Elba White Marble
Elba White Marble
Avant Stone
This is an example of a modern bathroom in Sydney.
Modern Bathroom
Modern Bathroom
Inspiration for a modern bathroom in Sydney with a curbless shower, gray tile, mosaic tile, brick floors, a wall-mount sink, brown floor, a shower curtain and a single vanity.
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.
Great Ocean Road Residence
Great Ocean Road Residence
Dylan Barber Building Design
Builder: Eco Sure Building - Photographer: Nikole Ramsay - Stylist: Emma O'Meara
This is an example of a mid-sized modern formal open concept living room in Other with white walls, light hardwood floors, a ribbon fireplace, a plaster fireplace surround, a wall-mounted tv and brown floor.
Interior Design at it's best!
Interior Design at it's best!
Zesta Kitchens
Zesta Kitchens
Design ideas for an expansive modern galley open plan kitchen in Melbourne with an undermount sink, white cabinets, quartz benchtops, grey splashback, black appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, grey benchtop, flat-panel cabinets and beige floor.
Homage to Oscar - The Heritage of Modernism
Homage to Oscar - The Heritage of Modernism
Luigi Rosselli Architects
Design ideas for a modern bathroom in Sydney with a freestanding tub, white tile, white walls and white floor.
Black Forest
Black Forest
Build Theory
Design ideas for a modern bathroom in Adelaide.
Kingsley Additions
Kingsley Additions
Sketch Building Design
This is an example of a modern home office in Melbourne.
Station Street Residences
Station Street Residences
Cheah Saw Architecture
Visualisation - Flood Slicer
Design ideas for a modern staircase in Melbourne.
Patterson Lake House
Patterson Lake House
ELC ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR
This is an example of a modern bathroom in Melbourne.
White Stone
White Stone
Element Property Group
Peter Taylor
Inspiration for a small modern backyard patio in Brisbane with tile and a roof extension.
Prahan House
Prahan House
Eliza Blair Architecture
This is an example of a modern bathroom in Melbourne.
Brunswick Renovation
Brunswick Renovation
Demardi
This is an example of a modern bathroom in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, an alcove tub, a shower/bathtub combo, gray tile, white walls, grey floor, a hinged shower door, white benchtops and a built-in vanity.
Hill House
Hill House
Reece Keil Design
Design ideas for a modern backyard garden in Gold Coast - Tweed with concrete pavers.
Oaks
Oaks
Futureflip
Sleek and monochromatic kitchen
Design ideas for a mid-sized modern l-shaped kitchen in Sydney with flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, window splashback, black appliances, light hardwood floors, with island, beige floor and white benchtop.
Kew Residence
Kew Residence
Lyons Photography
Inspiration for a modern home office in Melbourne.
MULTI RES| CASCATA UNO
MULTI RES| CASCATA UNO
Alwill Interiors
This is an example of a modern master bathroom in Sydney with flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, white tile, white walls, an undermount sink, white floor and white benchtops.
Modern Sophistication in Sandgate Kitchen and Laundry
Modern Sophistication in Sandgate Kitchen and Laundry
Kitchens by Kathie
We love the naturals used in this stunning Sandgate home. This refined kitchen exudes modern sophistication with its clean lines and glossy white cabinetry. Open shelving allow for additional lighting and lets the client regularly switch out decor elements for a consistently fresh look.⁠ Built-in storage to the island benches increases functionality and keeps clutter away in drawers. ⁠ The high functional laundry space was part of the renovation. While the kitchen was light and bright, this room of the home opts for more earthy neutrals. ⁠
Curl Curl
Curl Curl
Mallinger Constructions
Inspiration for a modern exterior 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.