ONE PLUS ONE HOUSE Paddington Cottage Renovation
ONE PLUS ONE HOUSE Paddington Cottage Renovation
REFRESH*DESIGN
Modern home office in Brisbane with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a built-in desk, brown floor and planked wall panelling.
Kingsley Additions
Kingsley Additions
Sketch Building Design
Inspiration for a modern staircase in Melbourne.
Prahan House
Prahan House
Eliza Blair Architecture
Photo of a modern kitchen in Melbourne.
Bunker House
Bunker House
Futureflip
Luxury pool with ocean views, on the beach in Gerringong. Designed and built by Futureflip.
Modern pool in Wollongong.
Elsternwick House
Elsternwick House
Dimpat
Derek Swalwell
This is an example of a modern master bathroom in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, a freestanding tub, white tile, an undermount sink, grey floor and white benchtops.
Onyx
Onyx
Joe Adsett Architects Pty Ltd
This is an example of a modern open concept living room in Brisbane with white walls.
Elsternwick House
Elsternwick House
de.arch
A unique, bright and beautiful bathroom with texture and colour! The finishes in this space were selected to remind the owners of their previous overseas travels.
Monogram
Monogram
Nexus Designs
Design ideas for a modern bathroom in Melbourne with white cabinets, white tile, white walls, an undermount sink, a single vanity, a floating vanity, marble, dark hardwood floors, marble benchtops, white benchtops and brown floor.
Tweed Terrace House
Tweed Terrace House
Raunik Design Group
Inspiration for a modern bathroom in Gold Coast - Tweed with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, a wall-mount toilet, white tile, mosaic tile, white walls, an integrated sink, grey floor and white benchtops.
Perfect Storm
Perfect Storm
Matt Woods Design
Loft Bedroom with oversized cornice & custom mirror
Small modern bedroom in Sydney with grey walls, light hardwood floors and brown floor.
Nancarrow Ave, Meadow Bank
Nancarrow Ave, Meadow Bank
Uplift Interiors
Inspiration for a modern galley kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, metallic splashback, mirror splashback, stainless steel appliances, medium hardwood floors, a peninsula, brown floor and white benchtop.
Modern Dining Room
Modern Dining Room
Photo of a modern open plan dining in Sydney with white walls, light hardwood floors, beige floor and exposed beam.
Seddon House
Seddon House
Hot Black Pty Ltd
Design ideas for a modern galley eat-in kitchen in Melbourne with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, concrete floors, with island, grey floor and grey benchtop.
Dover Heights
Dover Heights
In Vogue Kitchens & Joinery
Photo of a modern home bar in Sydney with flat-panel cabinets, dark wood cabinets, black floor and black benchtop.
Flawless Designer Home in Lilyfield
Flawless Designer Home in Lilyfield
Pilcher Residential
This is an example of a modern hallway in Sydney.
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Blayd Landscapes
Inspiration for a modern partial sun garden in Sydney with gravel and a wood fence.
Port Melbourne
Port Melbourne
thomas+williams architects
Modern galley kitchen in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, white splashback, concrete floors, with island, grey floor and white benchtop.
Woolwich House
Woolwich House
TKD Architects
Brett Boardman
Modern deck in Sydney with a pergola.
Great Ocean Road Residence
Great Ocean Road Residence
Dylan Barber Building Design
Builder: Eco Sure Building - Photographer: Nikole Ramsay - Stylist: Emma O'Meara
Design ideas for a mid-sized modern galley open plan kitchen in Geelong with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, wood benchtops, white splashback, subway tile splashback, black appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, brown floor and grey benchtop.
Camperdown
Camperdown
Geometric Construction
This is an example of a modern bathroom in Sydney.
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.