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I get this question a lot, “What are you seeing as the trend in homes today?” While current interior design trends are featured in numerous magazines, blogs and websites, it’s great to see projections on what we can see in in the home building market in the coming years. Some of these 8 Influential Home Design Trends, which were featured on the incredible site, Houzz … can be incorporated into existing homes during a remodel, but like many things, it’s best to bring these trends (and I see them as being long lasting) in at the very beginning.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) identified these eight trends through their “Best in American Living Awards (BALA)”. I especially appreciate that these awards acknowledge that good design “is not and should not be limited to high-priced and custom homes.”
YES! Finally! This is precisely why my mission statement is “I believe EVERY home can be beautiful, regardless of size, style or budget.”
This slide show features photos of the BALA Award Winners’ interiors (and exteriors) which highlight the eight home design trends:
1. Classic, yet contemporary
2. Outdoor spaces as an extension of living space
3. Good, cost-effective design
4. The family triangle
5. Multigenerational living
6. Kitchen entertaining with a view
7. Green design elements that consumers understand and want
8. Less land development, more focus on multifamily
If you’re considering a remodel, are planning to build a new home, or are even preparing your home to sell….bookmark this page! Contact me for a consultation on how you can achieve more efficient use of space, materials, and function in your project!
You’re ready for a change and you’ve done your homework. You’ve Googled it, Pinned it, YouTubed and TiVo’ed it. You’ve subscribed and scrapbooked it. You’re to the “Decorating” section of Barnes & Noble as Norm was to Cheers. But in the end, all you have are tons of ideas of what you want for your space, but no idea on how to actually get there. That’s why I offer eDECORATING.
eDECORATING is an online design package that takes all your ideas, likes & dislikes, your particular space challenges, and — of course — your budget and puts them in a concise plan, created by an award-winning design professional, for you to follow at your own timeline. You send me your photos, measurements and answer a design questionnaire and I do the rest. In about two weeks you have a shopping list, color elevations (for those who have a hard time visualizing) and a floor plan plus helpful hints to make that room the special and unique space that you can love.
Plus, it’s affordable! The price for an average-sized room eDECORATING Plan is only $450*. Consider how much you’d spend if you made one large furniture purchase that you hate or doesn’t fit well with your overall goals. Replacing it would be well more than the cost of having an overall game plan. And, you can be confident that items you purchase at Day 1 will coordinate with the last piece of the puzzle–even if it’s a year and half later.
Move out the dreaming stage! Move into the “LET’S DO IT!” stage!
Let eDECORATING be the blueprint for the room you always wanted it to be!
Get started on your eDECORATING journey now!
* Price for room 80-200 s.f.
Have questions about eDECORATING, or would like to schedule an in-home consultation? Contact me today!
It’s officially summer today, although it has felt like it for quite some time here in my neck of the woods. Every weekend I (am tormented by) enthusiastically view friends’ photos on Facebook of their lake adventures either on boats or at vacation cottages. There’s still a lot of the warm weather left to enjoy these laid back retreats, and if you spend much time at your cabin, condo, or weekend home chances are there are things that you would like to update.
It is possible to have a professionally-designed plan, without the expense of inviting a designer to your private get-away. eDECORATING will allow you to take photos and measurements at your leisure (perhaps during a pop-up rain shower…), submit a design questionnaire online, and receive a full plan for you to implement at your time and at your budget. You can plug away at it during the summer while you’re there, or consider it an off-season project for next year’s visits. Either way, the eDECORATING plan is a cost-effective way to achieve an overall game plan for you to use whenever you choose.
Color floor plans help you know that you can make the most of your space with the furniture you already have, or have room to bring in a new piece of furniture or two. Color elevations of key areas will allow you to see what you can expect of your space once it’s all completed for those of you who have a hard time visualizing change or color. Combining all of these with pricing on the comprehensive shopping list (which includes discount and big-box stores) makes eDECORATING very “husband-friendly.” Pretty easy!
All of this without my setting foot in your home. Although, I’d be open to a visit once it’s completed…but just for fun!