2010 Luxury Home Tour TrendsMidwest Home Magazine highlights some of the trends found on the 2010 Luxury Home Tour which include: wine rooms, color palettes, outdoor rooms, man caves, mother-in-law suites, and hidden rooms.

Wine Rooms

Walk-in, temperature controlled, and inviting spaces where you could hang-out. 

Color Palette

Think mochas or grays paired with the always clean and crisp-looking white enameled trim.  Add dark ebony-stained floors and this is the new must-have look.

Outdoor Rooms

The trick is to creating a “room” instead of a patio.  Plush furnishings, ample lighting, Phantom Screens, 24-foot-wide sliding glass doors and dramatic views make summer-living in Minnesota effortless and always in style.

Man Caves

Two level heated floor garages; cigar and poker rooms are the latest additions to men’s home retreats.  The key is to skip the posters of dogs playing poker, mix dark and light colors, and have ample lighting so the space doesn’t scream “basement hangout for dudes.”

Mother-in-Law Suites

How thoughtful the builders thought of this! Mom can enjoy a private attached wing.

Hidden Rooms

Whether it’s with the pull of a bookcase; a secret tunnel that connects two children’s closets; or a secret room revealed behind bookcases in childrens’ rooms that lead to a secret play space-it’s all about the nostalgic private seclusion.

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