You don’t need to be a design aficionado to know that chic interiors are all the rage these days. Just as the 20th century brought rise to the glorification of the fashion world, the 21st century is shaping up to be the century to celebrate great interior design. In the early 1900’s clothing was largely utilitarian, and high fashion was only accessible to the rich as a means to flaunt their status. It wasn’t until the mid to late century that middle class Americans could afford to use fashion as a way to express their individuality. It was during this time that fashion designers like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein rose to the ranks of celebrity. The same can be said about home design today. Home designers like Joanna Gaines and Nate Berkus have become household names as Americans flock to buy their branded merchandise and strive to replicate their designs. Today’s homes are no longer measured by the number of bedrooms they have or whether or not they have a formal dining room. Instead, homeowners are seeking out homes that complement their lifestyles, and those homes are being styled to reflect their unique personalities.
Great interior design goes beyond furniture and drapery. Today’s design savvy homeowners are also demanding millwork products the are on-trend and that speak to their creative vision. It’s for that reason that we at Horner are proud to offer our customers Masonite interior and exterior doors. Masonite is constantly on the lookout for the latest home design trends so that their doors meet and exceed the needs of today’s evolving marketplace. At the start of each year they release their much-anticipated annual Design Report – a review of the year’s most defining home design trends. Their 2019 Design Report did not disappoint. From cover to cover Masonite offers insight on the driving forces behind 2019 home design trends based on emerging lifestyles and demographics. Through their research they discovered that homeowners today are influenced heavily by sustainability, globalization, and minimalism. Young professionals, single women, and telecommuters are changing what it means to live comfortably and productively at home.
Below is a brief summary of some of our favorite trends from the Masonite 2019 Design Report. To learn more about these trends and to discover more, please read the full Masonite 2019 Design Report here >
As more and more young professionals choose to work from home at least part of the time, homeowners need flexible areas that can easily transition between life and work. To accommodate telecommuting and freelance work, Americans are shifting the ways in which they live and interact with their homes and dramatically impacting the demand for more purposeful design.
KEY FEATURES OF THE LIVE//WORK TREND:
Glazing, concrete and metal siding give exteriors a commercial edge, while pops of greenery warm the palette.
As technology advances make working from home easier, professionals are seeking out more ways to balance life and work in their daily lives.
Raw metals, specialty glazing, plants, and unfinished wood bring character to the space. Industrial objects and materials help fuel creativity.
Open spaces with exposed construction materials on the walls, floors, and ceiling offer durability and an on-trend aesthetic.
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In contrast to the stark white Scandinavian aesthetic that has been popular among homeowners in recent years, Nordic Noir redefines the style by introducing bold and dark accent colors. This style adds a new level of comfort and depth to the Scandinavian ideals of honest form and the simple enjoyment of life. Nordic Noir keeps its roots with a timeless devotion to minimalism and well-made elements that spark joy.
KEY FEATURES OF THE NORDIC NOIR TREND:
Dark wood and metal work in tandem with simple lines and bold accents for a contemporary vibe.
Less-processed products are becoming more favored and appreciated with growing concern for the environment.
Hygge, the Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfort, is becoming a larger factor in that desire to be surrounded by good-feeling, good-quality items and materials.
Smooth fiberglass doors with simple lines and obscure glass provide a cool, industrial look while bringing light and warmth to the home.
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An extension of the Modern Farmhouse trend, the Urban Country trend idealizes man-made features that add heart and soul to a space. Homeowners are putting more thought into where products come from and how they are made, with many opting for well-crafted handmade components over machined. The Urban Country trend is primarily driven by urbanites wanting to spend less time on screens and enjoy more time in the great outdoors.
KEY FEATURES OF THE URBAN COUNTRY TREND:
This trend is perfectly suited for historical homes. Brick and wood feel strong, sturdy and authentic.
Urban Country embraces responsible consumerism as homeowners learn more about how their purchasing decisions affect the earth and environment.
Durable iron, blackened steel and stone make for a home that will stand the test of time while natural woods, brass and ceramics add warmth and character.
Let the home’s natural charm stand as a testament to quality architecture and mindfulness for the future. When updating the essence of a home, it’s important to preserve its unique character.
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PRETTY + CALM
Did you know that single women are the second-largest home-buying group behind married couples? In fact, single women have made up nearly 20% of all home buyers in recent years. Today’s women are in better economic positions to live alone and therefore, they are making home design decisions by themselves, un-influenced by male partners. They are choosing styles that are modern, warm, and both energizing and soothing. Though the Pretty + Calm design trend celebrates femininity, its design aesthetic can bring tranquility to nearly any homeowner.
KEY FEATURES OF THE PRETTY + CALM TREND:
Plants are essential to increase moods and purify the air, while faux flowers and botanical prints can enhance happiness by bringing a sense of tranquility.
Pale-finished woods, glamorous marble, delicate textured glass and ceramic play up interesting textures and patterns for a tactile journey throughout the space.
A pastel color palette can set the tone for happiness, productivity or relaxation to create a space for everyday essentials.
Never underestimate the power of emotion. Women are often the main decision makers when it comes buying a home, and they will often base that decision on how a space makes them feel.