Nat's House
Nat's House
Studio Prineas
Design ideas for a modern kitchen in Sydney.
Alexander Bay House
Alexander Bay House
TKD Architects
Nicole England
Design ideas for a modern hallway in Sydney with white walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
Mosman NSW
Mosman NSW
Peninsula Contemporary Bathrooms
Modern dedicated laundry room in Sydney with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, a side-by-side washer and dryer, grey floor and white benchtop.
Abbett Haus | Scarborough
Abbett Haus | Scarborough
Retreat Design
Retreat Design was engaged by the owners of one of only two certified passive homes in WA, Abbett Haus, to design and manufacture the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry for their beach side abode. The client brief was to provide a quality and timeless kitchen design that would meet the sustainable ethos of the Abbett Haus building. White cabinetry was used to stay in keeping with the mid century modern feel of the house which ensured the natural stone flooring remained the hero of the open plan living and dining area. Jody D'Arcy - photography
Too Cool for Thirroul
Too Cool for Thirroul
Hemma Interiors
Inspiration for a modern galley kitchen in Wollongong with a drop-in sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, white splashback, stone slab splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and white benchtop.
Nolan House
Nolan House
MOROSO
☛ Products: • Longwave (armchair) ➤ Interior Designer: Coy & Yiontis ➤ Architecture: Coy & Yiontis ➤ Photo © Peter Clarke
Photo of a modern open concept family room in Melbourne with white walls, a standard fireplace, a plaster fireplace surround and grey floor.
Apartmentrenovierung in Brisbane
Apartmentrenovierung in Brisbane
STS Interiors
Foto: Cathy Schusler
Small modern kitchen in Other with flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, quartz benchtops, white benchtop and black appliances.
Armadale Residence
Armadale Residence
Granite Works
Architecture: B.E Architecture Stone Supply: Granite Works Australia Builder: LBA Construction Photography: Derek Swalwell
Large modern front door in Melbourne with white walls, concrete floors, a single front door, a medium wood front door and grey floor.
Property Styling - Malibu Dr
Property Styling - Malibu Dr
Sapphire Living Interiors
Photography - Mitch Franzi Photography Agent - Adam Cross NSW Real Estate Styling - Sapphire Living Interiors
Photo of a modern bathroom in Other with a shower/bathtub combo, black and white tile, white walls, an integrated sink, black floor, an open shower and white benchtops.
Kenny Street House, Balwyn North
Kenny Street House, Balwyn North
Chan Architecture Pty Ltd
Living room
Photo of a modern living room in Melbourne.
Hill House
Hill House
Reece Keil Design
Design ideas for a modern front door in Gold Coast - Tweed with grey walls, concrete floors and grey floor.
Eagle Ridge Retreat
Eagle Ridge Retreat
Real Property Photography Rockhampton Yeppoon
Alicia Harvey - Real Property Photography Rockhampton/Yeppoon
Inspiration for a modern 3/4 bathroom in Other with shaker cabinets, medium wood cabinets, a corner shower, a two-piece toilet, metal tile, white walls, light hardwood floors, a drop-in sink, stainless steel benchtops and an open shower.
R-B House
R-B House
Norman Richards building design + interiors
Photographer: Anastasia Kariofyllidis
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern master bathroom in Sunshine Coast with white cabinets, a wall-mount toilet, gray tile, porcelain tile, white walls, porcelain floors, an undermount sink, granite benchtops, grey floor, an open shower, grey benchtops and flat-panel cabinets.
Merinda Farm - Palmwoods
Merinda Farm - Palmwoods
Accord Homes
Design ideas for a modern master bathroom in Sunshine Coast with flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, a freestanding tub, a vessel sink, grey floor, grey benchtops and a double vanity.
Project | St Vincents Place Residence
Project | St Vincents Place Residence
Eco Outdoor USA
Architects: B.E. Architecture Photographer: Derek Swalwell
This is an example of a modern bedroom in Los Angeles with grey walls, carpet, a standard fireplace and brown floor.
House in Newtown
House in Newtown
Architect George
Inspiration for a modern bathroom in Sydney.
R-B House
R-B House
Norman Richards building design + interiors
Photographer: Anastasia Kariofyllidis
Design ideas for a mid-sized modern backyard patio in Sunshine Coast with tile and a roof extension.
#22seaview
#22seaview
essenziale
Dion Robeson
Photo of a modern two-storey multi-coloured house exterior in Perth with mixed siding and a gable roof.
MULTI RES| CASCATA UNO
MULTI RES| CASCATA UNO
Alwill Interiors
Modern three-storey grey house exterior in Sydney with mixed siding and a flat roof.
Spacious City Beach living
Spacious City Beach living
Nu-Vision Painting Service
balcony, concrete, driveway, entry, garden bed, glass panel railing, grass, lawn, tree
This is an example of a modern two-storey white house exterior in Perth with a flat roof.
Modern home design features a minimalist style that focuses on structural simplicity, order and ergonomic intent. Form most certainly follows function in the modern home, and so the landscape or home’s intended function will always dictate the overall design.

Modern architecture and structure


The style emphasises clean, architectural lines, bold horizontal and vertical features, and asymmetry. The true nature of the structure and the materials used are visually enhanced rather than hidden, and so beams, windows, rooflines and other structural elements are focal points that help cement this style.


New materials and techniques in modern homes


Modern home design celebrates advances in technology with industrially-produced materials such as iron, steel and glass – but includes the novel and advanced use of traditional materials, too. You will find large expanses of glass, for example; curved steel structures in the likes of pendant lights and furniture items; and corrugated iron roofing. Modern home design also strives to be a pioneer in new building techniques – like building on top of concrete slabs, for example.

Open-plan living


Modern homes explore the use of space, and open-plan living, in particular, is popular. Windows and glass panels are used extensively to bring in light and blur the line between indoors and outdoors, while acknowledging the setting in which the house sits. Open-plan living that embraces the outdoors is one of the reasons modernist architecture and design remains a popular choice for Australian and New Zealand homes, as it complements our warm climate and active lifestyle.

Modern decor and furniture


Interior design for the modern home doesn’t deflect attention from the structure of the house itself or anything that doesn’t complement the design as a whole. As a result, the space is usually uncluttered with minimal furniture pieces. While the style can appear to be ‘stripped back’, homeowners can attribute their own sense of style to the space through colours and textures. Modern decor is visually light, functional, and uses basic materials.

Streamlined kitchens


In modern kitchen design, the space is streamlined, practical and open. In fact, because the kitchen has such a definitive purpose within the home, it is one of the most important spaces in a modern house, in which functionality is of the utmost importance.

Pioneers in modern style


Robin Boyd, Roy Grounds, Harry Seidler and Paul Pascoe are some of the most well-known Australian and New Zealand architects who have materialised modernist principles for Australian and New Zealand homes, responding directly to the landscape and countries' unique climates.