150 Best Minimalist House Ideas (2014)

White Apartment

Architect: Chalupko Design

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Photography: Monika Zielska

The design of this spacious apartment was a response to the client’s request for a place to relax and enjoy family life. With a primarily white and gray palette, and marble floors and lacquered furniture, it bestows a sense of luminosity. RGB LED lighting enhances this.

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American minimalist artist Dan Flavin embraced fluorescent tubes in his work. The striking lighting effects they create can be inspiring when you are considering the atmosphere you’d like a room to have.

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A high-gloss lacquer finish is typical of art deco furniture, but can also provide a contemporary room with a sleek and sophisticated look.

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Colored lighting can enliven a room or a narrow hallway where there is little opportunity for furnishing.

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The wall behind a headboard can be used to make a design statement, and light can be part of it. Indirect lighting produces a soft glow that can help you create a calming atmosphere.

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