The Most Popular Home Decor Styles by State, Including How Michigan Does Industrial
And a classic example of Cali mid-century.
Published May 12, 2022 9:53 AM
Even if you don’t believe in stereotypes, it’s hard for many not to picture breezy beach houses with nautical motifs when you think of Florida or chic lofts housed in refurbished factories when you imagine New York City. However, according to a recent survey conducted by furniture retailer Living Spaces, some of the top-searched-for decor styles by state are not what you’d expect. Scandi, for example, is the most popular in Hawaii and Idaho, whereas coastal is the leading aesthetic in Delaware. The biggest shock: In places that traditionally favor rustic vibes, Google inquiries show people are leaning into the industrial look.
While we’re not going to tell you to limit yourself to the preferred decor trends of your neighbors, if your state’s front-runner is speaking to you, take a look at a few prime examples from past Domino home tours, below.
Connecticut is one of few areas in the North that has an affinity for the style made most famous by Southern regions. Like most cozy country homes, the heart is in the kitchen, and that’s where Shelby Girard and her husband spent hours mulling over details. They ultimately landed on some farmhouse classics—a durable oakwood island that can double as a dining table, crisp white marble countertops, and Shaker-style cabinets—to transform their 19th-century carriage house into a modern manor.
In this Michigan home, what appears to be a barn from the outside is anything but inside. Gridlike fixed panel windows and double-height ceilings make the industrial influence evident. In the dining area, designer Liz Hoekzema mounted overhead lighting on the wall with metal rods to create more architectural character. Now the exposed cantilever suspends dimmable globes for a vibe that reads more warehouse than farmhouse.
In California, mid-century modern reigns supreme. Example A: this Laguna Beach gut reno. Designer Raili Clasen studied up on the nostalgic style to select authentic finishes, then put a fresh spin on them. For instance, she bleached the typical red oak flooring so the home didn’t skew too “1950s Palm Springs atomic ranch,” while incorporating vintage pieces like an olive green Walter Knoll sofa for the perfect throwback moment.