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What’s new for ‘22? 


The decorations are put away, the cookies are out of the house, and now you look around and say, “Blah.” 

Been there 

Refreshing your home is important not just for the feel-good emotion of coming home to a space you love, but also for maintaining your North Texas home’s value for resaleA tired home whose colors and finishes hearken back to a previous era is not a good look for family and friends, either! 

The key is to be ahead of what you see in the Pottery Barn catalog, versus chasing itHere is a “cliff notes” on upcoming trends for Texas home trends and home furnishings: 

Textures and Finishes: 

Nubby, handwoven fabrics with plenty of imperfections are all the rageA global influence is felt in fabrics that look as if they were stamped by hand. I will be looking to incorporate these textures into my clients’ homes this year in pillows, and fabric accents for and updated look. Washed linen is popular with its imperfect, slightly rumply texture. 

Matte black (shout out to JoJo) is giving way to its younger sibling, shiny blackIf a black lantern fixture is desired as a pendant over an island, I might now choose one in shiny vs. matte black, as I did here. 

Warm metals such as aged bronze aka brushed gold aka antique gold have taken over from the cool shiny chrome and brushed nickel.

Matte or satin finished wood brings an organic, hand-crafted element to a spaceThe light finishes suggest a Scandinavian feel without being so spare.  


Colors and Shapes 


“Green is the next Blue.” 

  I first noticed green busting onto the scene in 2018 during the furniture fair in High Point, North CarolinaThen it felt a bit premature, a bit out of step with what my clients were wanting. But it was more of a premonition of what the marketplace would be craving four years later: a fresh look, natural, easy, different. Color trends tend to follow the mood of the country and aren’t we all desiring the more natural harmony? If your home is blue based, adding green in fabrics and art can be a place to start. 

For the bold, using dark paints is back They create drama and depth, 

combined with jewel tones, dark stone, and hammered finishes. A wine room, or theatre room can be a wonderful place to enjoy this trendIf that feels like too much to you, soft greens, warm grays, and a hint of blush can feel fresh and comfortable. 


And do not forget curves. Oh my goodness, curvesAfter years of eliminating curvy accents and furniture, the pendulum has begun its swing back.  


  • round neck roll pillows and other tubular shapes 

  • rounded overstuffed furniture reminiscent of the 70’s and 80’s. 


    Try incorporating one or more of these upcoming home trends into your Colleyville, Southlake, Keller or Westlake home for an instant update!



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