What are the interior trends of 2022? 7 top looks from Americasmart experts

AmericasMart Atlanta’s annual winter market showcases the latest in home decor. With more than 8,000 brands and buyers from all 50 states and 32 countries, last month’s event attracted 70 percent more attendees than last year. Here we asked a few Mart experts to share the top design trends they’ve spotted for the coming year.

Elder Orb Chandelier

Photo courtesy of Currey & Co.

1. Biophilic Design
The outdoors has always been a source of inspiration for interior design, a trend that continues this year. “A touch of nature in any interior brings tranquility and a sense of well-being,” says Bethanne Matari of Currey & Co., adding, “houseplants are healthy for any home because they help purify the air we breathe by absorbing carbon dioxide. .” Encouraged by botanical design, Currey & Co. recently introduced their Elder Orb Chandelier, a lamp made of wrought iron and shining like a pendant sculpture – a product design originally inspired by large monstera leaves (a plant of the Philodendron family).

St Barts Blue Chandelier
St Barts Blue Chandelier

Photo courtesy of Currey & Co.

Marchmont Chesta
Marchmont Chesta

Photo courtesy of Currey & Co.

2. Tropical-inspired interiors
After two years of Covid restrictions, we could all benefit from a little sunshine. That’s why ‘exotic travel and the dream of being able to travel freely again, especially to tropical locations’ are inspiring interiors, Matari says. Natural materials remain at the forefront of Currey & Co.’s new product line, made to look “clearly bohemian yet sophisticated at the same time,” she adds. To bring tropical, exotic vibes to your space, choose the St. Barts Blue Chandelier, a lamp that reflects the colors of the sea, or the Marchmont Chest, a shell-encrusted sideboard fitted with faux coral drawers.

Mister M Lamp
Mister M Lamp

Photo courtesy of Currey & Co.

3. Primary shades
Currey & Co’s Mister M collection helps satisfy a thirst for color – a current trend that’s predicted to have some lasting power. “It makes us happy and has a distinctly modern edge,” says Matari. “The Mister M collection of products pays tribute to the fantastic color combinations of the painter Piet Mondrian, the Mister M after whom this family of accessories and lamps is named.”

By Vita Dresser
By Vita Dresser

Photo courtesy of Caracole

4. Bold Furniture
Avery Hardy from Caracole also notices that homeowners are willing to take life less seriously. “The darkness and isolation caused by the pandemic has fueled the desire for a happier and more joyful atmosphere in homes and environments,” Hardy says. “We see interior designers and clients increasingly incorporating vibrant colors and bold patterns for both hard surfaces and upholstery into their spaces.” For example, take a look at the blue drawers on this Da Vita Dresser.

Dry bar
Dry bar

Photo courtesy of Caracole

Media center
Media center

Photo courtesy of Caracole

5. Increased Entertainment
Hardy adds, “More than ever, design elements aimed at heightened entertainment experiences are becoming a mainstay in overall home design. Furniture that offers both comfort and functionality can create a space where everyone wants to gather for conversation and camaraderie.” This dry bar is a chic conversation piece that adds style to an entertaining space, and the media center fits seamlessly into a living room.

ottoman
ottoman

Photo courtesy of Caracole

6. Go International
“Furniture with international design inspirations continues to be a favorite among interior designers,” says Hardy. “We are constantly adding modern design elements to classic European styles to add elements of surprise and whimsy.” An example of this is this chic spaghetti fringe ottoman, which doubles as a formal cocktail table or extra seating.

Rome coffee table
Rome coffee table

Photo courtesy of Dôme Deco

7. Comfort through bends
Joshua Thomas of Dôme Deco foresees the emergence of a style he calls ‘Soft Post Modern/Comfort through Curves’. This aesthetic is “defined by curved and sculptural forms and striking accessories.” The new coffee tables from Dôme Deco, Rome and Tanta, bundled with accessories Pia and Lascar, embody this design aesthetic.