This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home. The smallest member of the brood chills near his owl design feature, which sits on a real branch. Photo by Mark Seelen.
Living small is par for the course in New York City, but accommodating a family of four in under 700 square feet rarely looks as effortless as in this storage-smart renovation. Jonah can easily transform his sleeping berth from desk to bed by himself. Photo by Raimund Koch.
Two of Tanya Wexler and Amy Zimmerman's four children cuddle up in a bedroom in their holiday retreat on Long Island. Keeping the room spare allows the kids to focus. Photo by João Canziani.
Create a tabula rasa: In the kitchen of Mo Ogrodnik’s apartment, which she shares with her husband and two children, a kid-friendly stainless steel countertop creates a perfect landscape for little artists. Photo by Craig Cutler.
On a lakeside plot outside Toronto, four friends forge a new kind of vacation house. Here, a loft and a book provide plenty of entertainment. Photo by Lorne Bridgman.
At the lakeside Toronto vacation house, a bright hall gives way to comfy bunk beds for the kids. Photo by Lorne Bridgman.
A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen. A traditional Indian twin bed in Mira’s room is outfitted in hand-stitched linens from Fabindia in Delhi. The toy blocks are from KID-O. Photo by Matthew Williams.
At the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow, the kids share a warm, bright space with modern prints. Photo by Richard Foulser.
Carve a little space for the youngsters without sacrificing your modern aesthetic. In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, a house’s uncluttered and airy feel make it a playground par excellence, especially in the cheery upstairs sitting room. Photo by Matthew Williams.
In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has carved out a cozy, light-filled home. In one corner, the family created a cozy space for their daughter. Photo by Jonas Bjerre-Polsen.