By Nicola Caul Shelley, Synergy Design & Building
The start of one other 12 months brings the chance to begin afresh and rethink our dwelling areas. We’re turning our consideration to ‘what’s new in ’22’ in terms of house transforming and inside design. In the previous couple of years, we noticed an enormous shift in what owners need in terms of a house rework, from calming areas to multifunctional rooms with sufficient area for twin house places of work as a result of calls for of digital work and college. A few of these developments are right here for the lengthy haul, however there’s additionally just a few surprises we expect will acquire in recognition this 12 months. So, be a part of us as we check out our group’s prime picks for house transforming and inside design developments.
Feeling moody? You’re not alone! It’s the very first thing on the checklist for Synergy Founder, Mina, who says, “I really feel individuals are feeling somewhat ‘moody’ (at the least I’m). Be it the lingering pandemic or only a craving for extra colour of their lives, A giant pattern shall be to darken issues up a bit (darker blues, greens, and, sure, even grays) on partitions and in cabinetry.” In her own residence, Mina used this specifically combined paint colour on the partitions of her house workplace and added one other on-trend design characteristic to lighten issues up; the attractive floral wall decals.
Not a brand new pattern, however mudrooms at the moment are packing a design punch in their very own proper. The multifunctional mudroom is now a prime request for each newly constructed houses and residential remodels, with every thing from canine washing stations to house gyms to storage options being excessive on the “will need to have” checklist for owners. It actually was for Nicola, Synergy’s Director of Advertising, who made positive there was not solely a canine bathe, however a built-in canine crate for her doggo in her new house. Likewise, on this house rework in Vienna, our shoppers needed an area that pulled double obligation as a family-friendly mudroom and pool gear storage space in addition to a fitness center separated by a cool custom-built picket slat dividing wall.
We known as this pattern method again in early 2020 and for Emily, Lead Designer, and Barbara, Mission Coordinator, this one remains to be on the new decide checklist. That is very true in terms of kitchen backsplashes. Emily says, “Classic-shaped subway tile is giving technique to extra enjoyable, wacky shapes.” You don’t must go too ‘on the market’ to get the look. On this latest house rework in Reston, the geometric backsplash provides a contact of contemporary design in a transitional kitchen. The floral window therapies are additionally on-trend. Floral wall and window coverings are making a BIG resurgence.
Colour in Kitchens is BACK!
We love colour in kitchens. Though it’s onerous to go fallacious with a basic white kitchen, colour started to creep again into kitchens some years in the past, with completely different coloured islands changing into more and more fashionable. It began out with gentle contrasting gray colours on the island and grew into a complete distinction with attractive cobalt blues and now greens coming again into type. Barbara says, “The colour inexperienced is the brand new impartial. Individuals wish to deliver the outside inside” and Emily calls deep inexperienced as the brand new navy for Kitchens!
We’re additionally seeing a return to wooden tones in kitchens. Combining pure wooden species and/or gentle stained colours with painted colours for cupboards to create that ‘Pure Heat’ really feel can also be prime of Barbara’s checklist.
Blended Metals are Nonetheless On Development
This one additionally made our 2021 checklist, and it’s a pattern that continues to achieve energy. Per Mina, “I really feel individuals are searching for that eclectic, personal touch and mixing metals and textures is an effective way to steer away from cookie-cutter seems to be.” Mina and Mark used combined metals in their very own house to beautiful impact.
It’s on our checklist AGAIN this 12 months and we simply can’t get sufficient of it! What we love is the fashionable twist on an outdated idea: large and daring wildlife is the best way to go!
The “New” Floating Shelf
This isn’t essentially a model new pattern, however it’s one that’s undoubtedly getting plenty of renewed consideration: floating cabinets in Kitchens giving technique to wall-mounted baker’s cabinets or ladder cabinets. Per Emily, “I believe the most important factor proper now and for 2022 is folks at all times searching for one thing DIFFERENT so as to add to their area than what anybody else has, quite than becoming a member of a pattern like farmhouse fashionable or greige partitions (even when it means following a stylish ‘thought’ however doing it in a different way than different methods you’ve seen it.) With this pattern, folks nonetheless like open cabinets however they wish to be far more inventive with them.”
Main Toilet Oasis
The first rest room has grow to be the brand new oasis within the house. Barbara sees this as one of many upcoming developments with owners, “Increasing peculiar main bogs into private ‘oases’ by including massive showering rooms with soaking tubs, steam showers, and twin bathe heads”.
We consider nice inside design can final for many years and never fall out of style by the point subsequent 12 months rolls round. When you’re able to work with the most effective house transforming corporations in Reston, get in contact! We’re at all times prepared that can assist you type the fads from the lasting developments and see what’s doable in your area!