Rooftop Spaces

June 20, 2024

People are looking for places to renovate.  Making the use of their outdoor spaces. While it’s true that not everyone has the opportunity to have a rooftop space, some lucky people do.

As you can see from these stats, quite a few people are searching for these unique spaces.

  • Rooftop terrace up 1,555%
  • Rooftop decking up 90%
  • Rooftop patio up 40%

Rooftop Terrace

Rooftop Decking

Rooftop Patio

Basement Living/Mix Use

June 6, 2024
We see a trend where people stay put due to high-interest rates. Expanding current living spaces and loving where you live is necessary with high-interest rates.

Here are some of the new trends that reflect that idea.

  • Golf simulator up 1,909%
  • Family room up 791%
  • Rec room up 524%
  • Movie theater up 60%
  • Entertainment area up 60%
  • Home gym up 55%
  • Kitchenette up 52%
Golf Simulator

Family Room

Rec Room

Movie Theater

Entertainment Area

Home Gym

Kitchenette

Cold Plunge Pools

May 23, 2024
According to Zillow, this is the hottest trend in wellness in 2024. It’s a great way to improve circulation and reduce inflammation. At-home cold pools are up 130% compared to last year. 

 

Sensory Gardens/Pathways

May 9, 2024
According to Zillow, sensory gardens have been popular with homeowners and home buyers. Sensory gardens and pathways are up 314% compared to last year.

So, what are sensory gardens or pathways? It’s an area where you can be immersed in plants’ scents, texture, and colors. It can include wind chimes, wind socks, and flags. It engages your five basic senses.

 

Ceiling Designs

April 18, 2024
Walls are not the only way to spruce up your space. The ceiling has been known to be called the 5th wall!

According to Houzz, these are statistics on what people do with their ceilings.
  • High-gloss ceiling                                              up 816%
  • Tongue-and-groove  ceiling                               up 74%
  • Painted Ceiling                                                  up 68%
  • Wallpaper ceiling                                                up 26%
  • Balck ceiling                                                       up 19%
So, skip the standard white paint for your next remodeling job and try one of these bold options.

High-gloss ceiling

Tongue-and-groove Ceiling

Painted Ceiling

Wallpaper ceilings

Black Ceiling

 

 

 

Fluted Walls

April 4, 2024

Fluted wall panels are a popular way to add shape features to any room. It’s a series of straight-grooved recesses. This design dates back to ancient Greece and Rome (not surprising)!

I love this look. It’s great as an accent wall. I also see fluted furniture, which may suit you better since it allows you to have the fluted feature without being overbearing.

 

 

 

 

Curved Sofa

March 21, 2024

Curved sofas have been trending for a while, and it doesn’t seem like they are slowing down any time soon. As you can see from these pictures, they are quite the design statement.

 

 

Barbie “Hot Pink”

March 7, 2024

Did you know Barbie’s celebrated hot pink has become a  design trend? So much that they are calling it Barbiecore?  

What do you think? Would you follow this trend? I may not mind painting my walls pink and getting a few accessories in pink, but I don’t think I would invest in any furniture in hot pink!!

 

 

 

Trends VS Fads

February 22, 2024
Trends:
  • Trends tend to be more timeless and can last from 3-10 years
  • Trends are more low-key and easier to live with than fads
  • Trends tend to take the classics and “alter” them a bit
Fads:
  • Fads don’t last long, just around 2 years
  • Fads tend to be “hot”
  • When the fad hits major stores like Target, it’s a good indication that it’s over.
Can you tell which of these items are trends or fads? And where is it in the cycle: beginning, middle, or end?

 

So, how do you know where your items fit in the design cycle? This is where a designer can help you stay on trend without making the mistake of choosing items that are fads.

Attic Tent

January 18, 2024

When I moved into my current home, the first winter was brutal. I live in a high ranch, the attic stairs leading to the attic, standing under those stairs,  feeling the cold coming through the cracks, burr…..it was cold!!

I thought I was not going through another winter with that issue, so I researched and found a solution: an attic tent. What an ingenious idea! Who knew? I purchased it and installed it, and what a difference it made. No more draft came through, and it was so much warmer.

So if you have attic stairs and it’s drafty, try an attic tent. You’ll be surprised.

 

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