According to designer Tara McCauley, wall-mounted sculptures offer much depth and dimension compared to prints behind glass that can feel flat. She likes to mix artwork in various finishes, textures, and shapes. Tara also notes that creating an attractive “Zoom background” for your colleagues to see is just as important as having a beautiful view when you’re facing the computer.
Vibrant Range Hoods
According to New York City-based designer Hilary Matt, hood vent covers often fall to the back burner during the kitchen design, but she anticipates a greater focus on them in 2024. We will see bolder designs incorporating distinct textures on the hood, like plaster or wood fluting. Hilary always likes to pair a dramatic hood vent with a beautiful, eye-catching range, like the iconic models offered by Wolf.
Technology Take a Pause
According to Nozawa, more and more of her clients want to return to ‘dumb homes.’ At least, that’s what she’s calling the opposite of a smart home! Harsh blue lights and bright touchscreens that illuminate when you walk by at night are starting to give way to a love of mechanical controls: old-school buttons, switches that toggle up and down, and simpler toilet designs.
Your stairway is the perfect place to hint at the beauty to come within your home. Take note of this stairway designed by Andre Hilton of Jordan Hilton Interiors that intrigues the walls. According to Hilton, you will start to see murals appear in unexpected places, such as foyers and stair halls. No more boring, neglected stairwells. They deserve just as much attention as any other room in the house. It should be a journey from one floor to the next, and this trend will make people fall in love with every inch of their home.
According to Matt, more and more homeowners are creating extensions of their kitchens with secondary spaces like back kitchens, additional wet bars, and butler’s pantries. These secondary spaces can be transitional or closed off behind doors and house everything from other refrigeration and warming drawers to built-in coffee systems, wine storage, dishwashers, and more.