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Interior Design – This Warm & Bright Family Home Will Make You Rethink Modern Design



Joe and Sarah Knight of blackLAB architects inc. open up their cool, contemporary family home. See how they converted a 1940s house into a sleek and modern space thats cozy, inviting and kid-friendly.

The original layout consisted of small, dark rooms, so an open floor plan was the first step to modernize the interior. Adding a courtyard with floor-to-ceiling windows to the back of the home helped bring in natural light. They also warmed up the black and white palette with walnut flooring and millwork, as well pops of playful color for the kids. These accents create a space that has all the elements of modern design – an open floor plan, a monochromatic palette – yet is beautifully livable.

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38 comments

  1. Putting chairs–when you have children–in front of a GLASS PANEL is one of the most stupid design ideas I think I've seen yet. One kick and BAM! Shattered glass, broken crockery and blood everywhere. I can only hope that's plexiglass.

  2. really loved d design……i think white doesnt make it drab….d use of colors here n there add life to d interiors..

  3. Our Life "Nature And Urban Living"

    Love It!

  4. Chelsea Clark-Martin

    I really like the idea and the design. I actually like how the exterior and the interior are completely different. It would be really fun to see people's faces when walk in. What I'm not so into is all of the pillows, the primary coloured plates/china under the island and that blue occasional chair. I get that it is a family home but I feel like they bring the look down a few notches and give it a fisher price/ IKEA dinning hall / nursery school sort of a feel. That being said, the second floor is stunning! And those stairs!! Beautiful!

  5. GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE what they've done to this house. stunning!!

  6. Ms Phoenix Warmwood

    People need to understand that you can't have stuff like tiles and flooring and backsplash and appliances in all the colors of the rainbow. Colors can always be added with upholstery and pillows and nick nacks. It's easy to bring in change of themes if your backdrop is white

  7. i want this house 😯

  8. Love the colors!

  9. I love the couch! Where is it from?

  10. WOW … GREAT

  11. I normally like modern,but this was a bit too stark cold…warmth was missing…they needed more pop colors and greeery ..to cosy it up.

  12. Looks great…wish I had the cash and ambition to take on a project like that lol

  13. Mary Edenissa Arnoco

    I think they need green plants to complete the design..

  14. What's an idear anyway?

  15. Where is this couch from? Love it.

  16. Too sterile looking.

  17. ????

  18. I love this YouTube channel because I want to become an interior designer when I grow up!

  19. idear ?

  20. That house is just way too cold now. It is not warm or inviting, Ugly comes to mind, The pictures of the house before the renovation look quite nice. I'd much sooner live there
    than in that white spaces.

  21. dream house!!!!!

  22. Pauline François-Fortain

    Huh I want! ?

  23. Gorgeous Home ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  24. Always wondered what it would look like to have a traditional front and modern interior and back for my own home. Seeing yours, I think it works perfectly!

  25. the architecture of this house is beautiful, but not liking interior design. urmm need to polish more. I pass this.

  26. the cushion and her dress mixes well

  27. Why does this channel always use the term 'Warm' for designs that are anything but?

  28. love it

  29. Joe & Sarah, Thanks for sharing your home renovations with us!!!  This is "Streamlined Beauty" at its Best!!!  Cheers!!!  GGG

  30. I love everything about that house!!

  31. I love it, I wouldn't change anything and I'm ready to move in 😀

  32. It's to unpersonal and sterile for my taste..but maybe in day to day life it looks a bit more lived-in

  33. perfect home

  34. The renovation looks amazing and i love a mix of old and new. The view from of the old red brick from the kitchen looks amazing ?

  35. Does modern always mean stark white?

  36. نورة السعودية

    ???????????

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