If you're in a place where it's cold, looking at this sunny, warm mid-century home in Santa Monica, California's Rustic Canyon won't help your cause. The house was built with the family's love of Scandinavian design in mind and features a muted material palette of light toned wood and glass. It doubles as a work studio, too.

Even if you can't find yourself on the West Coast, there's no harm in trying to make your crib as peaceful and inviting as this one.

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[via Archdaily]