What’s Hot – Home Design Trends
Summer is behind us and we’re officially into “Fall” mode, and for many of us the thought of getting our homes “holiday ready” is slowly becoming a reality.
Finding fresh design inspirations for fall 2011 and adding some warmth to your home is as easy as ever – particularly when the runways, magazines, newspapers and television shows keep us abreast as to what’s hot and what’s not from one year to the next.
Here are just a few of the home design trends that have been making their mark recently. I feel most of these trends have the staying power and are on the verge of becoming the new lifestyle standard.
Architect: Amy Gardner: Gardner/Mohr Architects
Investing in Your Home:
Yes the economy remains unpredictable but more and more homeowners are finally “ready” to enhance their quality of life at home. “Nesting” is here to stay and re-thinking the way we really want to live is now a reality. Implementing high quality sustainable, recycled and renewable materials and products into our homes – is an investment worth making and will withstand the test of time. It’s smarter, healthier and greener!
Photo via: Leslie Goodwin Photography
Maximizing every inch of space – within the existing footprint – and providing creative and integrated storage solutions throughout your entire home is more important now than ever. Less clutter and greater organization will contain your “stuff” and still allow your home to feel more spacious, uncluttered and inviting.
Photo via: Neuhaus Design Architecture, P.C.
Re-Interpretation of Design Styles:
From coast to coast the design showrooms are displaying a distinct softening and refinement of the modern interior with a departure from the harsher lines and minimalist trends of the past few years. Introducing a mixture of many design genres into your room creates an immediate personality and lifestyle – something many design savvy homeowners are craving these days. With fewer rules than ever before, re-interpreting the past and blending it with the new creates a more authentic and personal interior design style. Infusing character which has evolved over time – creates that “Timeless” interior.
Photo via: LUX Design Inc.
The New “It” Color:
Each season the color forecasters share the new colors of the moment. This fall it’s the color – purple! It defines elegance and refined luxury at the same time represents royalty (and who doesn’t NEED to feel regal from time to time!) This spiritual color also works beautifully with various shades of grey, cream, yellows, rich woods and metallics.
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Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2011 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.