design trends Archive

10 Trends Driving the Next Decade of Home Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Over the next 10 years, expect functionality, accessibility, and sustainability to be major themes guiding the look of homes. That could include everything from embracing healthier building materials and furnishings to homes that...
March 28, 2016

Design Trends to Watch in 2016

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine What are the hot trends to look out for in 2016 in home design? Here are a few predictions from the remodeling and design site Houzz on some of the big trends to...
February 22, 2016

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

6 Trends Driving New-Home Designs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine What is luring home buyers to new homes? Technology, the outdoors, and “super kitchens” are among what Nick Lehnert, executive director at KTGY, and Mollie Carmichael, principal at John Burns Real Estate Consulting,...
November 10, 2014

Home Owners Have Big Dreams for Their Current Home and Next

By Erica Christoffer, multimedia Web producer, REALTOR® Magazine The Web has democratized good design and made it accessible to the masses. Home owners are perusing online, finding the best from past and present styles, then sharing images on social...

Better Design for a Lifetime

By Erica Christoffer, REALTOR® Magazine Accessible design is more than just grab bars; it’s about catering to easier living. Karen Kassik, residential designer, remodeling design specialist, and president and owner of Home Accessibilities, says that accessible is better for...
January 15, 2011

The Big, Bad & Ugly of Home Decor

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Sometimes what works in creating a great photo of a home doesn’t work in reality. That’s the main point of an article on “10 Decor Trends to Skip,” written by The Nest and...
June 10, 2010