Design

7 Home Design Trends that Dominated 2017

As the year draws to a close, let’s take a look at major trends that dominated home design in 2017 — as seen in real homes across Chicago.

 

See 7 design trends that were most popular in 2017…

 

Quartz

Move over marble and granite. Homeowners are opting for quartz more than ever. This Lakeview kitchen blends quartz countertops nicely with white cabinetry and a marble backsplash.

 

Grey

While white is still very much “in,” we saw an increasing use of grey hues in home interiors — from kitchen cabinetry to bathroom tilework. This Southport Corridor kitchen proves grey is an increasingly popular (and attractive) choice for homeowners.

 

Drama

Rich texture and deep color comprised a top trend of “drama” this year, often seen in small spaces — like the office, foyer entryway, and powder room. This masculine charcoal office in Barrington is a favorite of ours.

 

Farmhouse

Shabby chic, farmhouse style remained a strong trend throughout 2017, popularized by HGTV Fixer Upper. We love this wood paralleled, plush and cozy bedroom in Highland Park.

 

Brass

Gold accents appeared in several ways in 2017, like brass hardware, light fixtures, and home decor. This Hinsdale home features a trendy gilded mix of all.

 

Minimalist

Sleek, sophisticated and clean lines dominated home trends this year, from kitchen to bath design. This Lincoln Park kitchen is a minimalist dream.

 

Functionality

From eat-in kitchens and butler pantries, to mudrooms and outdoor living spaces, the functionality seen in 2017 proves a house should work for its homeowner. This Western Springs mudroom features a desk and lots of organized storage, perfectly suited for modern living.

 

 

Tell us what design trend you love (or hate!)

Any predictions for which home trends will stay for 2018?

 

 

 

Main image: Summer Thornton Design

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Design, Homes, Trending Home Design

5 Trending Chicago Homes on Instagram

Our team at Preview Chicago turns to our favorite social platform, Instagram, for the latest in design trends and hottest homes in Chicago. (Follow along and join us at @PreviewChicago!)

Here’s a look at our most-liked posts this summer, featuring Chicago area homes — all for sale on the real estate market now.

 

See the Top 5 Trending Chicago Homes, currently for sale…

 

4141 Forest Avenue

This suburban dream home is a huge hit with our followers — and we can see why. From its ultra cool white and black kitchen, to the grasscloth clad dining room, this Western Springs home has style. Check out the floating three story staircase, which starts at the top floor and cascades down to the full basement.

For more information, contact Lindsay D’Aprile at 312-590-6419

LIST PRICE: $1,749,000 (4 Bedrooms / 5 Bathrooms)

 

2245 N. Seminary Avenue

Located on Seminary Avenue, this Lincoln Park 6-bedroom single family home is currently on the market — and beautifully appointed in tasteful and top-of-the-line finishes. Every room is eye catching, but we can’t help but notice: the bathrooms. Each of the four (and a half) bathrooms has a unique, chic design.

For more information, contact Emily Sachs Wong at 312-286-0800

LIST PRICE: $2,795,000 (6 Bedrooms / 4.5 Baths)

 

1138 N. Hoyne Avenue

This 5 bedroom single family home in Wicker Park is newly remodeled and furnished by Chicago-based designer, SuzAnn Kletzien. Inside you’ll find luxury finishes and top-of-the-line craftsmanship, with accents of black, ivory and gold throughout. The home spans a 48 foot wide parcel with over 5,000+ square feet of living space, plus an attached 2 car garage, full side yard and rooftop deck.

For more information, contact Jeff Proctor at 773-517-6026

LIST PRICE: $2,950,000 (5 bedroom)

 

1508 W. Byron Street

Step inside this stately brick home to enjoy spacious living areas and a stunning white kitchen, complete with custom cabinetry and attractive stone accents. The eat-in chef’s kitchen offers luxury appliances, an oversized island with breakfast bar, plus a butler’s pantry.

For more information, contact Chris Fixler at 847-340-4943

LIST PRICE: $2,395,000 (6 Bedrooms / 5.2 Bathrooms)

 

1514 W. Henderson Street

Located along Southport Corridor in Lakeview, this six bedroom home is filled with sophisticated finishes throughout, including extensive millwork and built-ins. Inside you’ll find a spacious professional-grade chef’s kitchen, complete with a custom paneled Sub Zero fridge, Wolf stove, oversized island, butler’s pantry and separate breakfast area.

For more information, contact Carrie McCormick at 312-961-4612

LIST PRICE: $1,995,000 (6 Bedrooms / 4.2 Bathrooms)

 

Which home is your favorite? Tell us @PreviewChicago!

 

 

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Bathrooms, Design

Lincoln Park Home has 4 Ultra-Cool Bathrooms

This Lincoln Park home has serious style. Located on Seminary Avenue, the 6-bedroom single family home is currently on the market — and beautifully appointed in tasteful and top-of-the-line finishes. Every room is eye catching, but we at Preview Chicago can’t help but notice: the bathrooms. Each of the four (and a half) bathrooms has a unique, chic design. Take a look for yourself…

The master bathroom features an oversized steam shower with dual rainfall showerheads — plus a freestanding Victoria + Albert tub enclosed within the shower. Pretty cool, right? The remaining bathrooms are noteworthy, too, incorporating marble detailing, intricate tile, industrial fixtures, and designer wallpaper.

Check out the chic bathrooms at 2245 N. Seminary Avenue:

 

marble white kitchen design

2245 N. Seminary Avenue

For more information on 2245 N. Seminary Avenue, contact Emily Sachs Wong (312-286-0800)

LIST PRICE: $2,795,000 (6 Bedrooms / 4.5 Baths)

 

 

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