Timeless Tales: Architecture and Interior Design Trends – SUPPLEMENTS
It’s no longer about following fads and looking for temporary quick fixes, the architectural trends for 2022 are all about sustainable style.
A cabin-like space
A new year brimming with dynamism of new beginnings, the trends in architecture and interior design collectively endured after nearly two years of turmoil have plenty of familiarity going forward. Architecture and interior design are less concerned with what is the latest trend and more with what is timeless and has a more personal expression.
Vintage-inspired bedroom suite; nature meets architecture in this project
Consumers’ love affair with soothing greens and blues and earthy tones continues, but it’s not necessarily just a matter of aesthetic preference. A juxtaposition between vintage and modern becomes more desirable than ever. Fabrics and furnishings that reflect silk, floral and vintage textures are increasingly trending. Soothing fabrics and pastels of greens and blues continue with natural color combinations that increase creativity and reflect optimism. Since Covid hit, the way of life around the world has changed and there has been a stronger desire to bring the fun and joy of the past back into our homes. Just like the precept, the old is gold; vintage prints and textiles belong to an era that is valued and is an asset, especially in interiors.
SPACES DRIVEN BY NATURE
Being cooped up indoors for a long time has now made people get out and enjoy nature more than ever. People are now connecting to more open spaces like floor-to-ceiling windows, indoor gardens that create an indoor-outdoor association. Multi-functional spaces with access to daylight and views to the outside will remain a key trend for the coming year.
Having a space that draws people out of their living room and finding ways to bring the outside in takes on a lot of importance. Contemporary sunrooms, cabanas and sunrooms beside swimming pools, like miniature greenhouses inspired by classic designs, are getting a lot of attention. A garden-inspired room with fireplace mantels inviting in the sun with patterned walls and various textures is where you want to be.
Architect Aparna Kaushik is the Founding Director and Design Director of Delhi-based Aparna Kaushik Design Group specializing in luxury homes. www. aparnakaushik.com
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