Spring 2022 Interior Design Trends in Northern New Jersey

When it comes to the home, spring isn’t just a great time to clean up, but also to freshen up and update. Earth tones, curvaceous furniture, nature-inspired accents and separate rooms versus open concept are the supposed interior design trends of 2022. But are these trends really happening in Essex Counties? and Hudson? Read on to find out what these Northern New Jersey interior designers are seeing and find out which trends could be lasting.

Antoinette Allande Andrews Antoinette Allande Interiors | 734 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken

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Antoinette Allande is known for her bold and eclectic style that combines vintage and modern furniture with contemporary art to create collected, layered and inviting interiors. She thinks Brown is having a moment now but isn’t sure it will last. “Brown is delicate, and it’s more of a neutral than a color,” says Antionette. She believes nature-inspired accents will always be around because so many people are drawn to the natural elements. The images show how Antoinette combined masculine elements of plush leathers, metal and wood to create a bachelor pad last year in Hoboken’s Tea Building.

Antoinette Allande Hoboken Interiors

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Julieta Alvarez from Julieta Alvarez Interiors | 157 Wachtung Avenue, Montclair

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Julieta Alvarez likes to make a space chic and modern, yet warm and comfortable. She sees lots of browns, caramels, terra cotta and greens – colors that speak to nature. But Julieta thinks those tones are fading. One trend she says will continue is for multifunctional rooms, like an office that doubles as a guest bedroom and workout room. As for the curved furniture, Julieta says, “I love it! It calls for the comfort that people are looking for. Cuddly furniture. She thinks this trend could last about 10 years.

Teresa Boyd and Helena Finkelstein from Olive Hill Design Company | Verona

Olive Hill Design Company Verona

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Teresa Boyd and Helena Finkelstein have a background in textile design and fine art. They have a passion for mixing colors, patterns and textures to create a cohesive look. For 2022, they see the continued popularity of green. The images below show the muted green they used in a recent primary bath project. They believe the earthy muted greens will become brighter, heading in a citrus direction. Additionally, they are seeing a trend away from fully open floor plans. “Covid has underscored the need for private and comfortable spaces in a home. More traditional layouts with separate offices and dining areas will continue to make a comeback.

Olive Hill Design Company Verona

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Rachel Grochowski from RHG Architecture + Design | 491 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

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Rachael Grochowski focuses on creating holistic, attractive and cohesive spaces and structures. The biggest color change Rachael has noticed is in the wood, specifically the flooring. “All [wood] was blonde, oak… but darker woods are coming back. She thinks this trend will be prevalent in northern New Jersey in about a year and a half, and attributes the desire for darker woods to a need for people to feel more grounded. As for the curved furniture, Rachel sees it as a revitalization of the 1980s style and thinks it will be around for a long time. Another trend Rachel has come across is “using underutilized spaces in a home.” For example, people wanted to finish a basement or attic to create a private space away from open social spaces.

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