Neutral, modern decor meets a minimalist aesthetic in this collection of four serene home tours. If bright vivid colour just isn’t your jam, and you’re looking for a stylish way to express yourself without all of the seemingly obligatory bells and whistles, this set is sure to have something to inspire your project. See how these minimalist nests achieve a homey feel without the chaos of a consumerist mentality – choosing just a few quality contemporary furniture items over a collection of many. A focus on living in an airy open plan with pared back decor accessories and vastly decluttered belongings brings out a sense of peace in these homes that is, simply, mesmerising.
In the bedroom, a simple glass vase decorates an integrated bedside shelf. A wooden bedroom chair matches with the bespoke wooden bed ensemble. | 40 |.
A mirrored panel reflects some of the natural light into the walkway. | 39 |.
The green view and retractable doors provide an al fresco-like dining experience. | 37 |.
Things grow a little darker toward the back of the home, which is where cosy lighting comes into play. | 38 |.
The living room rug is cut with geometric shape. A small side table curves gently into its pile. | 35 |.
A unique pendant light bows over the round dining table by a window. | 36 |.
A slatted wood room divider marks the change in use between the lounge and the dining room, whilst still allowing sunlight and the visual to flow through. | 34 |.
Perfectly smooth white wall panels smooth out the walls of this home, gently lit from above. | 32 |.
Each piece of furniture inside this living room is of a low profile design that leaves the layout feeling airy. | 33 |.
Our last trip is to a home that celebrates a beautiful green view with its inner serenity. | Visualizer: 0932 Design Consultants.
A decorative wall sconce glows between mirrored panels on one side of the room. | 29 |.
The mirrored panels reflect the natural light from large windows. | 30 |.
Wooden planks line an accent wall inside the bedroom. The different widths of wall plank create added interest and texture, which is highlighted by a warm white LED strip light along the top of the headboard. | 27 |.
Two black modern wall sconces punctuate either side of the bed, shining down on built-in bedside units. | 28 |.
The modern window seat is underlit as a final touch. | 25 |.
An accent chair joins the simple reading nook. | 26 |.
Shiny chrome fixtures give the kitchen a polished finish. | 23 |.
Wood wall panels cloak the walls toward a window seat. | 24 |.
A curvaceous glass panel screens the kitchen from the living room dining room combo. | 20 |.
The base of the kitchen volume is clad in slatted texture, to match the treatment of a structural column in the room. | 21 |.
A simple table centrepiece keeps a low profile whilst taking the plainness of the top. | 22 |.
A modern couch backs onto a simple dining area; its low back allows the two different zones to connect yet still remain defined. | 18 |.
The sofa faces onto a tv wall that is clad in mirrored panels. As an alternative to watching tv, a neat floor lamp provides reading light to the sofa. | 19 |.
The white desk of a minimalist home office area is built in beside plain white wardrobes, so that all blend quietly with the white backdrop. | 16 |.
Third up is a room with a view. With a sweeping view like this there is little call for distracting decor. | Visualizer: 0932 Design Consultants.
LED strip lights accentuate the sharp, clean edge of the wall recess in the minimalist bedroom. | 15 |.
A white marble kitchen island stands behind the dining area. | 13 |.
Inside the bedroom, a cutaway in the wall forms a moment of interest at the head of the bed. Two bedside chests of drawers are built into the nook. | 14 |.
The minimalist dining room area is just as fresh as the lounge, with a white dining table set, bare white floorboards and plain white walls. | 12 |.
Our second tour takes place in an 88.6 square metre apartment. A single decorative piece provides pattern to a minimalist living room. For this interior, the designer tried to “convey a sense of ease and comfort, operating only with light and form. As a result of the experiment, a very light and laconic interior is obtained, where the accent is the form, not the material.” | Visualizer: Kanstantsin Remez.
A small round coffee table holds a plain vase, set upon a snowy white rug. | 11 |.
Perspective drawing emphasising the new storage wall in the home entryway. | 9 |.
A neutral floor runner dresses the new entryway, where plentiful storage hides behind wood slab doors. | 7 |.
Floor plan illustrating the new layout. | 8 |.
Cream and wood tone dining chairs and dining table join the minimalist kitchen. | 6 |.
A white kitchen is cut through with a black marble backsplash for contrast. | 5 |.
The wood grain doors of the tv cabinet match with a wood panelled wall behind the sofa, and add further texture to the neutral room. | 3 |.
The rest of the room and doors are painted soft white. | 4 |.
The tv is hidden from plain sight behind two great cabinet doors, which draw back to fill the tv wall in its entirety. | 2 |.
Home number one is located in Minsk, Belarus, with an area of 72.6 square metres. This was a renovation project that required a complete refiguration of the space. The original layout had the common space divided into small segments and limited storage areas were scattered in separate rooms. Now there is rational use of space, conciseness of form, and simplicity of materials. There is a new kitchen-living room configuration that is designed with conversation in mind. A modern sofa faces two mid century modern chairs in anticipation of good company. | Visualizer: Kanstantsin Remez.