"I am using a lot more pops of color and graphic prints in my design," says Hallmark. "Even in the more Mediterranean-style homes, the use of fresh colors helps update the design with a fresh palette."Hallmark also notes the inclusion of views and access to the landscape. "There is also a real desire to link the outdoor spaces with the interior spaces. Doors that disappear or stack back, connecting the spaces, is a fairly common request in new construction."