Clean open spaces are synonymous with modern design, and look both striking and memorable. We’ve all seen pictures of wide open spaces, filled with sleek lines, the bare touches of colour and smooth, organic, abstract shapes. Modern design still has a touch of futurism to it, and can make a space feel exciting and novel. However, sometimes it can become cold and impersonal – for all its photogenic qualities, sometimes it can feel nothing like a home. The trick to creating a modernist space in the home is to balance style and function – to create a space that is both pleasing to the eye, and warm and inviting for your friends and family.