The Most-Searched Design Style in the United States Is So Unexpected


Breaking: The mid-century modern craze is just a cover for America’s true favorite design trend. Apparently, the most popular style of the moment is … victorian.

Data complied by Google Trends and furniture brand Joybird revealed the historic style was the most-searched design trend across the U.S. Characterized by victorian homes with wrap-around porches, stained glass, and ornate accessories, the country’s taste in decor was quite dramatic.

The trend report broke down the data even further, identifying which styles had the highest search volume by state. Ten states — Nevada, Nebraska, Missouri, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont and Delaware — searched victorian the most. Bohemian decor came in second.

Other popular decor styles included contemporary, industrial and shabby-chic. Surprisingly, mid-century modern only ranks as the number one most searched style in two states: Washington and Minnesota. Coastal decor is a lone wolf only getting love from South Carolina. Art Deco, vintage and modern farmhouse are also among the design styles ranking number one in just a single state.

However, no one feels more alone today than rustic lovers. The design style did not rank number one in any state. Turns out, historic decor is having a major renaissance instead.

This Vermont Victorian Is Pretty in Pink

Love pink? We just found your ultimate dream house! Not only is this Victorian in Montpelier, Vermont, pretty in pink on the outside, but it’s just as rosy on the inside, too. Built in 1890, the 24-26 Loomis Street property actually consists of two buildings — both with breathtaking views of Hunger Mountain — and it’s going for $1,800,000.

The 3,964-square-foot main house, which was once a mayor’s residence, contains the main living areas and four bedrooms, plus two additional one-bedroom apartments.

Meanwhile, the three-story, 1,440-square-foot carriage house, which sheltered the then-mayor’s horse and carriage, boasts a one-bedroom apartment, plus concrete floors and barnwood finishes throughout — not to mention a gym and sauna in the basement.

Altogether, the houses contain a whopping seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, all of which are absolutely charming. Since the 19th Century, both structures have been completely (and tastefully) renovated. The listing points out that the house would even make a gorgeous B&B or individual condos, and we wholeheartedly agree. See for yourself in these photos!