5. Lighting: LED used as ambient or as accent lighting added to bathroom mirrors, to highlight entries, subtly illuminate hallways, under kitchen cabinets and wall unit shelving. Low cost, highly effective, these little lights impact design in a big way.
6. Kitchens: Whether contemporary, traditional, or transitional, modern open concept kitchen design remains the number one preference of home owners. The number one challenge for designers and architects is developing a solution to the area of transition from the kitchen to whatever room it opens to, living room, dining area, etc. Loss of storage space is another obstacle to resolve.
8. Teak: The wood of choice, teak has long been treasured for the beauty of its grain, color, and durability. In contemporary homes, the tendency towards starkness is tempered by incorporating the organic grain colorations and uneven texture of teak. I try to incorporate at least two pieces of teak in a design scheme for balance and proportion. I also like the idea that it blurs the transition from indoors to out when teak is the material of choice
for outdoor furniture.
9. Bedrooms: Bedrooms are going soft. Upholstered headboards, from leather to silk button-tufted in every shape conceivable are showing up in every bedroom. With bedrooms multi-tasking as spaces for more than just sleeping, other upholstered pieces are also finding their way there. Cozy chairs for reading, ottomans, chaises, benches, daybeds and settees for lounging or tea time with girlfriends.
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