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Interior Design Trends for 2022: What’s Hot, What’s Not



As we go out with the old and in with the new year, we asked a few interior designers what trends to look  for – and what to avoid – in 2022. Here’s what they said:

Inner Sense Interiors

Wallpaper is back in vogue for 2022, says Donna Sheehan, of Inner Sense Interiors in Bellport.

“With new designs possible through more sophisticated computer graphics, wallpaper offers an easy way to make a design statement,” says Sheehan.

Warm colors – whites, beiges, golds, copper, and brick tones — are back, says Sheehan.

Greens also take a more prominent place in design, which includes decorating your space with plants.

“One large plant in a room, like the fiddle-leaf fig tree, makes a bold statement,” says Sheehan. The Bellport designer sees a nod to post-modernism in furniture and forecasts plentiful sinuous features, from rounded headboards to round coffee tables. Eco-friendly design utilizing wood, stone, and other natural materials is a sign of the times, as is thrift-shopping and antiquing, a nod to the delays in furniture shipments in 2021 and beyond. 

Clutter – excess accessories and pillows — is out for 2022, says Sheehan. Also passe: word art. Those decorative signs that seem to label everything around the home have got to go.

“If you are having a hard time purging, keep one favorite and eliminate the rest,” she advises.

Christine Conte Interiors

Natural textures are hot for 2022, says Christine Conte of Huntington-based Christine Conte Interiors.

“Rattan, caning, wicker and rush are showing up strong in furniture and lighting, a look that is pretty and green-friendly when it comes to sustainable selections,” says Conte.

Light wood finishes and white paint, whitewash, or white-stained furniture are very popular options for achieving the light and airy look. Curves are also in, advises Conte.

“The curved sofa is back, along with curved angles on furniture and curved hardware,” she says.

What’s out for 2022: industrial-looking furniture and distressed barn doors.

“Today’s barn doors are much more sophisticated and come in beautiful finishes with high-end millwork details,” she explains.

Giovanni Naso Interiors

Bold colors and patterns – everywhere – are hot for 2022, says Sharon Munson, design assistant for Giovanni Naso Interiors of Bellport. Formality should be reimagined, says Munson.

“Formal rooms are being reinvented and reimagined for a utilitarian approach,” says Munson, adding that furniture and fabrics are now being selected for durability, not just for show. As more people are working from home, they’ll want to create inviting and inspiring workspaces, from turning a closet into a functional office to converting underused rooms into home offices. 

Antiques and heirlooms are taking center stage, notes Munson.

”The early pandemic days reminded us of the simple and sustainable activity of shopping our own homes to refresh a space,” Munson says, adding that the pandemic has also changed our attitude toward outdoor living areas, which are now an essential component of new residential projects.

For kitchens, definitely go with color, advises Munson. 

“Warm, moody, and vibrant kitchens are being ushered in with more color and personality for 2022,” Munson says.

From paint colors to other design elements, green is definitely in and offers a great way of bringing the outdoors in.

According to Munson, these trends are out for 2022: shiplap on walls (go instead with tile, plaster, or rattan); all-gray or all-white kitchens; barn doors (replace them with pocket or French doors); accent walls (stick with monochromatic walls that blend seamlessly with decor); and matching furniture sets, which simply don’t showcase personal style.

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The Hardest Costume Design Challenge on ‘Cyrano’ Had Nothing to Do With the Lead Character



This story about the “Cyrano” costume design first appeared in the Below-the-Line Issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine.

The real Cyrano de Bergerac lived in France in the 17th century, and the Edmond Rostand play that immortalized him begins in 1640. But director Joe Wright made a conscious decision to move the action up a century for his new musical “Cyrano,” which stars Peter Dinklage as the poetic swashbuckler.

“The idea was to re-create Cyrano around the mid-1700s to give the idea of lightness through the costumes,” costume designer Massimo Cantini Parrini said. “The 1600s, while a beautiful period to represent, is very set and rigid. Setting a musical in the 1700s allowed us to make everything light and airy at the same time.”

Parrini achieved that lightness by using delicate and transparent fabrics inspired by watercolors from the 1700s that he’d seen in a museum in Rome. “The colors were so watery and ethereal that I wanted to re-create them through the costumes, using more fabrics one on top of the other, with different colors,” he said.

He worked with natural fibers such as silk and linen, along with fabrics like organza that are “delicate but full-bodied at the same time.” He added, “For me, it is very important to maintain the criteria of the costume itself while capturing the essence of the historical period that I have to represent.”

Costume design for Peter Dinklage’s Cyrano

But Parrini occasionally used costumes that weren’t strictly accurate to the period. “Bringing modernity to a historical language is very important for understanding the costumes,” he said. “It is important for me that the costume is understood even by an audience that knows nothing of the past.”

He also needed to pay attention to the requirement that costumes would need to move with actors who suddenly turned into dancers. “I enjoyed using materials that aided me in creating movement,” he said. “For example, it was wonderful to see the soldiers in their rigid uniforms suddenly become light as air during the dance sequences.”

Costume sketch for the character of De Guiche

His favorite articles of clothing, though, were the ones he designed for Ben Mendelsohn’s villain, De Guiche, while the most challenging designs were for the nuns in a convent where Cyrano’s longtime secret love, Roxanne, lives after her husband is killed in battle. (Costumes for Roxanne, played by Haley Bennett, were designed by Jacqueline Durran.)

“The nuns’ costumes were very difficult because I was looking for modernity and antiquity at the same time—they caused me a great deal of suffering!” he said. “The result is beautiful, though, because the nuns are ‘aliens’ of the 1700s, maintaining an authority that the clergy requires.”

Read more from the Below-the-Line Issue here.

Photo by Jeff Vespa for TheWrap

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Hits $1.6 Billion at the Box Office



Another week, another set of box office milestones to have fallen at the feet of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, continuing what’s been a regularly recurring theme ever since the multiversal blockbuster first hit theaters over a month ago.

Tom Holland’s web-slinger may have lost his box office crown to Ghostface’s return in slasher sequel Scream, but a running domestic tally in excess of $700 million has secured Spidey’s status as the star of the fourth highest-grossing domestic hit of all-time.


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