Top Showhouse Trends You'll Want to Steal for Your Home

Designers at this year's Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens are big into wallpaper, pastels and global design.

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Flower Power

The trend for floral wall coverings with an Asian attitude is in gorgeous effect in this feminine living room from Beth Webb Interiors. Fresh flowers and complementary Asian vases add to the effect. Florals are a top trend at the 2018 Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine.

Glass Art

Gorgeous translucent glass, often in pastel colors, was a big theme at this year’s Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine on view through May 13. The trend for light, airy details and a Seventies-meets-Art Deco vibe played out beautifully in this glam study from R Hughes.

Pile High With Glamour

Glass elements piled on for optimum glamor and their lovely reflective properties translate to a trend you can easily introduce into your home. A portion of the wall is mirrored, but even the addition of glass accessories on a table or dresser can achieve this light, elegant effect. The Old Hollywood feel of this room is amplified with the palm-shaped dining room table with glass top and a subtle, almost shadow-effect custom mural in this stunning dining room from Philip Sides Interior Design. More sugary pastels add to the sumptuous mood.

Call of the Wild

Talk about exotic refinement. This master suite from Mathews Furniture + Design demonstrates the very cutting edge trend for blending feminine, jewel-tone details like this purple-accented Oriental rug and amethyst bowl with cheeky exotic touches like the ceramic elephant table, leopard pillows and Jungalow-worthy white palm accent to really rev up the drama.

Snake Charmer

Another example of the animal (and insect) themes and decorative flourishes that are making this such an interesting decorating moment, an ethereal snake-head table works wonderfully next to a more substantial Asian stool that shows off the playful global mix currently defining modern design. These heavy, ebony pieces work well in a room where bright whites and soft sands create balance.

World Beat

Graphic shapes and global details made this Southeastern Designer Showhouse feel very of-the-moment. These folk art-evocative vases with their charming faces and the modern, graphic console table topped with a moody painting in shades of black give this loggia from Mitchell Hill a very on-trend modern-meets-artisanal feel.

Work Right

Talk about functionality. In addition to being sleek and stylish, this high design kitchen and butler’s pantry from Harrison Design with Design Galleria offers a stunning veined marble farmhouse sink and ample space for behind-the-scenes prep to keep the main kitchen mess- and clutter-free.

Pretty Is As Pretty Does

Amethyst shades are all the rage. Combined with natural elements here like a gold snake, coral and rattan lamps, the prettiness is balanced with punch.

A Tribe Called Rest

More global details in this modern master bathroom from B.D. Jeffries unite a sensuous tub with a graphic rug and a wooden seat that keep things interesting.

Light Bright

In many ways a classic kitchen, this one by Harrison Design with Design Galleria adds some attitude with globe lights and beautiful gold and glass sconces placed between the window frames.

Let the Light In

It’s hard to go wrong when your kitchen and breakfast nook are as flooded with light as this one. Modern touches in lighting and the distinctive island countertop keep this kitchen from feeling too traditional even though the style remains classic.

Warm Vibes

Lots of ideas worth copying in this master bedroom from James Michael Howard. The artwork hung from thick brass chains are a new approach to displaying artwork and the mix of elegance and comfort in the heavy curtains hung at the bedroom entrance both soften and enunciate the room’s beautiful lines.

Go for the Gold

Delicate pastels and bold gilt flourishes bring a Laduree-meets-new school attitude to this master suite bedroom from Mathews Furniture + Design. We are especially enamored of the artwork over the headboard, a classic Renaissance painting gone cheeky with the addition of a dramatic pink paint slash.

Curves Ahead

Sensuous, curvy furniture that channels the Seventies and also the Italian Memphis movement alongside glam details like a gold palm and an acid yellow carpet give this study by R Hughes serious high design appeal.

Pile High With Glamour

Glass elements piled on for optimum glamor and their lovely reflective properties translate to a trend you can easily introduce into your home. A portion of the wall is mirrored, but even the addition of glass accessories on a table or dresser can achieve this light, elegant effect. The Old Hollywood feel of this room is amplified with the palm-shaped dining room table with glass top and a subtle, almost shadow-effect custom mural in this stunning dining room from Phillip Sides Interior Design. More sugary pastels add to the sumptuous mood.

Around the World

The global beat is a big trend this year and is in full effect at the 2018 Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. The splash of whimsy offered in this elephant accent table is especially compelling when placed next to delicate pastels.

Go Bold

Don’t be afraid to go bold with a dark, rich wall color, especially when mixed with earthy, global elements to give your space depth and interest. Lighter furniture and rugs balance these dramatic walls in this sitting room from Dana Wolter Interiors.

Nature Lover

Elements from nature and exotic travels lend integrity and interest to any design scheme. Source these elements by traveling the world to find collectibles for your space, or scour design stores where the global theme is big.

Keeping It Real

A mix of graphic patterns and animal prints on upholstery bring a modern attitude to the strong neutral look of this keeping room. We love the glass fireplace screen to keep things cool and light.

Fresh Take on Florals

Delicate, feminine Asian-inspired florals that keep things light and an array of stunning wall coverings are making their way into well-designed homes. This bathroom from Jena Salmon Designs demonstrates this fresh, never fussy approach to florals. "It’s color, it’s toiles, it’s got a little more punch to it" says Salmon of this new, more edgy approach to wall coverings.

Test Pattern

The formality of this cozy bedroom with its Thibaut through Duralee Chang Toile covering the walls and ceiling is balanced by a fun almost tie-dye rug says designer Jena Salmon. "When you do something so traditional, I think it really needs a punch of funk on it," says Salmon of that statement rug.

Bring the Funk

Even the most conservative space (and this isn’t one of them) can be beautifully enlivened with cool art and global details like this incredible mantle décor of primitive wooden figures mixed with a rustic wooden mantle and exposed beams on the home’s global-mix loggia.

Jewel Tones

Velvets, edgy floral wallpaper and jewel-toned glass are trends in stunning supply in this bedroom by Catherine M. Austin Interior Design.

Punchy Pastels

Candy colors and sherbet pinks, yellows and lilacs get a cooler treatment in this color-packed bedroom from Catherine M. Austin interior Design. We love how she transformed a narrow hallway connecting a bedroom and bath with a punchy, sweet hydrangea purple balanced with a selection of well-curated contemporary art. Even the bold white etagere becomes an artsy statement piece when it’s piled with colorful art and design books to create a mini library/gallery space.

Cool Girl

More floral wall coverings in a lilac that plays very well with spring-evocative greens and contemporary art keeps this bedroom from Catherine M. Austin Interior Design from registering as too saccharine and girly. The color scheme was inspired by Austin’s time spent in Italy in the spring and the purple wisteria she saw there. Think about using your travel photos for both design and color inspiration.

Calm Details, Calm Life

This improbably elegant keeping room off the kitchen by Harrison Design with Design Galleria, makes a busy area chill by emphasizing white-on-white details layered with glass, rich wood and graphic upholstery to keep things interesting.

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