Let’s start the week with an inspiring house tour, folks! This one uses SO many materials and surfaces in interesting ways and provides a ton of ideas for minimal and modern decor, which can be tricky.
When it comes to modern homes, I’m not into cold, clinical decor and finishes. There’s something sterile and uninviting about a home that strays into that museum territory (in my humble opinion). Here’s what I like about this place… it’s warm and welcoming while remaining mid-century inspired. Want to know how? The layering of textures and materials, plus the wood also adds a ton of warmth to this home. If you’re using neutrals in an ultra modern space like this- use warmer tones as opposed to cool.
Designed by Leanne Ford Interiors, the dining room is the heart of this open concept home. Anchored by heavy, round vintage pendants, large blonde hide rugs, and an organic, live edge dining table, this space may be simplistic, but is beaming with style!
I’m loving the texture of the walnut paneling in contrast with the bright white, glossy shiplap ceiling. It definitely offsets the cool gray concrete floor in the best way. Notice how the space is also filled with organic materials like marble, wood, textured rugs, and plants to add greenery? These natural items take the edge off modern lines and streamlined architecture… hence the cozy feeling it radiates.
And then there’s the art-filled, eclectic kitchen…
This space blows me away! From the antique kitchen utensils and cutting boards to that insane stone backsplash, this room has my inner design nerd freaking out. The weathered decor perfectly compliments slick, modern lower cabinetry and low profile appliances.
Even the collection of dishes is perfect displayed on floating shelves, adding a pop of pattern to the wood paneling background.
The living room is just as impressive as the dining area and kitchen. Take a look…
Things I’m loving and noting? The amount of natural light flooding in through the modern sliding doors, that heavy whitewashed brick fireplace, and cozy, oversized, white linen furniture.
It could even be argued this modern home is a little bit rustic. Weathered red brick, oxidized ceramic planters, a vintage coffee table cart, and other primitive decor is juxtaposed with modern elements for the perfect curated look.
More wood tones continue onto the bathroom ceiling meeting a hex tile border- this designerly bathroom might be my favorite space in the house…
What do you think of the abrupt and high contrast pattern of the tiled ceiling? I’m really into it! The space is so perfectly minimal and bright, it brings a fun and unexpected focal point into the shower.
On the opposing side sits a freestanding tub that perfectly anchors a picture window and another matching vintage pendant. Simplicity at it’s finest!
Here’s one way to get the look of warm & welcoming modern perfection:
I’m pretty much obsessing over the lighting in this one! That round pendant and hinge arm wall sconce are calling my name. I’m also partial to a white slipcovered sofa or armchair… in fact, that’s exactly what I have in my living room. Which room in this home are you most attracted to? In order, I’m feeling the dining room, bathroom, and that insanely beautiful kitchen.