Episode 14: Design Trends to Look Forward to in the New Year

Hi there! Welcome to the “Ask Alexa” series. I’m Alexa Drees, the Design Center Director at Drees Homes, and I’m excited to bring you weekly tips, advice, and answers to your dilemmas to help make designing your dream home an easy and enjoyable process. Each week, I’ll be rolling out a new feature. (If you missed our first 13 videos, you can watch them here.)

I’m thrilled about the trends we’re forecasting for the new year. Here’s a glimpse into what we expect to see:

Trend 1: A Color Expansion at the Heart of the Home


While white cabinets are still a lasting favorite, we are starting to see new colors in the kitchen. You’ll start to see pops of blue and green that compliment an earthy style. Most notably, the island, backsplashes and décor accents are easiest places to infuse meaningful and memorable color.

Trend 2: Introducing Relaxed Organic


I am also loving the more relaxed organic look that is starting to creep in. Whether you consider your style casual or sophisticated, organic touches of natural wood and clean lines is going to mix well and elevate your look.

Trend 3: Mixed Metals – A Must!


Gone are the days when all of your lights fixtures, plumbing, and hardware accents must match. We are starting to think of these pieces more like jewelry and we want them to shine! For example, try mixing brushed golds with bronze, or a matte black with chrome. This dynamic and variety creates layers of interest in the home.

So what do you think? Are you excited to explore these trends in your home?

Join us next week as we talk about a major milestone for our company. We’re celebrating our 90th year in business and will be sharing home design insights that have remained tried and true throughout the years. For the first look at our new segments, be sure to follow along on Facebook. We look forward to having you join us on this journey of design explorations!

All the best,
Alexa Drees

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