Trends define a generation. In contemporary architecture, they create moods for the industry and determine how our personal space will influence us on a daily basis. Before we dive into current trends in the market, there’s a point that needs to be clarified: the difference between a trend and a fad. Often substituted for one another, they actually mean quite opposite things.
A trend is something that sticks. It has the potential to stay around for decades in some cases. What confuses many people is that a trend and a fad look similar in the beginning, but the difference is that a fad will die. A good way to think of it is that a trend will give direction, and a fad is just a craze. At Phil Kean Design Group, we’ve solidified a custom design style that fuses classic trends with contemporary elements to become our own special brand of interior design and residential architecture.
Now that we know the difference, lets look at what trends are influencing the world of architecture:
Located in Orlando, Florida, Lake Nona and Laureate Park have named Phil Kean Design Group and sister company, WAYCOOL Homes, LLC as approved luxury custom home builders within the community. Our team of modern architects is extremely honored to be among the select list of approved designers and builders for the new upscale communities. Home of the new Lake Nona Medical City, the community’s vibrant environment, elite-level golf course, 100-plus court tennis center, and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods offer are a perfect match for our luxury custom homes.
As a luxury custom home builder and modern architect, Phil Kean Design Group uses only the highest quality furnishings and materials within our client projects. With an attention to detail an indescribable ability to fashion a masterpiece from a tree trunk, Robin Wade’s extraordinary wood furniture exceeds our standards for excellence. His pieces have found their way into Phil Kean’s contemporary interior design projects over the years and are among our favorites as they instantly add an air of natural warmth to any space.
Modern Florida architects at Phil Kean Design Group focus on creating living spaces that command attention with striking, contemporary design features while also delivering warm and inviting living spaces. At our firm, we have a proven 3-step approach to fashioning one-of-a-kind luxurious spaces, through which we are able to seamlessly move through the stages of concept, design and execution.
Luxury custom home builder, architect and interior designer, Phil Kean Design Group, blends modern design elements with unique functionality to create breathtaking environments that offer outstanding “livability.” Growing our reach across the globe, we are currently working on architecture and interior design projects across the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, England, Ghana, Spain, and Sri Lanka, bringing our signature and distinctive modern design style to faraway lands.
A French West-Indies inspired exterior and a contemporary yet relaxed interior combine to create a bona fide dream home—another highly successful project for Florida architects and interior designers at Phil Kean Design Group. The Winter Park, Florida estate was recently featured in Florida Design, a publication dedicated to showcasing luxurious architecture and interior design.
A statement staircase can completely transform the look and atmosphere of a home’s interior and curb appeal. At Phil Kean Design Group, our international architects understand the statement a notable feature can make and know how to maximize the impact of a commanding stairway while maintaining design balance. Merging art and architecture, we design elements that create a “Wow” factor while serving a functional purpose.
Several of our most innovative floating staircases have recently been featured in curated collections of outstanding design work. Within these installations, our team of modern architects and contemporary interior designers infuse thoughtful and captivating elements into the overall look, including those discussed below.
An inspiring bathroom design can elevate a home’s living environment as well as its value. When approaching the design of a modern luxury bathroom, the architects and interior designers of Orlando custom home builder, Phil Kean Design Group, work hand-in-hand to ensure the harmony of the design’s functionality and appropriate finishes. For that reason, Phil Kean Design Group is constantly on the lookout for emerging products and technologies that allow us to take our clients’ interior design projects to the next level.
wedicorp USA is a manufacturer of innovative waterproofing systems. wedi offers an exciting ready-to-tile, malleable, waterproof structural board ideal for custom bathroom designs.
This product is used to create personalized dream showers, steam oases, custom bathroom fixtures and room dividers in all imaginable forms. These malleable Building Panels are 100 percent leak free and allow such structures to be built without the need for wooden frameworks.
Bold yet timeless and sleek but functional, our Lake Tibet kitchen remodel and its striking, all-white features earned Winter Park custom home builder, Phil Kean Design Group, the “Room of the Year” recognition at the 2013 Best in American Living Awards. Developed with both style and practicality in mind, this kitchen incorporated one of today’s biggest trends: the all-white interior.
The monochromatic appeal of an all-white kitchen has emerged as one of 2014’s most sought after styles, and for good reason. Clean lines, solid colors and quartz slab accents create an instantly sleek and contemporary atmosphere while retaining a classic, timeless allure. Finished off with modern hardware and ample counterspace, the trend shines a light on this kitchen’s best features while remaining 100 percent functional and ready to take on extensive food prep.
Wanting to infuse the luxe feel of an all-white interior into a fitting environment, our team of modern home builders and designers developed and constructed this legendary space within an Orlando, Florida home. Alongside the “Room of the Year” Award, this remodel also earned a Platinum Award in the $100,000 and Over Kitchens category.
February 4, 2014, Las Vegas, NV – Today during the 2014 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Phil Kean was named “2013 National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Custom Home Builder of the Year”. Kean, president of Phil Kean Design Group and WAYCOOL Homes, LLC, was presented with the award during the Custom Building Central Awards Luncheon.
“Phil Kean is an exemplary representative of the home building industry. He has been a pacesetter in leading-edge design and has shown commitment to excellence in “green” building”, says Scott Merritt, CEO of the Home Builders’ Association of Metro Orlando. “Phil deserves this recognition due to his positive leadership, integrity and professionalism as an architect and builder, and generosity to the industry and community.”
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