The taste might be subjective, but exciting design decisions are something that many of us can appreciate, no matter how much we might love or loathe a particular aesthetic. When it comes to modern design, there are so many different styles to choose from. The most exciting and unique examples get shared by the founder of the famous ‘Call It Design’ project.
We’ve collected some of the best recent modern design pics, as shared on the Instagram page, to inspire you to think bigger and more creatively about your home. Scroll down and upvote your favorite pics. Meanwhile, if you need us, we’ll sketch a few ideas for refurbishing our living rooms and kitchens…
We reached out to Ali, the founder, and curator of ‘Call It Design,’ He was kind enough to share his thoughts on why the project has done so well and shed some light on what quality modern designs look like. (H/T)
01. Art Nouveau Door
Ali, who created ‘Call It Design,’ told us there are a few possible reasons why the photos he shares resonate with so many people, from providing a unique perspective to focusing on quality.
“Perhaps the photos I curate offer a unique perspective on home decor that people haven’t seen before,” he mused. He might have a particular knack for finding visually stunning photos.
Meanwhile, the posts are high-quality and well-composed, meaning that many internet users enjoy them. “Quality content tends to attract more followers and engagement on social media,” Ali put it simply.
Moreover, the page’s founder believes he helps inspire people when decorating their homes. “My followers may appreciate the tips and tricks I post, or they may simply enjoy looking at the beautiful photos I share,” he told us.
02. In Love With This Bookshop
03. All The Colors In Istanbul
The page caters to a niche audience interested in home decor. By focusing on their interests, the curator slowly but surely built up a loyal following over the years. Something else that has helped lead the Instagram page to success is how consistently Ali posts new photos. He’s reliable, and his fans know this.
Meanwhile, A&D was interested to hear some of Ali’s thoughts on what he believes separates quality modern designs from the rest. In his opinion, what truly matters is functionality, simplicity, attention to detail, and timelessness.
“A modern design should not only look beautiful, but it should also be functional and serve a purpose,” he pointed out that some designs that look good might be very impractical or even uncomfortable to use. Meanwhile, the modern design philosophy often emphasizes simplicity and minimalism, as seen in the use of ‘clean’ lines and a lack of clutter.
04. The Colorful Set Up
05. Beautiful Sculptures
06. Spring Is Coming
“A well-designed space should feel open and uncluttered, with each element having a purpose and contributing to the overall aesthetic,” Ali explained. He added that proper attention to detail could go a long way in improving a design’s quality. For instance, designers might carefully consider what materials and colors to use.
Finally, good design is timeless. “A well-designed space should not only be beautiful and functional now,” the founder of ‘Call It Design’ said. “It should also stand the test of time and continue to look relevant and modern for years to come.”
07. Stained Glass Bathtub By She Freaks, She Speaks With Midjouney
08. Such A Peaceful Spot
09. I’m In Love With This View
The mastermind behind the ‘Call It Design’ project is Ali Traibiz. He aims to inspire people to “connect and make a positive impact through design” and keeps an eye on the pulse of modern design trends worldwide.
At the time of writing, the Instagram page had already grown to have a following of 104k people. The page has continued to expand over the years. Back in 2020, the account had just 55k followers.
During a previous interview with us, Ali, the page’s founder, shone some light on the entire project and its inspiration.
“I started getting into modern design when I wanted to renovate my 1-bedroom apartment,” he told us earlier.
“I try to avoid the extra fluff; that’s why I started digging into modern design and appreciating its simplistic and unique look,” the founder told us, adding that what draws people to modernism is the desire to express themselves through simplicity.
10. Orchid Forest Cikole
11. Imagine Taking This Magical Train Ride Through Alaska!
12. The Face Said, “Read The Sign.” This Is An Awesome DIY Cat Bed
“I started this page 18 months ago and made over 1,300 posts,” Ali said back in 2021. In 2023, he has made nearly 1,800 posts and continues sharing photos consistently.
“Based on the posts that have had the biggest engagements and interests, I can see clearly what design features my followers like the most,” he told us.
“For example, they’re attracted by the most simple and minimalist architecture; boxy style, linear elements, flat roofs… They may seem basic, but they give a place that amazing, stunning, and artistic look.”
13. A Stunning Home
14. Can You Imagine Waking Up Like This?
15. Hand Carved Land & Sky Buffet
Good design comes from communication between the vision of the designer, as well as the needs of the client. There has to be balance and harmony between the two sides; otherwise, you’ll end up with utter chaos.
For instance, no matter how great an interior designer might be, if they’re left to do whatever they want unchecked, some of their designs might become too detached from reality. You might end up with user-unfriendly design decisions more akin to art than livable, pleasant interiors.
16. Snowy Mornings From The Eco House Merisi In Georgia
17. Workspace Inspo
18. End Of August Raining In Amalfi Coast
Conversely, if the client is given free rein to micromanage the designer, you won’t get anything good either. Unless they have solid backgrounds in art, architecture, design, or construction, the odds are that the client might not know how to create an atmosphere of unity between all the disparate elements of their home. That’s what you need designers for—they look at interiors holistically, elevating the space and combining materials, shapes, and colors into one satisfying whole.
19. So Dreamy
20. Moon Sculpting
21. Vibrant Flowers As Main Interior Decor
No matter how unique your blueprints or visuals are, things will go wrong! It’s not just communicating with clients that designers ought to value. They also need to keep open lines of communication with the contractors who turn their plans into reality.
Sooner or later, someone will mess up a detail or improvise if they don’t have access to the resources they need while crafting the interior. Your plans need to be very specific, so there’s little-to-no vagueness there.
22. I’m In Love With This Stunning Wall Painting
23. What Do You Think About This Beautiful Tiny House?
24. Space For Relaxation
As a designer, you can avoid these pitfalls by having in-depth knowledge about construction processes and how materials are used. Not only that, but you also have to keep up-to-date with current trends.
It also helps if you know how to talk to and motivate the contractors so they don’t cut corners. The best pros will spot problems in the making and pivot to solve them as they pop up. It’s a very involved process, but if you want to be the best at what you do, you have to be willing to go the extra mile.
25. Unique Bookshelf Designs From Around The World
26. Amazing Restaurant Entrance
27. Monday Mood
We know which of these interiors are our top favorites, dear Pandas. But we’d love to find out which ones you enjoyed the most, too. Were there any modern design ideas in this list that you’d love to bring into your homes? Maybe you spotted some furniture, materials, or colors you already have at home? Swing by the comments and sharing your thoughts with us.
28. Curved Stairs And Slide
29. Such A Gorgeous Home
30. Stunning Bathroom Tiles
31. Artwork Portrays
32. A Push Stick With A Reminder Of Why We Need To Use Push Sticks
33. In Love With Luxurious Hideaway In The Middle Of The Jungle
34. Japanese Bed Frame Design
36. What Do You Think About This Amazing Place?
37. In The Northern Coast Of Egypt
38. Tag Someone Who Needs This In Their Life
39. Santorini Dreaming
40. Semi-Automatic Tea Set
41. Tag Someone You’d Relax Here With
42. The ‘Bookscrew’ Sideboard
43. Sleepover But Make It Extra
44. How Beautiful Is This Table Design?
45. A Majestic Dinner Spot In San Diego
46. Reclining Lift Chair
47. In Love With This Blank Wall Transformation Into A Lovely Display Area
48. Absolutely In Love With This Gorgeous Kitchen
49. This “Book” Vase
50. Interior Space Modern Design
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