Each year design gurus proclaim what’s in and what’s out for the new year. The truth is trends don’t consult the calendar, but we’ve found 17 that have managed to hit a moving target, so far this year, in our special April HOME issue of City & Shore Magazine.
You’ll find outdoor furnishings that look as good inside as they do outdoors. Black stainless steel appliances. Tile with metallic looks and finishes. Soaking tubs which look sculptural but don’t need a high-maintenance motor. Boho chic, Bohemian and Retro Cubism styles – and the possible end of an era of popularity for granite countertops.
With apologies to Kermit the Frog, we also find it’s easier than ever to be green – as architects and builders are creating eco-friendly designs.
We’ll also visit real estate hot spots Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, where sales of luxury homes have bucked trends and remained strong; see how an elegant wedding can be arranged in the home Hugh Taylor Birch gave his daughter in 1919; show how to build an incredible wine cellar, even if you don’t have a basement, and visit the Palm Beach Gardens home of acclaimed chef Lindsay Autry, who shares her love of simple ingredients, life’s blessings – and her recipe for tomato pie.
All that – plus a preview of the Tortuga Music Festival, the annual oceanfront country bash April 7-9 on Fort Lauderdale Beach, now in its fifth year – in the April issue of City & Shore, in print, online and on iPad on April 2.