As the years come and go, so do home design trends. 2018 was all about modern maximalism, closet overhauls, and art-deco inspired design. We forecast that 2019 home design trends will consist of modern minimalism, freestanding bathtubs, indoor-outdoor living, cream colored cabinets, and white board-and-batten.


Minimalism has gained significant traction over the recent years. It is highly attractive to people who prefer to indulge in a simple way of living. Characteristics of modern minimalistic homes include: simplicity, open and light-filled spaces, simple detailing, and strategic use of decor.




1636 Moore Road embodies modern minimalistic design.

The living room features simple, neutral-colored decor. From the couch to the artwork on the wall, nothing is too distracting from the room itself. The sliding glass doors along the backside of the room allow for a clean, open and light-filled space.

The kitchen is clean-cut, simple and functional. Professional appliances, ample counter space and endless storage makes this chic kitchen a dream.



1167 Summit Road

With bright, white walls, clean cut windows and doorways, and contemporary ceiling detail, 1167 Summit Road is the epitome of modern minimalism.

Freestanding Bathtubs

Freestanding tubs are a top trend in contemporary bathroom design. These tubs are a favorite for those who desire a spa-like experience.



808 San Ysidro Lane, 860 Picacho Lane, and 256 Santa Rosa Lane all feature a freestanding bathtub. These spa-like tubs are aesthetically pleasing and are placed near a window, creating a perfect bathing setting.

Indoor-Outdoor Living

In this day and age we are often preoccupied in the digital landscape. Many people find themselves needing more time to connect with the outdoors. Indoor-outdoor living designs help make this a possibility.



1155 Hill Road

Whether you want to play a friendly game of pool, enjoy a cocktail on the balcony, or lounge in the backyard, 1155 Hill Road provides many entertainment spaces. Hill Road also features a deeded easement which gives quick and direct access to Channel Drive and the ocean beyond. Minutes away from Butterfly Beach and the Four Seasons Biltmore, this location offers a coveted lifestyle.



4280 Via Esperanza

Whether you are relaxing in the living room, the family room, or the study, there is always an escape to the outdoors.



2129 Forge Road

2129 Forge Road captures the essence of Montecito’s beloved gated community, Birnam Wood. Birnam Wood is known for single level living, an award-winning golf course, delicious dining, beautiful views, and an active social community.


According to the Houzz kitchen report, white is still the top choice for cabinet color. However, many people are moving away from stark white and choosing warmer, creamier whites for their kitchen cabinets.



860 Picacho Lane

The creamy-white cabinets in 860 Picacho’s kitchen compliment beautiful wooden ceilings and rustic tile floors.

256 Santa Rosa Lane

256 Santa Rosa’s soft white kitchen cabinets perfectly compliment shiny, silver appliances and black marble countertops.


White board-and-batten interiors and exteriors are on the design radar. Board-and-batten exteriors create a modern farmhouse look, delivering a charming, storybook home.



1601 Moore Road

1601 Moore is Montecito’s sweetest escape. The creamy board-and-batten exterior oozes cottage-style charm and allows the home to stand out against the foliage.



1155 Hill Road

A charming board-and-batten exterior mingles with lush grounds to create a romantic welcome to this wonderful seaside escape, where Dutch-doors and porch swings further extend the home’s charm.