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August 7, 2013
Modern homes have a reputation for being more showy than comfortable, but these six interiors deftly combine cozy and contemporary.
The Shermans’ living room is outfitted with Ligne Roset Smala sofas by Pascal Mourgue and a Kenga rug by Angela Adams.

 

Inspired by their surroundings, Mill Valley, California, residents Tony and Rachel Sherman built their modern home rather that buy one. A earthy, burnt orange rug in their living room links the inside of their house to the plant life that covers the surrounding hills, while making their home more kid-friendly for their young daughter. Photo by Noah Webb

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In Scarpa and Brook' own house, they’ve mounted luminous solar panels in a rusted-steel-beam grid to form a modernist canopy that frames the façade. This imaginative “solar umbrella” hides the household power plant in plain sight, part of an artful compos

 

Despite a starkly modern concrete, steel, and glass exterior, a family home in Venice, California, has a warm interior defined by expansive couches and soft carpets. Photo by Marvin Rand and Darcy Hemley.

 

 

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Modern colorful living room with Philippe Xerri chairs and Tunisian rug

 

When a rug designer like Nani Marquina designs a home, comfortable rooms covered in stylish textiles are a given. Though the climate of Ibiza, Spain, demands a structure that keeps out the summer heat, numerous shaggy carpets still spice up her home's interior. 

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Located at the foot of an Austrian ski slope, this modern take on an alpine cabin has a storm-proof structure, but its interior is a delicate combination of a high-design home and a cozy refuge from the cold. Photo by Richard Powers.

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Modern living room with Blu Dot furniture and shag rug

 

An addition on the back of a historic Boise, Idaho, home blends interior styles, paying homage to its past while incorporating contemporary design for a cushy, family-friendly ambiance. Photo by Lincoln Barbour

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Bryan Cranston on Laguna Sofa with his wife.

 

Actor Bryan Cranston and his wife rescued a decaying piece of military housing and gave it a modern makeover, throwing splashes of warm color onto neutral canvas of plush furniture for a beach house as snug as it is sleek. Photo by Art Streiber.

 
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The Shermans’ living room is outfitted with Ligne Roset Smala sofas by Pascal Mourgue and a Kenga rug by Angela Adams.

 

Inspired by their surroundings, Mill Valley, California, residents Tony and Rachel Sherman built their modern home rather that buy one. A earthy, burnt orange rug in their living room links the inside of their house to the plant life that covers the surrounding hills, while making their home more kid-friendly for their young daughter. Photo by Noah Webb

Photo by Noah Webb.

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