For some reason, this room reminds me of an infinity pool - it's just so serene and peaceful. I love the layers of neutral colors and the simplicity of the furniture. The spare look of the whole space makes every piece incredibly important.
If the room above is a great ideal, but maybe not practical for a busy family, this space is an excellent example of contemporary design at its family-friendly best. A neutral palette keeps a busy room calm, and the round lines of the chairs add to the smooth feeling.
One of the characteristics of contemporary design is creating a single strong focal point - like this fantastic zebra rug. It's vibrant, but not over the top, as it is kept in check by soft, neat, simple furniture.
Contemporary design doesn't have to be colorless, either. It's not all about gray and beige. This is a great example of a beautiful contemporary room that uses red accents and pale lime to great advantage. I love the metal bed, too.
I love this dining room for its neutral grays, but I especially love the way the owners of the space use small, changeable touches - the flowers and table settings - to add tiny jolts of color.
Isn't this a great bed? It's a perfect combination of subtle color and fantastic shape. Its height dominates the room, but it's not overpowering thanks to the calm colors.
Interesting lighting, cool art, a small jolt of color and, of course, simple but smooth lines in the furniture. This space is classic contemporary - and fantastic.
Medium tones in the wood and floor, offset by stainless steel accents and an open, airy floor plan make this kitchen a great model of contemporary design. Plus, I especially love the slight curve of the island's countertop. It softens the look of the rest of the space.