2014 Home Design Trends that Will Surprise You
See how 2014 custom homes are incorporating natural elements, features, and designs
Below are seven ways that custom home buyers are adding a bit a "nature" to the indoors. Some design ideas are dramatic - adding a brick wall to the foyer! - and some are more subtle - integrating natural elements, such as wood and stone, to high-traffic rooms.
2014 Home Design Trend #1: Elements of the earth: tones, textures, and colors
There are more hardwoods than ever to choose from - some of the most requested styles are light and bright.
You'll see more custom homes incorporating Bamboo or Natural Maple hardwood - and not just in the flooring. Keep your eyes open for light wood counter tops, particularly in small spaces that welcome a bit of creativity, such as the powder room.
2014 Home Design Trend #2: Natural light
2014 Home Design Trend #3: Natural materials, colors, and finishes
Exposed wood ceiling beams can add a splash of Old World flair to contemporary new homes. In this version of the Country Manor, ceiling beams draw the eye upwards, emphasizing the vaulted kitchen ceiling.
Below the wood ceiling beams, pale antique green granite, hazelnut glaze island accents, and espresso perimeter cabinets were chosen to compliment the beautiful pastoral view - visible when looking out from the kitchen.
Other natural materials you'll find in 2014 home design include stone backsplashes and
2014 Home Design Trend #4: Full wall of brick
Love the rustic appeal of home decor in popping up in Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, or West Elm? See how 2014 custom homes are integrating your favorite details - like this full wall of brick.
2014 Home Design Trend #5: Dog house
In 2014 custom homes, dog houses and pet showers that pamper your pet (and keep your home fresh) are making their way indoors.
2014 Home Design Trend #6: White columns
Columns aren't just for Greek facades anymore. White columns in Roman or traditional styles are sweeping custom home designs. From entryways to family rooms, great rooms, master suites, sun rooms, and highlighted hallways, you'll see more white columns in 2014 custom homes.
Take a look at just a few examples of columns making their way indoors:
2014 Home Design Trend #7: Architectural stone columns
Architectural stone columns are making their way inside new custom homes for 2014, with bold character that makes a statement, with the solid warmth of timeless architecture.
Ask your builder how to build your home around your favorite elements. When you build a Stanton Home, your personal designer is with you from floor plan concept to new home completion, giving guidance to an almost limitless array of selection.
You choose your level of involvement in the design process - choose everything yourself or ask for a personalized package.
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