2022 Maverick Trend Report

What are homebuyers looking for in 2022?

Maverick Design is thrilled to share our Design Trend Report for 2022! At Maverick, our passion lies in staying in front of the ever-changing world of design. We specialize in anticipating design trends, industry patterns, and buyer preferences in each of our markets and delivering value-driven design at every price point. This year, we are focusing on fresh trends and intentional design solutions that maximize appeal, create value and add functionality for future homeowners. Maverick is excited to share our top ten trends homebuyers will be focusing on this year!

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Trend One


Intentional design to support a complete way of life

Functional Form focuses on intentional design to support a homeowner's complete way of life. We see this trend illustrated in design solutions that prioritize:

• Maximized functionality

• Multifunctional spaces

• Pockets of privacy + productivity

• Dedicated spaces for work + play

• Mental health + fitness spaces

• Family focused spaces

• Custom solutions, including next-level garages

Photos from left to right: Shmidt Studio, Scout & Nimble, Campbell Architecture

Photos from left to right: Iconic Design + Build, Linea Photo, KLH Homes

Photo from Acme Real Estate| Design Assembly

Photos from Wall Street Journal by Seth Smoot, Styling by Kendra Smoot

Photo from Amber Interiors

Trend Two


Emphasis on restoration + sustainability

Thoughtful restoration emphasizes reuse, renewal, and revitalization of existing materials, architecture, and design. This philosophy includes:

• Embracing old is the new new

• Enhancing existing architecture + materials

• Selecting sustainable options, including eco-friendly and salvaged materials

• Celebrating existing architectural features

Photos from left to right: Redfin and Airbnb

Photos from left to right: Platform Home and Redfin | Vein Design

Photos from left to right: Maverick Design by Tiffany Angeles and Sarah Sherman Samuel

Photo from Williams Sonoma

Trend Three


Enhanced outdoor living space + sustainable landscapes

The great outdoors is all about expanding our living spaces and connecting with nature. This trend emphasizes enhanced outdoor living spaces and sustainable landscape strategies by focusing on:

• Optimizing outdoor spaces

• Enhanced indoor/outdoor living

• Mindful landscaping

• Drought tolerant + xeriscape

• Prioritizing native plants

Photos from left to right: Boxhill Design, Almost Makes Perfect, Pop Sugar

Photo from Dwell

Photos from left to right: Dwell, The Local Project, CB2

Photo from Decoholic

Trend Four


A softening of lines + shapes

Curve appeal celebrates a softening of lines and shapes in interior, furniture, and material design. This trend moves away from the harsher edges of ultra-minimalist trends we have seen in the past few years and brings in:

• Archway moments

• Rounded corners

• Curved furniture shapes

• Softened seating groupings

• Organic lines and patterns

Photos from left to right: The Design Files by Kat Lu and Architectural Digest by Bjorn Wallander

Photos from left to right: Mirador Group, Emmanuelle Simon, Frenchy Fancy

Photo from SH Group

Trend Five


Nature-inspired tones + organic textures

Warm Organics honors our connection with nature through nature inspired tones and organic textures. We see this trend illustrated through the use of:

• Biophilic Design

• Raw + organic feeling textures

• Organic materials

• Exposed wood

• Stonework

• Organic shapes

Photos from left to right: N/A, The Design Files by Caitlin Mills, Ivy Hill Tile by Home Depot

Photos from left to right: Studio Ezra, Veneer Designs, Tile Bar

Photo from Domino, CB2

Trend Six


A broader range of earth tone hues + colors emerge

The new neutrals plays off biophilic design, bringing in a broader range of earth tone hues and colors. We see a maturation of previous year's neutral palettes, bringing in:

• Expanded neutral tones add more range

• Warmer, moodier hues

• Contrast in darker accents

• Brown tones, walnut kitchens, and deeper finish tones

• Shades of white walls stay in trend