Home-a-Rama Trend Report: Shiplap, Bunkrooms, Bold Baths, and More

Home-a-Rama, staged by the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (with Indianapolis Monthly as a sponsor), wraps up this weekend at Chatham Hills in Westfield. Over the two-week run, more than 10,000 people have walked through 11 homes, famous golf course designers Pete and Alice Dye hit a chip shot to open the development’s new 18-hole course, and the design community started a shiplap craze. Here, our favorite trends that surfaced this year. See them for yourself before Home-a-Rama closes on October 2.





Bold Bathroom Tile

Chevron Surfaces

Barn Doors

Flat Doorknobs


Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.