On Trend

Sonia Thompson

Earthy brown colors; nature-inspired surfaces and accents; and items that feel warm, welcoming, and cozy, are some of the the top design trends of 2022. Essentially, anything that helps us feel emotionally at ease is what's on trend right now, according to a recent article in Vogue magazine. “There is more and more research that shows the direct influence that our homes have, not only on our moods, but our overall health and well-being,” interior designer Timothy Corrigan tells Vogue. Here, we take a look at how those trends are being interpreted at Splinter Creek.

Tactile artwork by Jacob Hashitmoto hangs in Splinter Creek's Boathouse (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

1. Tactile Textiles and Textures
Patterns and texture add depth to our spaces. This artwork by Jacob Hashitmoto is made of thousands of kite-like discs and sits center stage in the living room of Splinter Creek's Boathouse.

The nature-inspired living room of the East Cove home (photo by Alyssa Rosenheck).

2. Nature-Inspired Objects
Carved duck decoys, firewood on display, woven baskets, and small succulent plants all feel at home in Splinter Creek's East Cove house. The space blends the lines between indoors and outdoors, bringing nature to its doorstep.

The outdoor dining room of Splinter Creek's East Cove home (photo by Alyssa Rosenheck).

3. Elevated Outdoor Furniture
No longer an afterthought, outdoor spaces are one of the most important features of the Splinter Creek community. Furnishing outdoor rooms to function as part of everyday life is intentional as well as on trend. “Outdoor furniture will become more sophisticated and refined as we continue to spend more time entertaining outdoors, and our patios become true extensions of our interior décor," Timothy Corrigan tells Vogue.

Leather upholstery is both warm and durable (photo by Alyssa Rosenheck).

4. Leather Upholstery
A leather-upholstered coffee table brings warm tones into the living room of the Splinter Creek East Cove home. As Erick Garcia tells Vogue, “Leather in rich tones offset cooler metals and have the ability to tell a story over time as they wear through use—we shouldn't be afraid of age showing its face.”

5. Sculptural and Carved Furniture
A driftwood side table brings a sculptural feel to the screened-in porch at the Splinter Creek Boathouse.

A warm and inviting work-from-home office space at Splinter Creek (photo by Jean Allsopp).

6. Shades of Brown
Shades found in nature like earthy browns are what's in right now, just like the warm tones of the office at Splinter Creek's East Cove home. These warm hues are like a palette cleanser, and create deep neutrals for rich, elegant, timeless spaces.

Art books and decorative strands of beads remind us of favorite travels (photo by Alyssa Rosenheck).

7. Travel-Inspired Interiors
Three years into a global pandemic, and everyone has the travel bug. Filling our homes with items that remind of both of past and future trips are a way to adventure without going far.

Artwork is the focus of the primary bedroom at the Boathouse (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

8. Up-And-Coming Artwork
Art plays an important role at Splinter Creek, with several large-scale sculptures found in community spaces on the property and private homes with collections of favorite and local artwork.

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