Polynesian islanders spent several centuries in almost total isolation with little to no connection with surrounding mainland countries. Because of this much of the interior and exterior décor of the South Pacific is composed of all natural materials such as sandalwood rosewood or mahogany – lumber which comes from trees native to these islands. Furniture or décor made with these exotic woods or woods finished in colors similar to these woods will help create a tropical feel.
Modern architects and designers are placing as much emphasis on creating beautiful modern homes that stay connected with the environment around them at all times as they are on sleek and stylish interiors. And in this effort to add visual space and make the exteriors a part of the house one has seen a growing trend in employing glass extensively and expansively.
The kitchen steals the show thanks to the uber-sleek design the ergonomic shelves which disappear into the walls when not needed and a stainless steel kitchen countertop that seems to be gaining in popularity. Entire walls and parapets made only out of glass ambient lighting classy chandeliers and ergonomic décor complete this minimalist house.
There is a fine balance between getting that perfect modern home which is both contemporary in design and comfortable to live in and one that is a bit too slick and modern and requires high maintenance. In case of small families and couples with kids it is as important to have a home that is practical and offers all the facilities that you need as it is to have one that suits your taste and appeals to your sense of aesthetics.
This beautiful 2-story residence in inner city Brisbane Australia is somewhat classic but still brings a dramatic modern twist. Shaun Lockyer Architects did a very good job designing this project as an addition to a mass-produced suburban type of house and developing it with originality.
Contemporary homes and modern architecture are indeed all about smooth designs with well defined edges and a touch of minimalism. But the growing pattern among architects and designers seems to be the integration of the exterior with the interior and offering the residents the best possible views that each location can provide.
This also promises plenty of natural light and freshness brought in by each new dawn and with a grand patio and refreshing pool there are plenty options to kick back and relax after a long day’s work. The high ceiling with a striking design not only gives the interiors a spacious look but also offers the home a regal touch.