Unexpected interior designs that borrow outdoor details
See how builders are bringing the outside - in, for 2014 custom homes that fit your lifestyle
Outdoor detail #1: Architectural stone columns
Architectural stone columns are making their way inside new custom homes for 2014, with bold character that makes a statement, with the solid warmth of timeless architecture.
Outdoor detail #2: White columns
Columns aren't just for Greek facades anymore. White columns in Roman or traditional styles are sweeping custom home designs. They're making punctuation marks everywhere from entryways to family rooms, great rooms, master suites, and highlighted hallways.
You'll even see white columns in formal dining rooms, master bathrooms, and breakfast rooms in 2014 custom homes - take a look:
Outdoor detail #3: Brick walls
Masonry is also making a move in some custom homes - tracing the texture of an all brick exterior and reflecting it on a wall or feature inside.
Outdoor detail #4: Dog house
The family dog will have more to wag about, with indoor dog houses and pet showers that pamper your pet (and keep your home fresh).
Outdoor detail #5: Natural colors, materials, and finishes
Exposed wood ceiling beams and stone tile can add bold drama to special spaces. It's a hot new trend in 2014 custom home designs.
Outdoor detail #6: Natural light
New homes in 2014 are built around sunshine and light, with rooms that emphasize natural lighting - from sunrooms to two story great rooms and full walls of windows.
Outdoor detail #7: Earth tones, textures, and colors
There are more hardwoods than ever to choose from, and some of the hottest are light and bright - including Bamboo or Natural Maple.
Today's lifestyles emphasize outdoor living. Ask your builder how to build your home around your favorite elements.
More 2014 New Home Design Trends and Raleigh new home resources you may find helpful: