2021 sparked a new age of comfort and a need for relaxation and healing. With a heightened sense of awareness about the world at large, we found solace in the little things that bring us comfort and consolation in this time, our homes and being surrounded by the ones we love. Even though it seems like things haven’t necessarily changed much since a year ago, one thing is for certain – our heightened sense of appreciation and gratitude for our home and nature. Going into 2022 we continue to embrace ecological options in our daily lives and aesthetic and welcome the innovative awakening of some popular classics.
Reclaimed Sustainability & Wabi Sabi
This year we choose sustainability and upcycling. As we move towards a natural progression of understanding where and how our products are sourced, we find inspiration in second-hand and repurposed furniture. Choosing the eco-friendly approach to bring life back into vintage or used furniture with a little refinishing or new upholstery, creates a new sense of purpose for these items and revives your sustainable journey.
@fabhub_design: Floor Cushion Shae & Side Table Stool & Raffia Cushion Morla & Reclaimed Teak Statue; Captured by: @justravelynn
The Art of Patterns on Patterns
Time and time again, the incomparable Kelly Wearstler perfectly blends textures and balances design with an air of intrigue and subtle curiosity. Mixing patterns and prints can get dicey, but with the perfect level of visual balance, you can transform any room into something from a Gustav Klimt painting. Even if you’re working with different textures or colors, stick with a common element or thread that weaves its way through the entire composition. Consider mixing different sizes of design or provide a little contrast with simple and complex patterns. Adding a touch of texture is always a refreshing gesture to create that extra interest in your décor.
Time and time again, the incomparable Kelly Wearstler perfectly blends textures and balances design with an air of intrigue and subtle curiosity. | @kellywearstler
The practice of biophilic design is to connect humans with nature by blurring the lines between your home and the outside world. We’re ready to embrace all the elements of nature, from introducing sustainable plant walls to increasing natural lighting and better ventilation, while building a cleaner home within. Calming natural earthy paint colors are the new neutrals. Picking colors that remind you of this beautiful planet instantly creates a nurturing and warm space, while bringing an instant coziness and tranquility that only nature can bring.
@fabhub_design: Earth's materials provide us with the basic components for life. | Captured by: @analuiphotography
Embrace a fresh, modern take on this natural and classic mineral. Cherished for thousands of years, marble is having yet another Renaissance, this time focusing on what makes it truly special – its imperfections. From bold veining to splendid vibrant colors, like emerald and blush, its beauty lies in its uncanny swirls and exquisite discolorations. Making a shift away from adorning just countertops, marble is now liberally used from floor to ceiling of full bathrooms including bathtubs and even seating, and we’re living for it! Why stop there though, introduce mono-material accessories with marble soap dishes or toiletry holders that bring a subtle cohesion to the entire composition.
Left - The architects honed the Patagonia marble to minimize the stone’s reflectivity; captured by: @joefletcherphoto | Right - @rwguild Guild in the kitchen; captured by: @gentlandhyers
Characterized as a mix of simplicity and hygge, sprinkled with some natural elements into a seemingly monochromatic and functional space, Japandi (or Japanese Scandinavian) combines the best of both aesthetics. The adoration for warmth and coziness in Scandinavian style mixed with the appreciation and power of nature in Japanese craftsmanship, blends so seamlessly together to create a harmonious melody of form and function. Remember, every item in your design serves a purpose so choose mindfully what you want to bring into your space. For more inspiration, we encourage you to read our blog on introducing reclaimed wood and natural fibers into your living space – The World of Wood
@fabhub_design: Rooted in minimalism, with a touch of warmth, natural elements, and muted color palettes. | Captured by: @analuiphotography
The poetry behind elegant curves
The gentle personality of curved silhouettes, organic shapes and rounder lines are reminiscent of mid-century furniture. This softer, more elegant aesthetic dominates contemporary interior design time and time again. With the introduction of more curved bar designs or arched doorways and mirrors, we find comfort and feel whole with this well-rounded look. Our eye just can’t help but move with the lines that flow so easily throughout the space.
@fabhub_design: Stone Statues | Captured by: @analuiphotography
2022 is the year of mindfully connecting to our deepest self as we strengthen our awareness with every object in our space and any relationship in our life.