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Eschewing whites for oatmeal, beige and dark wood paneling. Clean lines dominate the design in the form of a soft, low sectional sofa tautly upholstered dining chairs and a work desk on simple spindly legs. A few dark teal accents complete the look, bringing just a bit of soothing oceanic color in the living and bedroom. This home certainly proves that luxury is not only defined by square footage.

The plush living room sofa contrasts with the otherwise clean lines of most of the apartment while still staying true to the monochromatic theme. It is evidence of the designers unwillingness to sacrifice all comfort in the name of style.

The first home comes from NP architects. In addition to the overall spaciousness of the home, the dominating white color palette gives its own hint as to the luxury of the design. White feels clean and decadent all on its own. Deeply piled shag area rugs are another soft indulgence, making it clear that this is a no shoes kind of home. From the vaulted ceiling living room to the gourmet kitchen and its retro-inspired refrigerator, this bright and beautiful home is a friendly kind of luxury.