10254 pictures of modern Stories
My Houzz: Flashes of Industrial Style in a Modern-Rustic Dream Home
In this picture-perfect getaway, you can sleep under the stars without leaving your bed — and heated brick floors keep toes warm
"this picture-perfect getaway, you can sleep under the stars without leaving your... clearing of the land and preservation of the trees Year built: 2000... years of photographing beautiful homes. So when it came time to create his own getaway... Longpré’s modern-rustic cabin sits on a large, woodsy plot in Fitch Bay, a small town... sense of enclosure in some areas of my home. Even Jacob, the patriarch of the Old..."
Roots of Style: The Birth of Modern Architecture
Learn how Prairie, Craftsman, art deco and other styles of the early 20th century came to influence architecture today
"styles of the early 20th century came to influence architecture today... meaning of “modern” within the context of the development of a style. “Modern” in this sense... phases of modern residential design took place in the early 20th century. The first... were part of what’s known as the Prairie School created a new vocabulary of design. Their... w did modernism find its way into residential architecture? Consider the meaning..."
Brick: A Heavyweight for Modern Exteriors
If you picture only traditional homes when you think of brick, it's time to reconsider this modern contender
"f you picture only traditional homes when you think of brick, it's time to reconsider... affect modern home design. While metal and fiber cement, and in some places stucco... the days of using the modular clay units in load-bearing applications has waned — the... asked of a brick what it wanted to be; the brick replied, "An arch." Today, bricks... material in a modern or contemporary manner. Brick is not as popular as other materials for..."
Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Modern Kitchen
Frameless cabinets, horizontal lines and lack of ornamentation top the list of what defines modern kitchen style
"and lack of ornamentation top the list of what defines modern kitchen style... means of the moment or current, the design of right now. "Modern" refers to a specific... between modern and contemporary, and for good reason. Many spaces are both modern and... styles of the days before the Industrial Revolution. "Modern" can be a tricky term... opposite of traditional, which varies depending on the time period. The decision of..."
Roots of Style: Prairie Architecture Ushers In Modern Design
Twentieth-century Midwestern architects gave us broad-shouldered homes inspired by the landscape and modern times. Learn the details here
"landscape and modern times. Learn the details here... birth of European modernism. Third, its original era briefly lasted until around... the turn of the 20th century, America embraced the Industrial Revolution while its... result of immigration, improved health and innovation. Abundant resources and space... Out of those seeds arose the Prairie style. Confident horizontal elements combined... overlay of delicate, hand-hewn details. Three conditions define the importance of..."
Kitchen of the Week: Grandma's Kitchen Gets a Modern Twist
Colorful, modern styling replaces old linoleum and an inefficient layout in this architect's inherited house in Washington, D.C.
"rful, modern styling replaces old linoleum and an inefficient layout in this architect's... crisp, modern cabinetry — you might not guess this was once Grandma's kitchen. Architect... create a modern kitchen that still feels like home. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives... the rest of the work area? I am a fan of drawers instead of cabinets (much easier... extreme of a theme I see on this site often: a lack of I understanding of what it..."
'Houses of Maine' Puts Modernism in Its Place — in Nature
Set in the meadows and woods of Maine, the homes in this book give modern architecture a natural context
"woods of Maine, the homes in this book give modern architecture a natural context... needs of its inhabitants" over the course of its long life. It's easy to draw a parallel... unmistakably modern yet also born of Maine's harsh yet beautiful climate; the houses are... output of the small practice. The company's architecture — six projects are collected... Houses of Maine, published in May 2013 by Princeton Architectural Press — is unmistakably..."
Roots of Style: Midcentury Modern Design
Midcentury modern still charms with its linear forms and low-sloping roofs. Appreciate it now — such simplicity can be hard to replicate
"ntury modern still charms with its linear forms and low-sloping roofs. Appreciate... popularity of midcentury modern home design leads us back to that 30-year stretch from... heart of midcentury home design. This honesty of construction appeals to our need... period of extraordinary economic growth, which produced an appetite for progressive... the time modern home design was referred to as contemporary. The term “midcentury modern”..."
Roots of Style: Midcentury Styles Respond to Modern Life
See how postwar lifestyles spawned a range of styles, including minimalist traditional, ranch, split level and modern shed. What's next?
"range of styles, including minimalist traditional, ranch, split level and modern... importance of modern architecture, mid-20th-century home building still included a variety... influenced by modern design theory and new ideas for how modern families wanted to live.... styles of residential design before World War II, it was not until the mid-20th century... variety of fashions, though their form and nature evolved according to changing lifestyles..."
Kitchen of the Week: Organic Modernism in Seattle
"his love of “crafted modernism,” as he calls it, and custom designed everything: the... 'organic modernism' or 'crafted modernism' is a version of being modern other boomers... Why no pictures of the sink side of the room? I liked this kitchen until I saw the... noticed 2 pictures of the island were the same, yet different. One picture had 1 or no... efficiency of this kitchen (number of steps, location of things, etc.) I want to ditto..."
Kitchen of the Week: Brilliant Blue Cabinets in a Modern Setting
Lacquered turquoise gives this Lake Austin kitchen a cheerful look without compromising the clean lines
"jolt of turquoise cabinetry instantly catches the eye in this modern Lake Austin... wanted a modern, hard-wearing kitchen, but they weren't sure what it should look like... the help of architect JC Schmeil at Merzbau Design Collective and a few successful decisions... spacious and modern design that doesn't feel precious. "We didn't really plan things out... a wall of windows or a ladder instead of a stair because of code. I never thought..."
Bring Back the Optimism of Art Deco and Art Moderne
Fluidity and a sense of going somewhere were hallmarks of 1920s and '30s architecture and design. Can it propel homes in 2012?
"sense of going somewhere were hallmarks of 1920s and '30s architecture and design... symmetry of art deco to the fluidity and optimism of art moderne, we can learn much... decades of boom and bust took physical form in the two great design trends of those... and art moderne. Today we associate these enduring styles with the iconic Chrysler... decade of economic boom and bust.... and Art Moderne still making an impact. www.galerieseru.com I like the art deco feel..."
Objects of Desire: Modern Fireplaces Play Many Roles
Space definers, warmth bringers, soul stirrers ... these modern fireplaces earn their keep for more than their good looks
"these modern fireplaces earn their keep for more than their good looks... source of heat or as a tool for relaxation. In open floor plans, fireplaces serve... in 5th picture. It rocks. Fireplaces as a point of art and interest. Custom designed... centerpiece of a room. See a variety of uses here: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/303... variety of standard sizes that can be made to look more modern or traditional, but..."
Room of the Day: A Modern Slant on a Traditional Space
A big and beige Texas family room gets an energy infusion with a mix of bold colors, patterns and shapes
"a mix of bold colors, patterns and shapes... punches of primary color to a dynamic mix of straight lines, crisp circles and dynamic... aged out of the no-sharp-edges toddler phase. Having worked with their designer for... midcentury modern pieces, bright color and bold patterns. Inspired by the couple’s first... because of what homes were available in their area, yet they long for more modern design... blend modern furniture without it feeling out of place in the home. I love the coffee..."
'Soft Modern' Style Offers Best of Both Worlds
Mix in a few curves and soft colors but nix the clutter, and the happy result is a balanced new take on modern design
"remind me of good times. I consider minimalism to be somewhat of a bummer. However, one... thoughtful mix of well-curated details without clutter. I call this "soft modern," and it... ornamentation, modern style can split a crowd in two. Some embrace the style and can't imagine... it. A modern aesthetic can even define a lifestyle, with its strict no-clutter policy... styles of architecture. See how Houzz designers are mixing curved edges with straight..."