January 24, 2022
As we settle into the new year, we’re taking note of a few trends starting to roll back around. At Rincon Road, we’re after the kind of spaces that foster a deep connection with our clients’ past and present – a unique timelessness that doesn’t come and go. However, we’re happy to see some trends (that we’ve always loved) finally getting the recognition they deserve in 2022:
1. Quality Over Quantity
Just like a good friend or favorite pair of jeans, quality will always trump quantity in design. Sure, a cute and cheap couch might be tempting as can be – but are you sure it’s not an impulse buy you’ll regret later? We’ve all been there, but we’ve learned and we’ve evolved. Now, we’re prioritizing long-lasting, well-made goods over quick fixes that need constant replacing.
2. More Unique Than Mass Produced
This year, we’re leaning into our desire to be unique. People don’t want to look like their next-door neighbors, they want a special story behind the craftsman who made their furniture or tile. Shopping vintage is a great option for those interested in adding rare pieces to their home – not only is it environmentally friendly, in the current land of unpredictable lead times vintage is readily available – instant gratification!
3. Drama Over White-wash
Color is coming back, and we love the drama. Gone are the days when everyone wanted over-exposed, whitewashed interiors. Instead, we’re embracing nature-driven colors and incorporating them into our walls and furnishings. As a result, warmth and feeling are being brought back into the home for an emotional tie to everyday spaces.
4. Function + Beauty
Homes are supposed to be lived in. Combining form and function, we’re invited to explore what we want our home to communicate about our families. Seemingly mundane items we use daily have the potential to complement our overall aesthetic style in a way that leaves us feeling like we’re living an effortless, beautiful everyday life.
5. Aesthetic Clutter Over Minimalism
It seems like just yesterday everyone was paring down to “only what they need,” decluttering in a trend that favored minimalism. But during the pandemic, it left us lonely. Our objects, trinkets, and sentimental pieces supported us emotionally and kept us sane when 2020 removed our favorite day-to-day activities. This personal attachment has given us permission to maximize on all things that spark joy, and not feel bad about it. A balance of what we love and beautiful style – without the clutter.
The Trick to Long-Lasting Style
We know that trends don’t always last, but we believe that if you genuinely love something, it’ll stick around for a while. Utilizing a sense of style that resonates with our personal, emotional selves will always speak to us on a more powerful level than capitalizing on a short-lived fad. It can be a hard line to draw between the two, but an extra hand from an interior designer can always help you discern trends from timeless. Let’s start the conversation!