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LUXE announces 16 Design Trends We’re Excited to See More of in 2016

Article by Elise Gabriele

 

16 Design Trends We’re Excited to See More of in 2016

1. Sculptural Furnishings
The owners found the elevator entry’s sculptural bronze chair at Art Miami. Sycamore-clad walls, fabricated by D & R Architectural Woodwork, act as an elegant backdrop for their art collection.

2. Textured Accent Walls
This contemporary Michigan home’s great room is accentuated with a fireplace hearth covered in white ceramic tile. “It’s almost shell-like, but it also has a modern vernacular,” says interior designer Stephanie Wohlner.

3. Semi-Precious Stone Accents
Designer Chandos Dodson Epley added matching semi-precious stone lamps to the living room of homeowners Marcie and Brian Peters.

4. Indoor-Outdoor Connections
Motorized door panels on one corner of the living room retract to turn the patio and living room into one big indoor-outdoor space. The Royal Botania table and brushed marine-grade stainless-steel chairs were selected to blend in with the palette.

5. Metallics and Mixed Metals
Sconces by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort illuminate the powder room’s handmade mirror from Justmorocco Furniture Imports in Clearwater, Florida. Romo’s metallic-vinyl wallcovering pairs with a custom Waterworks washstand and a Kallista faucet.

6. Retro Furnishings
Jonathan Adler table lamps and chairs, covered with a tangerine Duralee textile, enliven a retro guest bedroom. A Lee Industries ottoman stands at the foot of the bed, which is accented with custom shams made with Kravet Couture fabric and Designers Guild trim.

7. Monochromatic Décor
For the parlor of a couple’s new Sedalia house, designers Miranda Cullen and Devon Tobin kept to a monochromatic palette when reupholstering a sofa and two armchairs with Fabricut linen. The ceiling fixture is by Currey & Company.

8. Pantone-Inspired Blue and Pink Accents
In the living room, Vittorio Rossi’s Murano glass heads from YM Antiques in New York flank Christine Pichette’s painting. Before the artworks is a periwinkle sofa from Saladino Furniture in Summer Hill fabric from Jeffrey Michaels.

9. Industrial Lighting
Industrial style galvanized pendants from RJ Imports meet classic Shaker style cabinetry in the kitchen. The walnut butcher block on the island, the soapstone counters and the subway tiles are all from Famosa Surface Studio.

10. Minimalism
Concrete floors flow through this minimalistic home that designer and homeowner Maria Gomez outfitted with classic modern furniture.

11. Spa-Like Bathrooms
Architect Martin Goldstein worked with the designer on reconfiguring the master bathroom. Custom vanities, designed by Hintgen and purchased through Minteriors, are topped with onyx by YK Stone Center and flank a steam room complete with a shower and tub.

12. Geometric Patterns
A pair of Madeline Stuart ottomans from De Sousa Hughes stands at the foot of an upholstered bed by Bernhardt in the master bedroom. The wool rug is by Stark, and the polished-nickel wall sconces with fabric shades are by The Urban Electric Co.

13. Colored Cabinetry
In the kitchen, a farmhouse sink by Handcrafted Metal—featuring a Jaclo faucet— complements the vibrant blue cabinetry and hardware from Chicago Brass. Quartzite countertops are from Stone Source.

14. Statement Staircases
The free floating-step staircase is complimented by paintings by Richard Serra and Frank Stella from Evelyn Aimis Fine Art that form a vertical gallery above the sideboard in this modern Miami Beach great room.

15. Globally Crafted Goods
The media room is saturated with color for a Moroccan feel. Interior designer Chandler Prewitt worked with La Puerta Originals to design a chaise made from antique-wood carvings from India and paired it with a George IV Bobbin turned-leg bergère.

16. Colored Ceiling
Pendants from The Urban Electric Co. are suspended from the ceiling, which is painted in the same Wescott Navy shade as the kitchen cabinets. Joan Miro’s Tracé Sur La Paroi III is a focal point in the dining room; the custom table features an iron base and wood top.

Happy New Year!

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Green Trend on the Grow

Real Estate Center
September 10, 2010

3601EuclidLEED

3601 Euclid is a Silver LEED Certified home in Highland Park: $4,995,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Realtor Magazine-Daily) – Nearly one-third of new construction projects in the United States qualify as “green,” up from 2 percent in 2005, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.

The green category is obtained by becoming LEED-certified.

LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998 to encourage environmental awareness. Buildings that acquire LEED certification demonstrate high standards in construction, operations, maintenance and have an environmentally conscious design. Becoming certified can add almost 4.7 percent to the cost of a project, according to studies by the University of Michigan. In return, these buildings can yield annual savings of approximately 20 percent – or more – on energy use.

For a peek into a LEED certified home that is on the market in Dallas’ coveted Highland Park neighborhood, check out this photo gallery. 3601 Euclid has received three ARC awards for outstanding construction and has Silver LEED certification.

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10 Must-have Features in Today’s New Homes

From a MarketWatch article:

Paul Cardis, CEO of AVID Ratings Co., which conducts an annual survey of home-buyer preferences, said there are 10 “must” features in new homes:

  1. Large kitchens, with an island. “If you’re going to spend design dollars, spend them where people want them — spend them in the kitchen,” McCune said. Granite countertops are a must for move-up buyers and buyers of custom homes..
  2. Energy-efficient appliances, high-efficiency insulation and high window efficiency. Among the “green” features touted in homes, these are the ones buyers value most, he said. While large windows had been a major draw, energy concerns are giving customers pause on those, he said. The use of recycled or synthetic materials is only borderline desirable.
  3. Home office/study. People would much rather have this space rather than, say, a formal dining room. “People are feeling like they can dine out again and so the dining room has become tradable,” Cardis said. And the home theater may also be headed for the scrap heap, a casualty of the “shift from boom to correction,” Cardis said.
  4. Main-floor master suite. This is a must feature for empty-nesters and certain other buyers, and appears to be getting more popular in general, he said. That could help explain why demand for upstairs laundries is declining after several years of popularity gains.
  5. Outdoor living room. The popularity of outdoor spaces continues to grow, even in Canada, Cardis said. And the idea of an outdoor room is even more popular than an outdoor cooking area, meaning people are willing to spend more time outside.
  6. Ceiling fans.
  7. Master suite soaker tubs. Whirlpools are still desirable for many home buyers, Cardis said, but “they clearly went down a notch,” in the latest survey. Oversize showers with seating areas are also moving up in popularity.
  8. Stone and brick exteriors. Stucco and vinyl don’t make the cut.
  9. Community landscaping, with walking paths and playgrounds. Forget about golf courses, swimming pools and clubhouses. Buyers in large planned developments prefer hiking among lush greenery.
  10. Two-car garages. A given at all levels; three-car garages, in which the third bay is more often then not used for additional storage and not automobiles, is desirable in the move-up and custom categories, Cardis said.

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D Magazine features my Highland Park listing at 3601 Euclid Ave

Euclid Ave in DMagazine

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Thanks Candy Evans!

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