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The textured slate floor, along with the hardwood worktops, adds richness to the white and stainless-steel scheme in this kitchen. The skylights allow light to flood into the room, minimising the closed-off effect from the partition wall.

1/10 White kitchen

kitchen with white walls and white cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

Visit MFI to find similar kitchen units.

2/10 Kitchen storage

kitchen with wooden partition and wooden top

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

Glass shelves provide a modern place to store and display an alcohol collection ready for a party. Recessed lighting, hidden in boxy shelving units and under the sink, mean that with a flick of a switch, the mood of the kitchen can be changed from bright and functional, to mellow and cool.

Find dark wood veneer panels at Moss & Co.

3/10 Dining room

dinning room with white walls and table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

This round table, perfect for entertaining, is a great centrepiece for the rest of the modern design in this dining room. The red is a stark contrast to the black and white, its impact strengthened by repetition of the colour in the poster.

Allposters.co.uk have a great selection of posters.

4/10 Living room

living room with fireplace and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

In the main living space, frosted glass wall panels are perfect cover-ups for shelves and storage, as well as hiding the flue for the open fire. The wood veneer echoes the teak used in the kitchen. A fuchsia coffee table, which was originally a footstool, but has been transformed with toughened glass, lifts the dark wood for a shot of modern colour.

Get a fireplace like this from B&Q.

5/10 Living room sofa

living room with white walls and sofa with cushion

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

A capacious creamy sofa is bought to life with mismatched modern cushions. A black string curtain seperates the open-plan living room from the dining room without shutting out light, allowing both spaces to appear bigger.

Flexform sells cream sofas.

6/10 Hallway

hallway with black cabinet and white walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

To create a designated hallway space, where the stairs are kept separate from the rest of the open-plan living area, partition walls have been erected around the staircase. Painted matt black and teamed with an Oriental-style sideboard, this structure doesn't fail to make an impact.

Find Oriental furniture at Orchid.

7/10 Bedroom storage

bedroom with white wall and brown storage cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

This glass walkway, leading from the main bedroom to the bathroom, allows light to flow through the small space. The green glass is also a good contrast for the dark wood, bringing a modern feel to what could be a traditional space.

To have a similar glass walkway built, visit Specialist Glass Products Ltd.

8/10 Bathroom

bathroom with white wall and wash basin

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

A wide shelf in front of the bath, for candles, flowers and toiletries, adds to the luxurious feeling in this bathroom. A mirrored wall doubles the sense of light and space, while the neutral stone, continued from the floor onto the bath, creates a seamless, modern look.

Visit Stone Age for all manner of stone bathroom products.

9/10 Bathroom shower

bathroom shower with glass partition with black wall tiles

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

Lined in slate tiles, this steam room has an enveloping feel with a modern appearance. A glass roof allows for stargazing while relaxing in the heat. A frosted panel acts as a shower screen for privacy.

Find a wide range of bathroom tiles at Topps Tiles.

10/10 Bedroom

bedroom with white walls and bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

Wood veneer panels hide storage and lighting in this bedroom. A purple bedspread and curtains bring colour to the room, lightening the moody vibe and adding a sumptuous feel. The padded leather headboard brings a touch of hotel chic.

For modern bedspreads try The Conran Shop.

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for more inspiring ideas from real homes.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.