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March 17, 2015
From Melbourne to Malibu, these modern homes demonstrate good green design—and this time we mean the color!
"This is the Beauvoir House, located in Las Flores Canyon in Malibu," says Bolander. "The color was influenced by the color of the new growth on the chaparral that surrounds the house. The house and kitchen are both very small; the house is about 1600 squ

The surrounding, rolling landscape of this Malibu home influenced designer Bruce Bolander’s use of green on the cabinets and appliances in this kitchen.

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Modern beach house bach exterior

This New Zealand beach bach (pronounced “batch”) has a view of coastline in front and a lush andscape in the back that seamlessly blends in to the home’s exterior.

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Green plywood door shelf space

Adding lime green paint to the built-in bookshelves and plywood wall of this home office in Tokyo creates a cheerful energy. 

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"The Collier house is located in Newport Beach and is for a couple with two kids. Kind of a young power couple of sorts: she is the founder of Urban Decay cosmetics and he is the CFO of Volcom. Their brief to me for the house was that they loved color, an

The soothing green atmosphere of this Newport Beach living room clearly invites luck—after all, it belongs to the Urban Decay cosmetics founder and Volcom CFO. "Their brief to me for the house was that they loved color, and they wanted a happy place that was very utilitarian," says designer Bruce Bolander.

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Australian architect-sculptor duo Cat Macleod and Michael Bellemo chose relaxing shades of green for the exterior of their industrial designed home.

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Inside, a yellow-green wall stretches the height of the living space, adding a feeling of spaciousness to the loft-like area.

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Zafra residence living room with turquoise beam.

Splashes of sea green in the beam and Acapulco chairs of this open-area living space in Madrid add a calming touch to the mostly black-and-white space.

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"This is the Beauvoir House, located in Las Flores Canyon in Malibu," says Bolander. "The color was influenced by the color of the new growth on the chaparral that surrounds the house. The house and kitchen are both very small; the house is about 1600 squ

The surrounding, rolling landscape of this Malibu home influenced designer Bruce Bolander’s use of green on the cabinets and appliances in this kitchen.

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