Design Trends

Celebrating Two Years of LiveAbode!

Happy 2nd anniversary LiveAbode! We thank you, our readers, for continuing to enjoy exterior design as much as we do.

Storm: The Moody Blue-Gray You’ll Love

Inspired by the trend toward cool, bold colors and warm neutrals found in nature, the 2018 Exterior Color Palette of the Year gives you the flexibility to mix and match across a wide range of siding, trim, shutter, door and home styles.

Top Decking Trends for 2018

Signs of spring are just around the corner and so is the time to start thinking about your outdoor space. If you’re planning to add a new deck or update your current one this year, you’ll want to know the latest trends in the marketplace. To spare you the research, we’re sharing what we found to be the No. 1 decking design trend of 2018 – making your deck not look like a deck! How you ask? Here are a few ways to incorporate this trend into your deck design this year.

Top Trends from the International Builders’ Show 2018

The LiveAbode team has just returned from the NAHB 2018 International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the NKBA 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), with fresh exterior and interior design ideas that we can’t wait to share with you. IBS and KBIS are two of the largest trade shows in the industry, traditionally drawing more than 2,000 manufacturers and suppliers presenting the hottest products in over 300 categories. Here are some of top trends we observed from exhibitors in the home, design and building industry.

Introducing the 2018 Exterior Color Palette of the Year

The new year is here and we’re thrilled to welcome a new color palette inspired by the latest trends in design and the beauty of nature. Using the 2018 palette as a guide, homeowners have flexibility to mix and match the colors across a wide range of siding, trim, shutter, door and home styles.

Letter from the Editor

Happy New Year! As we usher in 2018, I’ve been thinking about what the New Year will bring – specifically as it relates to exterior design and which trends will rise to the top. Here are a few that I’m predicting will be hot in the categories of color, design and DIY for the year.

Let the home style tips come to you.