Fall always feels like the perfect time for a home refresh in anticipation of major holiday entertaining. I’ve got a few upgrades in mind for my place: switching out rugs, rearranging furniture, rehanging art, updating linens and reorganizing my storage room (my favorite thing to do!).
Here are the 5 home design trends I’ve been tracking and am most excited about for the Fall:
1. Walk-in Showers and Trophy Tubs
I LOVE my walk-in shower, it always gets the most oohs and aahs when friends drop by (thank you Arris Lofts for giving me the idea and TWINStudio for making it happen at Rivington). Based on reactions I get, I’m not surprised, to see large walk-in showers with glass doors — or no doors — becoming so popular. Freestanding soaker tubs have also taken over shower-tub combinations because they look so great.
2. Black window frames
Absolutely stunning – must give credit to Roman and Williams, one of my favorite design firms, for pioneering this look at many of their buildings.
So inviting and warm and now coming back not just for floor coverings but for benches and ottomans, too.
4. The rebirth of the chandelier
Love chandeliers that are eclectic and a little funky. According to Amy Matthews, the Minneapolis-based renovation maven who has hosted shows on HGTV, DIY Network and TheDesignNetwork.com, nothing makes a more dramatic and playful statement in a room than a chandelier! The one featured above (bottom middle pic) is made from bicycle chains and other parts.
5. Rear foyers
Thanks to Pinterest, rear foyers, or “drop zones,” have become popular. “Your guests come through that main foyer but people are creating a second foyer at the back of the house where all their kids backpacks, their work bags get dropped. Your main part stays clean,” Brandi Youngmark, the design specialist at Thomsen Homes tells inforum.com.