Inside an Open-Plan Family Home With a Modern Touch

When it comes to open-plan interiors, the Australians have mastered it. The light Down Under is just too good not to let it all in, and this home proves why. With two small children, interior stylists Lauren and Geoff Lewis of Bowerbird Interiors needed a flexible, kid-friendly space for their growing family. So they opened up their 1980s four-bedroom brick home to create a bright and airy living space that brings the outdoors in. "Having lived in inner-city terraces with little light in the past, we wanted a design that means we'll never have to turn the lights on during the day," the couple told Inside Out. "We wanted to incorporate undercover space and a pool for parties." This has to be one of the coolest places to grow up.