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Popular Interior Design Styles in Central PA

When it comes to remodeling bathrooms and kitchens, we always work to blend practicality with aesthetics, creating spaces that marry functionality with style. The interior design styles we see and work toward reflect not only personal taste but also regional influences and cultural preferences. In our little corner of the world (Central PA), we usually see a blend of historical charm, rustic elements, and modern aesthetics. From classic elegance to farmhouse chic, the following interior design styles are the ones most popular during kitchen and bathroom remodels (for us anyway!) in the Susquehanna Valley.

Traditional kitchen redesign for Harrisburg PA client by Harmony Group Design-Build


Traditional bathroom and kitchen remodels in our area prioritize classic elegance and timeless appeal. In these spaces, homeowners opt for ornate fixtures, rich wood finishes, and luxurious materials to create a sense of luxury and sophistication. Crystal chandeliers, marble countertops, and raised-panel cabinetry exude old-world charm, while intricate tile patterns and decorative accents add visual interest and depth. Traditional molding and trimwork further enhance the architectural integrity of these remodels, creating spaces that feel grand and inviting.

Central PA's stately homes often feature traditional interiors adorned with ornate moldings, plush upholstery, and luxurious fabrics. Rich, warm hues such as burgundy, navy, and hunter green create a cozy ambiance, perfect for gatherings with family and friends.

Marble, white, and gold bathoom designed and built by Harmony Group Design-Build for a client in Harrisburg PA

Colonial Revival

South Central PA boasts a rich history, with Colonial architecture and design elements still prevalent in many homes. The Colonial Revival style pays homage to this heritage, and rooms are often adorned with antiques, brass accents, and rich wood finishes, reflecting a timeless elegance that resonates with locals proud of their historic roots.

In our bathroom and kitchen remodels inspired by Colonial Revival aesthetics, homeowners often opt for classic fixtures and traditional finishes. Polished chrome or brass faucets and handles complement porcelain sinks and clawfoot tubs, evoking a timeless elegance reminiscent of historic homes. Cabinetry with raised panel doors adds a touch of sophistication, while marble or granite countertops provide durability and luxury. Wainscoting, beadboard, and subway tile backsplashes further enhance the colonial charm, creating spaces that exude warmth and authenticity.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel by Harmony Group Design-Build for a Harrisburg PA Client

Farmhouse Chic

In the heart of Pennsylvania's agricultural region, the farmhouse style reigns supreme. Inspired by rural living, this design aesthetic blends rustic charm with modern comforts. Whitewashed wood, reclaimed barn doors, and vintage accessories create a cozy atmosphere reminiscent of country living. Neutral color palettes, distressed furniture, and woven textiles further enhance the farmhouse appeal, inviting warmth and relaxation into every space.

The farmhouse remodel trend brings rustic charm and modern comforts to bathrooms and kitchens in Central PA. In these spaces, homeowners favor apron-front sinks, exposed-brick accents, and shaker-style cabinetry for a cozy, country-inspired look. Subway tile with a handmade or matte finish is a popular choice for backsplashes, offering a timeless backdrop for farmhouse décor and accessories.

Midcentury Modern Dining Room redesign by Harmony Group Design-Build for Hershey PA

Mid-Century Modern

The mid-century modern style continues to captivate homeowners in Central PA with its timeless appeal and retro charm. Characterized by clean lines, organic shapes, and sleek furnishings, this design aesthetic emphasizes functionality and simplicity. Iconic pieces from the 1950s and 1960s, such as Eames chairs and Danish teak sideboards, are often showcased alongside contemporary elements, creating a harmonious blend of past and present. Vibrant colors, geometric patterns, and minimalist décor infuse spaces with personality and sophistication.

Mid-century modern remodels bring a retro-chic vibe to bathrooms and kitchens. In these spaces, homeowners often choose sleek, minimalist fixtures and clean lines for a timeless yet contemporary look. Cone-shaped pendant lights, teak cabinetry, and geometric tile flooring pay homage to mid-century design, while colorful accents and retro-inspired accessories add personality and flair. Integrated appliances and seamless cabinetry create a streamlined appearance, maximizing space and functionality in these stylish remodels.

Beautiful modern white, gray subway tile, and granite kitchen remodel in Central PA

In our experience, interior design styles in Central PA reflect the region's rich history, cultural heritage, and natural beauty. From Colonial Revival to farmhouse chic, industrial to mid-century modern, homeowners in this vibrant area have a myriad of design options to choose from. Plus, we thoroughly enjoy taking a home's character and creating a beautiful and functional space within it.

Whether embracing tradition or embracing innovation, the key is to create a space that reflects one's personality, lifestyle, and sense of aesthetics. In the end, it's not just about following trends, but about creating a home that truly feels like a sanctuary in the heart of Pennsylvania.

If you're looking to update your kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere else in your house, we would love to chat about a design and build project with you. Contact us when you're ready.


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