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Sunday Saves: Home Trends We're Saying Goodbye To

Updated: Jul 17, 2021

We don't anticipate this will be our most loved blog post to date, in fact, many of the items we're prepping to address below are the very things we've worked so hard to install into our past client projects. If you've already made the below commitments, don't fret - trends can still work as long as you use these sparingly and create balance. But much like fashion, some trends will tire, and we're looking forward to new design elements we can bring into our client's homes.

Barn Doors

You guessed it, Modern Farmhouse decor made have had it's run. We never fully embraced this trend, but have certainly applied components of this aesthetic. There was a time when we were putting custom barn doors into all of our clients home, and in some cases a custom track door still makes sense, but many are now opting for a traditional door with unique details, or pocket doors that never seem to tire.

Home Trends We're Saying Goodbye To, Barn Doors

Accent Walls

These walls can sometimes be more of a distraction than anything. We've leaned into fewer colors within a home, more neutrals and opting for a monochromatic look or wallpapering all 4 walls in smaller spaces for a big impact.

Home Trends We're Saying Goodbye To, Accent Walls

Open Floor Plan

With more time spent at home in the past year, families are appreciating the division of space and privacy. While there is still a request to connect the kitchen to the living area, many are considering a separate dining space, or home office area.

Home Trends We're Saying Goodbye To, Open Floor Plan

Formal Living Rooms

Many living areas are adjacent to the kitchen area, and often in city homes where there is a smaller footprint, we are using these spaces for entertainment centers, Tv over the fireplace, and often console tables for storage of games or a grab and go cocktail bar. Pretty lady back to me!

Home Trends We're Saying Goodbye To, Formal Living Rooms

Open Shelves

We're not giving up on this one yet, in fact we're finding new uses for these in spaces outside of the kitchen. The owner's suite is a great example - a perfect place to store vintage finds and delicate bathroom decor. But in general, we're having fewer requests for open storage in the kitchen space, I might add we're continuing to solve the problem of needing more closed storage.

Home Trends We're Saying Goodbye To, Open Shelves

Fast Fashion Homewares

We love to support local as much as we can, and this extends into home decor. We encourage our clients to shop their current homewares, collect items during their travels, find unique one of a kind pieces in a small boutique store or an antique shop. The reality is a blend of new meets old, but you can always work to replace some of the past purchases as time marches on with more treasured one of kind finds.

Home Trends We're Saying Goodbye To, Fast Fashion Homewares

Gallery Walls

With less of a movement toward overdone large galley walls, we're creating smaller vignette of a few stacked images or prints. It's possible a trio of images works well in some spaces too. But less can be more, one statement print or consider leaving your wall empty.

Home Trends We're Saying Goodbye To, Gallery Walls

We'd love to know what trends you're over, feel free to comment below or slide into our DM's and drop us a note!

Check out a few recent projects we think you might like:

Drew Avenue

Whitegate Lane II

11th Avenue

Thanks for following along,

Katie Kath + Jkath Team

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