2021 Design Trends Shine at Noveno


Our interior spaces have become so much more these days than just a place to hang your hat. Spending most of your time in the home became the go-to for 2020, and that trend doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

So, we’re all paying way more attention to the spaces we call home, and 2021 design trends in San Luis Obispo are certainly following suit as expressions of utility, sanctuary, artistic voice and so much more. Here are some new design trends you can find at Noveno that make our innovative new build homes an extension of the aspects in life we’re all finding more important in our new normal.

Flexible Spaces

Needless to say in today’s new norm that what were once single-uses spaces have become so much more out of necessity. The home has become all things to its inhabitants, not just a sanctuary for family time and relaxation.

Not only do we live in our homes, we now work, exercise, vacation and enjoy “nights out” in them. It makes multi-use space a necessity.

This translates to everything from furniture – for example, an office chair that doubles as something comfortable enough to lounge in – to adding elements that divide rooms into multiple uses. Creating an office space inside a bedroom, ensuring a kitchen doubles as a beautiful space to entertain family and friends or even create a stunning “Zoom” background are now all key requirements that our Noveno homes achieve.

Tech Integration

The home has always been a place to sit back, relax and be entertained – and that’s even more true now – while also catering to the evolving needs of the modern family. Key features in Noveno homes help to seamlessly integrate that need with tech solutions in nearly every aspect of our design. Data outlets and multi-media outlets with smurf tubes so you can run wires in the walls are design aspects in many rooms.

But it’s more than ensuring tech for entertainment and work purposes.

Our homes all have NEST 3rd Gen programmable thermostats, tankless water heaters, pre-wiring for rooftop solar and conduit and gang box for optional electrical vehicle charger circuits installed.

Modern, Minimalist Design

The COVID crisis has not only emphasized what is important in life but it also has stressed cutting out the unnecessary. Clean, simple forms using modern materials while also keeping in mind utilitarian use and environmental benefit is in high demand in today’s home design.

“Contemporary minimalism is not about the idealized absence of things, but about choosing things with a meaning, that matters to us and that can enhance our well-being, physically and mentally,” writes Elizabeth Rizzato, interior designer and founder of the design trend publication Italian Bark.

The trend toward modern, minimalist design is something Noveno homes embrace with a “less-is-more” approach to our contemporary expression of mid-century modern that is uniquely California.

More Design Trends We’re Keeping an Eye on Heading into the New Year:

Your bathroom is your oasis: The bathroom isn’t a one-use room anymore, either. Now, it’s the place to relax and disconnect from outside chaos made possible by conscious design choices.

Biophilic design: Indoor plants have become an important trend in interior design as we look more to maintain a connection with nature.

Blending Inside and Out: “In good design there’s a harmonious dialogue between the exterior environment and the interior space,” said Jeffrey Beers of Jeffrey Beers International in New York. Noveno homes stress that extension to truly take advantage of our unparalleled Central Coast landscape and climate. Check out our blog for more ideas for outdoor living spaces.

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