Top Estate and Modern Home Design Trends of 2017

2017 has brought a variety of new home design trends to the forefront of everyone’s consciousness. As your local modern home and estate construction company, we tend to see trends quickly from both our clients and the interior designers and consultants we work with.

We’ve rounded up our list of top home design trends we have and expect to continue to see in 2017:

Countertops in a Variety of Options

Variety in the kitchen has been a major trend in creating a modern interior. Marble is the leading force for countertops and across the board for home décor in 2017.  We’ve seen many kitchens mixing and matching countertops in their kitchen designs. A marble, granite or quartz countertop can lay adjacent to a more natural lacquered wood or stone finished counter.

Things to try: Marble everything is huge in 2017. A simple look on Pinterest or in almost any retail store will confirm this trend’s reach this year. We’ve seen marble spread from countertops, to coffee tables, to stools, to even marble colored wallpaper accent walls. While marble rarely goes out of style, this rich texture will continue to dominate in 2017.

Granite Countertop in Modern Home Design Trends
Modern Countertops Trend

Lots of light and Open Spaces

Open floor plans that let in lots of beautiful sunshine are a modern home trend that continues to grow year over year.  Homeowners everywhere are looking to either tear down existing walls to create open floor plans and add walls of windows to let the beautiful California sun into their homes.

An open concept with blended indoor/outdoor space makes any room feel more substantial and bright. Our estate and home construction clients have shown a renewed interest in indoor living spaces with increased access to the outside. This can be achieved with walls of windows and complimenting glass doors that connect directly to a patio or terrace.

Things to Try: Complimenting color palettes that add a unique accent or highlight to each space within an open floor plan. By playing with colors and fun feature pieces, you can make each room within your open living concept your own.

Open Floor Plan with Windows in Modern Estate
Open Floor Plan in Modern Estate Construction

Modern Upgrades to Traditional Fireplaces

The fireplace seems to never go out of style- but in 2017, many of our clients are saying the traditional hearth needs to go. Traditional brick hearths are being swapped out for new design elements that add creativity and curiosity to the fireplace.

Trends we see:

  • Curved stone
  • Geometric shapes and patterns to create depth
  • Glass enclosures
  • Circular fireplaces
  • Dividing two living spaces with a walled in fireplace
  • Chic, linear fireplaces
  • Outdoor fireplaces
Modern Fireplace Trends 2017
Modern Outdoor Fireplace Trends 2017

2017 Design Trends: Colors

Every year, the major paint manufacturers announce their “color of the year.” These colors reflect the current cultural climate and influence design trends both in and outside of the home. Three colors are dominating palettes everywhere for 2017:

Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year: “Greenery”

Pantone Color of the Year 2017 Greenery

Pantone’s selection for this year is “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew.” The color is meant to remind everyone to take a deep breathe, reinvigorate, and renew the connection we seek with nature.

Where we see this color: We’ve seen Greenery used to add a vibrant yet classic splash of color to rooms via accent walls, intriguing end tables, or simply a new throw pillow.

Sherwin-Williams’ Color of the Year: “Poised Taupe”

poised taupe

Sherwin Williams’ color of the year is a more subdued but altogether irresistible shade of taupe.  This neutral shade mixes the coolness of gray with the warmth of a brown. Sherwin Williams calls it “a modern take on a timeless classic, Poised Taupe signals a new direction in society’s ever-growing thirst for beautiful neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together to create one irresistibly versatile color.”

Where we see this color: Poised Taupe works perfectly in any room. Our favorite pairings have Poised Taupe walls with white trim and dark wood furniture. This cozy color is a fantastic jumping off point for any room.

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year: “Shadow”

Benjamin moore 2017 color of the year

Rounding out the top color picks for the year is Benjamin Moore’s Shadow.  This shade is a rich, royal amethyst/purple. Benjamin Moore describes it as “sophisticated, provocative, and poetic.”

Where we see this color: Use this deep wall color to create a cozy space in an office or smaller room. If you’re not looking to make the plunge with a bold wall color statement, look for this color on accent pillows, stools, or curtains.

The Year Has Just Begun

What are some of your favorite trends so far? Let us know! If you would like to learn more about how to incorporate any of these trends into your next home or estate construction project, call or contact us online.

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