Minimalist House Proves Less Is More

Modern style doesn't have to be devoid of personality or fun, as this minimalist masterpiece proves. Design firm DKOR Interiors was inspired by the idea of "floating," which they achieved through carefully chosen furniture and light fixtures, as well as an almost all-white palette.
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May 20, 2015

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Photo By: DKOR Interiors

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Modern Home with ‘Floating Furniture'

Small bursts of color stand out starkly against the all-white palette of this modern, minimalist home. In the space, a combination of white and clear acrylic furnishings appear to “float” on the white floors. Even the baseboards are recessed to emphasize the home’s feeling of weightlessness.

A Major Living Space Transformation: Before

Before, this family room was homey but dated, with terra cotta tile floors, glazed cabinetry and French Country touches. The home underwent a total transformation to a minimalist space with a light, bright color palette and furniture that appears to float in the rooms.

Custom Features in Unique, Minimal Kitchen

Large-scale, suspended fixtures give this minimal kitchen a feeling of weightlessness, bringing its concept together. A cantilevered wood countertop at the island and bamboo-backed shelves add warmth to the space and break up the room’s white planes.

A Total Kitchen Transformation: Before

Before, this kitchen was dark, heavy and dated, with terra cotta tile floors, a chunky island and glazed cabinetry. The home underwent a total transformation to a minimalist space with a light, bright color palette and furniture that appears to float in the rooms.

A Light and Minimal Open Kitchen

This modern, minimal kitchen and living space is enveloped entirely in white, giving the home an otherworldly feeling of weightlessness. Baseboards and cabinetry bases are recessed, making walls and furnishings appear to float. Clerestory windows in the kitchen bring in loads of natural light.

Custom Details in Minimalist Kitchen

The bright red cords on a cluster of globe pendants stand out starkly against the white planes of this modern, minimalist kitchen. Construction details are laid bare on the exposed edge of a cantilevered island. Clerestory windows above the cabinetry bring in loads of natural light.

Custom Island in Modern, Minimalist Kitchen

Construction details are laid bare in the exposed edge of this cantilevered kitchen island. In the space, white floors, walls and ceiling combine to bring a feeling of weightlessness that’s grounded with touches of wood and bamboo. A whiteboard on one wall is a functional spot for family messages.

Modern White Dining Room With an Open Flow

The privacy wall in this white minimalist dining room appears to float in midair, providing the perfect amount of separation without inhibiting the flow of this home's open floor plan. Pops of orange, yellow and red keep energy moving throughout the modern space.

Breakfast Room and Kitchen Transformation: Before

Before, this breakfast room featured a farmhouse table, slipcovered chairs and French Country-inspired toile window treatments. The house underwent a complete transformation to a minimalist space with an all-white palette that gives the rooms a feeling of weightlessness.

White-Walled Dining Room Feels ‘Weightless'

A glass-topped dining table, nebulous pendant and horizontal band of mirrors give this all-white dining room the feeling that it’s floating in space. On one wall, a single shelf serves in place of a traditional sideboard. Recessed baseboards play into the design team’s concept of weightlessness and suspension.

Hidden Storage in Minimalist Dining Space

Subtle doors open to reveal a built-in bar in this modern, streamlined and minimalist dining room. Inside the mirrored bar, an eye-popping orange shelf stands out starkly against the white planes of the room. A glass-topped dining table surrounded by ten white leather chairs seems to float within the space.

Defined Spaces in a Minimalist Living Room

Inspired by the idea of “floating,” the coffee table in this minimalist living room passes through the glass partition that defines the seating areas. Sleek desks integrate ample workspaces into the living area. Bamboo floors contrast the stark whiteness and add texture.

Minimalistic Home Office With Orange and Black Accents

This stark, clean office was designed for minimal clutter and minimal distractions. The high window allows natural light in without compromising concentration. The pops of orange and black add just enough interest to keep your eyes moving around the space.

Bamboo Up the Wall

Gorgeous bamboo flooring in this modern living room goes wall to wall then takes a turn north and becomes paneling behind the large flat screen TV. The contrast between walls in this room is stark but feels natural. Low-profile furniture makes it simple to sink in and relax.

Minimalist, Aquarium-Like Living Room

With the concept of “weightlessness” and “optical illusion” in mind, this living room hits all the right notes. The furniture gives the illusion of floating atop the blue rug, which mimics water. The soaring picture windows, reminiscent of an aquatic viewing tank, invite on-lookers to take in the beauty of this other-worldly environment.

Modern Minimalist Bedroom

The illusion of near mirror-imagery in this room toys with the senses and adds interest to the simple, sleek design. Bursts of red and orange have a big impact on the clean, white and gray palette. Bamboo floors throughout the house contrasts the stark whiteness and add texture.

Modern Kid's Bedroom Closet With Painted Shelves

The linear closet in this kid's bedroom gives away a hint of femininity in this fairly gender-neutral space. Bright bedding adds colorful flourishes to the otherwise stark white palette of the modern room.

Warmth and Whimsy in a Minimalist Kids Bedroom

A funky patterned ceiling and playful pops of color through this kids bedroom add whimsy to the modern, minimalist design. Bamboo flooring anchor the space in a warm pool of caramel.

Modern White Teen Bedroom With Sleek Floating Desk

A floating desk and acrylic chair in this bedroom play into the home's design concept of weightlessness and optical illusion. Topsy-turvy mirrors, an abstract pendant light and a richly textured woven pouf break up the strong lines in the modern space. Small pops of color and bamboo floors add warmth to the otherwise cool, white room.

Minimalist Details Have Big Impact in White Bathroom

Super-clean lines and a simple color palette give this modern bathroom high style. The floating vanity and exposed lighting play into this home's minimalist design concept of weightlessness. Each detail is deliberate and has a specific impact on the space.

Minimalistic Kid's Bathroom

A floating vanity in this kid's bathroom stays true to the home's concept of weightlessness. The simple color palette and bare-bones elements offer continuity in minimalistic design.

Minimalistic, Modern Powder Room With Textured Wallpaper

Every detail in this minimalistic bathroom has a big impact: From the wood paneling and textured wallpaper that add depth to the sleek, smooth space to the tiny orange tea towel that adds a bright pop of color to the neutral palette. Meanwhile, the sink and vanity seem to float; playing into the home's weightless design concept.

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