24486 Home Design Ideas and Photos

The kitchen contains a Kohler sink and pot racks from IKEA.

Maui, Hawaii
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The open-air shower features a screen Moore wove from marine rope.

Maui, Hawaii
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
“The goal of the design was to amplify the site’s natural phenomena, so that the luxury comes from the surroundings.” Erin Moore, designer

Maui, Hawaii
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Detailed in cedar paneling and plywood, Mauka was oriented to catch the sunrise. The table is by Moore’s firm, FLOAT.

Maui, Hawaii
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Moore worked with contractor David Sharp to ensure that the pavilions, each measuring under 120 square feet, would sit lightly on the sloping site. “A big structure would have been about the house, and not the place,” she says. “Having multiple units was important.”

Maui, Hawaii
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Clad in western red cedar, a studio called Mauka, Hawaiian for “inland toward the mountains,” anchors a  getaway in Maui that architect Erin Moore designed to honor the owner’s connection to the land.

Maui, Hawaii
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Maui, Hawaii
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
The living room furniture includes  a Williams-Sonoma floor lamp  and a custom ottoman made by Prestige Furniture and upholstered in Romo fabric. The residents doubled the number of windows in the dimly lit house.

Irvington, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Beside the kitchen, two Cherner armchairs are paired with a built-in desk that extends from the cabinets, made by Corsi.

Irvington, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
After gutting a Vermont Frames kit house, resident and designer Andrew Kotchen left its post-and-beam framework exposed. On the main floor , a metal console from a flea market faces a Wisteria stump stool. The Wishbone chairs are by Hans Wegner.

Irvington, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Irvington, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
In the master bedroom, the top of the platform bed is hinged on one side and lifts like the cover of a book.

New York, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Storage strategy is key in small spaces, and Peter took extra care in this regard.

New York, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Peter conceived a stepped program for the layout. Placing the rooms at different levels created cavities for storage as well as for furnishings, such as the dining table and benches and the bed in Olia’s studio, which when not in use slide into the space beneath the raised floor in Peter’s office, above.

New York, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
The dining area features a flexible, rolling table and benches that can accommodate up to 12 guests.

New York, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Peter Kostelov, an accredited architect in Russia who is studying for his U.S. license, gutted the 700-square-foot apartment and reapportioned rooms. The living/dining room is located on the east side of the residence, to capture all available natural light.

New York, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
New York, New York
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Nick got his wish of being able to watch the surf from the bathtub with the insertion of a sliver window in the master bath.

Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
A sparsely furnished bedroom opens onto the second-floor balcony.

Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
The Amish barn star on the mantel is made from roof cladding; the striped rug is vintage.

Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
In the dining area, a custom table is paired with Bertoia chairs; an Alvar Aalto stool sits beside an LC4 chaise longue by Le Corbusier.

Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Nick’s passion for midcentury design extends to cars. His 1959 Porsche 356A coupe is parked in the driveway.

Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
The sides of the cabinets are clad in sweet chestnut; their faces are painted a custom shade of green by Dulux.

Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Equipped with Bosch appliances and a 16-foot steel countertop, the kitchen was tailor-made by architect and resident Nick Evans for his wife, Celia Sellschop, a chef.

Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
The floorboards are reclaimed roof beams that were sawed in half and painted White Cotton, also by Dulux.

Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
Pett Level, England
Dwell Magazine : November / December 2017
While Aumas designed the gilded table, Warren Platner gets credit for the vintage lounge chair for Knoll.
While she was pregnant and on maternity leave, Susanna tackled creative D.I.Y. projects to decorate Varpu's room, including stitching these festive cotton flag banners.
The master bedroom is a real continuation of the main living space; Varpu rides her tricycle through, and the whole family gathers on the bed to watch movies and cartoons on the television across the room.
The apartment has no couch; “We simply don’t need one—plus it would take up a lot of space,” says Susanna. A string of outdoor lights fosters a cozy atmosphere. “I tried them out once for a party and they looked so nice that I decided to keep them. The light is warm and inviting.”
The bathroom includes a stainless steel-and-aluminum Vipp bath module with integrated sink, faucet, and Corian countertop; Vipp spot lamp; glass-walled shower with a complete set of Vipp bathroom accessories; towels; and a Duravit toilet.
Vipp's prefab Shelter requires a delivery time of six months and costs $585,000. Pricing includes interior fittings, all by Vipp, including bathroom vanity, lighting, leather daybed, kitchen island, dining table (pictured), bedding, storage, and even kitchen utensils.
For 2015, Vipp, the Danish industrial design company known for its iconic trash cans and all-black kitchens, introduces a 592-square-foot prefab unit called Shelter.
Living Area

Bischoff’s team retained the exposed brick on the interior, painting much of it white to help the space reflect sunlight. “There was an interest in having an open, more contemporary layout, but we still wanted some sense of living in this building that’s 100 years old,” Bischoff says. “That motivated us a lot to keep the brick. It’s a very subtle echo of what the house originally was.” 

Enclosing the ductwork would have forced the architects to lower the ceiling or install a subpar air-conditioning system. So it was left exposed, contributing to the floor’s loftlike atmosphere. 

New meets old with the furnishings as well: An antique barbershop pendant provides contrast to a sculptural lamp and a rug from Anthropologie. Investment buys were made with budget in mind, like the leather sofa scored at ABC Carpet & Home’s outlet store.
Entrance

By moving the foot of the stairway away from the front door, Bischoff and his team carved out a transition point from the stoop and sidewalk below, providing a welcome measure of privacy. (Visitors must scale the steps and stand at the door before they can peer in.) The concrete floor tiles were left over from an earlier MADE project. “We didn’t have an equal balance of black and white or even the right sizes,” Bischoff says, “so we made a design moment out of what we had.” Saving on the floor tiles meant that Casale and Crofton could spring for hand-finished wallpaper by Swedish company Sandberg.
Kitchen & Dining Room

“This room really became the heart of the space,” Dawn Casale says. “If people are sitting at the dining table or in the living area, you’re able to have a really free-flowing conversation and there’s a nice dynamic happening on the entire floor.”
The island and cabinets, fashioned from remilled Douglas-fir beams salvaged from upstate New York, sport inexpensive drawers from Ikea. The Carrara marble for the sink surround also came from the firm’s warehouse, from a section of slab orphaned from an earlier commission. A Viking chimney wall hood tops a free-standing range by Bluestar.
The lower floor houses a spa, gym, and office. A built-in bathroom by Espace Cuisine includes a sauna.
Horizontal lines and long, rectangular spaces train the eye towards the exterior. A glass and steel side table from Roche Bobois offers a geometric break from the linearity of the living room.
Playful stylistic details, such as two-toned dining chairs from Latitude Nord and a creative lighting fixture from Au Courant, are juxtaposed with the rest of the home’s tranquil elegance.

Dive into Dwell's photo archive of spectacular modern homes that embody great design. From midcentury gems to prefabricated units to eye-opening renovations, these inspirational projects are elegant responses to the site and the client's needs. Here, you'll find ideas for every room in the house, whether it be kitchen, bath, bedroom, living, or dining—and beyond.