Let’s escape to the calm and comforting warm white decor schemes of four interiors, which each feature peacefully pared back layouts for the minimalist mindset. This is a blissfully serene collection of home tours that are carefully designed to provide pause from hectic surroundings and over abundant input. Even if only for a moment, consider a simple way of living with less–or at least less visual clutter. We’ll look at four open concept living spaces with quiet clutter control, in the shape of clean cut storage furniture arrangements. We’ll visit minimalist bedrooms that are set up to aid real rest and relaxation, and minimalist bathrooms that will always look clean.

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A bedroom on the bay makes the most of its expansive, watery vista

When interior designer Christy Brown was tapped to work her magic in a waterfront home under renovation in Annapolis, the goal was to prioritize its expansive views, which take in both Whitehall Bay and Pleasant Lake. Among the bay-facing rooms is the owners’ bedroom, which enjoys access to an expansive deck through a glass-fronted door flanked by windows.

Brown set the tone with walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s bold Newburyport Blue. “The clients’ favorite color is blue—and with the water just beyond, this was the obvious choice for the palette,” she explains. Beige fabrics and rug offset the deep hue while highlighting the water vista. Pleated drapery in a Kravet linen-and-silk blend frames the window wall; Brown concealed hardware in a pocket behind the crown molding to create a sense of height and breadth for the windows.

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Layers of tonal grey, beige and light wood tone help form a unique atmosphere inside this special 120 square metre home in Kiev, Ukraine. Designed by Polina Yakovleva, the space has a cosy, quiet, and restful feel with a warmth that defies its cool concrete walls. Rounded edges gently smooth out modern furniture, and architectural arches build a spiritual temple-like feel. Soft lighting threads an inviting glow through the home, making it into a soothing retreat at night. Two double bedrooms set a stylish aesthetic in the private quarters of the home, whilst a kid’s room is themed with a sprinkling of space dust. Full home layout included at the end of the tour.

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Apricot, light greens, sky blue and naturals combine to create relaxing, light-hearted environments for modern living. These four bright interiors are average sized homes, which exhibit practical ideas for comfortable layouts within modest dimensions. The warming apricot vibes that flood through these spaces cultivate an uplifting mood that feels like coming home to a hug. Blue and green tones cool down the palettes, along with breaths of grey that bring back an air of sophistication. Natural timber elements beautifully earth the light multicoloured schemes and introduce a tactile quality. We also see how to take colour down a notch by switching out sweeter accents for sandy base tones, whilst staying equally warm and welcoming.

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