Timeless Trends for 2022

After years of living in a beige disposable world”, the trend of re-decorating because you WANT to and not because the look has dated, is BACK! We are overjoyed that TIMELESS is the new TREND and Ghorbany has you covered!

In an article in The Glam Pad the trends for 2022 and years to come, according to interior decorators and style forecasters, are:

A new traditional aesthetic

This doesn’t mean a full-on return to the styles of 100 years ago, but definitely a mix of classic furniture silhouettes and contemporary art and lighting.

Bringing the sexy of History back

Design experts are calling for a return to retaining and restoring historical elements in homes, embracing original architecture and creating solutions to update spaces without mass-produced commercial items. With ongoing supply chain issues world-wide there is already a major return to purchasing antique and vintage pieces, rather than waiting for mass-produced furniture.

Since the start of the pandemic, people are craving connections and history, more now. There is NO GREENER CHOICE than going antique and vintage. Embracing vintage furniture pieces has so many benefits. It is sustainably responsible since you aren’t using any resources to build a new piece of furniture and from an aesthetic perspective, it is such a wonderful way to make your space feel timeless. Antiques and vintage is the ULTIMATE resource in furniture.

Lasting style

2022’s trend is a return to a lasting style and the end of “buying it and throwing it away” consumerism . Choosing quality over quantity will inspire design enthusiasts to educate themselves and be more willing to wait for those pieces that they can surround themselves with for decades to come.

Individual character

Highly personal spaces that reflect the lives and interests of the homeowner are the antidote to the “cookie-cutter” designs we have seen in recent years.

Imperfection will start to trend in 2022 and bring back a more soulful, natural environment with personalised interiors that reflect the character of the inhabitants, and not the pre-packaged one-dimensional white homes of before that was marketed as the “perfect homes”.

Focusing on lavishly detailed surfaces, plush textiles, heirloom accents, and fanciful artworks, this year’s report reflects the shift to the at-home lifestyle born during the pandemic. These days, designers are prioritizing comfort and clients’ personal style: Homes not only need to accommodate a number of different functions but also provide a sense of escape from the troubles of the outside world.

Maximalist colours

Bid adieu to boring and beige in 2022. Color is making a comeback and the world is ready for it! Classic colors and punchy paints can serve a great purpose in the right spaces and really make art and simple furniture pop. Pretty silhouettes and floral fabrics come to life with the right hue and can help to create a coordinated, proper space.


Designers previously wary of intricately patterned wallpapers and upholsteries may soon come around, thanks to a rising tide of nostalgic, flower-studded designs. Whether applied to wall-hangings, wallpaper, or even pillows, botanical imagery is ready to take over interiors.

Of course another fantastic floral addition to any interior are classic Persian rugs of which we have a wonderful collection in store.

The art of tablescaping: bring on the silver, crystal and china!

A newfound appreciation for the emotional qualities behind every piece will spark joy as we find space for lovingly repurposed vintage pieces in our homes. Fine bone china, crystal and tablewares gilt with gold and silver grace our tables, similar to the tables our grandparents and their parents once sat down at. We’ve finally come full circle and embraced these unique treasures from the past. People are going all out with over-the-top tables and are really enjoying the art of it.

We have a wondeful collection of antique and vintage dinnerware items to choose from in Ghorbany Benmore, that is sure to add amazing flair to your dinner parties.

Books are back

Not only are more people curating books for decoration (and their personal libraries), but they’re also building stairs and tables out of vintage books. Even if you’re not a hardcore bibliophile, books are great tools to use as visual references.

“I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m just flipping through the pictures, but that is such a great way of not going online and learning a little bit about history, People have done the work of curating all of this information for us, so why not use it? Some book covers from the ’80s are art pieces, so I like having them out even just for that, “ says designer Sophie Collé .

You heard it here first: Books are the new status symbol.

Craftsmenship is back with a bang!

We are finally returning to and appreciating craftsmen of all kinds and the unique pieces they make. The skills involved in hand making things will also be more appreciated and celebrated.

The concept of craft and handmade “will apply everywhere,” says Nina Campbell; “design is becoming much more personal, and much more unusual. No more catalogues!” Wendy Nicholls of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler defines it as “individualism.” Olivia Outred explains “We’ll start to celebrate the time it takes to make things, and the process that the maker goes through will become almost as important as the end finished piece.” (Ho use & Garden UK)

Ghorbany has always been a proud supporter and retailer of handmade arts and decor. Visit our showrooms in Riverside and Design Quarter to view our wonderful 2022 collection of rugs and our showroom in Benmore to view our substantial antique and vintage furniture and decor collection.

Dorotheum Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries

26.04.2021, 15:00 - Vienna | Palais Dorotheum

Exhibition: 20.04. - 26.04.2021
Exhibition: 20.04. - 26.04.2021
Auction type: Online auction, 234 lots to be auctioned, for more :

Dagestan Gendje Caucasian Carpet

Sold for Sold for $2,800 on Sat, Mar 27, 2021 5:00 PM GMT+2 New Orleans, LA, USA,

LOT 0464

Starting bid:$800

New Orleans Auction Galleries
New Orleans, LA, USA, March Major Estates Auction: Day 1 of 2

An Isphahan fragmentary rug, Central Persia, 17th Century

Sold for 9,450GBP on Live Auction: 31 March 2021 • 10:30 BST • London

Lot 160 
UK: Greenford Park Warehouse
9,000 - 14,000 GBP
Bid:6,500 Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets

Antique Moghan, Caucasus, late 19th century, wool

Sold for €2,000 at Henry’s auction Sat, Apr 03, 2021 2:00 PM GMT+2

A Mudjur niche rug, Central Anatolia, mid 19th century

Sold for 4,788GBP on Live Auction: 31 March 2021 • 10:30 BST

Brunk auction

Sat, Apr 10, 2021 3:00 PM GMT + 2

A 'Transylvanian' niche rug, Oushak region, West Anatolia, first half 17th century

Sold for 17,640GBP on Live Auction: 31 March 2021 • 10:30 BST • London


15,000 - 25,000 GBP

Davide Halevim: Magnificent Carpets and Tapestries, Christie's London, February 14, 2001, lot 114 , Sotheby’s, Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets

Corinthian Pottery Black-Figure Aryballos

Sat, Apr 10, 2021 3:00 PM GMT+2 Asheville, NC, USA

LOT 0668
Starting bid:
Brunk Auctions
Asheville, NC, USA, Premier Auction - Session II

Chinese bowl bought for $35 at a yard sale sold for over $721,800

An exceptionally rare 15th-century Chinese antique that wound up at a yard sale has sold for $721,800 at auction by Sotheby's, exceeding its top estimated sale price of half a million dollars.

Bought for just $35 near New Haven, Connecticut, last year, the small blue-and-white floral bowl is now worth nearly 29,000 times that price. It features motifs of lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and pomegranate blossoms, and was originally commissioned by China's imperial court during the Ming dynasty.
While Sotheby's is not disclosing the seller's identity, the head of its Chinese art department, Angela McAteer, revealed in a phone interview ahead of the sale that the man who found the bowl at the yard sale "didn't haggle over the $35 asking price."....

An Album Page: A Youth Lying in a Landscape, Safavid Persia, 17th Century

SOLD for €35,080 in Live Auction: March 16, 2021 • 14:00 CET

An exceptional Khurasan silver-inlaid bronze inkwell, probably Herat, circa 1200

Sold for 277,200GBP on Live Auction: 31 March 2021 • 10:30 BST • London,

80,000 - 120,000 GBP
Sotheby’s, Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets
VAT applies to buyers outside the UK


17 Mar 2021, 10:00 EDT New York

LOT 681

The do (cuirass) by Katsumasa
Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
Estimate US$ 40,000 - 50,000, Fine Japanese and Korean Art , Bonhams


SOLD for R240,000 5th Session: Sunday 14 March @3pm, Lot 1550 - 1940, Fine Art, Sculpture and Prints. approx. 50 lots an hour

R200,000 - R300,000 ( $14000-$20000)

Joan Miró (Spain, 1893 - 1983), L'Oustachi (The Ustachi), aquatint in colours with carborundum, on Arches paper watermark Maeght, signed, numbered 21/50, 124 x 87 cm (image size, excluding frame), minor creasing to paper.

Scène de rue à Montmartre (Impasse des deux frères, le moulin à poivre) - Vincent van Gogh's exceptional 1887 painting

SOLD for €13,091,250 on 25 March, Sotheby's and Parisian auction house Mirabaud-Mercier

Estimate €5M-8M

On 25 March, Sotheby's and Parisian auction house Mirabaud-Mercier will offer Vincent van Gogh's exceptional 1887 painting, Scène de rue à Montmartre (Impasse des deux frères, le moulin à poivre). Kept for nearly a century in the same private collection, hidden from public view, the reappearance of this painting on the market is a rare event.
THE TWO YEARS that Vincent van Gogh spent in Paris, beginning in 1886, marked one of the most transformative periods in his career. Arriving from Antwerp, he soon encountered the work of the Impressionists and the Parisian avant-garde. “What people demand in art nowadays is something very much alive, with strong colour and great intensity,” he wrote to his sister in the summer of 1887.

Van Gogh lived with his brother Theo in Montmartre, a bohemian quarter being colonised by artists’ studios and entertainment venues. The peculiar urban yet rural atmosphere of the Montmartre “maquis” – a side of the district filled with vegetable gardens, abandoned quarries and grassy wasteland – fascinated the artist and he was especially drawn to the quaint windmills, some now repurposed into cabarets and other places of leisure popular with artists.

In Scène de rue à Montmartre, van Gogh depicts the famous Pepper Mill, also known as the “Moulin Debray”, located within the enclosure of the Moulin de la Galette. He uses this subject, which he includes in two more works from this time, not only to capture a vibrant and original view of the areas but also to further the plastic revolution spurred on by his artistic encounters. Emboldened by the new artistic styles of artists such as Paul Signac and Claude Monet, van Gogh was transforming his own painting through a mastery of colour, light and composition. It was in Montmartre, during the spring of 1887, that he finally lay the foundations of his inimitable style.

Impressive 19th century French Oak and Glass Cave a Liqueur

Sold for $3,400 on Sat, Mar 27, 2021 5:00 PM GMT+2 New Orleans, LA, USA

LOT 0085
$1,200-1,800 , March Major Estates Auction: Day 1 of 2
New Orleans Auction Galleries
New Orleans, LA, USA,


Sold for GBP 1,625 on 17 Mar 11AM (GMT) - 7 Apr 2PM (BST) | Online 19742

Dagestan Gendje Caucasian Carpet

Sold for Sold for $2,800 on Sat, Mar 27, 2021 5:00 PM GMT+2 New Orleans, LA, USA,

LOT 0464
Starting bid:$800
New Orleans Auction Galleries
New Orleans, LA, USA, March Major Estates Auction: Day 1 of 2

Northwest Persian fragmentary rug, 18th Century

Sold for 15,120GBP on Live Auction: 31 March 2021 • 10:30 BST • London

A Caucasian 'Dragon' carpet fragment, 17th century

Passed: Live Auction: 31 March 2021 • 10:30 BST • London ,

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Sotheby’s Arts of the Islamic World & India including Fine Rugs and Carpets

An Ouchak carpet fragment, Western Anatolia, probably late 16th century

Sold for 6,048EUR on Live Auction: March 16, 2021 • 14:00 CET,

Sarouk Farahan, 1'10" x 2'9"

Sold: $1900 on April 4, 2021, 2:00 PM EST Bethesda, MD, US,