If you’re looking to design and build, a new year is an opportunity for a new look! Together with our partners at The Penzo Team and Homekin, we’ve been examining and discussing emerging design trends and how to incorporate them into our homes. Here are 5 that stood out to us and, we predict, will lead the aesthetic of 2023.
1. A Focus on Organic & Natural Materials
In 2022 we saw a shift away from minimalist and modern farmhouse design and a pull towards more earthy materials. In 2023 this trend will continue. Clients are choosing to keep their pine windows instead of replacing or painting them. Oak cabinetry and shelving are also making a comeback and can work well in several different areas. Countertops are either natural marble OR made of porcelain and quartz but designed to look natural.
2. Personality Everywhere
Organic materials feature natural variances and therefore have a lot of personality. These individual characteristics are being further enhanced through cabinetry and panelling that are painted in unexpected earth tones. Our electricians are also being kept busy as light fixtures remain the jewelry of the home and serv as conversion pieces. This year, however, these fixtures are returning in refreshing textures and metals such as silver and iron.
3. An Emphasis on Texture
In addition to fabrics and wallcoverings, texture is also being achieved in ways that we haven’t seen in several years. For example, lime wash and Venetian plaster are anything but new techniques but have reemerged to add character to the home and complement natural stones incredibly well.
4. Architecturally Inspired Design
The shift away from minimalism means we are now looking back in time and creating architectural designs that echo the past. Spaces today incorporate art-deco elements or feature bold and distinctive styles such as Brutalism and Bauhaus.
5. The Return of the Formal Dining Room
While open-concept floor plans have dominated design and build plans for a while now, clients are once again warming up to the idea of formal dining rooms and more traditional layouts. For homes that command an open-concept layout, our team of designers are finding creative ways to define different areas in the home to create intimate nooks, cozy corners and separate dining areas.
Have questions about the design of your current home OR a home you are thinking of purchasing? Our team is here for you. With our full-service approach including architectural technologists, builders, interior designers, and of course our excellent real estate team, we are with you every step of the way.