Five Favorites from Homearama 2016

This was the first time I have attended Homearama in Louisville and I will definitely make this an annual trip. It was chicken soup for the designer’s soul. Much like Lexington’s Grand Tour of Homes, it is a tour of newly constructed homes. Unlike Lexington’s tour every single home is professionally designed and furnished. I am so excited to share five of the trends that caught my attention on the tour.

Trend 1: Black Mullions

Black MullionsMy heart melts every time I see black mullions.  It adds so much character to a space.  In this kitchen there is an interior window separating the kitchen from the butler’s pantry.  It’s not just the black mullions that turn me to mush here; look at the matt black faucet finish and that brass arm light above the open shelves…stunning.

Black MullionsThis was my favorite shower on the tour, it has vintage flair with white subway tile and contrasting grout; the polished chrome shower fixtures with cross handle and of course the gorgeous black mullions. I also can’t resist the wood molding detail on the shower exterior and I’ve had a long crush on any hexagon tile, but this black one really makes me swoon.

Trend 2: Patterned Concrete Tile

Concrete TileIf you are looking for a way to add big personality to your bathroom, look no further. These patterned concrete tiles are loaded with eye-catching, center-of-attention personality. Although I only saw these tiles in the bathroom on the tour I think they would be stunning on a kitchen backsplash too. Can you image a pattern like this from the top of the counter to the ceiling with open shelves in the kitchen? Wow. Don’t get so mesmerized by the tile in this bathroom that you miss that faucet…oh, that faucet! It is absolute perfection. It is Delta Cassidy two handle widespread lavatory faucet with cross handles in Champagne Bronze finish.

Concrete Tile

As a bonus trend, brass is everywhere! Here you can see the plumbing fixtures in brass (including the shower curtain rod and rings!). Different manufacturers have different names for it, but it’s almost always a brushed finish as seen here. And doesn’t the metal finish look spectacular with the gold color in the concrete tile!?

Trend 3: Wood Trim Feature Walls

Wood Trim Feature WallsIt was certainly a craftsman that installed this gorgeous trim detail in this stairway.  I love this pattern, look how it adds charm to this stair way.  Also, notice the glass stair rail makes it possible for the wall detail to stand out.  (Glass stair rail and feathers also trending!)

Wood Trim Feature Walls

I would get so much work done in this home office because I would never want to leave! This entire space is absolutely flawless. I love that they painted the feature wall a glossy dark gray; it really makes all the brass accents stand out. What a beautifully styled bookcase, by the way.

Trend 4: Wallcovering

WallcoveringWallcoverings are very popular right now, especially in the powder room. It adds so much drama and is a lovely way to bring in pattern and color. It really can turn an ordinary wall into a piece of art. Also, notice this vanity countertop detail. I need this in my life right away, the detail is exquisite. Hello again, sweet faucet.

WallcoveringThough it is very popular in the powder room, this trend is also gaining traction in other rooms as well. This is a master bedroom and the wallcovering is only on this one wall (this keeps the pattern from overpowering the room). I love anything tufted and this headboard is no exception. The spacing of the buttons is perfection. Shiplap is also very current and I appreciate this ceiling application with the stained wood “X” detail.

Trend 5: Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed WoodReclaimed wood – we are seeing it on doors, ceilings, walls, floors, just about everywhere.  This, however, is the first time I’ve seen it used in this way.  The wood planks are installed on the walls of this powder room, but look closely; there is a pattern printed on top of the wood…spectacular.

Does anything you see here get you excited to renovate? We would be happy to help you with your next project whether it’s residential or commercial.

 

 

 

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