Living Modern The Sourcebook of Contemporary Interiors

Richard Powers, Phyllis Richardson

How to create your own contemporary interior: the ultimate resource for design-conscious living, from architecture to materials to furniture and decorative objects.


This ambitious book is all about clean lines, elegant color combinations, maximizing indoor–outdoor relationships, artfully collecting and displaying objects, and utilizing open areas for lounging, cooking, and dining. Whether the living space is large or small, anyone can create a modern interior.

Hundreds of photographs reveal stylish residences around the world, in particular from places where modern living has achieved its best expression, such as California, Brazil, Scandinavia, and Australia, but also from places where modern forms have been fused with vernacular styles or set against exotic vegetation. From desert to jungle, from city to country, Living Modern offers a boundless resource for achieving a personal vision of contemporary stylishness.


Richard Powers


Richard Powers is a photographer who deals in interiors, architecture, and built environments. His books include The Iconic House, The Iconic American House, and The Iconic Interior.

Phyllis Richardson

Text By

Phyllis Richardson is an architecture and design writer who has published numerous books, including Real Homes and Nano House.