Designers and builders from across the state showed off their best at the 2021 St. George Area Parade of Homes. In these desert homes, modern elements were paired with classic style and landscape-driven outdoor living complemented unforgettable interiors. Here are 10 of our favorite trends to guide your own home refresh.
Metallic accents, sleek pendant lights and a bold black color palette come together in an unapologetically contemporary kitchen. Paired with a similarly chic dining room, the main kitchen is designed for entertaining, while a hidden pantry is ready to handle messy food prep.
Wild for Wicker
Designers use woven furnishings and wicker to imbue spaces with organic, laid-back ambience. Here, a unique woven coffee table anchors a great room that exudes casual charm.
Classic symmetry never goes out of style. An entry boasts herringbone patterns both on the floor and ceiling, announcing the home’s updated interpretation of timeless European design.
(Dining) Room With a View
St. George’s jaw-dropping landscapes are an ideal dinner party conversation starter. Floor-to-ceiling windows boast panoramic views, while glass doors open to the patio, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. The interior’s soothing neutral palette allows the brilliant red rock mountains to take center stage.
Hot Home Offices
2020 taught us that work-from-home spaces should be anything but boring. A colorful rug, striking geometric patterns, black accents and open shelves curated with accessories make a lively home office the secret star of the home.
Modern fireplaces anchored many of the Parade’s most arresting great rooms. This inviting space features a floating stone hearth and ribbon fire feature, adding a cozy yet contemporary finish.
Clever Wood Accents
Light-toned wood continues to dominate modern designs, and designers are finding creative ways to play with this staple. Continuous wall-to-ceiling wood slatting gives this kitchen a simple but eye-catching signature while visually delineating the room within an open floor plan.
Taking the Spa Home
Spaces for relaxation and self-care are more essential than ever. A luxurious bathroom features a freestanding tub complete with a wood tray bath caddy, an edgy light fixture from Wilkinson’s House of Lighting and plenty of room to rest and rejuvenate.
Back to Black
In our summer print issue, star designer Becki Owens said, “People are afraid of black, but there is something about it that adds an element of layering. If it isn’t too crazy, it can create depth by adding a punch.” She and other designers at this year’s parade took this philosophy to heart, using black accents to add drama and contrast to interiors.
Playing with Texture
Eclectic mixes of texture and pattern deepen décor, preventing rooms from feeling staid. A plush rug, cowhide ottomans and a plaid bedspread define a winningly idiosyncratic bedroom.