Westgarth Cottage
Westgarth Cottage
Heartly
Design ideas for a contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, grey splashback, panelled appliances, with island, grey floor and grey benchtop.
Art Deco masterpiece
Art Deco masterpiece
Kube Constructions
Photo of a contemporary bathroom in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, an alcove shower, gray tile, an undermount sink, grey floor, an open shower and white benchtops.
Merewether House
Merewether House
Horton & Co
black on black dining room table and velvet chairs, silk rug
This is an example of a contemporary dining room in Newcastle - Maitland.
Project Osborne
Project Osborne
Finnes Building Group
Inspiration for a small contemporary kids wet room bathroom in Melbourne with white tile, mosaic tile, white walls, medium hardwood floors and grey floor.
Port Hacking Kitchen
Port Hacking Kitchen
Live by the Sea Photography
Live by the Sea Photography
Photo of a contemporary u-shaped kitchen in Sydney with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, glass sheet splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
Old meets new project
Old meets new project
Nimmo Nielsen Collective
Off the Richter Creative
Contemporary master bathroom in Sydney with green tile, marble, white walls, ceramic floors, a wall-mount sink, a curbless shower, grey floor and an open shower.
The Lizio
The Lizio
User
Inspiration for a large contemporary living room in Perth with white walls, carpet, a wall-mounted tv and grey floor.
City Beach
City Beach
Residential Attitudes
Inspiration for a large contemporary open concept living room in Perth with white walls, a built-in media wall and grey floor.
Sydney CBD Apartment – Before/After
Sydney CBD Apartment – Before/After
Advantage Interior Design
This is an example of a contemporary bedroom in Sydney.
North Perth Residence
North Perth Residence
Unios
Titanium G2 Downlight
Vespa Wall Light
Lighting supplier: HS Reflections Architect: Chindarsi Architects
This is an example of a contemporary bathroom in Perth.
Balgowlah I
Balgowlah I
Hollier Studio
Inspiration for a large contemporary entry hall in Sydney with grey walls and grey floor.
Nedlands Custom Built
Nedlands Custom Built
Putragraphy
Putra Indrawan
Design ideas for a contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Perth with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, white splashback, stainless steel appliances, with island, beige floor and grey benchtop.
Garden House Garden
Garden House Garden
Ben Scott Garden Design
Large contemporary master bathroom in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, a freestanding tub, gray tile, white tile, grey floor, grey benchtops and a floating vanity.
The Aria
The Aria
Stannard Homes
Contemporary master bathroom in Perth with open cabinets, dark wood cabinets, a freestanding tub, an alcove shower, a drop-in sink, grey floor, a hinged shower door and white benchtops.
Palm House
Palm House
Kirsten Johnstone Architecture
Custom designed Walk In Robe with integrated LED lighting to hang rails, built in drawers, shelving, shoe shelving and cupboard storage above.
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary gender-neutral walk-in wardrobe in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, carpet and grey floor.
Beach House at Avoca Beach by Architecture Saville Isaacs
Beach House at Avoca Beach by Architecture Saville Isaacs
Architecture Saville Isaacs
Interior - Living Room and Dining Beach House at Avoca Beach by Architecture Saville Isaacs Project Summary Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ The core idea of people living and engaging with place is an underlying principle of our practice, given expression in the manner in which this home engages with the exterior, not in a general expansive nod to view, but in a varied and intimate manner. The interpretation of experiencing life at the beach in all its forms has been manifested in tangible spaces and places through the design of pavilions, courtyards and outdoor rooms. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ A progression of pavilions and courtyards are strung off a circulation spine/breezeway, from street to beach: entry/car court; grassed west courtyard (existing tree); games pavilion; sand+fire courtyard (=sheltered heart); living pavilion; operable verandah; beach. The interiors reinforce architectural design principles and place-making, allowing every space to be utilised to its optimum. There is no differentiation between architecture and interiors: Interior becomes exterior, joinery becomes space modulator, materials become textural art brought to life by the sun.   Project Description Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ The core idea of people living and engaging with place is an underlying principle of our practice, given expression in the manner in which this home engages with the exterior, not in a general expansive nod to view, but in a varied and intimate manner. The house is designed to maximise the spectacular Avoca beachfront location with a variety of indoor and outdoor rooms in which to experience different aspects of beachside living. Client brief: home to accommodate a small family yet expandable to accommodate multiple guest configurations, varying levels of privacy, scale and interaction. A home which responds to its environment both functionally and aesthetically, with a preference for raw, natural and robust materials. Maximise connection – visual and physical – to beach. The response was a series of operable spaces relating in succession, maintaining focus/connection, to the beach. The public spaces have been designed as series of indoor/outdoor pavilions. Courtyards treated as outdoor rooms, creating ambiguity and blurring the distinction between inside and out. A progression of pavilions and courtyards are strung off circulation spine/breezeway, from street to beach: entry/car court; grassed west courtyard (existing tree); games pavilion; sand+fire courtyard (=sheltered heart); living pavilion; operable verandah; beach. Verandah is final transition space to beach: enclosable in winter; completely open in summer. This project seeks to demonstrates that focusing on the interrelationship with the surrounding environment, the volumetric quality and light enhanced sculpted open spaces, as well as the tactile quality of the materials, there is no need to showcase expensive finishes and create aesthetic gymnastics. The design avoids fashion and instead works with the timeless elements of materiality, space, volume and light, seeking to achieve a sense of calm, peace and tranquillity. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ Focus is on the tactile quality of the materials: a consistent palette of concrete, raw recycled grey ironbark, steel and natural stone. Materials selections are raw, robust, low maintenance and recyclable. Light, natural and artificial, is used to sculpt the space and accentuate textural qualities of materials. Passive climatic design strategies (orientation, winter solar penetration, screening/shading, thermal mass and cross ventilation) result in stable indoor temperatures, requiring minimal use of heating and cooling. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ Accommodation is naturally ventilated by eastern sea breezes, but sheltered from harsh afternoon winds. Both bore and rainwater are harvested for reuse. Low VOC and non-toxic materials and finishes, hydronic floor heating and ventilation ensure a healthy indoor environment. Project was the outcome of extensive collaboration with client, specialist consultants (including coastal erosion) and the builder. The interpretation of experiencing life by the sea in all its forms has been manifested in tangible spaces and places through the design of the pavilions, courtyards and outdoor rooms. The interior design has been an extension of the architectural intent, reinforcing architectural design principles and place-making, allowing every space to be utilised to its optimum capacity. There is no differentiation between architecture and interiors: Interior becomes exterior, joinery becomes space modulator, materials become textural art brought to life by the sun. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/
Lavender Bay Apartment
Lavender Bay Apartment
Still Space Architecture
A dramatic joinery cabinet becomes the backdrop to the living area. Dark stone highlights the gas fireplace and hazy blue coloured cabinets reflect the sky colour on the horizon and draw your eye towards the view.
Randwick
Randwick
HBH Joinery
Inspiration for a contemporary living room in Other with white walls, light hardwood floors, a built-in media wall and beige floor.
BESPOKE HOME
BESPOKE HOME
In Vogue Kitchens & Joinery
Contemporary living room in Sydney with blue walls, dark hardwood floors, a wall-mounted tv and brown floor.
People often struggle to define contemporary home design because it takes so much inspiration from different styles and eras. Unlike modern design, contemporary design isn’t a design movement; rather, it is simply ‘of the moment’. When working towards a contemporary home design, it should break away from traditional thinking, and be specifically tailored to today’s living. Here’s what defines contemporary home design today.

What is contemporary architecture?


This style of architecture has simple lines, planes and angles. Dramatic, large, open-plan spaces create an almost structural quality – an integral component of the overall design – and large, undressed windows are in abundance. Other structural features include high ceilings and geometric shapes.

What is contemporary interior design?


‘Less is more’ definitely rings true in contemporary interior design. Bare spaces can be just as demanding in a contemporary home than the furniture or art that fills them, for instance. Contemporary style uses neutral colours – think cream, white, tan and black – so that the lines and shapes of the architecture itself and the decor that fills it can take centre stage. Surfaces are sleek and often high-shine, helping to bounce light around the space.

What is contemporary furniture?


Contemporary furnishings are high-impact, but with minimal fuss – again, think clean lines and little to no decoration. As mentioned previously, contemporary design borrows from other styles, and so classic furniture pieces are forever updated under this style. Take the Bentwood chair, for example. This furniture design, which is more than 100 years old, now comes in a two-tone effect and has, in turn, become a popular contemporary dining chair. The spacious, open-plan nature of contemporary homes also makes them well suited to large-scale furnishings.