If you have watched any old science fiction films, you noticed their quaint depictions of modern times.

Virtually all old sci-fi films depict the future as a utilitarian, angled place; everything is designed to have a manufactured quality. Edges disappear in these films, as does nature.

Think of “The Jetsons.” All homes in this classic cartoon series exist miles in the air and the only natural elements in the series are contrived by residents.

As it turns out, this is not what the “future” world looks like.

Today’s trends reflect natural themes. Many homes have a “woody” interior. Mahogany, oak, teak — these woods have been essential to furniture for centuries, and the trend continues today.

Today’s design has the technological excellence imagined in older sci-fi films, but the idea is to create a more homey, natural feeling.

Many people do not want to live in a dystopian complex filled with cement, fluorescent lighting and uniformed guards.

They want to feel like their home is a natural, refreshing, quiet and luxurious place.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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