20 Inspiring Examples Of Contemporary Interior Design


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In this thrift-chic blog, Gillian details her journeys en famille into creative homemaking. She knits, sews, bakes and potters. In one post, she zhooshes up a white cotton cushion. In the next, she crotchets a rainbow baby blanket.

Smart interiors journal by Seattle “design mom” Stephanie Brubaker. Sticking resolutely to her mantra “Where practical meets pretty”, it’s full of tips on how to keep the home spick and span. The “Real life home series” profiles inspiring spaces and asks owners how they achieved them.

The wonderful Zoopla lets you check the market value of your neighbour’s house, and if a property is for sale, you can snoop around it for fantastic interiors inspiration. This database of rooms to let for the night is another solution. It is used by holidaymakers to find a place to stay for a fraction of hotel prices. But design magpies can use it to find ideas, or simply to keep up with the Joneses.

13 Apr 2018, 8:00am Take the floor: how finding the right rug can ground your interior scheme

Online diary of a thirtysomething American mother, baker and crafter, where she shares her daily haul of handmade and vintage finds. Her weekly “interior inspiration” post brings together the best of other blogs that have caught her keen eye.

Don’t redecorate in a retro style before a cautionary scoot through these offbeat 20th-century properties for sale. Among those listed is a cool Hampshire harbourside deckhouse on pillared stilts, with its delicious Sixties fittings intact. Prices range from “affordable” to “purest fantasy”.

The gallery of prints sit gracefully above this bench in exquisite Iberis fabric by Casamance, the linear detailing echoed in the classic Porta Romana forged steel floor lamp with a chic mid-century feel.

Follow the textiles adventures of Bath design student Polly Rowan. When she’s not developing potato prints inspired by African beads or opening up her sketchbook of watercolours and inks, she tries her hand at felting, weaving and embroidery.

The good weather is finally here. There is no better time to get off the sofa and spruce up your home.

If you do know where to look, however, you will find an Aladdin’s cave of tricks, ideas, practical advice and sumptuous imagery. This list of 50 interiors sites consists of a healthy chunk of the “interiorati”. Stick to these gurus, and your next design move is all but guaranteed to be more stylish, cheaper and less work.

Named after Yves Saint Laurent, the glittery weave of this day bed’s Zinc Textile fabric has the appearance of wool with a silver and gold metallic effect – elegantly reflecting the sophistication of this Kirkby Homes master bedroom contemporary interior design.

A round-up of the best sales, shops and websites for home furnishings, courtesy of Ideal Home style editor, Alice Humphrys. She keeps tabs on stylish buys. Recent posts include a rundown of statement paints from Fired Earth, and new bathroom furniture from the stylish company Loaf.

From her west London perch, stylist and interior writer Sania Pell champions all things handmade and home-made. She lends her insider tips on how to add personality to a room using ordinary items, such as glass jars and ribbon ends

More creative crafting failures and further proof that not everything should be upcycled. A pastiche site that takes aim at DIY. The loo-roll tree and knitted jackets for decorative rocks are fine examples of the horrors to expect. From these 50 websites, you should have a good idea of what to do with your interiors – as well as what not to do. Time to hit the DIY store and slap on those dungarees.

A blog dedicated to the daily inspirations of an interiors journo. In between profiling the latest scented candles and fog-coloured waffle blankets, Rohini Wahi rounds up the smartest interiors from the big screen. Her set tour of the elegant cookie-cutter Fifties American home used in Revolutionary Road is manna for midcentury modernists.

This easy-grazing blog showcases the height of home deco taste, room by gorgeous room. It features “cool kitchens”, “desirable dining” and “beautiful boudoirs”. You get the idea. But it also sharpens its knife when design goes hideously awry, as per its hilarious entry on “cringey” conservatories

Contemporary interior design is about creating an environment of comfort and simplicity; uncluttered, fresh and subtly sophisticated. It showcases the beauty of space, clean lines and uncomplicated clarity.

Tips and design chit-chat from property renovator and television presenter Sian Astley. Expect no-nonsense gusto from Astley, who offers a breezy Northern counterpoint to the refined Southern sensibilities of Kevin McCloud.

Twitter feed by a Surrey-based print and wallpaper designer who “loves Marmite and the great British countryside”. Perfect for keeping up to date with the latest in fabric swatches, litho printing and progress on Rachel’s new bathroom.

Motivational home deco blog from the quirky pen of Amanda Wright, a stationery illustrator and confessed throw-cushion addict. Tutorials range from jazzing up terracotta pots to creating a herringbone coffee table from weathered planks.

31 May 2018, 7:00am All that glitters: Why semi-precious stones are back in fashion at home

Lively renovation and design blog in which smart professionals Klaus and Heidi chronicle their efforts to renovate their four-storey Georgian house, including all materials and stockists used.

01 May 2018, 11:27am Florentine fancy and Pucci’s first foray into hospitality: The new-look Hotel Savoy Florence revealed Premium

A breathless and, one imagines, unintentionally hilarious Twitter feed about the joy of paint. Our American “color expert” reflects on this year’s on-trend shade (“I love yellow!”), but warns that “now is not the time to be matchy-matchy”. Imagine if Alan Partridge worked on an interiors magazine.

Many believe that contemporary interior design is all about achieving the ultra-minimalist look, but that isn’t necessarily the case.

03 May 2018, 10:18am Soho House’s Nick Jones on taking over Television Centre Premium

13 Apr 2018, 8:00am Velvet sofas, candelabras and a bath tub: buy a historic piece of the Ritz Paris hotel

Offers tips on inventive eco-design and decorating small spaces. Characteristic are links to the New Yorker who grows vegetables on his fire escape, and how a former missile silo was transformed into a luxurious underground pad.

01 Jun 2018, 7:00am From nightlife to the quiet life: inside Jade Jagger’s Balearic bolthole on Formentera

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Interiors inspiration: this four-bedroom Georgian home is on sale for £2.95m, Savills Credit: Savills

The elegant living room contrasts the dark tones of the oak doors and cabinet with the white and light greys in our graceful contemporary interior design. The grand, rounded sofa shapes a homely, inviting space of comfort.

A daily dish of upcycling projects, occasionally with idiot-proof tutorials. These range from the ridiculously simple (turn an empty jam jar into a votive), all the way to the simply ridiculous (turn bicycle parts into a coat stand).

Here we’ve compiled a few examples of our favourite contemporary interior design projects to inspire you!

This is where DIY meets SOS. Home improvers share shameful disaster stories and revel in others’ misfortunes. Look out for the new sofa that was too big for the front door, or the nail gun that misfired.

Modern urban with a New York loft feel, our contemporary interior design of these trendy East London apartments reflect their hip, vibrant location.

Add an on-trend splash of colour with a guiding hand from this cheerful blog. It is the brainchild of British design junkie Will Taylor, “a young chap who is unashamedly hooked on hue”. This site is a hotline to the season’s perfect palette, with plenty of useful decorating tips.

09 May 2018, 7:00am Class and the free market: How the rise of famed furniture designer Thomas Chippendale tells the story of 18th century Britain

In this stunning style, neutrals, grey, black and white colour schemes reign (often accented with bold colour), as does the use of clean, smooth lines and geometric shapes.

With flowing curves, handle-less units and large curved peninsula, this exquisite kitchen by Lida Cucina is flawless in its contemporary interior design style, dramatically contrasting the white with the dark oak panels.

A Cotswolds-based glass and china hire company (for weddings, mainly) whose tweets show how a touch of vintage can give a home a “Cinderella chic” look. It also features photography from linen shopping missions – from Soho to Scotland.

Contenders for the title “world’s classiest contemporary design projects”, each profiled in clickable picture form. The stylish parade of enormous apartments, immaculate beach villas and uptown hotel lobbies will help a lunch hour disappear.

Got a home-improvement problem? Tweet these experts for free DIY and building advice. No job too large or small, from Rawlplug conundrums to plumbing disasters.

Simplicity shines throughout this contemporary interior design. The Porta Romana Whirl side table is a timeless piece with a wonderful interplay of metal latticework, adding grace and sophistication to this very stylish bespoke chair in Zinc Textile fabric.

A joyful trawl through back issues of glossy magazines, this archive documents shifting tastes in decor. Whether you want a Swinging Sixties boudoir or a living room decorated in 19th-century antiques, there’s inspiration here. It also serves as a warning from history. It turns out that, in the late Seventies, all the best New York apartments had brown and grey plaid-printed sheets.

Classically contemporary, the design of our Surrey country home dining area is crisp and light, the white faux leather and calming grey tones elevated by the sophisticated metallic finish.

Billed as the largest online collection of home improvement ideas, this “Wikipedia of interiors” has designs for every room in the house. Its formidable database contains more than a million pictures. Users can create an “ideabook”, where they save their favourite images for reference. If you can’t find a sexy new kitchen here, you won’t find it anywhere.

23 May 2018, 11:43am How to decorate with colour, by pattern queen Orla Kiely

This Twitter feed offers money-saving household tips (how to spring- clean with cider vinegar) and interior suggestions, as well as more general family/parenting advice.

The beautifully finished glass desk is accessorised to perfection, each piece contributing to the contemporary design and allowing the space to feel calm and ordered.

A trove of handy links on how to spruce up a tired conservatory, give bedrooms a boudoir-chic look, and add value to your home. There are also links to relevant news stories, such as the recent revelation that new-builds in Denmark are 80 per cent bigger than in Britain.

Fun blog that shows how to remodel pieces of Ikea furniture into something more individual. This week, turn a Bestå bookshelf into a cat house, or a Hjälte kitchen skimmer into a soap dish. Each suggestion comes with instructions as well as inspirational before-and-after shots.

Intermittent but sweet family-and-home-interiors blog by Patricia McGinnis, a young Belfast mum (“to a lovable rascal”). She details her prized vintage finds, such as an Ercol sofa, a rare Tretchikoff print and her beloved wood-burning stove.

This blog offers unadorned glimpses into the cluttered properties of the nation’s artistic gentry. Particular treats are topographical painter David Gentleman’s north London home and Sir Jonathan Miller’s four-storey Camden town house.

12 May 2018, 9:00am At home with the dress designer who counts Victoria Beckham and the Duchess of Cambridge as fans

05 Jun 2018, 2:00pm Pom-poms, tassels and fringing: how to deck out your home with all the trimmings

15 Apr 2018, 8:00am How will the Duchess of Cambridge decorate her nursery? Forget pink and blue and bring in the Scandi chic Premium

12 Apr 2018, 7:00am Gallery: Hot pink walls, disco balls and suits of armour: properties for sale with some truly eccentric interiors

Our London Chapel conversion master bedroom is the epitome of luxurious contemporary interior design, with lavish padded panelled headboard and wall in a soft gold leather effect fabric, complemented by rich teal cushions and elegant Heathfield lamps.

An enigmatic and endlessly browsable blog dedicated to high-concept interiors, where “15 interesting floating staircases” and unusual steel chairs are held in quiet reverence. The fixation with multipurpose furniture, such as the teardrop-shaped bookcase that doubles as a reading seat, adds to the general kookiness on display.

08 May 2018, 2:00pm Add a touch of soul to your home with handmade craft items 

Holly Becker, an American interiors blogger living in Germany, has more than 1,000 pages showcasing the interiors of “super duper stylists”. These include pages from the newest decorating books and great finds from other websites.

Wonder what patternistas such as Orla Kiely and Emma Bridgewater have been up to? Or what colour schemes are hot in Habitat? The season’s greatest “surface pattern designs” are chronicled in this romp through high street and online collections.

A design-savvy community, where users share interiors inspiration, from room looks and architecture to typography and retro advertising. Just click to be sent updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Property website Rightmove’s blog follows mostly minor celebrities and their property sales (“Jamie Theakston set to make a cool profit on his west London home”). Also points out hot interiors as seen on the web, such as the “Swiss Army” bathroom, whose fixtures and compartments swivel out for use.

A fascinating conservation and restoration blog showing what goes on behind the dust sheets at Britain’s beautiful National Trust properties. Grand projects are profiled, alongside charming photographs of volunteers retouching textiles and salvaging ancient picture frames.

04 May 2018, 8:00am Five Bank Holiday interior updates… according to leading magazine editors

16 May 2018, 8:00am Pastel stripes and no door handles: How the architects of Kettner’s Townhouse designed their own minimal family home

This imaginative daily updated picture blog, by a pair of interior designers, explores the limits of creative home deco. Is good design the making of studio living? Can a child’s bedroom ever be aesthetically pleasing to adults, too? See their results here.

For an antidote to smug home-made interiors, there’s the Pintester, who road-tests the supposedly easy-to-accomplish handicraft features posted on Pinterest. All with varying degrees of failure. Warning: it resorts occasionally to some fruity language.

19 May 2018, 8:00am Retro chic: How to get the look of Soho House White City with brown furniture​

Fascinating profiles of creative people and the rented rooms they have made their home. Likely to make you glad you are not a twentysomething east Londoner struggling for a foothold on the property ladder.

An International Property Award winner, we designed the library of this grand contemporary manor with a neutral palette, subtle accents of colour and gentle textures to balance the strong architectural form.

The clean, bold lines in the interiors of this spectacular modern home complement the contemporary architecture and maximise the breathtaking countryside views.

04 Jun 2018, 3:53pm Is your home making you unhappy? The quick fix interior tips to boost your mood 

Sleek and contemporary, this casual living area features a bespoke corner sofa in Osborne and Little fabric and trendy geometric Casamance fabric cushions.

Ah, misadventures in interiors shopping. The baked-potato bean-bag, unusual wallpapers, the Barry Manilow-shaped day pillow (or, “Manllow”). A dustbin of home decor disasters.

Picture-filled blog spotlighting homes that have been transformed by the world’s leading architects and designers. Recently featured stars include Philippe Ho, founder of Studio 8 Design, and Canadian designer Mar Silver. The prose is nicely unpurple, and the interiors are impeccable.

Coming soon to a living room near you, the magic of Hollywood. Film-set designer Jurgen Beneke shows how he rustles up his own A-list furniture from simple plywood and a dash of silver paint.

For non-dedicatees, this eminently surfable gallery dedicated to toile de jouy, the 18th-century motif-rich rococo French fabric, will be a visual feast too far. There are impossibly pretty hand-painted teacups, a grenade-shaped vase decorated Banksy-style in blue toile, and – for good measure – actor Ryan Gosling wrapped in a printed sheet.

Hilary Devey, look away now. This upcycling Pinterest site shows how to turn wooden pallets into furniture and fittings. The former dame of Dragons’ Den might be shocked if she saw her removal crates remodelled as a swing or balcony planter.

01 May 2018, 3:21pm Seven interiors trends we spotted at the Salone del Mobile in Milan

Annoying little compromises – ugly curtain end stops, Acme door knockers – can drive homeowners to distraction. This sourcebook for considered living, curated by New Jersey artist Jaime Derringer, will help you nail those finishing touches. Recent posts include a selection of the most eye-catching wine racks and umbrella stands that pass for objets d’art.

On the hunt for a Poul Jensen Selig Z bench, an Allan Gould string chair or a Hans Olsen dining set? So is this Californian midcentury modern furniture dealer, who details the fruits of his eBay trawls. Happy counter-bidding.

But while it can be a fantastic resource, the web can also be a labyrinth. Whether you are hunting for the latest young talent, looking for tips about decorating a child’s bedroom on the cheap, or simply after some good, old fashioned interiors, it can be tough to know where to begin.

Daily updated blog dedicated to all things domestic, interiors included. Fortysomething Jersey resident Samantha Stansbridge revels in the joy of a wonkily hung picture frame and knows how to make good use of a dusty tape-embossing device.

Following a muted palette of soft grey walls and cotton white oak floors throughout, this simple contemporary interior design is elegant, showcasing artistic flair and elements of individual expression in the eclectic choice of furniture.

The Twitter arm of the influential global architecture and design magazine. Follow to keep in touch with the ever-expanding frontiers of architectural and interior design. It’s good to know what is around – even if you can’t afford it.

14 May 2018, 2:00pm The magic of linen: add some rustic chic or a layer of luxury in your home

This striking Copollo bookshelf with its eye catching round steel frame and matt lacquered shelves adds a rounded softness to the bold linear structure of the sofa in our contemporary Pathé apartment design.

Displaying refined symmetry, taupe shades and animal-inspired accessories, our contemporary interior design of this gentleman’s office features; elegant Eicholtz feature lamps, stylish Osborne and Little animal print cushions and Casamance houndstooth wallpaper with a deluxe suede feeling.

Unsentimental blog full of advice on how to raise a family and run a home, not necessarily in that order. Fun and practical tips that time-pressed parents will understand easily.

Dive into photograph after photograph of understated, functional interiors with odd rustic touches. This trove of contemporary Scandinavian delights comes courtesy of interior and lifestyle blogger Emma Fexeus, an online legend in her native Stockholm. She offers a peek inside the homes of interior stylists.

05 May 2018, 8:00am Sarah Beeny on her first property renovation aged just 19: ‘My success is built on the blunders I made’ Premium



Regardless of whether you`ve just moved and looking for a rapid , little home pick-me-up, or even perhaps something better, generally there are some well-known interior design tricks that designers make use of which you too can very easily do with minimal hard work and cost. Sometimes typically the smallest things make very best impact. It could end up being digging in a looking glass , a painting, a light or even a flower. You may want to make softer your walls, brighten a new room, or exercise . heat to your living room. Check out these clever style as well as observe how they can encourage you!

Work with what you already include to decorate. All of us possess items in our control , probably packed up within boxes somewhere and haven`t given them a 2nd glance. Your house needs many accessories. As opposed to running in order to the store, take some sort of good look at everything you already have. Trays, wood , acrylic, metal or metallic can be on top rated of luggage racks, green tea carts, trunks, bedside dining tables and coffee tables with regard to extra texture and sizing . Arrange candles on all of them , frames or pile guides on top of these people . Plates can be installed to create wonderful wall membrane art. Art from little one`s books can be presented and hung in nurseries, children`s rooms or their particular bathrooms. You will become amazed at your expertise with what you previously have!

Work with decorative mirrors to include quick light to your living area . As seen above, showcases doubles to make some sort of small space feel bigger . For larger rooms, or even any room with some sort of more limited amount involving natural light, mirrors put directly across through the home windows , will add instant light source . Decorative mirrors may also be used inside lieu of art to be able to fill empty wall place . Large or small, wall mirrors add light and aspect to your livable space.

Add a suspending pot holder to your own kitchen. Kitchens are supposed to be warm and even inviting. We spend significantly of our time inside them whether it become for preparing meals, providing meals or entertaining. A new hanging pot rack is advantageous elegance. Kitchens are supposed to feel as although they are in frequent use and a clinging pot rack certainly can make one feel this approach . In addition to seeking so wonderful, (there are extensive sizes and styles available) additional cupboard space beneath is currently freed up to be able to store other items. Rarely has anyone complained associated with having too much storage space.

Wicker baskets. Straw-plaited baskets are an affordable and elegant method to put storage to any space . Baskets can be applied to store and exhibit books, architectural and decoration magazines, toys, towels and even blankets to name a new few. Place a few smaller wicker baskets around the counter-tops in your kitchen to be able to beautifully display and shop your fruit and greens

Paint smaller areas in softer, lighter shades to make the room experience larger. The living area above is an excellent sort of how to be able to maximize a small livable space . A room of this particular size has got the tendency in order to seem cramped, nevertheless the huge windows, light colored surfaces and ample usage of showcases not only reflect the particular natural light pouring inside from your doors and typically the windows however the use regarding mirrors also shows the optic illusion of space, producing the room seem larger than it actually is usually . Conversely, darker colors may make a room think smaller. Even with typically the abundance of natural lighting and the strategic saving of the mirrors, this specific room in a deeper shade might have an additional boxed-in feel into it.

Living green . Add plants in order to your liveable space . Add all of them to every room, smaller or large, few or perhaps many. Plants is surely an economical means to accessorizing the space and adding coloring and texture. Not just are plants beautiful nevertheless many can clean family air and balance dampness . They can absorb contaminants and remove harmful gas from the air. Not any home should be with no these wonderful greens!

Make use of area rugs to become softer hardwood floors. Throw area rugs give warmth and may add great texture, coloring and personality to your current living space. Hardwood flooring are beautiful and quick to take care of but they be short of the comfort that carpeted floors offer, particularly throughout the cooler months. Location rugs can also include fun and functionality in order to your liveable space . Use various of varying patterns in addition to fabrics together to show off your character. Or include several rugs of the particular identical pattern and material , or different textures although the same color. The particular possibilities are endless. A person can change your location rugs to reflect the particular seasons using warmer hues and fabrics for chillier months and lighter types for the warmer periods of the year. Generally there are many lovely natural cotton , washable area rugs which in turn are well suited for those houses with children. There definitely is no reason precisely why a house with young youngsters cannot end up being a fashionable one.

Fluctuate your workout. Mix upwards patterns and textures. Blend up old and fresh , expensive and cheap. There`s nothing wrong with putting family heirlooms alongside your own modern couch. Great insides decorators will tell an individual that one of the particular most important aspect in order to decorating your property is that this reflects who you happen to be , your personality and your own style. The vintage Chippendale workplace that was your grandfather`s tells a story. This tells the story involving your past. The contemporary couch you became adoringly obsessed with and just had to purchase in addition tells a story, your existing story, and there is definitely no reason the offer and past can`t co-exist beautifully together. The identical may be said for fine art. You now might not desire to place an art work by Salvador Dali on a single wall next to some sort of Monet, but there`s simply no reason why they cannot end up being in the same place together. With fabrics whether or not it be furniture, carpets or pillows, varied hues and patterns brings heat and texture with your being space.

Slip into anything a tad bit more comfortable!. Slip protects frequently get an awful rap but they will be truly wonderful things. These people can act as a means that of changing your furniture`s look to reflect the particular seasons. These easily taken off coverings improve a complex look without constantly having to worry about people dirtying or even spilling on your furnishings . Slip covers are perfect for rooms used often by children. Over a new white slip-covered couches provides air of an everyday , comfortable, easy yet advanced elegance.

Car paint or wallpaper your bookcases. This instant pop regarding color will brighten and even re-energize any room! Really amazing how something consequently simple as a coating of colorful paint can easily instantly energize and change your space. This built/in bookcase would be basic and ordinary with no vivid blue interior. Probably the most basic and most inexpensive solution to transform a boring room is always to apply a coating of paint somewhere unforeseen . Bookcases are an perfect place to start since you don`t need to coloring a large area. Additional fun places to include the pop of color consist of painting fireplace mantels, the particular insides of closets, hallways and ceilings.

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