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6 Inviting Modern Interiors

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Modern homes have a reputation for being more showy than comfortable, but these six interiors deftly combine cozy and contemporary.
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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. 

     

    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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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.
 
 

     

    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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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. 

     

    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.

     

    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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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. 

     

    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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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.
 

     

    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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