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January 9, 2014
Not shying away from a bright wash of color or a vibrant coat of paint, these seven kaleidoscopic homes are sure to cure you from the winter blues.
affordable modern home interior in Atlanta

Playing off the work of artist James Turrell, as well as the front porch scheme prevalent in the South, the ruby-red outdoor living room of an Atlanta house is half covered and half open to the leaf canopy overhead. A pair of teak armchairs are clustered around a Laguna fire table from Restoration Hardware. Photo by Gregory Miller.

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Modern dugout with neon orange stairs

A former ambulance garage may seem like an unusual option for a home, but in the hands of innovative Rotterdam design office Doepel Strijkers it proved to be an inspired choice. A bright-orange polyurethane coating rescues the dugout from any suggestion of darkness or dinginess.

Originally appeared in Parksite Residence, Rotterdam
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Green plywood door shelf space

Tokyo architect Yuko Shibata's shape-shifting apartment takes a holistic approach to live/work style. She wanted more shelf space in her home office, so she added a plywood door with built-in bookshelves that opens into her bedroom to form a reading nook. Glimpsed from the adjacent room, the space looks larger than it actually is, thanks to the bright green walls.

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The aptly named CMYK House features a dizzying pattern of layed dots over its facade.

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Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home. She opted for high-impact black paint to coat her living room. Photo by Justin Fantl.

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modular beachside getaway Australia living room

Anna Horne sourced the living area’s red-and-white Tunisian tiles in her modular Australian beach house directly from a manufacturer online. “It was the first site I looked at, the tiles were well priced, and the company was easy to deal with,” says Horne. “When I requested this specific tile in red, it just happened to be the perfect red, so I went with my gut instinct.” Photo by Lisa Cohen.

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A house by Brazillian firm YTA features yellow accents throughout.

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affordable modern home interior in Atlanta

Playing off the work of artist James Turrell, as well as the front porch scheme prevalent in the South, the ruby-red outdoor living room of an Atlanta house is half covered and half open to the leaf canopy overhead. A pair of teak armchairs are clustered around a Laguna fire table from Restoration Hardware. Photo by Gregory Miller.

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