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In the modern scenario, the quest for a balanced mix of sleek surfaces, crisp, elegant furnishings and top-notch art decor comes to an end at contemporary interior design styles. Earlier, this design scheme had a reputation of being uninviting and mundane. However, things have changed rapidly with the impeccable introduction of warmth and minimalism.
Here are seven success stories of modern designers incorporating contemporary interior design styles in modern homes! From cosy country homes to exotic beach houses, these contemporary spaces feature rugged materials, elegant, bold lighting, streamlined furnishings, and even some splashes of colour, creating spaces that never go out of style.
1. Chara Schreyer’s LA home
This Los Angeles home project was part of the renovation of collector Chara Schreyer’s abode. This gallery-like home provides an expansive view of the city. Made possible because of the efforts of the architecture firm McRitchie Design and Gary Hutton Design, the room embodies the contemporary interior design.
Decorated and furnished by some of the most prominent professionals the room presents jaw-dropping ambience for people with a sophisticated taste. For example, the family room, has a multipanel collage work by Mark Bradford complemented by one of Donald Judd’s Stack sculptures overlooking the sofa from Piero Lissoni. An angular Council bench, a couple of Poul Kjærholm steel-and-rope chairs from Fritz Hansen, and a B&B Italia cocktail table complete the sophisticated contemporary design.
2. Mid-Century House with Contemporary Design Elements
A red-tinted sculpture by Anish Kapoor greets the visitors in the entrance hall of a Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, house designed by one of the most prominent designers, Charles Zana for a couple with a blue-chip contemporary-art collection. The text painting in the room is by Richard Prince, and the console is from Eric Schmitt. Additionally, a dramatic glass-bead sculpture from Jean-Michel Othoniel dangles from 30 feet above.
3. Aspen Home with open-floor layout and Quartzite chimney
This project showcases an efficient open-plan layout common in interior designs like industrial interior design. The Aspen, Colorado home presents a quartzite chimney towards one end of the layout.
This house exemplifies contemporary interior design from the efforts of the architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, and interiors by Shelton, Mindel & Associates.
4. Contemporary Interior Design of Kitchen
This Manhattan penthouse, designed by Greg Dufner and Daniel Heighes Wismer features the kitchen with contemporary accessories.
Marble surfaces with Bulthaup cabinetry, Miele wall ovens, Gaggenau cooktop, Dornbracht sink fittings and a subzero wine refrigerator in the kitchen highlight the potential of contemporary settings in making the most private spaces relevant and stylish.
5. Florida House with Contemporary Art
Contemporary art is not for everybody. The exquisite taste of the contemporary interior design often features in celebrity homes. For example, this Hollywood, Florida getaway of Darlene and Jorge Pérez is a haven for art lovers.
A Günther Förg painting faces the living room, while a work by Alexandre Farto hangs at right just in sight for the guests to swoon.
Another piece, by Michele Oka Doner, rests on the side table, and the colourful ball sculpture from Beat Zoderer add to the aesthetics.
6. Massachusetts Home featuring Contemporary Decor
This Massachusetts home from the legendary Leroy Street Studio presents a variety of contemporary decor in the living room. Starting from the Lindsey Adelman Studio Chandelier, the Poltrona Frau chairs, a teak-root table from Chista to the photo montage from Pablo Zuleta Zahr, this space is the epitome of elegant contemporary interior design.
7. Ranch With Contemporary Interiors
Coming from the collective efforts of the designer Sara Story and Lake|Flato Architects, this ranch in the Texas Hill Country definitely belongs in the list of elegant contemporary interiors.
The unique design of the ranch features a loggia paved with concrete linking the main house to the children’s wing. Sarsa story showed her expertise in the lounge chairs, and the sofas, other elements in the interiors like the ceiling fan and dining chairs are from Boffi and Karkula, respectively.