Each measuring just under 40 square metres, these two modern home designs offer practical inspiration for organising clean and crisp layouts in compact living spaces. We take our first piece of small space inspiration from a white, grey and light wood tone apartment interior, where ghost chairs disappear from the small living room layout, and a bespoke bed design makes use of every last millimeter of floor space. Our next stop is a home with a surprising amount of storage solutions and uplifting green accent interior, where strong colour is used only to enhance and never overwhelm. Find the floor plans included at the end of each tour.

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When you think of fresh colours, green has got to be top of the charts. We associate it with the vitality of nature and the hue of healthy foods, so how does that translate into stylish living spaces to help us feel revitalised at home? This inspirational collection of modern interiors show four different approaches to the uplifting green and white theme. From graphite grey accented rooms with mid spectrum green, through light sage and natural timber, natural wood and leaf green, to peaceful minty decor. Each scheme has its own appeal and personality, all with gorgeous green characteristics. How would you choose to go green?

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Kirsten Anthony Kaplan channels a sophisticated, industrial-chic aesthetic in a Kensington home

Upsizing from a DC condo to a spec house in Kensington, Maryland, a professional couple approached designer Kirsten Anthony Kaplan to give its bland, builder-grade rooms a shot of sophisticated style. “The wife is in government and he’s an educator,” recounts Kaplan. “She drove most of the process because her taste is really specific. In fact, she sent me 10 pages of her likes and preferences.”

Nestled on a block of similar homes with traditional exteriors, the residence becomes more modern inside, with an open passage from the foyer back to the kitchen and family room. On one side, a small formal living area and larger dining area are separated by columns and a wide, cased opening. Stairs by the front door lead up to the master suite, guest room, home office and sitting room. “My clients didn’t

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