Top Luxury Home Trends For 2016: Part 2
Last month, we shared five of the top ten luxury home trends for 2016. In this article, we cover the last five lavish trends that homeowners in Mountain View, Los Gatos and beyond are incorporating into their residences.
As a recap, the first five trends are:
- Elements of the Modern Farmhouse style
- White Kitchens
- Luxury Bathrooms
- His & Hers Dressing Rooms
- Outdoor Living Spaces
Now onto trends six through ten:
6. Statement Lighting
Although statement lighting takes many forms, chandeliers are taking the top spot in this category. Once used primary in foyers and formal dining rooms, these statement pieces are being used throughout the home including Master suites, kitchens and baths as well as dressing rooms. Whatever the style or material, chandeliers create an opulent feel in every space.
7. Marble Surfaces
Marble has been used for centuries the world over because of its classic beauty and durability. The understated luxury of white marble works well in a variety of spaces while the gray veining compliments stainless steel and chrome used in many homes. White marble also works well with the popular gray hues that lead the color palette trends.
8. Ceiling Details
Showcasing ceilings as an architectural highlight is fast becoming a top trend among discerning homeowners. Custom details including exposed beams, coffered, barrel and trey ceilings in addition to the always popular vaulted and cathedral ceilings are being used in luxury homes all around the Silicon Valley. Integrating exposed brick and wood compliment a myriad of design styles and these architectural features create a dramatic effect, especially when pared with white paint.
9. Interior Color Palette
Two color palettes are emerging among discriminating homeowners. The first are muted, restful shades that encourage relaxation and create peaceful spaces. These can be used in a variety of rooms including Master Suites, luxury bath and dressing rooms.
The second palette includes rich hues to create statement spaces. Often used in Dining Rooms and kitchens, these darker shades impart elegance and affluence.
The primary interior colors, beige and brown hues, are no longer the trend, with shades of gray taking their place as the principle color used in high-end residences.
Wallpaper is making a comeback as a significant interior design fashion statement. Wallpaper can be used in any room to add individuality and character, generally working best when used on a feature wall as an accent to a particular space.
Today’s top luxury home trends have solidified over the past few years as discriminating homeowners expand what were once purely functions rooms, such as bath and dressing rooms, into spaces filled with technology and high-end, highly personal amenities. Outdoor living continues to appeal and these exterior extensions are becoming more luxurious. Accents including statement lighting, wallpaper, marble and architectural details pull all of these trends cohesively regardless of individual style and personality.