A Contemporary Interior Design for a Highland Park Family of 7

Grey bathroom tile interior design

This home is a great example of contemporary interior design in action. Something that is current, but timeless. A design that will last a lifetime if necessary.

The homeowners are a young couple with a big family of five children, They wanted to make a change to bring life to their home through interior design. Their previous home design was more traditional. They were looking for a vibe, somewhere between modern and glamorous, incorporating contemporary interior design best practices.

They wanted a clean, minimalist, contemporary look without a cold, sterile appearance. This isn’t always easy to achieve through re-design of the interior alone.

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With that in mind, the house was designed using straight & angled lines. The contemporary & trendy grey palette was avoided in most areas except the Master Bathroom, which was just for the “adults,” anyway.

Interior design ideas for the kitchen

In the main areas of the home, such as the foyer, kitchen, living room, dining room, and family room, we chose various shades of taupe with accents of espresso browns to add warmth while maintaining the sleek and modern style we wanted to create.

Elegant staircase design by ALX Interiors


The mixing in of tan and brown shades kept it feeling comfortable with the family-friendly interior design while we were also able to mix in some of their more mature design ideas.

Stone tiles and rich brown cabinetry bring a natural, earthy look and feel. The master bathroom, although designed in a grey palette, is accented by a warm grey “wood” looking tile and wavy stone wall tiles, bringing in elements of water and sand.

All the finishes created a very serene and harmonious space that they have enjoyed ever since!

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