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Design Trends to Watch From the 2022 Best in American Living Awards

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BALA Best in American Living Awards

Design Trends to Watch From the 2022 Best in American Living Awards

The 2022 BALA winners showcase fresh and time-tested design trends reflecting homeowner preferences in 2023

February 21, 2023
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More than 140 residential projects were honored at the 2022 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) ceremony during the 2023 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, and while each award winner showcased distinct ideas and unique craftsmanship, many of the 2022 front-runners shared a similar design focus. 

Among the single-family, multifamily, interior design, remodeling, and community projects awarded, outdoor living reigned supreme, while many winners also featured celebratory entertainment spaces and pops of color, the National Association of Home Builders reports.

Wine in Design. These dazzling features provide not only a great focal point for entertaining spaces, but also highlight what wine symbolizes, Patterson shared. “It’s not just a drink, but a celebration,” [Deryl Patterson] said. “We’re taking the celebratory nature of wine and making it a design element.”

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