Modern homes have a reputation for being more showy than comfortable, but these six interiors deftly combine cozy and contemporary.
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
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.
Photo by: Marvin Rand
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.
Photo by: Albert Font
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.
Photo by: Richard Powers
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.
Photo by: Lincoln Barbour
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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.
Photo by: Art Streiber