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March 2022

CityView Magazine - Fayetteville, NC

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30 March 2022 Top trends What's hot in home design? Think water, water everywhere … and, quick, hide your stuff! BY JANET GIBSON I n our COVID-era cocoons, a lot of us have consumed a lion's share of HGTV along with "Selling Sunset" and "Selling Tampa" on Netflix, absorbing what's new and hot in home design. We have been teased with the practical to sexy. And we still can't shake the image of a walk-in closet that mimics a chi-chi boutique, right down to the artful fixtures and lighted cabinets to display Manolo Blahniks. Ditto for hidden kitchen pantries with small appliances, shelves of alphabetized canned goods and meticulously labeled containers of essentials – ensuring that a family of five survives the zombie apocalypse. Do people really live this way? Well, yes and kind of. We asked some regional experts who agree that, in these uncertain times, many have chosen to invest in creating the homes of their dreams. Either room by room or from the ground up, there is no time like the present, even with rising costs and supply-chain issues. Patience oen rules the day for those who desire the strictly functional, soul-nurturing or boldly luxurious. Customized to fit their budgets, of course. Here's a look at some of the top trends. What makes a wet room? The bathtub and shower are in the same contained space, often surrounded by lush tilework. (Photo courtesy Canva) FEATURE

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