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We Asked Our Designers, “What’s Trending in Home Decor?”

We Asked Our Designers, “What’s Trending in Home Decor?”

May 1, 2019

We all have our own unique style. In home decor, you might be a minimalist, maximalist, or some other “-ist”. When it comes to decorating your home, you have a lot of choices. And design is not a one-and-done task. Styles change, your preferences changes, and life changes! To give you an idea of what’s happening out there, we asked Homes By Taber’s designers, “What’s trending in home decor?”

Bailey Griffith and Elizabeth Tucker comprise our in-house design team. They guide homebuyers through the various choices to personalize their new home. Bailey and Elizabeth start by getting to know the individual preferences and lifestyle of each family, so they can find out what’s going to present the perfect match. Step by step, they take them through every detail—from interior and exterior colors to the hardware on their cabinets. 

What are some of the color trends you are seeing more frequently in new homes?

Bailey: “Neutral with accents of rich stains, bold colors, blues, greens, and greys are still popular.”  

Elizabeth: “Transitional lines with contemporary colors is the number one look I am seeing right now.”  

How about interior details that add a distinctive look?

Bailey: “Things are looking up, literally. People love coffered ceilings and high ceilings with beams.” 

Elizabeth: “Buyers are attracted to the full fireplace surrounds painted white. It’s clean yet still rustic enough for the Modern Farmhouse style that is such a sought-after design.” With so many choices for tiles, what are you seeing as a consistent trend?

Bailey: “With the continued passion for white cabinets, tile floors present an exciting way to accent them, especially using tiles with a bold pattern.” 

Elizabeth: “The white and light gray marble and limestone-looking tiles appeal to quite a few Homes By Taber customers. They’re carrying this same look to the kitchen backsplash to bring a natural, warm element to the space.” 

Are white cabinets still on trend? 
Bailey: “White paired with a bold color are definitely a common coupling. White offsets the heavier weight of a bright or dark accent color. Or we can go all white to create a very clean look, often paired with darker flooring choices for contrast.” 

Elizabeth: “YES! It might seem impossible, but I think white cabinets are still picking up steam. People still play with the island color, maybe all lower cabinets in the kitchen but almost always white upper cabinets.”

And what about the cabinet style?

Bailey: “Shaker cabinets, for sure.” 

Elizabeth: “Raised panel cabinets.” 

What are people doing to add warmth to their home’s decor choices? 

Bailey: “The rich and warm wood-look tile is a nice complement to white cabinets. Natural stone adds a hint of warmth in a more transitional home.”

Elizabeth: “People are using medium-toned, greige flooring to warm a gray wall and white cabinet space and to steer away from what they feel is an emotionally cold space.”


What are some good ways to incorporate color into these neutral palettes?

Bailey: “You can add pops of color in so many ways. Bring them in with a contrasting color on the kitchen island, for example. Pick and choose your more colorful spaces, like the powder room, master bath, and exterior details.”

Elizabeth: “We are seeing more people put one or two accents in a home that I like to call, ‘personal pops of fun’. These are big and small features that homeowners are using to showcase their fun side. Sometimes, it’s a yellow mud bench, a kelly green front door, a moody accent wall, or a fun patterned tile in the utility.”

Do these design ideas have you thinking about your own space? Maybe it’s time to think bigger than just refreshing your current home. Take a look at the single-family homes we’re building in communities around Oklahoma City. Wouldn’t you love to start new, with all the design choices you have now? Talk to Homes By Taber to stop admiring other homes and start loving your own!

About Homes By Taber

Homes By Taber, a local homebuilder in the Oklahoma City metro area, offers new, energy-efficient homes starting at 1,500 square feet of indoor living space and going up to 3,350 square feet of indoor living space. Prices for these new construction, single-family homes start from the low $200,000 and go up to the mid $500,000 range. Homes By Taber was founded in 2000 by Taber LeBlanc. We currently build in 15 different locations with new construction homes for sale in the OKC metropolitan area.

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