The New Home Normal

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The way we live in our homes has changed dramatically over the past two years. Interior designer Danni Morrison shares her design directions.

These past few years have really altered our perception of things – how we live, how we work and how we do life in general has changed, especially in our home life. 

Dining tables have become desks, lounge rooms turned into boardrooms and to the parents navigating Zoom calls with kids at home, snaps for you! 

Enter the new world of transitional home interiors where the old “multipurpose room” now has a whole new meaning. Out go the impractical but pretty pieces, allowing space only for well thought out, functional and adaptable furniture. We’ve had to pare back and it’s been wonderful, invigorating and humbling. 

With the colder months upon us, winter trends have been influenced by our new desire to connect and simplify. 

As an Interior Designer, I take great joy in screaming these words from the roof tops: ‘Grey be gone and brown is back baby!’ 

Earthy, neutral tones have forever been at this essence of home interiors at a basic level but connecting to our homes in 2022 has taken a much more curated and focused approach. 

Think meaningful, multipurpose pieces made from all natural stone or wood, teamed with structural elements oozing with texture; and bold yet warm fabrics. 

Winter will see an abundance of architecturally-influenced design, statement natural pieces, well specified curves and a strong focus around planet Earth. The overall approach reaching for comfort and warmth. If the last two years have taught us anything, it’s to be grateful and patient. This goes for interiors too and whether your pieces are brand new, preloved, or a hand-me-down heirloom, it’s all about the good vibes and the good juju. Whatever that means to you!

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