As a kid, I remember occasionally spending weekends with my parents touring model homes. It was so fun to look and see all the pretty inspiration. Sharing a bedroom with my little brother had me always picking out which room in the model would be ALL MINE. It was a wonderful time spent dreaming about the “what if’s” and all the possibilities.
As an adult, I’m thankful to be married to a man that likes to tour homes and dream. Sometimes that can get us into trouble, but it often leads to discussions about what we want to incorporate into our own home. And last week that conversation was kicked into high gear when Tyson and I where invited to the Influencer and Blogger Event held by the Portland Street of Dreams.
Many cities host showcase home events that feature local builders and interior designers and Portland is no exception. Each year the best in our local industry pull together for the Street of Dreams and the tour is completely awe-inspiring.
Although I’m tempted to write several posts showcasing each house in all its glory, I believe what will be most beneficial (and ultimately the true purpose of these showcase homes) is seeing what is trending in interior design and decor that you can take away to apply in your own home. So grab your favorite beverage and settle in for a ton of photos and the top 10 amazing trends from the 2017 Portland Street of Dreams.
Top 10 Amazing Trends from the Portland Street of Dreams
Farmhouse Isn’t Going Anywhere Any Time Soon
Sorry for those that are tiring of this trend, but there was lots of shiplap and rustic elements.
Street of Dreams featured 5 homes and 3 of them would be classified as farmhouse style.
If you love this trend, there was so much farmhouse goodness to be enjoyed.
If you are over this trend, there’s hope…
Other Wall Treatment Are About to Have Their Moment
For years, I’ve been hearing that wallpaper is back, but I really haven’t seen it make a splash the way one might have expected. And I believe this may be due in part to JoAnna Gaines and the emergence of all things shiplap.
But designers are definitely exploring other wall treatments and the results are beautiful.
Other Wood On the Wall
This bathroom took the wood flooring right up the wall for a gorgeous effect.
And for those wanting something a little more contemporary…
Ceilings are Getting the Love Too
Why should the floors have all of the fun when the ceiling is a pretty blank canvas?
My absolute favorite idea for those that have a tray ceiling that may be feeling dated is seeing them filled with gorgeous wood.
I’m partial to claw foot tubs myself, but each of the homes had a modern, stand alone soaking tub.
Dual head showers have been around for awhile, but this is the first time that I’ve seen dual shower entries.
3 of the 5 homes had showers that you could enter from the bathroom AND from the master closet.
Speaking of master closets, this one had a pull system for the shorter homeowners to reach those items hung up high.
Simply insert the rod and pull the whole bar down to a level that is easily reachable to hang up clothes.
Mixed Tile Treatments
I’m holding out for this tile in our laundry room. Swoon!
However, the biggest tile trend I saw was complimenting designs in the same space.
Portland is known for its rain, but these builders are maximizing the outdoor living space in ways that are both beautiful and practical.
This hot tub is perfect for when the weather is nice and includes a waterfall feature to enjoy when you want to stay dry.
And two of the homes included the coolest hammock!
Each home had a space that was perfect for unwinding or entertaining outdoors.
Open Concepts are (still) Popular
But private sitting areas are huge too.
Stairs are Open
These open railings are giving me some serious ideas.
Texture, Texture, Texture
Mixing textures and styles creates a look that is both unexpected and inviting.
Decorating with Natural Elements
Punch up any space with natural details.
And one home even had the ultimate natural element… an atrium in the center!
Neutrals are King
And they’re anything but boring.
Neutral palettes that range from fresh light to dramatic dark kept each home feeling cohesive without being too matchy-matchy.
Can’t get enough of these dreamy interiors? I attended this event with Tiffany from Fizzy Party who is sharing all the party hosting trends she saw at the Portland Street of Dreams.
And follow me over on Instagram. I took over 200 photos and this post is only the tip of the iceberg.
Does your city host showcase homes? What are your favorite decorating trends? What design elements are you ready to see go? Let’s talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly in the comments below.