Yellowtrace Best Of 2021 Residential Interior Design

While we take some time on our annual break to recalibrate, imagine and plan the coming year, we’re giving you the chance to explore some of our favourite articles we’ve shared in 2021. Although — let’s be honest here — pretty much everything we share with you is a favourite, because what we publish on Yellowtrace is the epitome of curated. Nothing but the best, chuck out the rest!!

Herewith our favourites from the absolutely bangin’ Residential Interiors category, and boy oh boy — this was excruciating to edit down to some 40 projects.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned during the global turmoil of the last couple of years, it’s the importance of our homes, the ultimate inner sanctums of our lives. These spaces have had to shift, adapt and work harder for us than ever.

I hope you enjoy this global selection of the finest homes from Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, France, Denmark, Greece, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Poland, The Netherlands, UK, India, Taiwan, United States — you know, all over the place. To see more Australian Homes, click here.

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Ester Bruzkus Architekten Green Box Apartment Berlin Bouchestrasse Photo Robert Rieger Yellowtrace 08

Ester Bruzkus Architekten Green Box Apartment Berlin Bouchestrasse Photo Robert Rieger Yellowtrace 03

Green Box Apartment, Berlin by Ester Bruzkus Architekten.

Marcante Testa Paris Apartment Interiors Photo Carola Ripamonti Yellowtrace 04

Marcante Testa Paris Apartment Interiors Photo Carola Ripamonti Yellowtrace 07

Marcante Testa Paris Apartment Interiors Photo Carola Ripamonti Yellowtrace 03

An Italian Touch in Paris by Marcante Testa.

Hauvette Madani Trocadero Apartment Paris Photo Lucas Madani Yellowtrace 10

Floating in Time: Trocadero Apartment in Paris by Hauvette & Madani.

Marta Chrapka, Colombe Studio, Rozbrat Apartment Interior Design Warsaw, Photo Kasia Gatkowska | Yellowtrace

Marta Chrapka, Colombe Studio, Rozbrat Apartment Interior Design Warsaw, Photo Kasia Gatkowska | Yellowtrace

Marta Chrapka, Colombe Studio, Rozbrat Apartment Interior Design Warsaw, Photo Kasia Gatkowska | Yellowtrace

Rozbrat Apartment in Warsaw by Colombe Studio.

Paradowski Studio Fnl Apartment Warsaw Interiors Photo Pion Studio Yellowtrace 05

Paradowski Studio Fnl Apartment Warsaw Interiors Photo Pion Studio Yellowtrace 17

Paradowski Studio Fnl Apartment Warsaw Interiors Photo Pion Studio Yellowtrace 21

FNL Apartment in Warsaw, Poland by Paradowski Studio.

Paradowski Studio Pwl Apartment Warsaw Residential Interiors Photo Pion Studio Yellowtrace 06

Paradowski Studio Pwl Apartment Warsaw Residential Interiors Photo Pion Studio Yellowtrace 15

A Modernist-Meets-Modern Home in Warsaw by Paradowski Studio.

Workstead Twin Bridges House Residential Interiors Yellowtrace 01

Twin Bridges House in Hudson Valley by Workstead.

Home Studios, 20 Bond New York City Apartment, Photo Brian Ferry | Yellowtrace

Home Studios, 20 Bond New York City Apartment, Photo Brian Ferry | Yellowtrace

Home Studios, 20 Bond New York City Apartment, Photo Brian Ferry | Yellowtrace

Form-Meets-Function: 20 Bond New York City Apartment by Home Studios.

Home Studios Fort Greene Townhouse Kitchen Photo Brian Ferry Yellowtrace 03

Home Studios Fort Greene Townhouse Powder Room Photo Brian Ferry Yellowtrace 10

Fort Greene Townhouse by Home Studios.

Corinne Mathern Design, Los Angeles, Photographed By Laure Joliet

Corinne Mathern Design, Los Angeles, Photographed By Laure Joliet

Corinne Mathern Design, Los Angeles, Photographed By Laure Joliet

Arctic Monkeys Drummer Matt Helders’ Home in LA by Corinne Mathern.

Patrick Bernatz Ward, Summit House Los Angeles, Photo John Daniel Powers | Yellowtrace

Patrick Bernatz Ward, Summit House Los Angeles, Photo John Daniel Powers | Yellowtrace

Summit House in Los Angeles by Patrick Bernatz Ward.

Puntofilipino Memphis Milano Apartament Interiors Photo Polina Parcevskya Yellowtrace 01

Avant-garde & Cheeky: Memphis Milano Apartment by Puntofilipino.

Point Supreme Architects Ilioupoli Apartment Athens Photo Yiannis Hadjiaslanis Yellowtrace 01

From Lacklustre to Lush: Ilioupoli Apartment Athens by Point Supreme Architects.

Elegantly Utilitarian, Paris Apartment by Ludivine Billaud, Photo Cecile Bortoletti | Yellowtrace

Elegantly Utilitarian, Paris Apartment by Ludivine Billaud, Photo Cecile Bortoletti | Yellowtrace

Elegantly Utilitarian: Paris Apartment by Ludivine Billaud.

Manuelle Gautrand Sundial Apartment Paris Loft Conversion Photo Gaelle Le Boulicaut Yellowtrace 01

Sundial Apartment: Paris Duplex Renovation by Manuelle Gautrand.

Natalia Trofimov Vladimir Belousov Moscow Apartment Russia Home Interiors Photo Mikhail Loskutov Yellowtrace 04

Natalia Trofimov Vladimir Belousov Moscow Apartment Russia Home Interiors Photo Mikhail Loskutov Yellowtrace 14

Natalia Trofimov Vladimir Belousov Moscow Apartment Russia Home Interiors Photo Mikhail Loskutov Yellowtrace 15

Moscow Apartment by Natalia Trofimov and Vladimir Belousov.

Marcante Testa Private House Renovation Cavallermaggiore Photo Carola Ripamonti Yellowtrace 16

Good Things from Bad Taste: House Renovation in Cavallermaggiore by Marcante Testa.

Bureau, Rua Maria Apartment Renovation, Lisbon Interiors, Photo Francisco Nogueira | Yellowtrace

Bureau, Rua Maria Apartment Renovation, Lisbon Interiors, Photo Francisco Nogueira | Yellowtrace

Bureau, Rua Maria Apartment Renovation, Lisbon Interiors, Photo Francisco Nogueira | Yellowtrace

Democratising the Family Home: Rua Maria Apartment in Lisbon by BUREAU.

Kilo Honc Apartment 1903 Trnava Slovakia Apartment Interiors Photo Matej Hakar Yellowtrace 22

Low Key Love: Apartment 1903 in Trnava, Slovakia by Kilo / Honč.

Alan Prekop Flat Io Bratislava Interior Design Photo Nora Jakub Yellowtrace 03

Bold Minimalism: Flat IO in Bratislava by Alan Prekop.

Aacm Studio Apartment Milan Navigli Photo Maria Francesca Lui Yellowtrace 06

Aacm Studio Apartment Milan Navigli Photo Maria Francesca Lui Yellowtrace 01a

Studio Apartment in Milan’s Navigli by AACM.

Beatriz Ales Atelier Casa Witiza Photo Jose Hevia Yellowtrace 03a

Candy-Coloured Terrace: Casa Witiza in Madrid by Beatriz Alés Atelier.

Bureau Brisson Architectes, Montolivet Apartment Renovation Lousanne, Photo Alan Hasoo | Yellowtrace

Bureau Brisson Architectes, Montolivet Apartment Renovation Lousanne, Photo Alan Hasoo | Yellowtrace

Montolivet Apartment Renovation in Lausanne by Bureau Brisson Architectes.

Bonell Doriga Santa Agata Barcelona Residential Interiors Yellowtrace 01

Bonell Doriga Santa Agata Barcelona Residential Interiors Yellowtrace 04

Charmingly Askew: Santa Agata Barcelona Apartment by Bonell + Dòriga.

Fof Studio Nan Residence London Home Renovation Photo Biel Moreno Yellowtrace 07

Fof Studio Nan Residence London Home Renovation Photo Biel Moreno Yellowtrace 04

NAN Residence in London by FOF Studio.

Part Office Mar Vista House Los Angeles Photo Naho Kubota Yellowtrace 10

Part Office Mar Vista House Los Angeles Photo Naho Kubota Yellowtrace 02

Part Office Mar Vista House Los Angeles Photo Naho Kubota Yellowtrace

Mar Vista House in Los Angeles by Part Office.

Barcelona Home of Creative Couple, Interior Designer Isern Serra + Ceramist Valeria Vasi, Photo Salva Lopez | Yellowtrace

Barcelona Home of Creative Couple, Interior Designer Isern Serra + Ceramist Valeria Vasi, Photo Salva Lopez | Yellowtrace

Barcelona Home of Interior Designer Isern Serra & Ceramist Valeria Vasi. 

 noam Dvir Daniel Rauchwerger Bond Chelsea Aerie Nyc Photo Chris Mottalini Yellowtrace 18

Two Architects Bring the Glamour Back to Their 1856 Chelsea Apartment.

Workstead Shelter Island Long Island Ny Country Retreat Yellowtrace 07

Traditional Inspiration Meets Contemporary Elegance: Shelter Island by Workstead.

Barde + vanVoltt Garage Transformation, Amsterdam Home, Photo Cafeine | Yellowtrace

Barde + vanVoltt Garage Transformation, Amsterdam Home, Photo Cafeine | Yellowtrace

Old Amsterdam Garage Becomes an Impressive Family Home for Barde + vanVoltt.

Bharadwaj House Udaipur Lake House India Ashiesh Shah Luxury Homes Yellowtrace 11

Bharadwaj House Udaipur Lake House India Ashiesh Shah Luxury Homes Yellowtrace 23

Intrigue and Awe: Lake House in Udaipur, India by Ashiesh Shah.

Ecru Studio Cc Residence Taipei Home Interiors Photo Suiyu Studio Yellowtrace 08

Decorative Minimalism: CC Residence in Taipei by ECRU Studio.

Workshop Studio, Moscow Apartment, Interior Design, Photo Sergey Ananiev | Yellowtrace

Timeless Spirit: Moscow Apartment by Workshop Studio.

Framework Studio Residential 610 Weesperzijde Photo Thomas De Bruyne Cafeine Yellowtrace 01

Framework Studio Residential 610 Weesperzijde Photo Thomas De Bruyne Cafeine Yellowtrace 10

Framework Studio Residential 610 Weesperzijde Photo Thomas De Bruyne Cafeine Yellowtrace 03

Residential N° 610: Amsterdam Penthouse by Framework Studio.

Framework Studio The Collector Home Amstel Fire Station Adaptive Resuse Photo Cafeine Yellowtrace 15

Spatial Hybrid: The Collector by Framework Studio.

Jonathan Tuckey Design, Marylebone Apartment, Upper Wimpole St, Photo Stale Eriksen | Yellowtrace

Jonathan Tuckey Design, Marylebone Apartment, Upper Wimpole St, Photo Stale Eriksen | Yellowtrace

Excavated Volumes: Marylebone Apartment by Jonathan Tuckey Design.

Studio Wok Walnut Flat Milan Pied A Terre Residential Apartment Renovation Photo Simone Bossi Yellowtrace 13

Milanese Walnut Flat by Studio Wok.

Febrero Studio Vallhermoso Apartment Madrid Photo German Saiz Yellowtrace 20

Febrero Studio Vallhermoso Apartment Madrid Photo German Saiz Yellowtrace 13

Febrero Studio Vallhermoso Apartment Madrid Photo German Saiz Yellowtrace 11

VH Apartment Madrid by Febrero Studio.

Tim Veresnovsky Black And White Apartment St Petersburg Russia Photo Dmitrii Tsyrenshchikov Yellowtrace 04

Tim Veresnovsky Black And White Apartment St Petersburg Russia Photo Dmitrii Tsyrenshchikov Yellowtrace 13

Tim Veresnovsky Black And White Apartment St Petersburg Russia Photo Dmitrii Tsyrenshchikov Yellowtrace

White Above, Black Below: Graphic Apartment in Saint Petersburg by Tim Veresnovsky.

Ryan Lawson, Tribeca Loft, Interior Design, Day Shoot, Photo Ori Harpaz | Yellowtrace

Ryan Lawson, Tribeca Loft, Interior Design, Day Versus Night Shoot, Photo Ori Harpaz | Yellowtrace

Technicolour Dreams: Tribeca Loft by Ryan Lawson.

Szymon Keller Waves House Barcelona Apartment Photo Marina Denisova Yellowtrace

Waves House in Barcelona by Szymon Keller.

Studio David Thulstrup Vester Voldgade Copenhagen Attic Apartment Photo Irina Boersma Yellowtrace 03

Studio David Thulstrup Vester Voldgade Copenhagen Attic Apartment Photo Irina Boersma Yellowtrace 21

Vester Voldgade Attic Copenhagen Apartment by David Thulstrup.


See All Yellowtrace 2021 Archives Here.

Explore our archives through the years: 2020 Archive / 2019 Archive2018 Archive / 2017 Archive / 2016 Archive / 2015 Archive / 2014 Archive / 2013 Archive / 2012 Archive / 2011 Archive / 2010 Archive