The design world is always searching for the next big thing, seeking those illuminating, boundary-pushing ideas. So when Judd Lord, director of industrial design at Delta Faucet shares his insights into the latest home trends, we all listen. And he doesn’t disappoint. To better understand the tastes and desires of homeowners, Judd has defined their personal styles into three categories—let’s explore.
Elevated ImpactThis style is confident, conscientious, independent and tech-enabled. The look appeals to design-savvy rule breakers who fearlessly mix genres, blending shape, color and texture at their will.
Elevated Impact interiors are mindfully eclectic, each detail special in its own right. The style incorporates unique items to create a high/low aesthetic in the home—luxury is for the everyday, no longer reserved for special occasions, and the cost of an item is less important than quality and inherent style. Elevated Impact looks minimalist, rich and uncluttered. Geometric shapes and soft gold finishes live among patterns like broken chevron and darkened marble. Elevated Impact is a beautifully dramatic look, perfect for introducing jet black and subdued blues, chiseled metallic surfaces or monochromatic sheens.
Casual HeritageCasual Heritage style speaks to a desire for authenticity. This look attracts heritage-loving traditionalists, who want the culture behind the design to radiate through.
This interior design style skews toward traditional with an artisan twist—fine etching, subtle angles and black iron are part of this design tool kit. Industrial chic elements pair well with metal and wood, coming together for a weathered look. Hand stitching, charred woods and leather surfaces are just a few of the textures prevalent in Casual Heritage. Navies, purples, grays, barn red and mustard are the shades that draw interest in this style. There is a comfortable, earthly quality to the time-honored artisanship that is prevalent in Casual Heritage.
Traditional TomorrowMillennials love a traditional look, but they’re adding their own twist to it. The Traditional Tomorrow look is both sophisticated and smart, speaking to those who aren’t afraid to remodel to fulfill their desire for dynamic rooms that easily update to meet their daily needs. This style is intentional, modern and flexible. If giving traditional homes contemporary conveniences like master spas or tricked-out basements appeals to you, so will Traditional Tomorrow, the last style in this trifecta.
Traditional Tomorrow is an opulent twist on the classic aesthetic where special details elevate the overall look. This elegant style incorporates deep reds, bright blues, greens and metallics in its bold color palette. Finishes like satin gold and pearl sheens are as lush as the materials favored in this look—think white gold, marble and brass.
Traditional Tomorrow’s new take on classic designs opens the door to reimaging the basics. A regular door becomes a sliding barn door with hexagonal patterning. Heavy winter florals on furniture and wall coverings are replaced with lighter Eastern-influenced blooms that appeal across all seasons. The classic hanging light fixture is given new energy when reimagined into a refreshing quatrefoil shape.
Together, Elevated Impact, Casual Heritage and Traditional Tomorrow are defining design styles anyone can achieve. How? Instinct. Trust your gut and disregard design “rules” lingering from the past. Take from these ideas what works best for you, make these notions your own or let them guide you in creating the home of your dreams.