Last year at about this time, I noticed an uptick in fresh products from Southern home decor companies (and beyond), and that movement hasn’t slowed—likely because of the continued focus and interest in interior design brought on by the pandemic. All of the new ideas make me feel inspired and enthusiastic about future projects. Here are a handful of my favorites for spring 2022.
I fell in love with the patterned floor tiles by Mirth Studio a few years ago (they were a 2015 Made in the South Awards runner-up). This spring, the designer Sally Bennett introduced for the company a brand-new line of 100 percent New Zealand wool rugs emblazoned with the brand’s signature motifs. mirthstudio.com
Removable Grasscloth Wallpaper
The North Carolina native Roxy Owens helms the Society Social furniture empire, which just debuted a wallpaper collection with Nuwallpaper of very believable and also very removable grasscloth wallpapers. Anyone who has ever installed wallpaper, and especially grasscloth, knows how hard it is to remove. I’m really impressed with how real this temporary grasscloth looks. And it’s so fun to think you could peel away all of it in twenty minutes without any wall damage. Brilliant. shopsocietysocial.com
I love the Florida native Anna Rifle Bond’s hand-painted floral motifs for her Rifle Paper Co., and I am excited that you can now enjoy them on an upholstery line. I’m particularly enamored of the English settee on brass casters in her timeless blue and white pomegranate print. riflepaperco.com
Charleston designer Cortney Bishop tapped into her Greek ancestry for inspiration in creating Kalos, her second line of textiles for Harwood House. The small prints are especially lovely, particularly Ziggy from the new collection. harwood-house.com
I own two of the put-them-anywhere-and-they-work upholstered cubes by Coley Home, so I know how practical and fun their pieces are. That’s exactly why I think their latest introductions are so smart, especially the slipcovered sofa, which, like all their designs, is made to order in North Carolina. coleyhome.com
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