The Parade of Homes summer season offers a glimpse into design movements sweeping the nation. As builders and designers curate their vision for Utah’s future homeowners, they introduce a fresh batch of trends that push boundaries. And in the 2022 Utah Valley parade, the participants did not disappoint. As we walked through grand entryways, oohing and aahing at resplendent bathrooms and subterranean home gyms, we couldn’t help but notice a few trends shining brighter than others. Ready for a bit of trendspotting?
Self Care Spaces
In the hustle and bustle of modern life, indulging in self-care has become a necessary ritual. Whether that’s lounging in a private spa or sweating it out in a reclusive sauna, finding retreats within the home is sacred. Those participating in the 2022 UV Parade of Homes know this all too well. In lieu of over-the-top primary bedrooms or the great rooms of yesteryear, many homes featured private sanctuaries that tested our restraint not to enjoy them ourselves.
Sophisticated marble countertops and shower tile have long held their place in Utah’s interiors. But bold, in-your-face marble patterns are showing up in all sorts of surprising places. From freestanding tubs to kitchen islands, marble is definitely having its moment.
Often called the room’s fifth wall, the ceiling deserves just as much attention as the others. Ceiling details add dimension to any room, and perform as a piece of art when done with flair. Throughout the parade, coffered ceilings and brawny beams invited us to look up and admire their shapely forms.
Round It Out
Modern architecture often favors sharp edges, pointed angles and straight lines. To soften dynamic spaces, designers are adding soothing curved furnishings. With their spherical forms and circular motifs, round furniture offers a comforting atmosphere. And we all know how important a relaxing interior has become. From arched Scandinavian sofas to elliptical wood barstools, these trendy furnishings round out linear spaces with ease.
We were also smitten with playful wallpapers spotted at the parade, see more on those here!