As New Design Trends Appear, Shiplap to Remain Popular in Homes

Posted By Gracen Tilton @ Jan 15th 2020 2:43pm In: Charleston SC Real Estate

As a new decade begins, home builders and designers are seeing new trends pop up, including a stray from crisp whites to more moody tones, while others remain strong. 

Patrick Arnold, executive director of the Charleston Home Builders Association, said homeowners in the high-end market are looking for “something different,” like courtyards and amenities that will stand out. Overall, exterior home materials remain the same with clients still wanting similar exterior siding seen in the past, but they want to have it applied vertically for a more modern look. 

Inside the home, one trend Brace has noticed is demand for textured statement walls along stair landings or a different material used in stairwell ceilings. Instead of a splash of color, homeowners are interested in fabrics or geometric-shaped wood paneling.  “Shiplap has been a trend and will continue to be a trend, but we’re seeing clients request geometric designs with trim on the wall and on the ceiling, with wood,” Brace said. Exposed beams are still a strong piece in homes and preferred ceiling heights haven’t changed — a dramatic first floor with a standard 8-foot height ceiling on second floors. 


Gracen Tilton | Marshall Walker Real Estate | 803-549-6318 |

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