White and gray modern home interiors appear clean and fresh but sometimes lack warmth. In these two contemporary home designs, we’ll see how pale wooden accents add subtle visual heat to the palette, without pushing the aesthetic into the rustic realm. Our first featured home interior includes an airy open plan layout with a dual height living space. Light wood accents soften the monochrome meld, adding areas of texture and interest. Our second home tour takes place in a smaller home with a cozy ambiance. Here, pale wood elements are complemented by an injection of earthy olive green, which threads a cohesive color story through the entire apartment.
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At the heart of our first featured living space, nesting coffee tables create a warm moment of wood tone and texture upon a large area rug.
A greige tufted sofa complements the light wood tone elements in the room. Opposite the couch, a modern fireplace burns brightly within a wood surround. A wooden hearth underlines the fireplace wall in its entirety, whilst fluted wood paneling adds a brief crown of texture to the top of the chimney breast.
The double-height living room has a predominantly white decor scheme, which creates a cool and airy aesthetic. The wooden elements counteract the coolness of the blank backdrop.
A modern staircase design cuts through the crisp white decor scheme with natural wood treads and risers. Glass vases are filled with a floral display to create an understated botanical table centerpiece.
Under the staircase, the white wall render is cut away with a decorative scalloped edge.
Wooden Venetian blinds dress the windows.
A wine storage wall decorates the formal dining area. Gray upholstered chairs flank a trendy racetrack-shaped dining table.
Across the room, a casual dining spot is decorated with vibrant artwork and a more simple wooden dining set. Two modern wall sconces and a contemporary linear suspension light illuminate the space. See more ideas for stylish linear suspension lights.
A large kitchen island serves the center of a spacious white and wood kitchen design. Stainless steel kitchen appliances add metallic shimmer.
A small scullery hides away food messes when guests are present in the large open plan living space.
The kitchen ceiling is warmed by wood cladding. The cladding also serves as a visual zoning technique to separate the culinary space from the dining room and sitting area.
Wood herringbone flooring is switched out for durable black tiles in the home entryway. A large planter pot buffers the sudden transition.
A home office space is set up for several people to use at once, facilitating business and homework.
A bespoke bookcase bridges the main workspace, whilst a double workspace is built into a bright spot below the home office windows. See more inspiration for double workspaces.
The bathroom is clad in a combination of small white tiles and large marble counterparts. A wood vanity unit and a pair of bathroom vanity lights warm the look.
A second bathroom is characterized by an attractive arched ceiling. Terracotta floor tiles warmly complement a wooden vanity cabinet.
In this smaller home design, light wood accents are combined with olive green elements to expand the earthy interludes. A gray modular sofa is set out in a two-sided arrangement. One side looks upon the TV, whilst the other forms a conversational setting along with a modern lounge chair.
The living room is devoid of area rugs, which leaves focus on the wooden floor treatment.
Two small side tables tuck around the edges of the couch.
The kitchen island features an olive green support column, which matches the kitchen base units.
The cooktop is located on the dining island, bringing the chef closer to their dinner guests.
A wide column of color is formed by a wall of green kitchen units and a green-paneled bathroom block.
A textured backsplash wall builds interest at the back of the open plan living space.
The raised floor area that leads into the bathroom is clad in tiny green mosaic tiles, providing playful definition from the rest of the apartment. Modern wall sconces illuminate the windowless area.
A curved wall creates a cozy cocoon around the home entryway. A unique full-length mirror stands next to the front door.
LED strips highlight the raised floor area for both safety and aesthetics.
A matching globe floor lamp illuminates the opposite side of the room.
Green tiles floor the entry into a vanity area and an ensuite bathroom.
A wood slatted door separates the bedroom vanity area from a private shower zone and WC.
A luxurious white marble basin overhangs the edge of a modern wooden vanity unit.
The second double bedroom in the apartment is colored by a green upholstered headboard and a matching throw.
A wall mounted desk creates a bedroom workspace that doubles as a dressing table. A small table lamp provides focussed task lighting. See more ideas for unique table lamps.
The final double bedroom in the apartment receives an unexpected splash of red.
The red desk chair coordinates with red framework on the modern desk design.
A spacious white bathroom is furnished with a floating wood vanity unit. A racetrack-shaped bathtub sets out a smooth silhouette.
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