Top 10 Interior Design Posts of 2022

Design Milk shared something for everyone when it came to interior design this year, from a minimalist one-room hotel to a tiny apartment with a built-in storage/living/sleeping module to a special Design Milk living room project from our Lifestyle Editor. We always love ways to virtually escape reality, whether it’s for inspiration to design our own spaces or we just want to see how others live. As the year comes to a close, we are revisiting the most popular modern interior design posts from 2022.

12.19.22 | By
Top 10 Interior Design Posts of 2022

10. A Modern São Paulo Apartment That Embraces Biophilia

Driven by the client’s requests, David Ito Arquitetura designed the modern NCC Apartment in São Paulo, Brazil embracing biophilic design through plants, light, and materials, while creating sophisticated social areas and cozy private spaces.

modern living room with fireplace and maroon home furnishings

9. A Seattle Home Made of Glass Boxes Lives Amongst the Trees

Longing to tear down the original home, clients requested a new, larger home in the same spot that evoked the same feelings as the one demolished. Taking on the task was Sandall Norrie Architects, in collaboration with Swivel Interiors, who designed the Modern Treehouse to live amongst the lush greenery while optimizing views of Lake Washington and Mt. Rainer.

modern living room interior of Vy Yang with light green sectional and two wood bookcase flanking fireplace

8. After: “Coastal Grandma Meets Graphic Designer” Is the Vibe of My New Living Room

After sharing the beginnings of her living room refresh project – layouts, schemes, mood board, cringey before photos (see below!), our Lifestyle Editor Vy Yang shared the final results of her living room refresh with Alex Yeske Interiors, along with an in depth look at the choices of home furnishings and decor!

modern renovated home interior with white walls and colorful quirky furnishings

7. A 17th Century Weaver’s House Transforms Into a Modern Home in Amsterdam

Benthem Crouwel Architects transformed a 17th century weaver’s house in Amsterdam into a modern family home called the Vijzelgracht House. The results are a home built for the future while honoring its rich past full of character with the help of bright colorful furnishings and unique standouts like dichroic glass panels.

modern yet classical living room design with pale green sofa and round rug

6. Worrell Yeung + Colony Pair up to Transform Historic New York City Loft

Worrell Yeung and Colony paired up to transform a historic loft overlooking Union Square in New York City. The project included renovating the 3,000-square-foot, triangular-shaped space into a contemporary residence suited for its homeowners, one of which is a concert violinist, that can also act as a recital space to entertain guests.

small apartment interior with a multifunctional structure housing bed and storage

5. How Much Function Can Be Added to a 462-Square-Foot Apartment?

Woon Chung Yen of Metre Architects designed a multipurpose structure to reside in the open space of a compact apartment in Singapore. The layered structure contains a bed, a comfy seating area for TV watching, a desk/table for working, eating, or entertaining, stairs to reach the bed, and tons of storage.

angled interior view of modern glass house with open living space

4. A California House Topped With Glass Pavilion + Angular Roof

With panoramic views of the Hollywood sign and the mountains, the California House rests on a steep plot of land in the Hollywood Hills. GLUCK+ were tasked with designing a house on the challenging lot without disrupting the landscape as much as possible. The interior, with its eclectic selection of furnishings, feels open and airy thanks to its glass pavilion-like design.

modern hotel interior bedroom in neutral colors

3. Vipp Opens New One-Room Hotel in Old Pencil Factory in Copenhagen

Marking Vipp’s 6th hotel, the Vipp Pencil Case is located in an old pencil factory right across the bridge from the heart of the city. The one-of-a-kind hotel comprises a single, 90-square-meter room housed within a 1930s Bauhaus-inspired building. The light-filled, ground floor hotel room is the result of a one-year renovation by interior designer, Julie Cloos Mølsgaard, who created a cozy retreat for the design-focused traveler.

living room scheme

2. Before: I Asked an Influencer to Design My Living Room and She Didn’t Disappoint

You saw the results of our Lifestyle Editor Vy Yang’s living room redesign above at #8 and here you can get the lowdown on the initial stages of the project, including working with her interior design, design schemes, furnishing selections, layouts, and more!

And the most popular interior design post of 2022 is…

quirky modern interior with white walls and colorful furnishings

1. A Colorful + Dreamy, Space-Age Inspired Apartment in Ho Chi Minh City

Designed for a couple working in the art world, this dreamy and colorful apartment has surprises around every corner. Red5studio designed the Dreamscape Apartment in Ho Chi Minh City with no straight lines or hard angles. Instead, the quirky apartment showcases curves from every vantage point. While the surfaces are white, the furnishings are anything but. A fresh palette of colorful furniture pieces and accessories creates a playful and dreamy retreat the family can call home.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.