2022 Ideas for theft: Home Decor

    Design by MA Peterson, photo by Spacecrafting

    personal museum

    A piece of art or two decorating the walls of your living room is always a safe way to add life and color to your spaces, but an entire art gallery—featuring a collection or multiple pieces by one or more artists—shows your sophisticated side like nothing else. even better? Go even further, and source from a local artist like this MA Peterson client in their contemporary lakeside home. Created by collage artist Kristi Abbott, these works feature thousands of hand-cut paper pieces sourced from magazines, album covers, photographs, and the Internet to create images of pop culture icons.

    biophilic design

    “Biobiology creates a strong connection between nature and man-made environments,” explains Sherry Vincent of Fusion Designed. “Introducing biophilic designs into your home improves your physical and mental health, productivity, and reduces stress.” Vincent has pioneered the trend for years, and he has five tips on how to inject more neighborhood-loving design elements into our safe havens and sanctuaries:

    • Enter more live plants and flowers
    • Buy artwork that immerses you in nature
    • Open the blinds and windows to bring in the daylight
    • Combine fabrics and upholstery made of natural fibers
    • Offer styles, textures and accessories that reflect or repeat nature
    Designed by Prospect Refuge Studio, photo by Wing Ho

    Floral, Elegance, and Unique

    ‘Big style’, very popular among those in their late twenties and thirties, is defined by trends and design elements that mainstream sources consider ‘outdated’. From ruffles and embroidery to Laura Ashley’s prints, embroidery, tray, and wrappers, it’s a style you either love or can live without—and it may all depend on your age. Despite this, Prospect Refuge Studio features the lock-in style of this Lowry Hill home. love it or leave it? Email your ideas to our editor at [email protected].

    Design by Martha O’Hara Interiors, photo via Spacecrafting

    in the show

    The height of the popularity of open shelving is arguably a thing of the past, but the way we design these surfaces is changing over time. In 2022, mixing new pieces with vintage and antique items (even better if passed down or inherited from loved ones) is the go-to strategy for determining what earns a place on the show. Her design, however, is art: “I’m an advocate of blending functionality and beauty and not the other way around,” says interior designer Victoria Amigno. “My rule for creating a beautiful open shelf is rooted in functionality. When the right balance is struck, displaying an open shelf is a great way to show your personality.” Here’s how it works:

    1. Start with the practical items. In kitchens, these should be some utensils, bookshelves, books – a lot of them. Sort them by size, and stack them neatly with size in mind. The books labeled at the top of the page are not very good looking, so use notebooks.
    2. Consider the colors in the space, and choose a complementary color. Stay consistent with the selected color palette to create a cohesive and fun look.
    3. Be intentional, and minimize what you’re offering. You don’t need to go for a complete simple look, but keep in mind that less is more. (Bonus: There will be less dust, too!) Use trays, covered baskets, and storage boxes of different sizes to house small items. The goal is to avoid a messy look.
    4. Once the practical items are placed, the fun can begin now. Select your favorite unique items, antiques, and/or art to add to the arrangement. Choose a combination of medium-sized pieces or a large one because it makes a stronger statement than assembling small pieces.

    10 The local places we love

    Henry Homes, Photography by Judith Marilyn

    Are you looking for the perfect pieces to make your home a home? These Twin Cities destinations are worth a stop.

    • Brick + linen, bricklinen.com
    • The Foundry Home Goods, thefoundryhomegoods.com
    • Foxwell, thefoxwell.com
    • The golden age of design, goldenagedesign.com
    • Golden Rule Collection, shopgoldenrule.com
    • Gray Home + Collective, grayhomeandlifestyle.com
    • Henry Home, henriinteriors.com
    • Rose and Loon, roseandloon.com
    • Stringer & Co., strangerandco.com
    • Victory Vintage, shopvictory.com