Wade Giles - Realtor

From the Desk of Wade:

Exploring the Evolving Landscape of Home Design in 2024

Having spent years immersed in Austin's unique and dynamic real estate market, I've been fortunate enough to observe the ever-changing trends in home design.

As we step into 2024, it's both exciting and insightful to explore the newest directions in which home aesthetics are evolving. These trends are not just about style - they also reflect our collective values around functionality, sustainability, and the essence of what makes a house a home. Let's delve into the home design trends that we expect to shape our living spaces in the year ahead.

Embracing Warm Neutrals

This year, we’re moving away from the stark whites and cool grays that have dominated the past decade. Instead, expect to see a surge in warm neutrals – think beiges, creamy off-whites, and rich browns. Need some palette inspo? Farrow and Ball offer a sophisticated range of warm neutral tones that can perfectly complement your redesign.

The Calming Effect of Blue

Blue is set to make a significant impact in 2024, with varying shades bringing tranquility and serenity to homes. Whether it’s a sky-inspired light blue or a deep navy, incorporating blue accents can transform any space into a soothing oasis.

Bold Jewel Tones

For those who love a splash of color, jewel tones are the way to go. Vibrant greens, deep blues, and rich burgundies will add a touch of opulence and personality to your living spaces, echoing Austin’s vibrant and eclectic spirit.

Texture Play with Fluted and Reeded Details

Textural elements like fluted and reeded details are making a comeback, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms. These design features add depth and interest, perfect for clients who appreciate attention to detail in their luxury homes.

Sustainability in Design

In line with Austin’s commitment to environmental responsibility, we’re seeing a rise in sustainable practices in home design. This includes the use of eco-friendly materials and a focus on energy efficiency, aligning luxury living with environmental stewardship. Renowned Austin designer, Sarah Bullock McIntyre, is leading the way in this trend, seamlessly blending luxury and sustainability.

Outdoor Wellness Spaces

As our lives become increasingly fast-paced, having a personal wellness retreat at home is more valuable than ever. This year, expect to see more outdoor wellness features like spa areas, meditation gardens, and even plunge pools, offering a private sanctuary right in your own backyard.

Lap pool and grassy private courtyard.

Personalized Lighting

Lighting is no longer just functional; it’s an art form. We’re seeing a trend towards bespoke lighting solutions that not only illuminate spaces but also serve as statement pieces, reflecting the unique personalities of homeowners.

This 2024, these home design trends are set to shape the luxury real estate landscape in Austin. At The Giles Group, we’re excited to incorporate these trends into staging our listings to showcase our sellers’ homes in the best possible light, and to help our buyers find homes that are not only luxurious but also at the forefront of modern design.

Remember, whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or just seeking advice on the latest in luxury home design, my team and I are here to guide you every step of the way.

Stay stylish, Austin!


– Wade

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