Residential home designed by The Stables
Residential home designed by The Stables
Relm Furniture
Residential home designed by The Stables
Design ideas for a modern galley kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, white splashback, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
K Residence
K Residence
Reside Studio
North Facing glazing to Living Room Pavilion
Modern two-storey house exterior in Perth with a flat roof.
Balwyn North Whole House
Balwyn North Whole House
The Kitchen Design Centre
Yvonne Menegol
Large modern l-shaped open plan kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, grey splashback, marble splashback, with island, brown floor, grey benchtop, panelled appliances, dark hardwood floors and limestone benchtops.
Woolwich House
Woolwich House
TKD Architects
Brett Boardman
Photo of a large modern open plan dining in Sydney with concrete floors and grey floor.
Mount Keira Project | Modern Mount Keira
Mount Keira Project | Modern Mount Keira
Hemma Interiors
Photo of a modern laundry room in Wollongong.
Ultra-Modern Bathroom behind a restored Victorian Facade (Melbourne)
Ultra-Modern Bathroom behind a restored Victorian Facade (Melbourne)
Elite Custom Homes
Modern master bathroom in Melbourne with a curbless shower, a one-piece toilet, white tile, an integrated sink, concrete benchtops, grey floor, an open shower and grey benchtops.
Arthur St, Sandringham-4
Arthur St, Sandringham-4
Daniela Fulford Photography
Inspiration for a modern bathroom in Melbourne.
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
This is an example of a modern courtyard patio in Other with decking and no cover.
Kariwara St Dundas Valley
Kariwara St Dundas Valley
Uplift Interiors
Photo of a modern backyard patio in Sydney with an outdoor kitchen and a roof extension.
Bay residence
Bay residence
Horizon - Residential & Commercial Builders
Architecture by Bruce Stafford & Associates Interior design by Hare + Klein Engineering by Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners Photography by Nicholas Watt
Carlton Renovation
Carlton Renovation
Demardi Pty Ltd
Photo of a modern home office in Melbourne with white walls, light hardwood floors, a built-in desk and beige floor.
Grey Street, South Brisbane
Grey Street, South Brisbane
TONIC Design
Christopher Frederick Jones
Design ideas for a large modern kitchen in Brisbane with an undermount sink, porcelain floors, multiple islands, grey floor, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, black appliances and beige benchtop.
Binary House
Binary House
Christopher Polly Architect
Brett Boardman Photography
Design ideas for a modern 3/4 bathroom in Sydney with flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, a one-piece toilet, gray tile, grey walls, a vessel sink, wood benchtops, grey floor and brown benchtops.
SA Designer Homes - Adelaide Builders - Findon Project
SA Designer Homes - Adelaide Builders - Findon Project
SA Designer Homes
SA Designer Homes
This is an example of a modern bedroom in Adelaide with grey walls, carpet and black floor.
Watermans Bay
Watermans Bay
Spadaccini Homes
Inspiration for a modern bathroom in Perth with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, a freestanding tub, white walls, grey floor and white benchtops.
Project | St Vincents Place Residence
Project | St Vincents Place Residence
Eco Outdoor USA
Architects: B.E. Architecture Photographer: Derek Swalwell
Inspiration for a modern galley eat-in kitchen in Los Angeles with flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, with island, grey floor and brown benchtop.
Dover Heights
Dover Heights
In Vogue Kitchens & Joinery
Design ideas for a modern patio in Sydney with a roof extension.
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.
The Nest
The Nest
Kalka
Front entry pivot door designed by Shaun Lockyer and photographed by Cathy Schusler.
Design ideas for a modern entryway in Brisbane with a pivot front door, a medium wood front door and grey floor.
Kingsley Additions
Kingsley Additions
Sketch Building Design
This is an example of a modern home office in Melbourne.
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.