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What's New for 2022

It's a new year. New resolutions, new ideas, and luckily some new trends that we are excited to incorporate into our projects. I am excited to share some of my favorite trends that I am seeing in the market already and a few that I hope to see in future projects to come.

  1. Sculptural and Curved Furniture - The boxy sofa is on it's way out, and sensual, organic shaped furniture is moving in. Soft edges are replacing those pieces with harsh corners to help create a space that is more defined as sophisticated, safe and inviting.

image source: Lindley Arthur Interiors

2. Warmer Neutrals - While we are still loving the grey tones in many kitchens and baths that we are remodeling, we are seeing a new emphasis on bringing in warmer tones. Browns are coming back and we are seeing them a lot on veneer stained cabinets and in accent colors in countertops. A little bit of warmth goes a long way in a quartz countertop and can really impact a space to make it feel more familial and cozy. Neutrals will continue to play a big role in 2022 residential design, but we will see them mimic a more natural, earthy palette.

image source: Project Hillwood

3. Bringing the Outdoors In - If we learned anything over the past 3 years, it's about how much we value green space. We are seeing this being incorporated into residential interiors through Green and Well- Led Design, "Plant Power" design elements, and an emphasis on spaces filled with natural light and nature views. Our clients are asking more about sustainable & eco-friendly materials as well.

image source: Project Hillwood

image source: Shayla Owodunni

4. Additions will continue to be the rule, not the exception - As most of you know, the residential real estate market continues to be a challenge. Homes in the DFW Area continue to go well above asking price with full cash offers. Many Texans are opting to add onto their homes instead of trying to move to another house with a more desirable floor plan. Adding a 2nd story or an additional guest suite or office is a great way to add value and fuction to your home. Having a place to work remotely and to focus continues to be a priority.

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5. Embracing the Vintage - Another sign of the times continues to be supply chain issues. Our clients are incorporating more quality and antique items into their remodels because they don't want to have to wait 6-9 months for a particular piece of furniture. Also, embracing the more familial feel of a classic and timeless look provides comfort. Investing in a few antique pieces and mixing and matching with some more contemporary pieces can create a nice, balanced aesthetic. Everything old is new again...

image source: Laurey Glenn

6. The Smart Home - As technology continues to advance, our clients are incorporating these into their homes more often. Not only are they able to control the climate, lighting, and security on just one app, we are seeing big leaps with smart kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures. Alexa and your Google Assistant can control your automatic shades, preheat the over for you and turn on your shower for you. We are finally living like the Jetson's!

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7. Mix and Match Kitchen Cabinetry - We have been implementing this concept in several of our kitchen designs. Homeowners are feeling more comfortable mixing in open shelving with closet cabinets and using contrasting colors to create drama and visual interest. Using up to three cabinet tones can add style and character to your space, instantly. For maximum style select one wood species and combine it with lacquered finished cabinet in complimenting or contrasting colors.

image source: KabCo Kitchens

We would love to hear about the 2022 Interior Design trends that you are loving or want to incorporate into your home. It will be interesting to see what this year will bring in terms of home design and construction. Make sure to subscribe to our blog for more content.

Thanks for stopping by!

- Melanie

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