USING BRICK OR STONE
Using natural elements like brick or stone will continue to trend over the next year. For good reason, brick and stone interiors help to create that relaxed setting. Brick and stone create an earthy feel when left in their natural state. Painted brick brings a new twist by adding a cool, modern look. Natural rocks like fieldstone, cobblestone, and river stone all have their own unique characteristics and create a strong visual statement when adapted into an accent wall. Since brick, stone, and other natural rocks are temperature regulators, using them has an added benefit of keeping your summers cooler and winters warmer.
From oil-rubbed bronze pulls with nickel copper pendant lighting and cast bronze sinks we’ll especially see metal incorporated into kitchens. People are boldly stepping away from the compulsion to match and finding that mixing metals can create an interesting and artistic effect. The most common pairing we’ve noticed is stainless steel appliances with a copper range hood. Mixing metals in the kitchen is now truly considered vogue. So have fun. Go ahead and hang some brushed nickel sconces over a hammered copper sink with bronze faucets.
UTILIZING NATURAL LIGHT
As homeowners become more health-conscious they’re tapping into our most natural element─sunlight. Incorporating natural light into design plans is a huge trend. Using natural sunlight creates a wonderful effect throughout home interior to not only help augment interior colors but also a subtly lift our moods. Sunlight actually increases endorphin and serotonin levels in humans which act as a natural mood lifter. One of the best ways to increase your natural lighting is to be mindful of the way your home is positioned in the first place. We have become increasingly intentional when working with architects to maximize effects of the natural sunlight.
ZEN IN THE BATHROOM
Homeowners will continue to lust for a more Zen bathroom experience. Bathroom renovations can be real budget-busters but were finding out that customers are willing to pay a little extra to bring nirvana right into their bathrooms. Expect to see open and airy spa-like bathrooms with heated floors, floating sinks, custom storage, large curb-less showers and free-standing tubs to help create a routine of daily tranquility. Homeowners are taking advantage of their bathroom time by reframing it as an opportunity to tap into some much needed serenity before heading out for another hectic day. Or as a way of decompressing after an arduous day by lighting a scented candle and by soaking in a tub of soothing bath herbs.