5 Luxury Home Design Trends We Love

August 15, 2017

Top luxury home design trends to look for in your next home, as seen in the 750 Forest development in downtown Birmingham.

Sponsored by Robertson Homes
By Amy Gill

Whether you are looking for your first home or downsizing, these 5 luxury home design trends have been popping up in spaces across the country, from condo’s to single family homes. Blending exquisite materials, sumptuous fabrics, sleek metals and top of the line technology, luxury living has never been more beautiful and functional for today’s busy consumer.

Single story & open concept

Luxury Home Design Trends

Open living space at 750 Forest, Birmingham Michigan.

According to HGTV’s Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, luxury buyers are opting for single story living with an open-concept, over multi-level properties. It offers ease and convenience for today’s busy lifestyle. Sight lines are kept open, making entertaining more enjoyable as well as making spaces feel larger than they really are.  Acoustic soundproofing between walls provides the buffer needed to make separating your sleeping/office area from your living space by multiple levels, unnecessary.


Mid-century & modern style

Luxury Home Design Trends

Mid Century modern design, featuring the iconic Eames chair by Herman Miller.

“Mid-century Modern is emerging as a touchstone for architecture, and contemporary’s sway extends beyond the coasts and the Sunbelt” (Top Luxury Design Trends of 2017). This design style’s emphasis on organic, clean lines and integrating with nature has made large windows, open concept, and bringing the outdoors in popular again.  This luxury home design trend seems to resonate with today’s consumer who is always on-the-go and connected 24/7 – the simplicity eliminates the physical clutter thereby helping to reduce mental clutter. 

Look for: 

Large windows or door walls bringing the outside in from many angles.

An open floor plan between living and dining areas.

Clean lines, soft curves, and minimal detailing.

Natural fibers, woods, and a blending of textures.

Neutral palette with lots of texture

Luxury Home Design Trends

Textured Zebra wood, waterfall countertops, limestone accents and sleek metal hardware, create dimension and texture in this condo at 750 Forest St. in downtown Birmingham.

With the rise of open-concept living, keeping a neutral palette in your design elements helps to unify the rooms together (Top Luxury Design Trends of 2017). The neutral shades of grey, white and brown remain consistent in main design elements, with pops of color coming in from fabrics, plants and art.

Texture is the key, providing dimension and interest in place of brighter colors.  Look for a mix of textured woods, stone countertops in various colors and vein patterns, sleek mixed metal hardware and finishes, and tiles in glass, ceramic, and slates.


Smart technology

Control your home’s heating, cooling, appliances and electronics all from an app. Image via iStock Photo.

Smart technology is no longer limited to our phones. Luxury homes are becoming smarter with heating and cooling, electronics, appliances, lighting, etc. controlled by an app. High-tech security systems with electronic access are the norm along with high efficiency appliances.


Spa-style bathrooms and soaker tubs

5 Luxury Design Trends We Love

This bathroom features an extra-deep soaker tub for an in-home spa experience. 

No luxury home would be complete without a luxurious bathroom complete with soaker tub. It is the ultimate way to let the stress of modern life melt away – in a tub deep enough to be submerged in water without your knees getting cold. Larger showers with frameless glass doors, and a separated toilet area are also high on the list. (Home & Estates Magazine “Design 2017”). 

All 5 of these luxury home design trends come together in the 750 Forest development by the Robertson Larson Group. This full service development offers the finest in luxury living right in the heart of Birmingham, with unbeatable views and walkable access to dining, shopping, entertainment and fitness just steps away from your door.

For a deeper look at their designs and new 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condos, stop in at 266 S. Elm St, Birmingham MI 48009 or schedule a tour by calling Sandy Chmiel at 248-385-5985. 

About Robertson Homes: 

Robertson Brothers Homes are the trusted experts in new home construction, since 1945. Headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, MI, they have been awarded for developing the finest communities of condos and single-family homes in Southeast Michigan. 

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