includes a built-in bench, and a mirrored wall, which makes the space feel larger.
A modern kitchen enclosed within white-framed windows, includes white cabinets that have been paired with a matte green cabinets, while white tiles have been used for the backsplash. An eat-in breakfast nook is tucked into the corner and includes a built-in bench, and a mirrored wall, which makes the space feel larger.
A modern kitchen enclosed within white-framed windows, includes white cabinets that have been paired with a matte green cabinets, while white tiles have been used for the backsplash. An eat-in breakfast nook is tucked into the corner and includes a built-in bench, and a mirrored wall, which makes the space feel larger.
A modern kitchen enclosed within white-framed windows, includes white cabinets that have been paired with a matte green cabinets, while white tiles have been used for the backsplash. An eat-in breakfast nook is tucked into the corner and includes a built-in bench, and a mirrored wall, which makes the space feel larger.

The Bar + Sliding Door

Separating the kitchen from the open plan living room and dining area is a sliding glass door that matches the white window frames of the kitchen walls. There’s also a pass-through window with a wood countertop that acts as a bar.

Separating the kitchen from the open plan living room and dining area is a sliding glass door that matches the white window frames of the kitchen walls. There's also a pass-through window with a wood countertop that acts as a bar.

The Dining Area

The open plan dining area includes a long bench against the wall, a wood table with wood chairs, a pendant light that gives of lined shadows, and a wood shelf with hidden lighting underneath.

This open plan dining area includes a long bench against the wall, a wood table with wood chairs, a pendant light that gives of lined shadows, and a wood shelf with hidden lighting underneath.
This open plan dining area includes a long bench against the wall, a wood table with wood chairs, a pendant light that gives of lined shadows, and a wood shelf with hidden lighting underneath.

The Living Room

The living room has shelving that lines the wall, while the couch and armchair are focused on the fireplace and built-in firewood storage.

This modern open plan living room has shelving that lines the wall, while the couch and armchair are focused on the fireplace and built-in firewood storage.
This modern open plan living room has shelving that lines the wall, while the couch and armchair are focused on the fireplace and built-in firewood storage.
This modern open plan living room has shelving that lines the wall, while the couch and armchair are focused on the fireplace and built-in firewood storage.
This modern open plan living room has shelving that lines the wall, while the couch and armchair are focused on the fireplace and built-in firewood storage.

The Garden Terrace

Off the living room is a garden terrace, furnished with an outdoor lounge and an alfresco dining area.

This garden terrace is furnished with an outdoor lounge and an alfresco dining area.
This garden terrace is furnished with an outdoor lounge and an alfresco dining area.

The Powder Room

This level of the home also includes a three-door wardrobe in a eucalyptus green finish, that hides a minimal, functional, and attractive powder room. Floral pattern wallpaper, high contrast accessories and taps, and a wall lamp by Ichiro Iwasaki for Vibia give this small space a unique appearance.

This modern home includes a three-door wardrobe in a eucalyptus green finish, that hides a minimal, functional and attractive powder room
This modern home includes a three-door wardrobe in a eucalyptus green finish, that hides a minimal, functional and attractive powder room
Floral pattern wallpaper, high contrast accessories and taps, and a wall lamp by Ichiro Iwasaki for Vibia, gives this powder room a unique appearance.

The Stairs

A semi-open staircase connects the various levels of the home.

A semi-open staircase connects the various levels of this modern home.

The Primary Bedroom + Bathroom

The primary bedroom and en-suite bathroom are on the middle floor of the home. Botanical wallpaper creates a feature wall, while the wood slat accent wall provides separation between the sleeping area and the bathroom.

In the bathroom, black framed glass walls hide the shower and toilet, while the vanity has a thick white countertop that hides a makeup area.

A modern primary bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Botanical wallpaper creates a feature wall, while the wood slat accent wall provides separation between the sleeping area and the bathroom.
A modern bedroom with a small desk area.
This en-suite bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a wood slat wall, while black framed glass walls hide the shower and toilet, and the vanity has a thick white countertop that hides a makeup area.
This en-suite bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a wood slat wall, while black framed glass walls hide the shower and toilet, and the vanity has a thick white countertop that hides a makeup area.
This en-suite bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a wood slat wall, while black framed glass walls hide the shower and toilet, and the vanity has a thick white countertop that hides a makeup area.

The Kid’s Bedroom

In the kid’s bedroom, there are uniquely shaped wood cut-outs on the wall that have been designed to attach rock climbing mounts, turning the one empty wall into a climbing wall.

In this modern kid's bedroom, there's uniquely shaped wood cut-outs on the wall that have been designed to attach rock climbing mounts, turning the one empty wall into a climbing wall.
In this modern kid's bedroom, there's uniquely shaped wood cut-outs on the wall that have been designed to attach rock climbing mounts, turning the one empty wall into a climbing wall.
In this modern kid's bedroom, there's uniquely shaped wood cut-outs on the wall that have been designed to attach rock climbing mounts, turning the one empty wall into a climbing wall.

The Guest Bathroom

The guest bathroom has a simple neutral color palette with a gray vanity, light gray tiles, and black accents.

This modern guest bathroom has a simple neutral color palette with a gray vanity, light gray tiles, and black accents.

The Secondary Living Room

On the top level of the home is a secondary living room with a pitched ceiling. The living room is furnished with a couch, shelving unit, rattan pendant lights, a desk with a TV above it, and a reading area with built-in shelves.

On the top level of this modern home is a secondary living room with a pitched ceiling. The living room is furnished with a couch, shelving unit, rattan pendant lights, a desk with TV above it, and a reading area with built-in shelves.
On the top level of this modern home is a secondary living room with a pitched ceiling. The living room is furnished with a couch, shelving unit, rattan pendant lights, a desk with TV above it, and a reading area with built-in shelves.
On the top level of this modern home is a secondary living room with a pitched ceiling. The living room is furnished with a couch, shelving unit, rattan pendant lights, a desk with TV above it, and a reading area with built-in shelves.

The Balcony

A sliding door opens to a balcony with views of the neighborhood. A small table with chairs, as well as an outdoor rug and low cushion furniture gives the space multiple uses.

A sliding door opens to a balcony with views of the neighborhood. A small table with chairs, as well as an outdoor rug and low cushion furniture gives the space multiple uses.
A sliding door opens to a balcony with views of the neighborhood. A small table with chairs, as well as an outdoor rug and low cushion furniture gives the space multiple uses.
A sliding door opens to a balcony with views of the neighborhood. A small table with chairs, as well as an outdoor rug and low cushion furniture gives the space multiple uses.

The Floor Plan

A multi-level home with outdoor spaces, a window enclosed kitchen, and two living rooms.
Photographer: VICUGO FOTO | Designers: Egue y Seta (with direct involvement of: Daniel Pérez, Felipe Araujo, Emma Charles, Diana García, Sarah Salas, Maria Escobar, Sebastian Manrique and Veronica Galli) | Construction Company: Rehabidi | Carpentry: Disseny 9evo | Electricity and plumbing installations: Gonzalo 2015 S.L |Plugs and switches: Simon 82 Detail

Black-Framed Doors With Windows Enclose The Kitchen But Not The Natural Light

Black-Framed Doors With Windows Enclose The Kitchen But Not The Natural Light

Photography by Comedor Estar Cocina

Luis Portero of studioLARQ has designed the interiors of an apartment that involved creating a wall of black-framed folding doors that separate the kitchen from the living room.

A modern kitchen can be closed off from the living room by black-framed doors with windows.
Photography by Comedor Estar Cocina

The folding doors sit below a row of windows, and when open or closed, the doors allow the natural light from the windows in the exterior wall to travel throughout the interior. The black frames also create a bold contrast to the surrounding area.

The folding black-framed glass doors sit below a row of windows, and when open or closed, the doors allow the natural light from the windows in the the exterior wall to travel throughout the interior.
Photography by Comedor Estar Cocina

The black framed wall also complements the black stools of the kitchen island, while the kitchen cabinets have a minimalist design.

The black framed wall also complements the black stools of the kitchen island, while the kitchen cabinets have a minimalist design.
Photography by Comedor Estar Cocina

The adjacent living room showcases the concrete flooring and is furnished with leather couches, a pair of armchairs, and a wood coffee table. There’s a low console and glass front cabinet on the living room wall that complements the black-framed doors.

This modern living room showcases the concrete flooring, and is furnished with leather couches, a pair of armchairs, and a wood coffee table. On the living room wall, there's a low console and glass front cabinet that complements the black framed doors.
Photography by Comedor Estar Cocina
This modern living room showcases the concrete flooring, and is furnished with leather couches, a pair of armchairs, and a wood coffee table. On the living room wall, there's a low console and glass front cabinet that complements the black framed doors.
Photography by Comedor Estar Cocina
This modern living room showcases the concrete flooring, and is furnished with leather couches, a pair of armchairs, and a wood coffee table. On the living room wall, there's a low console and glass front cabinet that complements the black framed doors.
Photography by Comedor Estar Cocina
This modern living room showcases the concrete flooring, and is furnished with leather couches, a pair of armchairs, and a wood coffee table. On the living room wall, there's a low console and glass front cabinet that complements the black framed doors.
Photography by Comedor Estar Cocina

Behind the living room is the dining area. A full wall of custom cabinetry and open shelving, with a ladder, acts as a library, while a round dining table sits beneath a single minimalist pendant light.

A full wall of custom cabinetry and open shelving, with a ladder, acts as a library, while a round dining table sits beneath a single minimalist pendant light.
Photography by Comedor Estar Cocina

In the bedroom, a dark bed frame contrasts the white walls and ties in with the black picture frames, bench, and side tables.

In the bedroom, a dark bed frame contrasts the white walls, but also ties in with the black picture frames, bench, and side tables.
Photography by Dormitorio Banao Lavadero

In the bathroom, a dark wood vanity is topped with dual sinks, while square white tiles cover the walls and shower.

In the bathroom, a dark wood vanity is topped with dual sinks, while square white tiles cover the walls and shower.
Photography by Dormitorio Banao Lavadero
In the bathroom, a dark wood vanity is topped with dual sinks, while square white tiles cover the walls and shower.
Photography by Dormitorio Banao Lavadero

The apartment also has a small laundry with the same white tiles as the bathroom and includes a small sink below the window.

A small laundry with square white tiles and a sink below the window.
Photography by Dormitorio Banao Lavadero

A Long Sliding Wood Wall Hides This Kitchen From View

A Long Sliding Wood Wall Hides This Kitchen From View

Studio Jordano Valota has designed a new home in Brazil, that has a large open plan main living area.

An interesting design element they included in the main floor of the house, is a long sliding wood wall that can close off the kitchen from the dining area and the living room.

A modern home with a sliding wood wall that can hide the kitchen from the open plan dining area and living room.

The sliding wood wall can be opened to reveal the large kitchen with an expansive island that seats eight, as well as a warm wood ceiling.

A modern home with a sliding wood wall that can hide the kitchen and expansive island from the open plan dining area and living room.
A modern kitchen with an oversized island with room for 8 people to sit at.

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

The home is located on an irregular corner lot, with the curb appeal showcasing steps with hidden lighting, and uplighting the palm trees.

This modern home is located on an irregular corner lot, with the curb appeal showcasing steps with hidden lighting, and uplighting the palm trees.

At the rear of the home, there’s a swimming pool and patio that are hidden from street views. Large sliding glass doors open to the interior of the home.

A modern house with a swimming pool and patio.
A modern house with a swimming pool and patio.
A modern house with screens that shade the interior rooms.

The living room is flooded with natural light from the oversized windows and sliding doors, while the stairs draw attention to the double-height ceiling.

This mdoern living room is flooded with natural light from the oversized windows and sliding doors, while the stairs draw attention to the double height ceiling.
This mdoern living room is flooded with natural light from the oversized windows and sliding doors, while the stairs draw attention to the double height ceiling.

In one of the bedrooms, hidden lighting is featured under the bed and along the one edge of the ceiling.

In this modern bedroom, hidden lighting is featured under the bed and along the one edge of the ceiling.

Here’s a look at the floor plan of the home.

The floor plan of a modern two storey house.
Photography by 3por1studio | Architects: Studio Jordano Valota

A Long Horizontal Window Acts As The Backsplash Inside This Kitchen

A Long Horizontal Window Acts As The Backsplash Inside This Kitchen

Mitsuori Architects has designed the renovation of a home in Northcote, Australia, that includes a new and open kitchen.

One detail we noticed in the wood and white kitchen, is the wood-framed horizontal window that doubles as the backsplash.

A modern open plan kitchen with minimalist white and wood cabinets, and a window that acts as a backsplash.

The window which runs along the wall provides a view of the garden outside and adds an abundance of natural light to the kitchen.

A modern kitchen with minimalist white and wood cabinets, and a window that acts as a backsplash.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a small reading corner that’s furnished with open shelving, a rug, a floor lamp, and a small sofa.

A small reading corner that's furnished with open shelving, a rug, a floor lamp, and a small sofa.

In the nearby dining room, multiple skylights flood the room with natural light, while at the same time, create shadows along the wall. On the opposite wall, custom joinery creates plenty of storage space, while the table is surrounded by chairs as well as a bench. Polished concrete flooring rounds out the contemporary interior.

In this modern dining room, multiple skylights flood the room with natural light, while at the same time, create shadows along the wall. On the opposite wall, custom joinery creates plenty of storage space, while the table is surrounded by chairs as well as a bench. Polished concrete flooring rounds out the contemporary interior.

In the updated bathroom, while tiles cover the walls, while a rounded frameless mirror hangs from a simple wood hook, which also matches the wood vanity.

In this modern bathroom, while tiles cover the walls, while a rounded frameless mirror hangs from a simple wood hook, which also matches the wood vanity.

The bathroom also includes a built-in bathtub with a tall window and shelving niche on the adjacent wall. A white heated towel rail almost blends into the surrounding white wall.

This modern bathroom includes a built-in bathtub with a tall window and wood-lined shelving niche on the adjacent wall. A white heated towel rail almost blends into the surrounding white wall.
Photographer: Michael Kai Photography | Architecture Firm: Mitsuori Architects – Matthew Murfett, Melissa Lim, Rhodri Thomas | Builder: Howroyd Homes Pty Ltd | Structural Engineer: Structural Edge | Landscape Designer: Andrew Plant Landscape Architect | Land Surveyor: Meridian Land Surveyors Pty Ltd | Building: Surveyor Reddo

This Kitchen Was Designed To Hide Behind A Wall Of Minimalist Cabinets

This Kitchen Was Designed To Hide Behind A Wall Of Minimalist Cabinets

Woodrow Architects has designed the remodel of a lower ground floor apartment in London, England, and included in the updated interior is a kitchen that’s been hidden within a wall of cabinetry.

This modern kitchen, which can hidden away when not in use, is enclosed in muted metallic gray cabinets. The main section of the kitchen is accessed via a pair of folding doors.

The kitchen, which can be hidden away when not in use, is enclosed in muted metallic gray cabinets. The main section of the kitchen is accessed via a pair of folding doors.

This kitchen, which can hidden away when not in use, is enclosed in muted metallic gray cabinets. The main section of the kitchen is accessed via a pair of folding doors.

The folding doors can be completely hidden within the cabinetry, exposing the main countertop of the kitchen.

The folding doors of this modern kitchen can be completely hidden within the cabinetry.

The main section includes a small sink, a cooktop, counter space, hidden lighting, drawers with minimalist fronts, and wood upper cabinets.

The main section of this modern kitchen includes a small sink, a cooktop, counter space, hidden lighting, drawers with minimalist fronts, and wood upper cabinets.

Integrated appliances have also been included, with a wall oven on the right-hand side of the kitchen, while the refrigerator is on the left.

Integrated appliances have also been included, with a wall oven on the right hand side of the kitchen, while the refrigerator is on the left.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the remodeled apartment…

Stepping inside, there’s an entryway with a closet that’s been built into the wall.

An entryway with a closet that's been built into the wall.

The entryway opens up to the living room, where there’s an entire wall of dark blue and wood cabinetry that includes a bench with a mirror, plenty of storage, a fish tank, open shelving, and an integrated coffee station.

An entire wall of dark blue and wood cabinetry that includes a bench with a mirror, plenty of storage, a fish tank, open shelving, and an integrated coffee station.
A modern custom designed entryway bench with a mirror, storage, and integrated LED lighting.
A custom designed cabinet with a coffee station hidden within.
A modern hallway with polished concrete floors and lined with cabinetry and a home office.

Down the hallway between the living room and the kitchen/dining room, is a custom-designed home office.

A modern apartment with a custom designed home office in the hallway.

The kitchen shares the open room with the dining area. White lighting hangs from the ceiling, while a fireplace is flanked with floor-to-ceiling wood bookshelves.

White lighting hangs from the ceiling, while a fireplace is flanked with floor-to-ceiling wood bookshelves.
White lighting hangs from the ceiling, while a fireplace is flanked with floor-to-ceiling wood bookshelves.
White lighting hangs from the ceiling, while a fireplace is flanked with floor-to-ceiling wood bookshelves.

In one of the bedrooms, blush pink walls and bedding creates a calm and relaxed environment.

In this modern bedroom, blush pink walls and bedding creates a calm and relaxed environment.

In the bathroom, there’s a white vanity with dual sinks, a matching bathtub, as well as a walk-in shower, and a storage cabinet that hangs above the bathroom and adds a natural design element.

In this modern bathroom, there's a white vanity with dual sinks, a matching bathtub, as well as a walk-in shower and a storage cabinet that hangs above the bathroom and adds a natural design element.
A modern bathroom cabinet with greenery.
A modern bathroom with a walk-in shower that meets the bathtub.

Another unique design element of this apartment is a steam room with a curved glass screen, blush pink walls, and rose gold accents.

A modern steam room with a curved glass screen, blush pink walls, and rose gold hardware.
A blush pink bathroom with a marble vessel sink and rose gold hardware.

Here’s a look at the ‘before’ and ‘after’ floor plan of the apartment remodel.

The before and after floor plan of an apartment remodel in London.
Photography: Adam Scott Photography | Architect: Woodrow Architects | Structural Engineer: J Friis Consulting Structural Engineers | Contractor: Decor House Construction

A Matte Black Kitchen Contrasts The Lighter Interior Furnishings Inside This Apartment

A Matte Black Kitchen Contrasts The Lighter Interior Furnishings Inside This Apartment

Studio Arthur Casas together with architect Marina Werfel has designed the interiors of a modern apartment in Paris, France, that includes a striking matte black kitchen.

The kitchen, which is a key design element in the apartment, strongly contrasts the light furniture found in the nearby living room.

A modern matte black kitchen with a large island and built-in dining table.

The black kitchen cabinets have matching hardware, creating a seamless look.

A modern matte black kitchen with a wine fridge and exposed wood beams.
A modern matte black kitchen with a black appliances and exposed wood beams.

The kitchen island extends and drops down to include a wood dining table with upholstered dining chairs.

A modern matte black kitchen with a black appliances, exposed wood beams, and an island with a built-in dining table.
A modern matte black kitchen with a black appliances, exposed wood beams, and an island with a built-in dining table.

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

The Exterior

The home is located within a building that’s located on one of the most elegant streets of Paris, where the major fashion stores and art galleries are concentrated.

A building in Paris, France.

Entryway

Throughout the home is a monochromatic color palette, with wood and steel design accents. Central to the open plan living room and the kitchen is a large steel beam in the ceiling that’s been painted white, while wood beams have been left exposed.

A modern entryway with light wood floors that flow through to the living room and kitchen.
A modern entryway with light wood floors that flow through to the living room and kitchen.
A modern living room with a wood and steel bench behind the sofa.

The Living Room

In the living room, neutral-colored furniture creates a calm and relaxed environment, while the glass coffee table with a black base complements the black kitchen cabinets and the black accent wall at the opposite end of the open space.

A modern matte black kitchen contrasts the neutral colored living room.
In this modern living room, neutral colored furniture creates a calm and relaxed environment.
In this modern living room, neutral colored furniture creates a calm and relaxed environment.
In this modern living room, neutral colored furniture creates a calm and relaxed environment.
In this modern living room, neutral colored furniture creates a calm and relaxed environment.
In this modern living room, neutral colored furniture creates a calm and relaxed environment.
A modern black stained wood accent wall with shelving niches.

Home Office

A small home office is located in the hallway adjacent to the living room and includes a small wood desk as well as a built-in shelf and hidden lighting.

A small home office is located at the end of a hallway, and includes a small wood desk as well as a built-in shelf and hidden lighting.

Bedrooms

In the bedrooms, calm colors have been paired with textures and artwork to create relaxed and cozy spaces.

In this modern bedroom, calm colors have been paired with textures and artwork to create relaxed and cozy space.
In this modern bedroom, calm colors have been paired with textures and artwork to create relaxed and cozy space.
In this modern kids bedroom, calm colors have been paired with textures and artwork to create relaxed and cozy space.
Photography: Filippo Bamberghi | Design: Arthur Casas | Co-author Marina Werfel (WER designs) | Team: Raissa Furlan, Victoria Chaves, Camilla Dall’oca, Luisa Mader | Contractor: MCI | Suppliers: Christian Liaigre, Phenicia, Holly Hunt, XL Living, Wever & Ducré, Ecart, Elite Beds

The Countertop In This Kitchen Continues On To Become A Desk, TV Stand, And Window Seating

The Countertop In This Kitchen Continues On To  Become A Desk, TV Stand, And Window Seating

FIGR Architecture Studio has designed a modern home for a family of five in Ascot Vale, Australia, that includes a clever kitchen design.

The kitchen has a large island, black cabinets, wood accents, and black penny tiles, however, it’s the countertop that caught our eye.

A modern kitchen with black and wood cabinets, a penny tile backsplash, and a white countertop.

The countertop continues on from the kitchen and transforms into a small desk area.

A modern kitchen with black cabinets and wood accents, has a white countertop that transforms into a desk, TV stand, and window bench.

From the desk, the countertop drops down to become a stand for the TV in the living room. The penny tile backsplash from the kitchen also continues and creates a backdrop for the TV, helping it blend into its surroundings.

A modern built-in tv stand with a black penny tile backdrop, transforms into a daybed by a window.

Continuing further, the white surface lines the corner and transforms into a daybed, with pillows adding comfort.

A modern kitchen with black cabinets and wood accents, has a white countertop that transforms into a desk, TV stand, and window bench.

A large pivot window extends the daybed into the rear yard to transform the window into a seating and reading platform.

A large pivot window extends a daybed into the rear yard to transform the window into a seating and reading platform.
A large pivoting wood framed window.

Let’s take a look at the other areas of the home…

The front of the home has a white exterior that matches the white picket fence, while a large black-framed window protrudes away from the house.

The architect explains the inspiration behind the home, “The project takes inspiration from its surroundings and context and reinterprets its findings through a contemporary take on a traditional Victorian elevation, resulting in a considered outcome and street integration.”

The front of the home has a white exterior which matches the white picket fence, while a large black-framed window protrudes away from the house.
The front of the home has a white exterior which matches the white picket fence, while a large black-framed window protrudes away from the house.

Inside, wood-framed windows and doors, as well as the wood flooring, add a natural element to the mostly white interior.

Inside this modern home, wood framed windows and doors, as well as the wood flooring, add a natural element to the mostly white interior.

Black accents continue throughout in the form of lighting, furniture, decorative items, accent walls, and door frames.

Black accents continue throughout this modern home in the form of lighting, furniture, decorative items, accent walls, and door frames.

A colorful surprise is included in the home in the form of a deep green carpet that travels up the stairs and into the home office.

A colorful surprise is included in this modern home in the form of a deep green carpet that travels up the stairs and into the home office.

The home office has a desk that lines the angled window and overlooks a small courtyard.

A modern house with a home office that has green carpet and a desk that lines the angled window and overlooks a small courtyard.

The large sliding window, together with the skylight, ensures that plenty of natural light filters through to the interior.

The large sliding window, together with the skylight, ensures that plenty of natural light filters through to this modern home interior.

The black accents continue through one of the bathrooms, with a black mirror/vanity surround and a black-lined shower niche.

This modern bathroom has a black mirror/vanity surround and black-lined shower niche.
Photography by Tom Blachford

This House Addition Included A Vaulted Ceiling To Create More Open Space For The New Living Room, Dining Area, And Kitchen

This House Addition Included A Vaulted Ceiling To Create More Open Space For The New Living Room, Dining Area, And Kitchen

Photography by Tom Blachford

Australian architecture studio FIGR, has designed a modern addition to a house in Melbourne.

The addition features a pitched roof, and is covered in a combination of standing seam black metal siding, Silvertop Ash shiplap siding, and weatherboard.

This modern house addition features a pitched roof, and is covered in a combination of standing seam metal siding, Silvertop Ash shiplap siding, and weatherboard. #ModernHouse #ModernAddition #BlackMetalSiding #WoodSiding
Photography by Tom Blachford

Inside, the vaulted ceiling creates a tall and open space for the new living room, dining room, kitchen, and loft area. In the living room, the couch is focused on the black fireplace, that sits on a custom built low shelf.


In this modern interior, the vaulted ceiling creates a tall and open space for the new living room, dining room, kitchen, and loft area. In the living room, the couch is focused on the black fireplace, that sits on a custom built low shelf. #ModernInterior #LivingRoom #Skylight #VaultedCeiling #BlackFireplace
Photography by Tom Blachford

That shelf transforms in a bench that’s located by the doors that open to the backyard.


This modern house has lightly colored walls, a custom-built bench, and aged oak wood flooring. #ModernInterior #OakFlooring #WoodFlooring #CustomBench
Photography by Tom Blachford

Behind the couch is the dining room. Wood covered walls highlight the design of the vaulted ceiling, and create a backdrop for the dining table and chairs.


The wood covered walls of this modern house addition highlight the design of the vaulted ceiling, and create a backdrop for the dining table and chairs. #WoodWalls #DiningRoom #VaultedCeiling
Photography by Tom Blachford

In the kitchen, a large island with black accents complements the black edge of the loft, while a mirrored backsplash reflects the backyard.


In this modern kitchen, a large island with black accents complements the black edge of the loft, while a mirrored backsplash reflects the backyard. #ModernKitchen #KitchenDesign #BlackAccents
Photography by Tom Blachford

A ladder, that normally hangs on the wall, can be used to gain access to the loft above the kitchen.


A ladder, that normally hangs on the wall, can be used to gain access to the loft above the kitchen in this modern interior. #Loft #Ladder #ModernInterior
Photography by Tom Blachford

In the bathroom, tiles cover the walls, while a freestanding bathtub is positioned beneath the window, and a minimalist glass shower screen allows the natural light from the window to filter throughout the room.


In the bathroom, tiles cover the walls, while a freestanding bathtub is positioned beneath the window, and a minimalist glass shower screen allows the natural light from the window to filter throughout the room. #ModernBathroom #BathroomDesign #TiledWalls
Photography by Tom Blachford | Architect: FIGR Architecture Studio | Builder: BYDE Constructions | Engineer: Meyer Consulting Engineers | Building Surveyor: Michel Group Building Surveyors | Styling: Ruth Welsby
This modern house addition features a pitched roof, and is covered in a combination of standing seam black metal siding, Silvertop Ash shiplap siding, and weatherboard. #ModernHouse #ModernAddition #BlackMetalSiding #WoodSiding

This modern house addition features a pitched roof, and is covered in a combination of standing seam black metal siding, Silvertop Ash shiplap siding, and weatherboard. #ModernHouse #ModernAddition #BlackMetalSiding #WoodSiding

This modern house addition features a pitched roof, and is covered in a combination of standing seam black metal siding, Silvertop Ash shiplap siding, and weatherboard. #ModernHouse #ModernAddition #BlackMetalSiding #WoodSiding

The wood covered walls of this modern house addition highlight the design of the vaulted ceiling, and create a backdrop for the dining table and chairs. #WoodWalls #DiningRoom #VaultedCeiling

The wood covered walls of this modern house addition highlight the design of the vaulted ceiling, and create a backdrop for the dining table and chairs. #WoodWalls #DiningRoom #VaultedCeiling

This modern bathroom features tile covered walls, a wood vanity and matching cabinetry, and a round mirror with sconces either side. #ModernBathroom #RoundMirror #WoodVanity #Sconces #TiledWall

In the bathroom, tiles cover the walls, while a freestanding bathtub is positioned beneath the window, and a minimalist glass shower screen allows the natural light from the window to filter throughout the room. #ModernBathroom #BathroomDesign #TiledWalls #RoundMirror