No downstairs staff required—this trend dating back to the Edwardian era helps to hide the prep work from house guests. “The butler’s pantry and butler’s kitchen are all becoming one,” says Mark Molthan of Platinum Homes by Mark Molthan.
Before electricity, gas lanterns were a requirement. Now they add a peaceful, romantic aesthetic to your favorite spaces. “People look to make the outdoor living space more inviting with features like gas lanterns,” says Lauren Grasso of Ellen Grasso & Sons.
Though technology may abound inside, go au naturel when it comes to materials. “We love working with natural accents and authentic texture in every space of our clients’ homes,” says Ben Coats of Coats Homes. “Incorporating natural materials isn’t just a trend—it’s a way to connect a home’s space and the family that abides to their natural surroundings.”