5 Takeaways from Dwell on Design 2018

Technology, transparency and custom roller shades stole the show.

As homeowners and design lovers, our team craves and seeks home inspiration as much as you do. That’s why we sent Pella Senior Industrial Designer Jenn Tuetken to Dwell on Design 2018, to see what’s trending in the world of architecture and interior design, and how we can integrate those inspirations into our own home style.

From lighting and fixtures to hardware, color, textures and a ton of other inspirational elements, here are five of Jenn’s favorite takeaways from one of the biggest home events of the year.

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Photo by The Shade Store

1. Jonathan Adler’s latest collection of custom Roller Shade materials for The Shade Store. Inspired by Jonathan’s pottery, retro geometrics, flame stitches and the spirit of irreverent luxury, they have done a wonderful job of introducing a wide variety of new patterns, colors and textures into the home.

It’s great to see these design elements come to life, because I feel like it’s an element of home design that we typically don’t think too much about. The pattern offerings are so diverse, you can really create a custom home experience that’s completely unique to you.

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Photo by Happier Camper

2. Happier Camper. Their California-cool, 1950s-styled camper hooks up to your car, so you can cruise around America as freely as you want to (and in style).

3. The conversation around technology integration. Whether it’s through computer software programs, automation or LED lights, technology is taking over the home. A few of my favorite technology-inspired products at Dwell were those created with engineered woods and the DXV kitchen sink faucet.

4. Virtual reality home tours. Toll Brothers and House Tipster allowed trade show attendees to participate in home tours and select what you want to see within your home just all virtually while you are standing there on the trade show floor. Great capability that we now have as designers and consumers. This will definitely open the door to more VR opportunities for homeowners in the future.

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5. Trends around freedom and transparency. Architects are consistently trying to blur the lines between indoors and outdoors via a transparent wall, so we are seeing an increase in the use of huge expanses of glass, whether it be a window or sliding door, to accomplish this. It’s all about bringing the exterior life interior and having a great frame to see the world and home through.

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A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.