As the majority of designers on both the East and West coasts lean towards the contemporary style for home interiors, this trend is beginning to take root in other parts of the country. The fact that we live in a digitally connected world means that as soon as designers in New York and California upload images of their latest projects, everyone in Georgia immediately becomes aware of these trends as well.
It is understandable that sleek modern styling has become increasingly influential in the design of home interiors in Georgia today, even though the home’s architecture may be Cottage, Victorian, Tudor, Colonial, Craftsman or Ranch. Several in-depth research studies conducted by Trulia, American Home Shield and Realtor.comindicate that historic home styles are still very popular in the South, and many homeowners in our state continue to choose these iconic styles when they buy a new or remodeled home.
Interestingly enough, if you tour the kitchens and baths in these new homes, you will notice that typically the cabinets, tile, flooring and paint colors display the imprint of modern aesthetics. Consider how kitchen cabinets years ago featured complex raised-panel doors, often with elegant arches and curvilinear features. Now they are usually designed with simple Shaker style or flat-panel cabinet doors. These classic, clean lines go well with just about any decor, from traditional to transitional and contemporary. The blending of old and new home styles, such as the modern farmhouse look, has contributed to this trend.
These same trends are influencing the selection of interior doors for homes today. In place of the standard six-raised-panel interior doors that are usually installed in a traditional style home, doors with modern styling can add unique character