content tagged with:

Modern Home Design

If you're a sucker for modern home design, you're in luck. So are we. California Home + Design has exclusive access to the best modern homes, art, design and more. Our expert editors and bloggers bring you the best new modern home accessories, chic and sleek art, furniture and more.

We've been on a lot of of walking home tours over the years, but few have gotten us as excited as the upcoming Venice Modern Home Tour.

A post today on Remodelista reminded us how chic macrame can be when given a contemporary update. No longer the province of hemp-wearing hippies, these wall hangings by Portland-based artist Sally England show how modern and fresh macrame can be. England's hand-knotted pieces can serve as wall decor, room dividers and headboard.

In our January 2012 issue, we took a look at the newest patterns and winning wallpapers (see them all here!). Now, Master Paperhanger Philip McDonald from The Precisionists of Pacifica shares his expert tips for how to hang wallpaper like a professional.

Looking for a cool new sofa? Check out the latest from high end contemporary Italian furnishing company, Poliform: the Metropolitan Sofa.

  Just a few years ago, Phoenix-based metal artist, Brandon Williams, had set out to acquire a sleek, well-designed outdoor fire pit so nights with the family could be spent around the fire. The task proved to be far more challenging than Williams had expected.

Lately, we've been loving warm, cozy spaces--especially this amazing bathroom designed by Erin Martin. Then, we came across this modern, clean-lined space from Joel Karr.

While most butterfly chairs consist of a steel frame wrapped in canvas or leather, this past May at the ICFF in NYC, designer Laurie Beckerman debuted her own version of the chair made entirely from Lucite. Inspired by the ethereal beauty of the material, Beckerman's Butterfly Chair appears to be on the verge of flight.

In honor of Obscura Day last Saturday, the international "day of expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasures in your own hometown," we were treated to a tour of George Ehling's master work: his home in the Hollywood Hills. (Full disclosure: I was one of the organizers from de LaB). Sponsored by furniture showroom Ford&Ching (principal Willard Ford not only provided the passenger van, he also piloted it) we were treated to a tour of the home George Ehling bought in 1967 (it was built in 1927, the same year he was born).

Transformed by the German artist Christian Moeller, this 1963 house in Los Angeles is on the market for $1,249,000, and recently reduced from $1,499,000.