Interior Design Trends That Captivate & Deliver
by Jessa Cast
While the concept of an interior design trend may bring to mind bold designs that sweep into fashion and fade away just as quickly– think: avocado-green appliances of the 1970s or the track-lighting fad of the 1990s. Design trends have been thankfully gravitating away from that flash-in-the-pan effect.
Creating a timeless house design requires using new materials in an unexpected way! A successful creative design will incorporate distinctive ideas and material combinations tailored for each area on different planes, creating a flow and upbeat ambiance for your new professionally designed home. Unique memory points help create and distinguish a great design from just another nice house.
An eye on timelessness now drives the foundation of many interior design plans. Choosing ageless finishes for a home lends it a more flexible canvas without inducing a significant remodeling headache when a space needs to be updated. Floorplans are growing in size, with the new need for two home offices and a return to the home gym, so perennial design choices are more critical than ever.
Layers of neutral finishes, especially with an organic undertone, are proving popular. Using neutral finishes to complement permanent installations like countertops, cabinetry and flooring allows the homeowner to freshen up the space by changing the rugs and furnishings.
Mixing creamy colors with complementary grays and taupes provides a calm, cool, unbiased backdrop against which paintings and throw pillows can really pop. These colors are perfect for the neutral sophisticated look no matter the location of your luxury home whether in Park City or as far away as Hawaii.
In line with these neutral hues is an ever-growing appreciation for natural or raw materials. Stone looks and feels substantial and serves beautifully for everything from countertops to entire walls. Tongue-and-groove wood ceilings offer warmth and subtle texture to any modern or traditional aesthetic and include the side benefit of dampening sound in spacious rooms.
Artistic lighting brings ambiance and zest to any room. Sculptural pendants and chandeliers are both decorative and functional. They add drama and dimension closer to the ceiling, highlighting an area that otherwise might be overlooked, and giving depth to the space.
Indoor-outdoor crossover spaces, many with retracting glass doors, are ubiquitous in resort areas with stunning views and gorgeous weather showcasing indoor and outdoor fireplaces for cool evenings or luxury outdoor fire pits for apres gatherings.
Perhaps the most desirable aspect of design is customization. Tailoring a look that is unique to the homeowner and does not echo the “house next door” pretty much appeals to everyone. From custom cabinet stains to the plethora of tile and flooring options, to the sheer availability of resources and materials from around the world – it is easier than ever to completely customize your home.
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