These Are the Top Kitchen Decor Trends Designers Say Will Be Huge in 2024

Any real estate agent will tell you it’s worth investing in your kitchen, but beyond modern appliances and luxe touches (forever dreaming of a warming drawer) creating a beautiful space to serve as the heart of your home will reap intangible rewards. Thankfully, 2024 kitchen decor trends are skewing much warmer and cozier than the bright, white kitchens that have dominated for years. The heart of the home should be a reflection of you.

If you’re planning on making any culinary-adjacent updates (big or small) in the coming year, we’ve tapped a stable of talented designers to discuss the 2024 kitchen decor trends worth investing in.

Featured image from our interview with Kate Arends by Suruchi Avasthi.

Renovations are stressful. We asked the experts so you can remodel with confidence. The following trends—from moody marble to “kitschens”—are well worth the investment.

Image by Suruchi Avasthi

Statement-Making Marble

“We predict Viola marble will become a popular choice for countertops and backsplashes. The all-white kitchen trend is waning, and we’re seeing an increase in the use of white oak and walnut, cut in a less grainy style.” — Amy Mobley of City Hill Design       

Courtesy of Lisa Furay Interiors

Soft Checkered Patterns

“While checkerboard in contrasting color schemes and inverse color palettes were on the rise recently, we’re seeing a more scaled-down version of the traditional marbled checkerboard floor through incorporating a softer color palette in the same tone family that go beyond the traditional black and white.” — Munir Turunc, president of Country Floors

Individualistic Kitchens

“2024 will spell the end of the ‘all white everything, all the time’ trend in kitchens. ‘All white and bright’ has a time and a place, but moving into the New Year we’re going to see a more individualistic take on the kitchen. The kitchen wasn’t always thought to be the place where people considered choice in material or texture or even giving it personality. I guarantee if you walked into 10 different kitchens right now, nine out of 10 would be pretty similar. But, I’m here to tell you—you don’t have to have the same kitchen as your neighbor! Whether boldly stepping out of their comfort zone with a stand-out marble or opting to go moody with dark blue, and grey cabinets—homeowners are wanting to show their true colors through their kitchens, quite literally!” – Lauren Meichtry of Elsie Home

Unique Hardware

“While I will always love black and gold hardware options, the upcoming trend is all about the shift toward more unique hardware options. Personally, I’m drawn to eye-catching textures, such as knurled, reeded, or wooden finishes.” — Shaolin Low of Studio Shaolin 

Image of Claire Zinnecker’s kitchen

Organic Kitchens

“Warm wood tones, especially in contemporary or Scandinavian-inspired designs, will be warmly welcomed into kitchens. One of my favorites is using oak wood, as it brings an organic air to the kitchen.” — Shaolin Low of Studio Shaolin 

Kitchen Metalwork

“In 2024, I think we’re going to be seeing a lot of metalwork in kitchens. Designers have been loving custom cabinetry and range hoods over the last few years, but I still think we’re still in the early days of this trend. There are so many ways to incorporate metal into a kitchen while still creating a warm and refined space. I can’t wait to watch this design develop!” — Tess Twiehaus of Tess Interiors

Tile X Design, photographed by Alyssa Lee

Y2K Kitchens

“In 2024, we’ll continue to look to the past for future design inspiration, and the Y2k period is no exception. Integrating elements such as metallic finishes (whether through fixtures and accents) or high-gloss ones including reflective tiles and shiny surfaces are also a more modern way of integrating the design elements commonly found in the Y2K period.” — Munir Turunc, president of Country Floors

Bright pink kitchen.
Image of Alex McCabe’s kitchen

Kitchens With Personality

“When it comes to design, personality is key! That’s why I absolutely adore incorporating pops of color through wallpaper, backsplashes, and playful floor patterns with colorful ranges. This addition is the perfect way to infuse a fun and vibrant touch into any kitchen, making it truly unique and reflective of your individual style.” — Shaolin Low of Studio Shaolin 

Image by Danae Horst


And finally, the good folks at Pinterest have released their 2024 “Pinterest Predicts” home trends, with eclectic kitchens (AKA “Kitschens”) front and center.

“Gen X and Boomers will quirk up their cooking areas with thrifted finds, vintage appliances and eye-jarring pops of paint. No minimalist aesthetic is safe.”

Simple Holiday Décor Ideas Inspired by Nature for the Ultimate Woodland Vibe

We’re two weeks out from Christmas and the holiday spirit is in full swing here at Camille Styles. We’re prioritizing our holiday rituals, baking our hearts out (I’m talking allll the Christmas cookies), and we’ve marathoned just about every last Christmas movie. Of course, we’re also in full holiday decorating mode and couldn’t be happier about it. Our trees have been up since November 1, and we spend just about every waking minute basking in their glow. This year, we’re leaning into an earthy, organic vibe and looking to source as much Christmas decor from nature as possible. Are you feeling similarly inspired? Great—you’ve come to the right place.

Though we’ve been counting down until the big day for weeks now, it simultaneously feels like the season is slipping by. Amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be easy to find yourself looking back on New Year’s day wondering where it all went. So, to make the most of this special time of year, we’ve decided to deck the halls all the more by bringing touches of nature indoors.

The Best Christmas Decor From Nature

The beauty of opting for natural touches of Christmas decor is that oftentimes, this approach tends to be more budget-friendly. During a season when the pressure to purchase is at an all-time high, the opportunity to do a little DIY can come as breath of fresh air. What’s more, getting crafty comes with the dual benefit of tapping into your creative side.

If you also want to infuse a soft and earthy approach to the season at home, get inspired with all the Christmas decor from nature ahead. From fresh-scented garlands to crisp, sculptural branches, these are the perfect ways to bring your home to life.

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Take a Natural Approach to Presents

I always find it funny how few people think of the presents under their tree as Christmas decor. And while the gifts you receive from others often come close to the big day itself, you can always fill in the empty space on your own. Simply select empty boxes and wrap them in natural-hued craft paper. From there, echo the elements with forest green and brown velvet ribbons. Then, tie on dried oranges to highlight the season’s best produce. The pops of color will be a welcome balm to the otherwise neutral selections.

Natural Christmas decorations.

Pretty It Up With Pine Cones

If there’s one decoration that gives your home that holiday touch in an instant, it’s pine cones. This stylish seasonal wonder is a classic must-have to transition your space into the festive spirit. Place them in a bowl on the table or position them in a garland on top of the mantel. Sprinkle smaller ones around the bottom of the tree or across your holiday table.

Christmas table garland.
Camille Styles holiday decor.

Opt for Faux Foliage

While we love the piney scents that come with real greenery, we know it’s not possible to source in all parts of the country. And though past options were once cringeworthy, faux foliage has come a long way. And you don’t have to spend a ton to get the quality your home deserves either. Retailers like Target, West Elm, Pottery Barn, CB2, Crate & Barrel, and so many more have incredibly beautiful options. Select from faux arrangements, branches, garlands, clippings, and stems. No one will know they’re not real. We promise!

Camille Styles holiday front door.

Go Beyond Green

When we think of nature-inspired décor, our minds instantly think green. But there are so many other incredible colors to incorporate into our homes this season—red, white, burgundy, or even pink can all be found in nature and still evoke the festive spirit. Mix it up with a red berry wreath and garland combo or throw some pink pepperberry into a simple vase on a side table. Experiment, play, and have fun with it.

Sculptural branches Christmas decor from nature.

Branch Out

There is nothing quite like a bold branch freshly cut and trimmed from outside to give your home a sculptural touch this season. Cut a few different branches and experiment with them in vintage vessels or a terracotta jug. If you’re not keen on cutting your own, then there are so many branches and preserved berry stems you can buy online now to achieve the same effect.

Christmas decor kitchen

Use Fresh Clippings

You don’t have to spend money to bring nature in. In fact, you could keep things simple with just a few fresh clippings from your garden or head out for a walk and see what you can find along the way. And you don’t have to go big. Sometimes just a few leafy twigs or stems can bring the room to life without going full holiday. It’s a small moment that keeps things fresh and lightens the mood.

Small Christmas tree on nightstand.

Think Outside of the Box

Of course, we will always love branches of cedar, holly, or ivy around the home this time of year but don’t be afraid of introducing some non-traditional stems, greenery, foliage, and branches into the mix, too. We love eucalyptus (the silver dollar variety is our favorite) and olive branches. Fuse different varietals into a garland for a modern approach to holiday décor. We also love wooden decorations for the mantel for natural texture.

And when it comes to thinking outside of the box for your natural Christmas decor, don’t be afraid to change it up in terms of scale, too. We love the idea of sprinkling Christmas trees of different sizes all throughout your home. This mini potted tree Camille keeps on her nightstand is so sweet.

This post was originally published on November 19, 2020, and has since been updated.

We Spend Hours a Day on Pinterest—These Are the Best DIY Holiday Decor Ideas We Found

Decorating your home is fun any time of year, but there’s something special about decking the halls come December. The cozy season is well underway and there’s no better salve for the shorter, darker days than illuminating your home with candles and twinkly lights galore. And while I love nothing more than a good old browse-and-buy-everything-in-sight Target trip, there are more sustainable and affordable ways to up the festive ante. DIY Christmas decorations, anyone?

Featured image from Anastasia Casey’s holiday home tour.

26 DIY Christmas Decorations to Bring the Festivity Home

When the final month of the year hits, you can catch me crafting ornaments, homemade gifts, and garlands of all stripes. As I type away, I have dried oranges cooling on the stovetop and just put up my ornamental stars in the windows. During this season of holiday markets, Christmas movie marathons, and abundant baking, it can be gratifying to contribute to the festivities with a little handmade, festive flair.

So let’s get to making that magic together. Below, I’m sharing my favorite DIY Christmas decorations that I found through my hours of Pinterest scrolling (please tell me you can relate). They span minimalist and maximalist aesthetics, traditional Scandinavian designs, and advent calendars you won’t believe you made yourself. Let the crafting begin!

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DIY Dried Orange Wreath from The Merrythought

Dried oranges are a holiday staple, and we love all of the many ways they can show up in your holiday decor. Take, for example, this sweet and simple wreath. It makes an aesthetic statement—while also showcasing the season’s biggest trend. Bows!

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DIY Modern Advent Calendar from Homey Oh My

Still don’t have your advent calendar up yet? Gather the minimal materials list and get crafting. This sweet little calendar lets you hide a small treat in each pouch. A piece of candy, a little loving note—anything! Let the season’s magic inspire you.

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DIY Air Dry Clay Christmas Village from Alice & Lois

If your Pinterest feed looks anything like ours, then it’s likely filled with tons of white DIY Christmas villages. And while the majority look complex with all the cutting and glue, this one couldn’t be easier. Air-dry clay makes it happen.

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DIY Gold Wreath & Gold Garland by Sugar & Cloth

For a more formal, gilded look, go with this gold wreath and garland pairing. It adds such a lovely sparkle either indoors or out. The hardest part of this DIY Christmas decorating is braving the cold to spray the paint outside.

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Heirloom Advent Calendar DIY from A Beautiful Mess

Kiddos will delight in this stocking-filled advent calendar. The pastel stockings and unfinished wood give it a rustic, approachable look that adds so much character to any holiday set-up. This is a DIY that you’ll be sure to put up year after year.

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Fluted Christmas Tree from Collective Gen

If you’re skipping the real tree this year but don’t want to splurge on a faux option (they can be pricey!), go the DIY route. I love the Nordic vibe of this fluted tree that draws upon one of the year’s biggest design trends in a creative way. Are you ready for the secret to this gorgeous Christmas craft? Roller blinds!

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DIY Christmas Village from The Crafted Life

DIY Christmas decorations add such a lovely, personal touch to your space. And while I didn’t grow up with a Christmas village, I love putting up this one each year. As someone who is drawn to bright and bold colors, I feel like this project was intended just for me.

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DIY Christmas Table Wreath from Alice & Lois

You have a wreath on your front door, hanging in the hallway, placed above the mantel… but your table needs one, too! To fill in the gaps, this minimalist wreath makes the perfect centerpiece.

DIY Paper Bag Stars

DIY Paper Bag Stars From The Merrythought

Paper bag stars are everywhere right now. I’d like to think it’s because they’re beautiful while also being incredibly easy to make. If you have a pack of paper bags, glue, scissors, a hole punch, and string, then you’re ready to go. Stars look beautiful hung in the windows or staggered together above the dining room table.

DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Advent Calendar From Honestly WTF

Beautiful advent calendars abound, but I can’t think of one more stunning than this. It’s bold but minimal, with pretty pops of jewel tones that perfectly reflect the holiday season. And with a short supply list, you have no excuses not to use some precious wall space on this calendar.

Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments

Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments from The Merrythought

Confession: I’ve actually never made salt dough ornaments! I know they’re a Christmas classic, and with this DIY, I’m excited to join in on the fun. And how creative are these designs? They’re exactly the Scandinavian vibe I’m going for this year.

DIY Eucalyptus Garland

DIY Eucalyptus Garland From Homey Oh My

Take a break from the traditional garlands and opt for a little foliage. Eucalyptus smells fresh and piney and adds a small, soft layer of color to your space. If doing a major overhaul of your space feels overwhelming, focus on the simple details.

Dried Orange Garland

Dried Orange Garland From Call Me Cupcake

Dried orange garlands have risen in popularity over the past few years. They’re easy to make, celebrate the citrus of the season, and don’t require a dehydrator (yay!). Plus, they look stunning set against any string of greenery.

DIY Gingerbread House Gift Boxes

DIY Gingerbread House Gift Boxes From The House That Lars Built

If you’re lacking skills in the gingerbread house-making department, this cardboard version is an easy and elegant solution. Annnd they double up as the cutest gift wrap (just in case you need to work on building up your finesse there as well).

DIY Minimal Wreath

DIY Minimal Wreath From A Daily Something

If you’ve ever tried making a wreath before, you know that it takes both artistry and strength. Thankfully, minimal wreaths are trending. Simply string together some greenery, add a few floral embellishes, and you’re set.

DIY Botanical Clay Ornaments

DIY Botanical Clay Ornaments From Semi Stories

If you love the look of handmade ceramics but want to make something a little less involved, oven-dry clay is an easy go-to. These are almost just like making cookies. Head outdoors for a nature walk and gather all the leaves and botanical bits to decorate your ornaments (bonus: they double as the most stunning gift toppers).

Dala Horse Ornaments & Gift Toppers

Dala Horse Ornaments & Gift Toppers From Frances et Moi

Dala horses are traditional carved wooden horses representing the Swedish province of Dalarna. With a Dala horse cookie cutter, polymer clay, and a permanent marker, you have all you need to whip out a bunch of these for ornaments, gift toppers, and presents for friends.

DIY Wood Gingerbread Houses

DIY Wood Gingerbread Houses From Kelly Elko

How gorgeous is this gingerbread village? The best part is that this simple DIY is totally customizable—purchase blank wood houses and go to town adding snow, squiggles, and whatever else your holiday-loving heart desires.

Christmas Ornaments With Toilet Paper Rolls

Christmas Ornaments With Toilet Paper Rolls From Ohoh Blog

Before you let go of your toilet paper rolls, first ask what amazing DIY Christmas decorations you can make. Acrylic paint and a few strategic snips level up your recycling for graphic, bright ornaments that add a much-needed pop of color.

Clay Mushroom Ornaments

Clay Mushroom Ornaments From Paper & Stitch

While mushrooms might not be your first choice for the tree, trust me: they’re trending. Everywhere I look, I see red and white felted fungus and glammed-out toadstools. But none are prettier than these pastel-painted cuties. And I just learned: mushrooms are a good luck symbol. Be sure to keep yours up for New Year’s!

Christmas Advent Paper Houses

Christmas Advent Paper Houses From Delia Creates

I love the idea of a deconstructed advent calendar. Instead of keeping yours contained on the wall, weave it into your holiday décor by setting these paper houses on your mantle or creating a winter wonderland on a shelf.

Christmas Paper Star

Christmas Paper Star From Photowall

Sculptural but simple, these paper stars would make a gorgeous geometric garland. I love the idea of using non-traditional colors that still evoke the warmth and coziness of the season.

DIY Hand Crochet Garland

DIY Hand Crochet Garland From The Merrythought

Have you been wanting to get into crocheting? I’ve been intimidated to start, but this easy tutorial is a great way to begin. Pull up your favorite Christmas movie and get comfy on the couch. Oh, and you don’t even have to have needles—your hands work perfectly.

A-Frame Putz House Ornament

A-Frame Putz House Ornament From A Beautiful Mess

How sweet is this little home? Honestly, I’ve always dreamed of having an a-frame of my own in the woods, but this sweet guy will have to do. I’ll be stringing these up in my tree and have plans to share them with friends as well.

DIY Mini Hat Ornaments

DIY Mini Hat Ornaments From Call Me Cupcake

I started making these mini guys last month and I’ll confirm: I’m obsessed. They’re so much easier than they look and are adorable in the tree or lined up along your windows. They’d also be the sweetest gift topper.

Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar

Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar From Sugar & Cloth

If you’re tired of all the white, green, and red, add this advent calendar to the mix. It adds a quirky touch and the kids will love pulling out their gifts from each house.

This post was originally published on December 2, 2022, and has since been updated.

We’re Calling It: These Are the Best Online Home Decor Brands Around

Have you ever felt a creeping agitation brought on by the burning desire to redecorate your space? Once I get bitten by the interior design bug, there’s simply no turning back. I spend every waking moment fantasizing about finding the perfect piece of furniture or decorative touch that I’m convinced will simply transform my home—and with it, my entire life. While you’ll be shocked to find that my life remains relatively unchanged, at least my thorough internet sleuthing has led me to some of the very best home decor brands around.

Featured image from our interview with Brian and Jessie De Lowe.

The Best Home Decor Brands

You’re probably familiar with some of the bigger brands and retailers available. But part of the thrill of decorating is finding unique brands that can capture your attention with an unexpected piece. Curating an aesthetic requires a fair amount of dedication. But trust me: it’s worth the effort. We spend so much time at home that it feels like an extension of our own identities.

When it comes to finding the best home decor brands, it’s important to look for shops with a strong vision and style. You want to fill your home with pieces that are on-trend but also timeless and classic. Now that you have all your design inspo mood boards ready to go, it’s time to do some shopping. 

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Casa Zuma

It would be impossible to kick off a roundup of the best home decor brands without a shameless self-plug. Because with Camille at the helm of all of Casa Zuma’s design choices and curation, you have to trust it’s going to be good. And good—drool-worthy—the selection is. The vibe is earthy and organic, with ceramics, serving dishes, and now furniture from some of the world’s top artisans who are true masters of their craft. I now have collected every single Casa Zuma mug available, and I have my eye on the dinnerware sets…

Fourth St. Home

Take your pick from this gorgeously curated selection of home accessories and antique pieces. The brand focuses on different materials and textures, giving its mix of objects an incredibly sophisticated look.

Saffron + Poe

This lovely California brand’s commitment to uplifting maker communities around the world results in beautiful, sustainable, and ethically handcrafted homewares like furniture, rugs, and textiles.

The Citizenry

Whether you need new bedding, rugs, pillows, or elegant decorative touches, The Citizenry has what you’re looking for. They partner with master artisans, blending modern style with their time-tested techniques.


What started as a kitchen and food site quickly expanded into a full-on home retailer. It’s become one of the best online home décor brands by creating products that are as functional as they are beautiful. Plus, they can stand the test of time.

Beam Brooklyn

I can’t say enough good things about Beam’s eclectic and creative furniture, lighting, art, and home goods. Their style is a unique mash-up of mid-century, rock-and-roll, Cali-Brooklyn, vintage, and modern—and it just works!

Hay Design

What makes this Danish brand special is that it takes a classic Scandanavian style and infuses it with a unique, fashionable aesthetic.

Slowdown Studio

You’d think the Aussie designer who founded Slowdown Studio in 2015 knew we were all about to be spending a lot of quiet time inside our homes when he established this modern lifestyle brand. Celebrating individuality and creativity, this collection is as functional as it is beautiful. It’s practically inviting you to embrace life’s slower moments.


Jungalow’s bright, bold, and beautiful style draws me in every time, but it’s the brand’s commitment to sustainability that keeps me coming back. They’ve partnered with Trees for the Future, an organization that plants Forest Gardens. They provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock, feed, products to sell, fuelwood, and a 400% increase to their annual income in four years.


Looking to add a quirky touch that isn’t too kitschy? Areaware has you covered. They work with independent designers to bring their ideas to life. Areaware sells one-of-a-kind, exclusive pieces, so you can be sure you’ll have a truly unique, artful home décor piece.

Coming Soon NY

There’s a reason this design shop has a cult following. The founders used their backgrounds in fine art and high-end design to create a cool and authentic urban style.


Article is committed to making stylish, affordable, and high-quality products. They work directly with manufacturers to produce unique and durable pieces. This direct relationship allows the brand to make modern furniture and décor at a relatively low price point.

Anthropologie Home

Anthropologie’s home section is full of highly covetable, beautiful home décor. Their furniture and décor pieces are practical and modern but have a vintage flair. You can’t go wrong!


Crate & Barrel’s more accessible counterpart never disappoints. It has a gorgeous selection of modern furniture, home accessories, bedding, artwork, and more. Best of all, they’ve taken the 15% pledge to ensure that 15% of products and collaborations are represented by Black businesses, artists, and designers by 2024.


We know better than to sleep on Target’s home décor selections. Collaborations with designers like Hilton Carter and Studio McGee mean that you’re getting high-quality, stylish items at an accessible price point.

Urban Outfitters

Once considered a one-stop shop for college students, Urban Outfitters’ home collection is now a design force. They use good materials with visually interesting shapes, colors, and designs. If you haven’t visited their site in a while, check it out. You might be surprised!

World Market

With a focus on value and affordability, World Market is a staple for those craving original and handmade items from around the world.

Part design brand, part lifestyle collection, Hawkins New York makes homewares that are thoughtful and unexpected. The brand partners with producers, manufacturers, and collectives worldwide for their own line and to curate a smart, chic selection of work made by others.

H&M’s home collection is not only affordable but surprisingly elegant. Take a peek at their selection—you might be surprised to see how much you like.

Block Shop

Two LA-based sisters teamed up to found Block Shop—a textile, art, and design studio. They, along with artists and craftspeople, are devoted to celebrating the rich history, process, and materials of handmade textile production. They’ve collaborated with some of our faves like Rachel Comey, Ace Hotels, and Sonos. And best of all, Block Shop invests 5% of its profits in our biannual Community Health Camps in Jaipur, where they started the company in 2013.

Zara Home

Just like its fashionable sister, Zara Home is a one-stop shop for affordable, chic, and ultra-stylish homewares and furniture. Their collections feature primitive-style vessels and vases, jute rugs, and earthy nature-inspired décor. We’re obsessed.

This post was originally published on May 7, 2021, and has since been updated.

Summer 2023’s Biggest Home Décor Trends Include Coastal Grandma and Fluted Everything

The word “trend” can have a bad connotation. Particularly in world of home design, where an aesthetic decision is something you (quite literally) have to live with. But when you’re able to work a trend into your own carefully-crafted personal style, you can keep a space feeling fresh without bending to the will of Big Pinterest. That’s why we turn to the experts for their takes on trends and how to incorporate them in an elevated way. Currently on the docket: the biggest summer decor trends of 2023.

For expert guidance on the current trends to take note of, we tapped Nancy Evars, Angela Hamwey, Erin Hiemstra, Kristin Marino, Tess Twiehaus, Katie Winnington, and Daniella Villamil for their honest insight into the looks they’ve been spotting all season.

Featured image of Brian and Jessie De Lowe’s home by Michelle Nash.

Image by Julie Pointer Adams

The Coastal Grandma Aesthetic

Building on the viral Coastal Grandma fashion trend, the cozy, eclectic look has extended to the design world.

“Taking a cue from a more traditional British décor, the hallmarks of granny design are things like lots of chintz prints, pattern on pattern, oversized florals, painted wood, and wallpaper everywhere,” shares designer Erin Hiemstra of Apartment 34. “Many designers, like Heidi Caillier, Rita Konig (of Domino fame), and Studio Ashby from the UK execute this look extremely well.”

Bring the Outdoors (Fabric) In

Designer Nancy Evars of Evars Collective has noticed more and more clients requesting fabrics traditionally used for outdoor furniture for indoor purposes.

“We’re seeing more indoor sofas, chairs, banquettes, and ottomans being upholstered in these durable textiles, as they hold up to kids, pets, and spills,” Evars notes. “ I also think it helps summer last a little longer by bringing that summer feel inside.”

But as Evars notes, these aren’t the stiff, rough textiles of the past. “Softer yarns and more vibrant colors make these translate so easily to both outdoor and indoor spaces,” she says. “CW Stockwell has new outdoor fabrics that have become the most requested textiles at Evars Collective showroom since launching in May.”

Image by Michelle Nash

Scallops and Squiggles

“You can literally apply these quirky patterns anywhere,” says Tess Twiehaus of Tess Interiors. “This summer, I’m seeing them everywhere. Fireplaces, cabinetry, furniture… if you can dream it, you can add a funky little wave to it.”

Curves Everywhere

It’s not just scallops and squiggles. “We’re seeing curves, arches, and cylindrical details on anything from furniture, accents to millwork,” shares designer Katie Winnington of C&E Furniture. “I love the way it can soften a space and the movement it brings to a room.”

Butler’s Pantries Are Back

“I’m loving the rise in butler’s pantries and/or a separate ‘prep’ kitchen,” says Kristin Marino of KozyKasa. “These areas work great for storing your larger and less-used kitchen appliances and also allow the space for a separate fridge for bulk items. I often see a second dishwasher as well.”

Image courtesy of Tess Interiors

Plaster and Faux Finishes

“Plaster and faux finishes are having a serious moment,” shares Winnington. “As someone who loves texture, this is one of my favorite trends.”

But there’s nothing homogeneous about the plaster of today, according to Twiehaus. “It’s one of those finishes that brings depth and texture without causing much of a distraction. I feel like we’re going to be seeing a lot more of it this summer, but not in your typical shades of ivory and greige,” the designer notes. “I think people are going to lean into the season as they’re designing and pull inspiration from their surroundings. We’ll be seeing lots of sunset hues and shades of blues.”

More Color

And speaking of greige, almost every designer we spoke to touched on how the current look is moving away from muted beiges and whites.

“Many clients are deterred from the light and bright interiors that once dominated the interior design world and are instead looking to add color and pattern to their homes,” explains Angela Hamwey of Mackenzie & Co. “While there’s not one specific color or pattern that we find clients are drawn to, we’re seeing them want to add contrast and interest through textiles or accessories, sometimes in an unusual or unexpected way. Colorful wooden beds or dining chairs seem to be making a comeback. In addition, we have been designing colored and patterned chair cushions for both dining chairs and accent chairs. We find this to be a fun way to add a bit of personality to the space without going overboard.”

Fluted Everything

“This new trend is everywhere, from walls to tile and furniture,” says Daniella Villamil of Daniella Villamil Interiors. “It’s a beautiful way of playing with organic shapes and textures and we welcome it!”

Image by Nikole Ramsay

Pink Cabinets (Or Any Color but White)

Villamil has also noticed a particular color taking over for bright white kitchen cabinets: pink.

But if any form of pink is a bit too Barbiecore for you, it seems that any color in the kitchen is currently on trend.

“We’re happy to see the all-white and grey kitchens make their way out,” adds Hamwey. “With more people in favor of color, stark white is rapidly declining in popularity in order to create visual interest in the home. In general, we’re hoping to see grey replaced with warm neutral colors that create more of an inviting atmosphere. Grey and white tend to feel sterile, especially if they’re overused.”

Image by Zachary Gray

One-of-a-Kind Design

Nostalgic design is having its moment. “We are finding that more often than not, our clients prefer [vintage accents] that can’t be found anywhere else,” explains Hamwey. “This includes everything from furnishings to art and accessories, but it also involves being re-inspired by past design trends and incorporating them in new fresh, sophisticated ways.”