The world’s most inspiring homes, from minimalist, architectural interiors to colourful and traditional Victorian townhouses, rustic converted farmhouses, and New York penthouses filled with contemporary art.

This Polish home shows how smart storage can make the most of the smallest space

The practical ideas in architect Magdalena Adamus’s home are ideal for compact urban pads

Step inside the new ELLE Decoration Country cover house

Home to interior designer Jill Macnair, this Highland retreat’s palette is inspired by its wild surroundings

Inside the home of Benjamin Paulin

The late French designer’s pieces once inspired science fiction writers, and today they look as cutting-edge as ever

An art deco-inspired Parisian pad with the Midas touch

Interior designer and architect Laure Ardouin Marie’s home is a study in attainable luxury for small spaces

This Puglia retreat is masterfully minimalist

A dark colour scheme and streamlined furnishings display a distilled elegance for small-space living

A narrow footprint was no problem for the owners of this colourful Melbourne terrace house

Smart uses of space and open-plan living have given this former brothel a bright future

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For the new co-owner of Skandium, a love of design begins at home

We discover his big plans for the homeware and furniture store while taking a tour around his Copenhagen apartment

Why cork could be the sustainable building material of the future

With sustainability top of the agenda, it’s no coincidence that architects are looking to improve the construction industry’s carbon footprint

Luxurious small-space living in a central London apartment

An enchanting mix of contemporary ideas and old-school charm, this is a pied-à-terre with panache

Milanese apartment inspired by Le Corbusier

The modular principle advocates design on a human scale, but with none of the luxury removed

French pied-à-terre that maximises space with poetic elegance

There’s a lightness of touch in this romantic Parisian garret, imparted by pale woods, strips of mirror and a cosy take on charm

This Italian apartment is a symphony of colours and vintage furniture

Sugary shades and classic botanical prints are given a modern, graphic edge in this Milanese home

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A calming London home that’s sumptuous in its simplicity

The minimalist beauty of this interior shows the power of quiet design

Parisian style is given a worldly makeover in this pied-à-terre

The interior is inspired by its owners passion for exploring culture and crafts

Inside Mira Nakashima’s Pennsylvanian home

Originally designed by woodworker George Nakashima, this magical home combines natural wood and traditional Japanese design to stunning effect

On the site of an old ballroom, this family home in Melbourne scores style points

With a bright colour scheme and decorative original features it’s a place full of personality

This Brussels home showcases the rich versatility of grey

It’s a fact: grey is here to stay. But it’s all about adding depth and texture to this decorating staple

On-trend pale-toned oak creates a warm welcome in this Parisian home

Owner Charlotte Macaux Perelman, co-creative director of Hermès Maison, opens her doors to ELLE Decoration

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This London home shows why monochrome will never go out of fashion

Keep the timeless look contemporary with geometric details

Mallorcan home with a Mediterranean take on Scandinavian style

It’s classic Danish simplicity, but with a far sunnier outlook

In this Australian home Japanese design and Victorian architecture coexist in harmony

We talk to architect Miriam Fanning of Mim Design about its meditative take on minimalism