design inspiration: modern family home

I am constantly searching for design inspiration for our new home. What intrigues me most are homes with a modern & minimalist aesthetic, but that are also family friendly and comfortable. It’s not an easy balance to achieve – many homes can look sterile and uninviting when too minimalist – but I also hate clutter with a passion.

This modern family home in Toronto is one I always return to, it was designed by Tony Round & Andrea Kordos from¬†blackLAB Architects as an open-plan, modern space for themselves and their two children – and there’s NO TV! Their main intention when designing this house was to provide a place for everything and keep everything in its’ place, while maintaining a comfortable and livable home for their family.



One thing that really impresses me about their home is their emphasis on music, not television, as a form of entertainment. You see records and books, a comfortable sofa and a coffee table that can easily be moved out of the way for impromptu dance sessions. They designed their home to be easily enjoyed by adults or children.



I think I’m really drawn to the simplicity and openness of it. There’s light coming in from windows located all around the space, and their lovely fenced yard adds a sense of lush greenery to the space. To find out more about this space, check out The Case of the Disappearing Clutter. All photos were sourced from Houzz and are c/o BlackLAB Architects Inc.

Could you live here?



  1. March 22, 2014 / 12:33 am

    Yes, I love it! I’m working so hard to get a clutter free living space.

    • March 27, 2014 / 2:02 pm

      It can be so tricky because you need to constantly edit, and put away, and recognize the difference between what you need and what can go!

    • March 27, 2014 / 2:13 pm

      Yes, me too! Every time I see a functioning family in a clean, minimal space like this I completely adore it!

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