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Today’s Most Popular Design Trends

Design Center at the Westlake Sales Center

TRENDING: The latest in popular upgrades for your new home

Think light, bright and custom detailing! That’s the word from the award-winning Minto Communities design team. Read on to learn about the most popular interior finishing trends Minto designers are seeing as they work with new homeowners.

Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head – Aruba Model Kitchen

Creating a laid-back vacation vibe at Latitude Margaritaville

At Minto’s wildly popular Jimmy Buffett-inspired Latitude Margaritaville communities — for those 55-and-better — a casual island vibe is carried through to the unique classic coastal home designs and sunny interiors. Home buyers choose light, beachy finishes with pops of seaside inspired colors ranging from seashell pink to turquoise blue.

Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach – Bamboo Model Front Porch

The new Conch Cottages at Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach and Hilton Head are a big hit because of their inviting front porches and island-inspired exterior colors that range from ocean blue to sunny yellow. The high vaulted ceilings and open concept interiors provide a feeling of spaciousness.

The Isles of Collier Preserve – Alamanda Model Great Room

A close-to nature lifestyle at The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples

Every aspect of The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida is inspired by nature. Favorite interior color schemes include neutrals in white, cream and brown punctuated by rich wood tones. A hot new trend in kitchen design is perimeter cabinets, which are a different color than the kitchen island cabinets providing an interesting contrast and space definition. Other in-demand choices are custom features that include detailed trim in archways and foyers, custom designed media walls in the great room, and architecturally detailed custom ceilings in the main living areas and master suite.

LakePark at Tradition – Mahogany Model Great Room

Living near the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches at LakePark at Tradition

At Lake Park at Tradition in Port St. Lucie, Florida, popular color choices include light, bright neutrals such as white and light shades of grey. Buyers seek a casual-luxe living environment, and their design choices reflect this trend. Dramatic archways, detailed tray ceilings, custom wall accents, and polished marble tile flooring are popular upgrades.

Design Center at the Westlake Sales Center

How to choose from hundreds of appealing design choices?

Each Minto community has an impressively appointed design center that includes colorful displays and hundreds of products and samples to facilitate the selection of finishing touches. A personalized plan, even down to furniture placement, can be created virtually at interactive stations located throughout the sales center.  With a simple click, the personalized plan can be saved for future viewing,

The design centers feature product categories that are grouped together to facilitate making selections for each area of the home. There is a flooring section, plumbing section, and lighting section.  Cabinets, countertops and backsplashes are grouped together so that buyers can efficiently pull samples to design their dream kitchen. Cabinets are displayed on the wall so that all available styles can be viewed. Once a cabinet style is selected, the cabinet door is opened to view all available colors for that style. Samples of granite and quartz countertop selections are displayed on pull-out shelves.

Individual design rooms are available for appointments and so that homebuyers can display their selections together and take photos.  A large supply of duplicate samples of products and finishes is maintained to ensure that desired samples are available when there are multiple design appointments in progress. 

A personal Minto design representative will send an outline of what to expect prior to the design appointment, along with images of some of the many selections to help in preparing for the meeting. An appointment is scheduled and then the fun begins! Minto design specialists work with each customer to determine which design features are most important to the homeowner and then assist in the process of selecting their favorites.  Homeowners often bring inspirational photos of furniture and fabrics to the design appointment. Many call it their homework yet it is actually more like funwork as they select all of the special touches that will create their unique dream home!

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