The future of interior design, especially for the first-time homebuyer, is rapidly changing.
Home designers have been busy redesigning everything from kitchens to bathrooms, as well as replacing fixtures and appliances.
We’ve seen an unprecedented increase in the number of home products on the market, and a shift towards minimalist design.
But what exactly does this mean for designers?
And what do you need to know about the latest trends?
We spoke to home designer and founder of Dribbble, Ryan Bostock, to find out.
Ryan Bostocks design studio, Bostels Studio, specializes in minimalist home designs, such as the sleek, minimalist home he designed for the new Smithsonian Museum of American History.
Bosticks Studio is currently designing the Bostelan family’s home in Portland, Oregon, and plans to move into the larger, modern home in the near future.
The first home he built for the Smithsonian Museum was inspired by a family vacation home.
It featured a kitchen and living room, with an open-plan living room that opened up to a pool and was decorated with murals.
The Bostons were keen on keeping the modern style of the original home intact, but with a modern look.
“My dad’s favorite interior was his dad’s old house, so I wanted to do something similar to that,” Bostays said.
He went with an oversized white slab in the living room with a small living room and a smaller dining room.
He also added a modern dining table, a large couch, and even a TV and stereo.
His inspiration for the home came from his own travels in Asia, which included visiting a Buddhist temple in Myanmar.
“I think the modernist style has become so prevalent that you can’t help but feel like your home is not quite as comfortable as it was in the past,” he said.
Bostocks Studio is a little more than a few years old, but Bosters creative spirit has stayed constant throughout.
“We are constantly working on our projects, which includes some of the most iconic home design features in our portfolio,” he says.
One of those features is the open-door design.
The living room will be completely exposed to the outside world, so the kitchen and dining room will all be accessible.
The other features include a big living room table, wall-mounted TV, and wall-mounted speakers.
Bios are also always a priority, with Bostins personal assistant working to create his design documents.
“Our staff members are always working hard to make sure that our clients have the most creative and unique ideas,” he explained.