16587 Home Design Ideas and Photos

Donald Wexler arrived in Palm Springs in 1952 after a stint at Richard Neutra’s office in Los Angeles eager to build on a large scale with steel—hence the prefab Steel Development Houses.
Its cast-concrete roof slabs evoke any number of desert sights—the fronds of a palm, the faces of stones, even the armored plates of an armadillo.
Last year, Tahquitz Plaza, a business complex Kaptur designed in the 1970s, underwent a restoration, which he helped oversee.
The Desert House is about 40 miles outside of Palm Springs, sited on a pile of boulders at the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, and it was finished in the early 2000s, long after the heyday of post-and-beam modernism. Yet there may not be another residence more attuned to the hardened landscape of the Coachella Valley than Kendrick Bangs Kellogg’s most outré experiment in organic architecture.
Bright yellow seating injects vibrancy into the space.
A mix of chair types adds playfulness.
Materials in varying shades of blue bring the sky indoors.
The restaurant sits 40 people inside and 40 people outside.
White iron grids form tabletops and dividing screens.
The hanging plants were inspired by the existing 200-year-old Cycas palm in the garden.
The Cycas forms the focal point of the outdoor dining area.
A minimal but elegant materials palette keeps the restaurant looking bright and airy.
Minimal clutter keeps the home running smoothly for this family of five.
The countertop is a repurposed IKEA desktop cut to size.
The couple used Lucent Lightshop for the lighting fixtures.
The compact kitchen features a ceramic tile backsplash.
Their three young children sleep in triple bunk beds in the opposite end of the RV.
The renovation was completed in three weeks for just $3,000.
Pops of greenery and art imbue warmth into the tiny home.
The couple kept costs low by sourcing art and furniture from garage sales, IKEA, Amazon, and Target.
The cabinets were refaced to match the new aesthetic.
The couple share the master bedroom with a sliding door.
The 180-square-foot RV is currently parked on their lot in Ventura, California.
The underside of the overhanging roof represents the area's local craftsmanship.
Similar to the open spaces, the sleeping quarters have operable, sliding glass doors and clerestory windows allow the tropical air to freely pass between the exterior and interior.
An outdoor shower accessed from the interior bath provides a private retreat under the sun and sky of the landscape.
Each villa is equipped with its own salt-water swimming pool and outdoor shower.
Each villa is composed of a series of spaces, varying from two to three bedrooms, and offers different views out to the ocean. Overlapping timber roofs made from recycled teak planks and built by local craftsman provide shade from the powerful sun.
The bedrooms were made to be as flexible as possible, while still feeling comfortable. The throw at the end of the bed is sourced from Zigzag Zurich.
Many of the items in the home can be moved around easily, including this bar cart. Many of the customers who frequent Batch are between 20 and 40 years old, Meyer says, so much of the property's details appeal to that demographic.
The home's layout and furnishings were made to be flexible, since Meyer and the team wanted the space to conform to any possible situation. And as it turns out, that flexibility was practiced from the beginning.
The entryway is minimal yet stylish, thanks to simple and location-specific artwork and a couple of brightly covered books.
The butterfly chair in the living room was sourced from Urban Outfitters.
Geometric patterns were a big part of the home's design, and that's best showcased by the dining room's
Outsite partnered with Batch on this Venice Beach home to offer a place where locals can shop, live, and work. But considering how much the address can do, not much was changed of its midcentury exterior.
The comfy bedrooms are simply furnished.
Pale wooden floors and white walls brighten the interiors.
The lake-facing outdoor terrace can be accessed through the bedroom.
A full-height window frames views of the dunes.
A corridor leads from the living area to the bedroom.
A dark, streamlined kitchen in the open-plan living area.
The house can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests.
Typical of modern Scandinavian homes, the interiors are bright and airy.
This vacation villa is integrated into nature and is surrounded by sand dunes and heathlands.
A lakeside vacation home near the village of Agger in Denmark.
Upstairs, a wooden slatted wall doubles as a bookshelf.
Only local materials were used to build the chalet, including the larch wood cladding of the exterior, to reinforce the connection between indoors and outdoors.
A vaulted loft room complete with a typewriter and natural wood furnishings serves as the perfect hidden workspace. The chair is a vintage Cherner chair, the side table is Nanna Ditzel, and the wood lamp is a Muuto Wood model.
An IKEA desk and SKI wooden provide working accommodations in the study, overlooking the main living space.
Inspired by modern Japanese minimalism, Hong Kong practice JAAK demolished the walls of this two-bedroom apartment and remodelled it into a studio with an
Lella Vignelli's office is lined with bookshelves. She designed the desk with legs fashioned by sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro. The couple were known to host many cultural luminaries in the apartment, including Pomodoro and philosopher Umberto Eco.
The office is a showcase that includes an Eames Storage Unit for Herman Miller, a wall-mounted Eames leg splint, and chairs by Eero Saarinen and Harry Bertoia for Knoll.
Designer and digital fabricator Shawn Benson shares his 595-square-foot second-floor space with his wife, Jessica, and their daughter, Roux. The 15-foot-high ceilings allow plenty of room for a full-size ocean paddleboard.

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