2022 Ideas to Steal: Home Decor

Design by MA Peterson, photo by Spacecrafting

A personal museum

A few pieces of art to adorn the walls of your living room is always a surefire way to add life and color to your spaces, but an entire art gallery — featuring a collection or multiple pieces from one or more artists — shows off your sophisticated side like no other. other see other. Even better? Go above and beyond, and source from a local artist like this MA Peterson client did in their modern lake house. Handmade by collage artist Kristi Abbott, these works feature thousands of hand-cut paper pieces taken from magazines, album covers, photographs and online to create portraits of pop culture icons.

Biophilic design

“Biophilic design creates a strong relationship between nature and man-made environments,” explains Sheree Vincent of Fusion Designed. “Introducing biophilic designs into your home improves your physical and mental health, your productivity and reduces stress.” Vincent has been ahead of this trend for years and has five tips for bringing more biophilic design elements into our safe havens and sanctuaries:

  • Introduce more live plants and cut flowers
  • Buy works of art that immerse you in nature
  • Open curtains and windows to let in daylight
  • Use fabrics and furniture made from natural fibers
  • Introduce patterns, textures and accessories that reflect or mimic nature
Design by Prospect Refuge Studio, photo by Wing Ho

Floral, chic and oh, so unique

“Grandmillenial style”, wildly popular among people in their late twenties and thirties, is defined by trends and design elements considered “outdated” by mainstream sources. From ruffles and embroidery to Laura Ashley prints, trims, chinoiserie and slipcovers, it’s a style you either love or could live without – and it can all depend on your age. However, Prospect Refuge Studio has locked the style in this Lowry Hill townhome. Take it or leave it? Email your thoughts to our editor at [email protected]

Design by Martha O’Hara Interiors, photo by Spacecrafting

On screen

The peak of the popularity of open shelves may be a thing of the past, but the way we style these surfaces changes over time. In 2022, mixing new pieces with antique, vintage items (even better if passed on or inherited from loved ones) is the go-to strategy for looking for what a place deserves to be showcased. However, styling it is an art: “I’m a believer in combining function with beauty and not the other way around,” says interior designer Victoria Amegno. “My foundation for creating a beautiful open shelf is rooted in function. When the right balance is struck, an open shelf display is a great way to show your personality.” Here’s her how-to:

  1. Start with the practical items. In kitchens this should be some crockery, and for bookshelves, books – and a lot of them. Sort them by size and stack them neatly, taking into account the scale. Fallen books don’t look great, so use bookends.
  2. Take into account the existing colors of the room and choose a complementary color. Stay consistent with the selected color palette to create a cohesive and pleasing look.
  3. Be intentional and limit what you show. You don’t have to go for a completely minimalist look, but keep in mind that less is more. (Bonus: There will also be less dust!) Use trays, baskets with lids and storage boxes of different sizes to store smaller items. The goal is to avoid a messy look.
  4. After the practical items are placed, the fun can begin. Select your favorite unique objects, artifacts and/or art to add to the arrangement. Go for a mix of medium-sized pieces or one large item, as they make a stronger statement than a group of smaller ones.

10 Local places we love

Henri Homes, photo by Judith Marilyn

Looking for the perfect pieces to turn your house into a home? These Twin Cities destinations are worth checking out.

  • Brick + Linen, bricklinen.com
  • The Foundry Home Goods, thefoundryhomegoods.com
  • Foxwell, thefoxwell.com
  • Golden Age Design, goldenagedesign.com
  • Golden Rule Collective, shopgoldenrule.com
  • Gray Home + Collective, greyhomeandlifestyle.com
  • Henri Home, henriinteriors.com
  • Rose & Loon, roseandloon.com
  • Stranger & Co., Strangerandco.com
  • Victory Vintage, shopvictory.com

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