This New Trend Is Poised to Take Over in 2022

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Online design service Modsy has officially called it: "Newstalgia" will be the defining interior design trend of 2022. The term might sound funky, but the concept of mixing old and new is a tried-and-true principle that, according to the company's annual trend report, is gaining traction once again.


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From pairing chunky Postmodern pieces with contemporary wiggle furniture to blending early American antiques with current, neutral-toned upholstery, the juxtaposition of eras elevates any space. If you're interested in trying the trend for yourself, consider one of the following combinations.

1. 1980s Postmodern Camel Mohair Armchair, $3,400


... and Wiggle Room Birch Side Table, $320

The monolithic, geometric design of this 1980s Postmodern armchair, which has recently been reupholstered in a gorgeous camel mohair, pairs well with this playful Wiggle Room side table, which embodies the recent wavy furniture trend that's dominating Instagram.


2. Herman Miller Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant, from $395

... and Floyd The Table, from $625


George Nelson designed the Bubble Saucer Pendant in 1952 and it's been a mainstay in homes ever since. Made with a durable steel frame and a translucent polymer shade, the light fixture emits a warm, diffused glow that's ideal for evening ambiance. Hang one above a Floyd table, whose angled legs are undoubtedly inspired by midcentury style.


3. Artek Aalto Table 91, $2,180

... and Eny Lee Parker Oo Lamp, from $4,000


In 1935, Alvar Aalto designed the timeless, distinctly Scandinavian Table 91 with his signature bent L-leg. The solid birch piece is just as relevant today, especially when topped with a funky ceramic lamp by New York-based designer Eny Lee Parker.


4. 1970s Burl Bookcase, $2,500

... and Talbot and Yoon Kirby Vase, $55


Finished on both sides so it can be placed anywhere in a room, this Art Deco-style burl bookcase from the 1970s is a total showstopper. Its rounded corners and spherical feet make this abstract, blob-shaped vase feels right at home on its shelves.

5. 1970s Turkish Oushak Rug, $446

... and Article Olio Green Timber Sofa, $1,499

Hand-knotted in the 1970s, this Turkish wool rug from the Konya Region basically belongs beneath this soft green, midcentury modern-style Article sofa. The muted tones of the cozy coupling simply make sense.

6. Antique Cherry Shaker Ladder-Back Chair, Set of 2, $650

... and West Elm Harmony Ottoman, from $499

This beautiful set of Shaker ladder-back chairs was handmade in the late 19th century with intricately turned, rich cherry wood legs and a natural rush woven seat. The traditional style and impressive craftsmanship are complemented by the modern rectangular shape and cozy, cream-colored cushion of this West Elm ottoman.