As part of this year’s review, we highlight 10 home interiors that our readers praised in 2022. These include a house with a mirror-cube bathroom and a concrete apartment in a Brutalist high-rise.
Natural materials took center stage in homes this year, with many projects using wood to create calm and peaceful interiors. Also popular was the minimalist interior, with exposed concrete walls, colorful glazed tiles, and plenty of green plants.
Read Dezeen’s top 10 home decor ideas for 2022.
Conde Duque Apartment, Spain, by Sierra + De La Higuera
Brightly colored traditional Moroccan zellige tiles were used to define the various spaces in this Madrid apartment by Spanish studio Sierra + De La Higuera.
The interior design reflects the owners’ Mexican and Galician heritage and features a Mexican-inspired kitchen and dining area finished with wood and terracotta walls and emerald green tiles.
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UK energy efficient homes by Architecture for London
British studio Architecture for London designed this house in Muswell Hill, north London, for founder Ben Ridley. The simple interior of the three-storey Edwardian house is clad in natural materials such as wood, stone and lime plaster.
The house is designed to be energy efficient, using lime plaster to form an airtight layer throughout to reduce heat loss.
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20th place, USA, written by Woods + Dangaran
Twentieth by Los Angeles studio Woods + Dangaran, winner of this year’s Dezeen Award for House Interior of the Year, was designed to organize living spaces around a decades-old olive tree.
The interior of the three-story home features exposed white brick, floor-to-ceiling glass, a large travertine fireplace, and wood paneling gives the home a mid-century modern feel.
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Diplomat’s House, Italy, by 02A
This Italian apartment was designed for a frequently traveling diplomat and was intentionally left unfinished. In the bedroom, a mirrored screen surrounds a small bathroom, creating what interior studio 02A describes as an “immaterial three-dimensional volume.”
The entire apartment is filled with antique and mid-century furniture combined with contemporary furnishings. A vibrant color palette contrasts with the building’s original tiled floors.
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Gail Apartment, Brazil, by Memora Estudio
The building’s concrete structure was left exposed for the renovation of this São Paulo apartment by local studio Memola Estudio, with dark, polished wood floors contrasting with the industrial-looking walls.
The house is open to the public and has mosaic stone walls and a picture wall displaying the owner’s works.
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Forest Hideaway, Sweden, by Noam Architects
This traditional wooden hut has been transformed into a pared-back holiday home that Danish studio Norm Architects describes as “designed for simple living.”
The studio used a minimalist color palette for the house, with walls covered in beige dolomite plaster. Oak is used for the cabin’s flooring and cabinetry, and Noam Architects also inserted a raised daybed/window seat where residents can sit to take in the forest views.
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East Village apartment, USA, by GRT Architects
Warm tones, oak, and gleaming ceramic tiles create a cozy atmosphere in this New York apartment renovated by GRT Architects.
The studio added metal details such as brass bars to the interior, creating a stylish contrast against the wood. Herringbone parquet floors enhance the cozy atmosphere of the home within Onyx Court, his six-story corner Beaux-Arts building in the city’s East His Village.
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Riverside Tower Apartment, Belgium, by Studio Okami Architecten
Located in a 20-storey Brutalist tower in Antwerp, the Duplex Riverside Tower Apartment was renovated by Bram van Carter, founding partner of Studio Okami Architecten, for himself and his partners.
The result is a thoroughly modern apartment that combines light-colored exposed concrete walls, contemporary furniture, and plenty of green plants to bring the gray interior to life.
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Apartment in Tokyo, Japan, OEO Studio
Copenhagen-based OEO Studio drew on both Scandinavian and Japanese design to create this Japandi-style apartment within Tokyo’s Opus Arisugawa Danchi.
It features impressive details such as rammed earth walls and built-in concrete seating in the entryway (pictured). Furniture finished in smoked oak and oiled pine wood is reminiscent of Scandinavia, while Japanese Oya stone is used for the pillars that separate the living area from the kitchen.
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West Bend House, Australia, by Brave New Eco
Shortlisted for Interior of the Year at the Dezeen Awards 2022, West Bend House was designed by Australian studio Brave New Eco as a ‘forever home’ filled with timber, terracotta and other eco-friendly materials it was done.
The home also features saturated details, including a bathroom covered in sapphire tiles, and a khaki green sofa and purple curtains in the living room.
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