Trends define a generation. In architecture, they create moods for the industry and determine how personal space may influence daily lifestyles. Before presenting our 7 current home design trends, it is important to clarify the difference between ‘trend’ and ‘fad.’ Often used synonymously, their meanings are quite different.
A trend is something that catches on. It has the potential to persist for decades in some cases. What confuses many people is that a trend and a fad often look very similar in the beginning. Put concisely: a trend will give direction and a fad is just a craze. At HMH, we have solidified a custom design style that fuses classic trends with modern elements to become our own special brand of interior design and architecture.
Now on to the 2019 architecture & design trends that we are excited about! From sustainable materials to functional living spaces, here are 7 architecture and design trends in 2019 to keep an eye out for…
Well designed solar shading is key to quality passive solar design. The shading does not need to be mundane and can become an important architectural element. The best architecture turns a technical requirement into an architectural opportunity.
As homeowners are staying put longer than ever, the newest trend in home design is to create flexible living spaces that perform double or even triple duty, and forgo those spaces that rarely get used.
The layering of natural materials and geometric patterns is a great way to create architecture that is both rustic and modern. Done well, the organic and the orthogonal support each other making spaces that are visually interesting but not cluttered.
Brick may be one of the oldest building materials around, but it deserves to be looked at with fresh eyes. I’m looking forward to seeing brick deployed in inventive ways: perforated, pixelated, undulating, you name it.
In a society of mass-produced goods, stop and consider the creative process behind a single piece – the concept, experimenting with shapes, materials and finishes, and that’s just the beginning! The beauty and value of handcrafted pieces is that they give you the ability to make that table, console or lamp, your own.
Utilizing the modern concept that “less is more”, the use of mirrored surfaces reflect the surrounding landscape, blurring the separation between indoor and outdoor, and dematerializing the building.
Sustainability in its broadest sense will be at the heart of every design strategy in order to create exceptional projects. Who are you purchasing from and what do they stand for? What type of materials are being used and where did they come from?