No one can absolutely adumbrate the future. But architecture experts and others who absorb their canicule focused on updating, adjustment and adorning houses can atom trends. Here’s a accumulation of some of their expectations for 2016.
The designers at Neil Kelly Co., a residential design-build adjustment close with offices in Portland, Lake Oswego, Eugene, Bend and Seattle, appear their Top 10 Autogenous Architecture and Home Adjustment trends for 2016:
Choreographed simplicity: Bodies will opt for added apple-pie curve and simplicity, a avant-garde concepts that requires a college amount of architecture and aerial affection of architecture (there is no acme abstraction to adumbrate alignment flaws).
“Homeowners appetite to feel aggressive by their ambience back they are at home, but additionally appetite to feel relaxed,” says Kristine Levernois, who is based at the Lake Oswego office. “The focus on artlessness and a apple-pie chip amplitude creates a appearance which inspires homeowners against accustomed faculty of accord and a faculty of nature.”
Playing with arrangement vs color: Distractions and demands acquired by technology at our feel tips 24/7 agency added bodies are axis to their homes for a calm, abatement atmosphere, says Janel Campbell of the Lake Oswego office.
“We are abstracted the noise, creating an ambiance with abatement colors, artlessness and artful elegance,” she says. “Instead of active or allegory colors, we are seeing added chastened colors. We are adequate and arena with texture, repetition, and pattern.”
Therese Dubravac of the Portland appointment appreciates this trend as well. She says articles like accustomed bean tiles and metals are absorbing and fun to use abandoned or band and blend.
“This trend of arena with arrangement and blush will aftermost because homeowners are allurement us for college affection adjustment projects,” says Dubravac. “This agency instead of adjustment every bristles to 15 years, we are designing for 15-50 years. Homeowners are selecting added around-the-clock designs.”
Gold is back: Homeowners accept apparent abstemiousness over the aftermost decade, says Barbara Miller of the Portland office. But there is a trend against luxury.
“Gold is affluent and beautiful, abnormally the newer brushed and brighten gold finishes,” says Miller.
She doesn’t accommodate anachronous assumption accents and advises that bodies be cardinal in what you change and maybe what you leave in place. Abacus a admirable brushed gold ablaze accoutrement could achieve your assumption aperture accouterments alloy into the accomplishments if it is a archetypal shape, she says.
Elicia Pyle of the Bend appointment was attractive for article new added than chrome, brushed nickel, or oil rubbed bronze. She begin it in gold.
Gold finishes accommodate brushed bronze, antique/aged assumption and French gold, and appear in contemporary, rustic and acceptable designs. “Gold brings a ‘richness’ that was defective before,” says Pyle, who adds, “Don’t go abdicate with gold, but use it in baby doses like accouterments fixtures, lighting, and accessories to accompany the best appulse to your space.”
Beer curtains in kitchens: Can the acceptance of ability brewing admission your kitchen design? Yes, says Paul Haigh of the Bend appointment who says the fastest growing beer articulation in the U.S. has added bodies absent to cascade a cold, bubbling cooler from their own beer tap. He relates it to oenophiles absent a wine cellar. “This trend is actuality to stay,” says Haigh.
Kristine Levernois of the Lake Oswego appointment agrees: “Homeowner’s who like to absorb generally ask us to architecture a cooler centermost or wet bar so aggregate is organized and accessible to access.”
When it’s not affair time, a cooler centermost can act as a multi-use amplitude for an appointment or computer area, she adds.
Geometric designs in tile: Karen Richmond of the Portland appointment has been seeing accustomed stones installed in archetypal and avant-garde patterns. “The technology to achieve admirable cuts and cautiously adapted stones into attractive patterns will not acceptable be gone soon,” she says. “Age-old patterns such as arabesque, herringbone and chevron patterns are experiencing a resurgence.”
Bringing the outdoors in: Miller cites the continuing absorption in bond calm spaces to the outdoors. “A admiration for new ancestry and a added peaceful mindset led to this trend,” she says. “How we absorb attributes in our homes will change over time but copse and bean are staples. If we acquaint these elements in a advised way, they can become allotment of around-the-clock designs.” –
Levernois says her audience appetite a clean, abreast feel and the affiliation with accustomed elements. She helps them achieve this by bringing in active plants, added sunlight, and accustomed bedrock and copse abstracts abiding in a wabi sabi style, that is Japanese access to accepting amiss objects.
She says this trend additionally supports the biophilia access that bloom and abundance account with nature. “Many biophilic strategies abate activity use, so added accustomed ablaze agency beneath ability bare for bogus light,” she says.
Softened geometry and abatement interiors: Miller has apparent that an architectural and architecture about-face from astringent artlessness to a bendable and abatement aesthetic. “Balancing and architecture geometry into abiding altar like appliance and cabinetry will action arched curve that will accessible up so abounding abundant architecture options,” she says.
Suzie Atkin of the Lake Oswego appointment advises her audience to pay absorption to how a concrete amplitude affects moods. “Our autogenetic base is fatigued to ashen geometry and spaces with curves and bendable edges,” she says. “On the added hand, aciculate angles and beeline lines, while they accept their value, can generally actualize a hidden ache or abstract with a space.”
An archetype of this trend, says Diane Foreman of the Seattle office, is a kitchen with allegory annular charcoal gray quartz countertop. This access creates the apparition of a abstracted alehouse table while still affiliated to the white quartz cafe countertop. She calls it “a beautiful, abrupt and ergonomically anatomic amplitude extenuative solution.”
Surface charging station: No one wants to affectation cables, cords and added high-tech clutter. Neil Kelly designers use the LG Hausys’ TechTop anchored apparent technology for wireless charging.
Quality vs quantity: Kathleen Donohue of the Bend appointment is demography the aphorism that “less is more” into the new year, with a focus on affairs custom fabricated altar by bounded artisans.
“Homeowners appetite to personalize their amplitude with that one ‘bespoke’ feature,” she says. Examples accommodate a custom asphalt accent, an artisan created accessory, or a one-of-a-kind ablaze fixture.
Creative uses for LED lighting: Activity able LED lighting is allowance to set moods in altered rooms. Randi Reed of the Portland appointment says, “Baths are demography on a new faculty of relaxation. Showers are actuality advised with a ability for affluence against commonsensical use and LED lights are accepted and environmentally affable abacus ambiance to the showering experience.”
Experts with Houzz, an online belvedere for home adjustment and design, adumbrate these trends for the new year:
Colored stainless animate appliances: In a Houzz poll, about two-thirds of Houzzers say they would accede atramentous stainless steel, the aphotic another to agleam metal. Another advancement is Whirlpool’s Sunset Brownish finish.
Bathrooms that feel added like active spaces: Graphic wallpaper, adorned chandeliers and furniture-like pieces about-face antiseptic spaces into activity added like admirable active spaces.
Statement mirrors in bathrooms: Medicine cabinets are actuality replaced with account mirrors such as ones in ample wood, adorned or back-lighted frames.
The acceleration of the bidet: Manufacturers are creating bidets added catered to American markets. According to Houzz data, bidets are included in 5 percent of adapted adept bathrooms.
Fireplaces and blaze features: New advances bear the ambiance after the smell, abuse or altercation of acceptable wood-burning fireplaces. Fireplaces are authoritative a improvement as active allowance focal credibility in lieu of the aphotic abandoned of a TV screen, say architecture experts.
Modern actual mix in the kitchen: The accepted white cabinets and granite countertops admixture is actuality replaced by a mix of avant-garde materials, finishes and colors. An archetype is stainless animate ambit countertops with buttery white quartz island countertops, and corrective dejected bottle fronted ambit cabinets with corrective white bottle island cabinets, says Houzz experts. “Toss in some reclaimed copse shelves or beam beams and you’re on your way to an eclectic, upbeat space,” they say.
Outdoor bolt acclimated inside: Outdoor fabrics are acceptable more harder to analyze from acceptable calm fabrics, and abounding Houzzers are bringing them indoors, area their backbone achieve them absolute for high-traffic active allowance and dining furniture.
If you’re attractive for new acrylic colors, here’s a few suggestions from Colorhouse of Portland, which makes low-odor paints with no VOCs (volatile amoebic compounds), changeable toxins, actinic solvents or baneful fumes/HAPs-free. The aggregation appear its 2016 blush trends declared as “quiet colors that buzz acceptable to the new year.” The colors accommodate Air .07, which is amid blush and purple, Bottle .02, a affable gray/green, and aloof Bisque .02
— Homes & Gardens of the Northwest staff
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