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Working with an understated backdrop, timeless pieces that defy fashion trends, mean this living room will stand the test of time.

The sofa and coffee table are from SCP.

1/8 Colourful living room

colourful living room

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2/8 White living room

white living room

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With a floor-to-ceiling window, an oversized mirror and white designer sofa, this white living room has a modern, light feel.

The Florence Knoll sofa is available from Aram, and you can find a similar oversized mirror at Bespokemirrors.com.

3/8 Modern open-plan kitchen

modern open plan kitchen

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Life revolves around this kitchen, with its big blackboard, practical hanging rack, funky stools and functional central island. The colourful stools contrast with the sleek stainless-steel of the island unit.

The kitchen is from Bulthaup, and you can find a similar hanging unit at Divertimenti.

4/8 Light dining room

light dining room

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The grey marble top on this dining table is an elegant addition to a modern design, giving this light, open-plan dining room a feminine touch.

Find a Saarinen dining table at Geoffrey Drayton.

5/8 Minimal bedroom

minimal bedroom

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In this bedroom, the oversized wenge veneer headboard gives the bed real presence. White bedlinen keeps the look simple and allows all attention to be paid to the chocolate brown headboard.

A similar bed can be found at Charles Page, and a charcoal throw from Habitat.

6/8 Walk-in bedroom storage

walk in bedroom storage

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An impressive shoe collection is stored and displayed here on bespoke, floor-to-ceiling shelves, surrounded by two layers of hanging rails, creating a sleek, custom-made walk-in wardrobe.

Find a bespoke bedroom storage service at Neville Johnson.

7/8 Sleek bathroom

sleek bathroom

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This amazing bathroom has a combined shower and bath for a sleek, space-saving scheme. The stone tiles with marble effect bring warmth to the modern design.

Contact 23 Degrees to commission something similar, and find natural stone tiles at Stone Age.

8/8 Modern meets traditional bathroom

modern meets traditional bathroom

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Traditional bathroom cabinets in dark wood contrast with a modern bespoke glass basin and worktop.

Visit Bespoke Glass Basins to commission your own design.

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from a stylish modern loft to an eclectic mansion flat.

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.