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At the core of modern interior design, lies the philosophy of crafting functional spaces from the essential elements. With so much similarity with minimalistic and contemporary interior design, the modernist interiors are often confused with these two interior design styles. 

Modern interior design with its clean lines, warm use of woodwork, and bold upholstery shades continue to allure designers and home-owners across the globe. Here are seven stylish interiors of homes featuring the modern interior design:

1. Modernist Home in Beverly Hills

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This Beverly Hills House features the interior design by Boehm Design Associates and has ample use of mid-century modern elements like Mies Van Der Rohe’s Barcelona Chairs and the ottoman from Knoll.

Other spaces highlight the use of modern materials. For example, the kitchen with walnut cabinetry has a granite backsplash and countertops, while the Gordon International counter stools are clad in elegant Spinneybeck leather.

2. Family Getaway with Plush Interiors

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Featuring the mid-century modern touch, the vintage dining table and chairs from Hans J. Wegner and an Arteluce pendant light furnish the dining room of this Bridgehampton, New York, house

Additionally, the interior designer Thomas O’Brien of Aero Studios used the midcentury sideboard from Aero which is a Harry Bertoia sculpture.

3. Classic and Modern Home Library

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The library of this Boston residence renovated by architect Dell Mitchell and decorated by the eminent interior designers Thad Hayes, André Dubreuilfeature the use of lanterns that top the mantel. 

The ceiling fixtures being 1960s Seguso, and the Edward Wormley sofas clad in a Larsen fabric, create a distinctly modern appeal. 

4. Spacious and Elegant

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Designed by Lucien Rees Roberts, this New York City loft features extensive use of modern interior design elements. From monumental bookshelves that line the living and dining areas to a 1960 Georges Braque print; the place is an epitome of modern and midcentury modern design. 

The classic Ib Kofod-Larsen chairs at the Rees Roberts+Partners dining table is the cherry on top! 

5. Sleek and Crisp Modern Interiors

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The Film and TV Producer Brian Grazer has a modern mansion in Santa Monica, California

With interior design from Waldo Fernandez, the use of modern elements is apparent as emphasised by the triangular chairs (from Rick Owens) and the art decor consisting of Richard Prince artwork in the living room!  

6. Mid-Century Decor in Suburban Paris Home

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The modern interior design often carries the hint of midcentury decor as in architect Charles Zana’s mid-century home on the outskirts of Paris. 

An elegant sterling silver Takashi Murakami sculpture stands between the two areas of the living room. Additionally, the stainless-steel chaise longue by Christophe Pillet adds to the classic appeal of the design scheme.

7. Heaven for Modernists

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The modern interior design carries a distinct set of furnishings that can be easily spotted even in the most inefficient designs. The vast spectrum of modern furnishings like chairs, cabinets, coffee tables, etc. adds warmth to space.  

For example, the barstools by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller and a Pierre Jeanneret Scissor chair for Knoll make their presence felt in the breakfast area of the famous architect Lee Ledbetter’s New Orleans home.

The modern interior design carries a perfect mix of warmth, aesthetics and functionality. It is a design that becomes valuable with time and never goes out of style. Differing slightly from contemporary and minimalist interiors, the modern interior design styles are less conservative in the quest for functionality and allow the modern decor to show up at relevant spaces. Modern and mid-century interiors are increasingly becoming popular for millennial homes. 

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