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Spring 2022 Interior Design Trends in Northern New Jersey

by Louise Bylicki
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When it comes to home, spring is not only a good time for cleaning but for refreshing and updating as well. Earthy tones, furniture with curves, nature-inspired accents, and separated rooms vs. open concept are the supposed interior design trends of 2022. But are these trends really happening in Essex and Hudson Counties? Read on to discover what these northern New Jersey interior designers are seeing and get their take on which trends could be long-lasting.

Antoinette Allande Anderson of Antoinette Allande Interiors | 634 Park Avenue, Hoboken

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

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

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Julieta Alvarez likes to make a space feel chic and modern, yet warm and comfortable. She sees a lot of browns, caramels, terra cotta, and green – colors that speak to nature. But Julieta believes these tones are on their way out. A trend that she believes will continue is that of multi-functional rooms, such as an office that triples as a guest bedroom and a workout room. As for curved furniture, Julieta says, “I love it! It calls to the comfort that people are looking for. Huggable furniture.” She thinks this trend could be around for about 10 years.

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

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Teresa Boyd and Helena Finkelstein have backgrounds in textile design and fine art. They have a passion for blending colors, patterns, and textures to build a cohesive look. For 2022, they see the continued popularity of green. The pictures below show the muted green they used in a recent primary bath project. They believe the earthy muted greens will become brighter, heading into a citrus direction. In addition, they are seeing a trend away from entirely open floor plans. “Covid emphasized the need for private, cozy spaces within a home. More traditional layouts with separate offices and dining rooms will continue to make a comeback.”

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Rachael Grochowski of RHG Architecture + Design | 491 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

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Rachael Grochowski focuses on creating spaces and structures that are holistic, engaging, and consistent. The most significant color change Rachael has noticed is in wood, especially flooring. “All [wood] was blonde, oak… but darker woods are coming back.” She believes 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 reinvigoration of the 1980s style and believes it will be here for a long time. Another trend Rachel has come across is “using underutilized spaces within a house.” For instance, people have wanted to finish a basement or an attic to create a private space away from the open, social spaces.

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