A free-flowing layout creates a connected sense of family in this 112 square metre apartment project in the south of Moscow, Russia. Designed by Julia Khabarova, for a young couple with a child, the home was created to include an autonomous master block that avoids the inclusion of dead ends around the main living spaces. A central “cube” forces new scenarios of movement around the apartment in answer to an immovable riser. The material palette of slatted oak veneer, suede upholstery, cool concrete and reflective metals create an earthy aesthetic, alongside tonal shades of grey and warm umber accents. The full floor plan is included at the end of the tour.

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Chic and sophisticated in its clean modernity, this pristine home design puts family life through a serene filter. Designed by Darya Maiorova, this family home interior features soft upholstery and rugs that are bravely light to uplift an open plan living space. Black accents are used to add depth and gloss to the neutral surroundings, across a statement kitchen backsplash and black accented window reveals. The kids’ bedrooms themselves are light, crisp and stylish, with bespoke kids’ desk designs and decorative shelving walls. The parental room is a place for restful recuperation from the children, with its own quiet workspace. Bathroom inspiration comes by way of contemporary vanity units and boldly contrasting black fixtures.

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Gentle accent colours uplift this comfortable 71.2 square metre family home interior, located in Moscow, Russia. Designed by Natalia Rybakova, this modern space is warmed through with mellow green, yellow and blue infusions, alongside dominant light wood tone elements. Whilst compact in dimensions, this floor plan encompasses all of the practical necessities for a happy family life. The open concept living space brings family members together with a combined dining, cooking and lounging arrangement. Peripheral furniture is pared back to ensure the environment doesn’t feel overcrowded or complicated. Bedrooms are peaceful, and the fitted bathroom cleanly precise. Apartment floor plan included at the end of the tour.

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Abstract, linear volumes stack to form a crisp modern 4266 square foot home for a family of five in Bangalore, India. Created by Crest Architects, the unique angular form stands out sharply against a grey, densely populated metropolis. Clean white concrete and rich wood cladding encase a dwelling based upon the ancient architectural science of Vaastu, which embraces the benefits of nature. The interior spaces are simple, spacious and designed around two landscaped courtyards, each with skylights that flood sunlight into the openly interconnected floors of the house. The natural greenery brings a valuable piece of the outdoors inside of the introverted city abode, with trees that draw the eye upward through the impressive void.

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Lisa Tullai updates a Stevensville, Maryland, home with a fresh, new look and better functionality

Located on 21 acres in Stevensville, Maryland, a sprawling home on Eastern Bay proved an idyllic perch for a couple with five active boys—but the interiors needed some work. The owners tapped a design team that included Lisa Tullai of Annapolis Interiors to overhaul the 2005 house with a fresh, new look and better functionality.

The wife “was struggling with colors and finishes,”Tullai recalls. “In discussion, I realized that she first needed the house to function better for the family—then we could tackle the design.” A rear addition with a vaulted ceiling and a wall of windows created space for a bigger kitchen and a breakfast nook—while making the views center stage.

Tullai guided the design in a transitional direction, selecting coastal shades of sand and blue “so as not to interrupt the view,” and

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