8898 Home Design Ideas and Photos

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.

Faudet-Harrison designed these modern coat hooks for SCP.
In the open-plan living and dining room, a dramatically sloped roofline allows for generous clerestory windows.
The tiered side table was designed by Jasper Morrison.
The loveseat is by Terence Woodgate.
The master bedroom boasts a 1970s tufted headboard from Heals Leather and a wall covering of burlap, wool and silk by David Hicks. The bed covering is vintage, 1950s, and the Blocks linen basket was designed by Donna Wilson and made by the People of the Sun, a nonprofit based in Malawi.
The dining room features a Glo-Ball T table lamp by Jasper Morrison.
A pressed-steel Parallel shelving system by Terence Woodgate holds books and mementos.
A 2009 Cedric desk by Kay + Stemmer occupies the study.
The floor tiles are close matches to the originals, which had to be replaced after a pipe burst.
“The kitchen is pretty astonishing, really, considering it’s 40 years old," says resident Louise Jenkins.
In the eat-in portion of the kitchen, a George Nelson Bubble Lamp hangs above an Artek table and chairs by Alvar Aalto.
The mahogany-paneled Poggenpohl kitchen system is original to the house. The kitchen opens to the living and dining area.
Louise Jenkins, left, chats with her daughter, Freya, who sits on a powder-coated Slatted bar stool by Jasper Morrison manufactured in Lancashire.
Hilton’s rounded-form Balzac collection, which debuted in the early 1990s, continues to be a bestseller.
The house is located on a 25-acre site. It sat unsold on the property for two years before the couple discovered it.
Coakley commutes an hour into London, where his two SCP stores are located. In the entryway, a pair of Jasper Morrison tables join a vintage Moroccan rug. The circa 1980s Thinking Man’s Chair, also by Morrison, is in the foreground.
Sheridan Coakley, owner of the London-based furnishings purveyor SCP, uses his circa-1970s home as a testing ground for the furnishings he carries in his company’s inventory. In the foreground, a Balzac lounge chair by Matthew Hilton is draped with a Donna Wilson blanket.
A George Nelson cabinet for Herman Miller, a Paul McCobb chair, and a Gilbert Watrous table lamp for Heifetz adorn another bedroom.
A hatch door leads to the roof deck, which is lined with artificial turf.
A three-level bunk bed with an additional trundle furnishes the children’s room on the first floor; the cabinetry and drawers are from IKEA.
The collaborative team of Studio Bark and Lowe Guardians describe the SHED concept as
Most impressive of all, a solar array on the roof empowers the residents to produce more energy than they consume on-site.
Rural and urban sensibilities mix indoors. The double-height living room nods to the loft-like spaces the family was accustomed to in Seattle; rough-hewn wood boards appeal to their "wabi sabi" taste in design.
Covered terraces take advantage of the temperate Northern California climate and respect the local vernacular. A rear sleeping porch is the perfect place to enjoy warm summer and fall nights.
The kitchen sports blue-gray cabinets and Azulej tiles by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina. The Currys keep an eye on the backyard through a large Pella window, situated above a sink with a Sensate faucet from Kohler. The range is by BlueStar.
White was used extensively throughout the addition, a choice that the architects say enhances the spacious feel of the rooms and draws attention to the views.
To maximize light, Dana opted for white surfaces, from the custom cabinetry to the Silestone countertops. “You can’t put a lemon or a Popsicle down on marble, so we got quartz, which is virtually indestructible,” she says.
The architects used blackbutt wood for the flooring and Whisper White paint by Dulux throughout the interior. An A110 Hand Grenade Pendant Lamp, by Alvar Aalto for Artek, hangs above the white Carrara marble-topped island.
Lustrous textures characterize the cantilevered master bedroom. The gleaming four-square-foot white porcelain tiles are softened by crushed-shell wallpaper and a cypress ceiling.
Candy Sarvis loves feeling connected with dinner guests while she cooks. The African teak kitchen cabinetry is by Pedini, with Miele appliances. A Big Bang pendant by Foscarini illuminates the Montecarlo table by Cattelan Italia.
“So many houses seem like they’re completely still and heavy,” says Dencity architect Staffan Svenson. Inspired by his client’s role in the airline industry, Svenson relished the chance to create a home that evokes motion and lightness.
In the master bath, a custom raised Silestone sink is surrounded by a teak countertop and Porcelanosa glass tiles. Teak slats anchor the glass-enclosed shower.
Open stair treads, composed of rift awn white oak with a custom stain, allow light to pass through.
Despite the large amounts of glass, the organization of the house creates spaces of refuge.  The outdoor patio is nestled into the hillside, sheltered by landscape and building.
Front Exterior
Bathroom
Master Bed With Sliding Barn Door
Dining Nook with Reclaimed Woods and Steel
The outdoor shower below the treehouse was shaped and formed from concrete to be a truly private experience.
The architects took about eight months to design the treehouse. Construction of the inhabitable sculpture, with its studio and lounge, took another 18 months.
Metaphorically, architect Chris Kempel said, the Kynar-painted steel columns are trees.  “It was like taking a box and poking it with chopsticks.”

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