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Score: 8.7
This Month and Hot Top 5 Examples: 26,918 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 14 - Apr 17
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Modern home design takes inspiration from the nomadic lifestyle
Implications - Known for their preference towards experiences over ownership, Millennials faced with the new need to settle down are looking for adventurous and impermanent ways to do so. With less desire to commit to one location or even one design, Millennial homeowners are flexing their freedom through modular styled homes that are portable, adaptable and unencumbered. This speaks to a new perspective on housing that is less restrictive and more fluid. [More]
Score: 6.7
This Month and Warm Top 5 Examples: 3,925 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Apr 17
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Everyday items in the home become enhanced through voice recognition
Implications - Voice-controlled technology begins permeating the home in surprisingly routine ways as consumers expect more from their everyday appliances and devices. As small items throughout the home are becoming outfitted with voice-activated features, homeowners are empowered with a sense of total control as well as the ultimate form of personalization as they can change almost any setting with a single word. [More]
Score: 7.6
This Month and Warm Top 6 Examples: 8,376 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 15 - Mar 17
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Kitchen appliances are enhance with steaming capabilities
Implications - As healthy eating stays on the forefront of consumer’s minds, home cooking is seeing an evolution with sous-vide and steaming taking precedence as some of the healthiest forms of meal preparation. Innovative cooking appliances paired with connected technology make steaming food and using the sous-vide technique faster and simpler than ever, appealing to consumers looking to make smarter choices in the kitchen. [More]
Score: 7.4
This Month and Warm Top 5 Examples: 8,846 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 15 - Mar 17
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Lucite makes a comeback through standout decor
Implications - Seeing a resurgence in fashion, Lucite is also reigniting its popularity within furniture alongside the resurrection of art deco design. The durable clear plastic lends itself well to the millennial aesthetic through the use of prismatic colors and easy maintenance, signifying a strong consumer desire for functional yet fun interior design that makes a statement. [More]
Score: 7.5
This Month and Warm Top 6 Examples: 25,113 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 15 - Mar 17
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Marble and brass combine to create a quietly glamorous aesthetic
Implications - Transitioning away from the simplistic black and white interpretation of minimalism, marbled surfaces alongside brass accents are infusing modern design with touches of glamor. Maintaining the clean and effortless feel the modern minimalist aspires to, marble patterns create dynamic texture for the eye to travel along, while notes of brass and copper incorporate a sense of richness, mirroring the rose gold hue prevalent within the fashion industry. This up-leveled aesthetic predicates new shifts within the minimalist movement. [More]
Score: 6.6
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 3,491 Total Clicks Date Range: Sep 15 - Mar 17
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Garages are adapting to accommodate demand for connected convenience
Implications - As IoT continues to permeate the home, garages are being updated with connected technology, making for more intuitive car parking. With emerging features such as mobile connection and multi-functional accessories, garages are adapting to the increasing demand for hyper convenience while accommodating the fast pace of innovation in auto tech and IoT. [More]
Score: 7.5
This Quarter and Warm Top 6 Examples: 17,341 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 15 - Mar 17
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Strategic garage innovations create simple solutions for new homeowners
Implications - Often doubling as a work station, storage unit and even a hangout zone, the garage is being further integrated as part of the home through innovative accessories that make it a more livable space. Creative storage solutions and strategic interior elements that don’t cost a fortune help new homeowners make the most of their garages, demonstrating the value consumers place in maximizing the space and functionality of their homes. [More]
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Score: 8.1
This Quarter and Warm Top 5 Examples: 20,537 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 15 - Feb 17
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Consumers consciously create cozy spaces that emphasize enjoying the home
Implications - Inspired by the Danish manifesto for cozy comfort, consumers in warm and cold countries alike are looking to surround themselves with plush fabrics, warm textures and soft furnishings that embrace users in a cushy hug. An extension of the style of Japanese minimalism popularized by Marie Kondo, the emerging prevalence of Hygge demonstrates a desire in consumers to surround themselves with objects that bring joy while increasing a sense of mindfulness in the home. [More]
Score: 5
This Year and Mild Top 5 Examples: 2,703 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Jan 17
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Safety features prevent common dangers associated with home appliances
Implications - As technology integrates into nearly every aspect of the home, the priorities of new families, particularly with regards to the safety of their loved ones, start to take precedence over mere convenience and ease. Smart appliances increasingly incorporate built-in safety features while older home electronics are being retrofitted with extra levels of precaution, offering peace of mind to anxious homeowners. [More]
Score: 7.2
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 12,460 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 16 - Dec 16
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Embroidery and stitching overrules minimalism as the mark of the modern home
Implications - Futuristic tech-driven home decor has increased in popularity in the digital age, breaking into the mainstream. As a divergent response, some consumers are seeking more warmth and implementing embroidery, soft textures, and homemade pieces into decor. Though this doesn't enhance home function or convenience the way a connected kitchen, for example, would, it does satisfy an emotional need. [More]