Our 2022 design resolution: Lean into what truly speaks to us. At Rainsford Company, that means embracing classic decor through and through, without getting sidetracked by buzzy trends or fleeting fancies.
Don't get us wrong — we love a seasonal trend guide as much as the next homebody, and are happily devoring all the fun and fresh trend reports and style predictions pouring through our feeds these days courtesy of our favourite decor publications. (Hot: curvy furniture, maximalist pattern, and the colour green. Not: stark minimalism, modern farmhouse, and totally open floor plans). But, when we parse out the looks that we would actually want to live with, we always seem to land back on more of the same — and that's just fine by us.
If we're being totally honest, we used to be shy to call our look "traditional." Lucky for us, it's not a dirty word anymore, conjuring up images of fussy, formal spaces devoid of real life. The New Traditional, as interior designers are calling it, is fun, lively and full of personality. Cue classic details like tasseled trims, crown moulding and millwork, and wallpaper and fabrics in predictable pattern repeats ranging from florals to stripes to animal prints, all set against a fresh, layered colour palette.
So to kick off the year again, we're forgoing the standard trend report in favour of this: A round-up of classic, timeless — and yes, we're saying it! — traditional design elements that will forever be in style.