MEET YOUR NEW (UPLIFTING) HOME
How 2021 Home Trends Will Have a Positive Impact On You
We knew the impact of coronavirus would be a factor, but some of the trends we are witnessing now were already influencing design before Covid-19—the virus merely pushed them to a tipping point.
Here, the design trends coming to your door. All of them, we believe, uplifting.
WE’LL CRAVE NATURE
Our plugged-in culture has left us thirsting for homes that welcome the sky, the sun, a breeze. Lack a quarter acre? We’ll see windows open, Juliet balconies, and tiny terraces. Even a skylight offers a reprieve from connectivity.
Above, a contemporary terrace blends sleek lines with flowering plants. Make your outdoor space cozy in cooler weather with handwoven throws from Burel.
WE’LL REJECT OPEN-PLANS
The open-concept layout, already losing lustre pre-pandemic, is stifling us as we all work and learn from home. Defined spaces that distinguish between work and play create a cadence to our days. But rabbit warrens of walls won’t return. Expect spaces defined by furniture placement, and specific areas for daytime (productive) and nighttime (laid back) activity.
Above: It's called the "cloffice" - combination of closet and office. Put your personal stamp on the space with brass and horn objects by Rose & Fitzgerald.
GENERATIONS WILL MINGLE
Housing three generations under one roof will be a trend that reflects the high cost of independent living and an increased desire for closeness. People will increasingly revise home plans to make room for extended family. We will see more new luxury homes with multiple master bedrooms and separate apartments for parents or returning children.
Above: Our HAAND collection of tableware is commercial quality, meaning it's touch (and chic) enough for your multigenerational gathering.
WE’LL SHOP ‘WOKE’
Homeowners will increasingly invest in heirloom-quality rather than throwaway pieces. Maker-made items are “hot,” as people are increasingly conscious of where their money goes.
Above: Reclaimed, repurposed, or heirlooms, we will make room for objects with a meaningful personal touch. Add a layer of fragrance with Lumira's Cuban Tobacco scented candle. (source: melissapenfold.com)
"Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful."
-- Hazrat Inayat Khan