This year’s trends will surprise you
Divine Flooring sees first-hand how this year’s Pinterest Predicts trend report manifests in clients’ home design projects.
Over 431 million people use Pinterest every month to find ideas to inspire their next purchase or project. The online visual search engine has released its annual Pinterest Predicts trend report, and a quarter into the year, companies like Divine Flooring are seeing how their trending offerings are taking off in 2022. Here are a few examples:
If you haven’t heard of ‘barkitecture’, it’s an Internet search term that’s trending around the world on Pinterest derived from the words ‘bark’ and ‘architecture’. Technically speaking, barkitecture is dog-centric architecture, but the term is also used to describe designs that put pets first, whether dogs, cats, or other furry companions. , feathered or scaled. According to a survey by marketing research firm element54, 95% of Canadians consider pets to be part of the family, and the percentage is even higher for households without children. Vancouver-based company Fox + Thicket recently designed a ranch-style home for its pet-loving clients who wanted a space suitable for their four-legged family members. They neatly integrated a dog feeding station into the 14-foot kitchen island so the whole family, including furry members, can eat together.
Photograph courtesy of Tracey Ayton Photography
They also created an adorable mini hideout for the family bunny.
Homeowners opted for durable, waterproof, and scratch-resistant vinyl plank flooring from Divine so they could easily clean up spills and not have to worry about lingering odors or stains that tend to soak in. other types of flooring.
By now you’ve heard of the pet-first movement, but what about biophilia? Similar to a nature-based movement, the design concept has existed in commercial interiors since the introduction of sustainable building practices and is now found in homes across the country. Biophilia is driven by the need to connect with nature and improve one’s overall well-being. Humans spend about 93% of their time indoors and about 54% of us live in urban neighborhoods where we are separated from many of our natural elements.
Biophilic design principles are based on connecting with nature using plants, optimizing direct views of nature and maximizing daylight, incorporation of water, streams of air and the integration of natural models. These strategies have been shown to have a positive impact on our health and well-being.
This homeowner introduced the outdoors by creating a feature wall using real moss, dark oak floorboards, and a large built-in planter to house air-purifying plants at the base. The black and charred hardwood of Divine Flooring is a striking backdrop for the multiple shades of greenery. The result is aesthetic and offers a connection with nature.
Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s Realty
After many years of straight lines inspired by 20th century modernism, we are now witnessing a shift to greater use of curves. From arches to furniture, fixtures and shelving, curves are fun, feminine and graceful. Curves can also represent complex mathematical shapes found in nature, such as the Fibonacci sequence, so this trend can be used as a biophilic principle. From the majestic staircase to the rounded front doors, this home by Lesley Wanchulak has all its curves in the right places. An interior designer herself, Wanchulak blended curved shapes throughout her home with Divine’s angular chevron floor pattern like a pro.
Photography by Eymeric Widling
Divine Flooring is headquartered in Calgary and is a curator and service provider of flooring and accessories specializing in engineered hardwood, luxury vinyl and laminate, with some additional tile and carpet. The company has showrooms in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Chicago and sells its products through select independent retailers across North America.
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