Home Trends Archive

Design Trends That Make People say … ‘No!’

By Justin M. Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency Design trends are just that: trendy. They change from day to day, year to year, and decade to decade. The ones that are popular now won’t be soon. The ones...
February 1, 2016

The New Kitchen Finish: Black Stainless

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine Among all the tech hype at CES 2016 this week, appliance manufacturers are showing off their latest high-tech, super energy efficient models. But they’re also doing it under a new finish: Black stainless....
January 8, 2016

Neutralizing Your Home To Appeal To Both Genders: 5 Tips

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating Hesitant to paint your living room accent wall that bright new trending color before listing your home this spring? Worried those beautiful floral patterned curtains in the bedroom will scare...
December 7, 2015

10 Colors to Watch for Spring 2016

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Mostly calm and cool colors – with a little bit of pop — will be on-trend in spring 2016. Pantone recently released its 2016 Spring Fashion Color Report, a forecast to which colors...
November 2, 2015

Add Some Romance to the Master Bedroom, Survey Says

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey It’s time to add more romance into your designs. One-third of home owners say they’re renovating their master bedrooms to create a more romantic or intimate space, according to the 2015 U.S. Houzz Bedroom Trends...
September 28, 2015

Move Over Man Caves, the ‘She-Shed’ Is Gaining Popularity

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Men have their man caves, but how about a space just for females? Welcome, the “she shed.” These backyard retreats are becoming the latest buzzword in interior design — emerging as the perfectly...
September 7, 2015

Why You Need to Learn More About Feng Shui

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine The ancient design philosophy of feng shui is gaining more traction in real estate as the number of Chinese home buyers are taking a bigger liking to U.S. real estate. Eighty-six percent of...
August 31, 2015

‘Heavy Metal’ is Rocking Home Design Accessories

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Mixed metals are growing in popularity in home design, adding some bling and modernizing spaces. Warm metallic — such as in burnished gold, bronze, and copper – are among the most popular, but...
August 17, 2015

The Hottest Color for Home Interiors in 2015

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine  Gray interiors are growing in popularity, holding the edge on most popular hue for the second year for home interiors, according to the Paint Quality Institute. “It’s understated and sophisticated,” according to the...
August 10, 2015

In Kitchens, the Design May Trump Cooking

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Home owners continue to invest in their kitchens but cooking appears to be coming in secondary to the design of the space, according to the latest American Institute of Architects’ Home Design Trends...
July 6, 2015