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.

The home of String’s co-founder Peter Erlandsson is much like the shelving brand’s designs – simple, stylish and intrinsically Scandinavian The home of String’s co-founder Peter Erlandsson is simple, stylish and intrinsically Scandinavian

Clad in Siberian larch and filled with iconic mid-century furniture, this is a house where nature and design coexist

Scandinavian home with an understated but individual take on Scandinavian Christmas decoration A laid-back approach to festive decoration is key in this Danish home

Wonky trees and understated Christmas ornaments provide an individual take on Scandi charm

Chelsea project in London by architecture and interior design firm TR Studio Colourful inside and out, this London pad demonstrates a refined use of bold tones

Reimagined by architecture and interior design practice TR Studio, this is a home ideal for entertaining

Finnish home with a minimalist take on Christmas decoration The soft glow of candlelight gives this Finnish home a festive feel

Perfect inspiration for a more minimal Christmas with plenty of heart

Luxury London penthouse with an interior by Hubert Zandberg Penthouse apartment with an interior inspired by London’s diversity

Designed by Hubert Zandberg it reflects the best qualities of the capital

pine kitchen new york home Pine is the single key material in this Brooklyn home

With its subtle blush tone, Radiata pine plywood gives this urban studio a light, airy look

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living room melbourne contemporary house This Melbourne home is part design showroom, part family retreat

Composed with a rhythmic approach to colour and space, the interior is a balanced interplay of black, white and grey shades

Architect Rocco Borromini’s farmhouse home in Tuscany Tasteful modern touches give this remote Tuscan farmhouse new life

An ELLE Decoration Country home, this property shows how to balance tradition and reinvention

Norwegian wooden hytte with a Scandinavian minimalist aesthetic This Norwegian wooden hytte becomes a secluded refuge in the winter months

In this ELLE Decoration Country home Scandinavian minimalism gets a softer update with a hint of hygge

Michelberger Hotel Ask an architect: Jonathan Tuckey

The award-winning architect founder of a west London practice on current projects and the recent conversion of Berlin’s iconic Michelberger Hotel

Blue Curry’s east-London house, photographed by Rachael Smith Artist Blue Curry has reinvigorated his east London townhouse while celebrating its past

Victorian architecture with a creative Bahamian-British twist

living room conegliano contemporary house A modernist Italian home with a simple, elegant aesthetic

Luxe living does not always equal extravagance, a restrained palette and clean-cut lines can be equally indulgent

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Berkshire barn by Maclaren Excell Architects, photographed by Taran Wilkhu Historic Berkshire barn melds its agricultural past with a stylish future

A contemporary renovation has revealed the original beauty of this listed property

Vintage, 1970s-inspired townhouse in Margate A love affair with all things Seventies gives this Margate townhouse vintage flair

Home to Whinnie Williams, co-founder of Poodle & Blonde, it has a winningly retro style

House in Bath belonging to Rosa Parks, editor of Cereal magazine A modern retreat amid the bustling Georgian streets of Bath

This oasis of calm is the home of Rosa Parks, editor of Cereal magazine

Matt Gibberd and
    Albert Hill, founders
    of The Modern Hous Building The Modern House

Matt Gibberd, a self-confessed architecture enthusiast and co-founder of The Modern House, explains how they came to be a successful, but accidental, estate agent

Klein House, Peter Womersley’s 1957 build near Edinburgh Expert advice: how to sell your home

Albert Hill, co-founder of The Modern House, shares 12 tips on selling your home

modern kitchen vigone home Marble, leather, brass and stone celebrate history in this small Italian mansion

Contrasting medieval architecture with modern design, this tiny Italian apartment uses colour and mirrors to enhance the sense of space

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50s living room florence home Original Fifties furniture and glass doors make this Florentine apartment classy and modernist

With a new horseshoe-shaped layout that encourages the Italian sunshine to stream in, this apartment is a real treasure

Swedish barn with a modern aesthetic The Swedish home with a polished take on the rural aesthetic

This barn’s rustic structure is heightened by contemporary styling

Colourful Edinburgh home of interior designer Sam buckley Interior designer Sam Buckley discusses colour’s effect on his home and outlook

This bright abode is a testament to the Edinburgh-based creative’s joyful style

modern living room brussels home It’s all about colour and contrast in this small and minimal Belgian home

Interior designer Joris Van Apers demonstrates how the contrast of light and dark can add character to compact spaces

Doshi Levien’s house in London’s Barbican estate British design duo Doshi Levien’s home in London’s Barbican

Honouring the iconic estate’s architecture, it’s the perfect canvas for their contemporary designs

Santa Monica Home of Evelyn O'Neill Designed by Commune Design Le Corbusier’s modernist colour palette elevates this Californian apartment

The work of LA design firm Commune, it’s a modern mid-century masterclass

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