Old is new again
The penchant for master craftsmanship will be also driven by a desire for individual expression, Smecker says. “Consumers are no longer interested in coordinated spaces and matching furniture sets. They prefer to simply incorporate unique pieces, heirlooms or thrifted finds that they love into their spaces. There is empowerment in finding and owning your personal style, especially in interiors. ”
Starmer says the burgeoning interest in vintage and reused furniture is a hopeful shift. “This trend is expected to rise and increase, as we see shopping for second life goods as both a design-savvy and environmental choice to make. ”
Among the most creative examples she’s recently seen are vintage store counters plus haberdashery units as kitchen islands and antique French linen sheets dyed with bark plus roots to create curtains and bed throws. “The confident home designer is mixing up the particular styles, classic wooden furniture with recycled stone surface added, or vintage seating recovered within modern printed fabrics, ” she adds.
The past few years saw us clinging to as many interior greenery elements as possible, from botanical patterns to statement vegetation. Now, that passion still runs deep but is usually morphing into something different.
“[Though] biophilia is definitely still important, this year’s trends are usually less inspired by lush nature but instead by the irregular plus imperfect, ” Smecker states. “This trend [celebrates] desert landscapes, mineral shades, mossy greens, and raw, unfinished textures. ”
It’s also given rise to an exciting new material palette. “Material designers are now communing directly with the intelligence associated with nature, ” Starmer says. “Groundbreaking brands are speaking the language of the land, discussing biodiversity and insect populations, permaculture, and the harmonious integration of fiber, farming, and food. Fabrics are usually being developed from orange skins plus rose stems, and we are working in harmony along with mycelium, clay, fungus, grape skin, dried peel, pineapple skin, brick, earth, shells, kelp, blood, pig skin, and petals. ”
Maybe we won’t see it within 2023 but, perhaps, one day our decor will be dictated by our compost bins.