10 Interior Design Trends We’ll Quietly Stop In 2023

Sometimes it’s worth taking the quiet route to quitting smoking and phasing out the tendencies in your life before it’s too late (and you’re deeper than you ever expected) . I fully intend to reveal which design trends are most likely to disappear for 2023, but first I have an important disclaimer to share: context matters. Yes, trends come and go, but ultimately taste is subjective and there is no room for negative projections from others in spaces that make you feel safe, happy and true to yourself. same, whatever the decoration of the interiors. The design cycle these days is less fleeting than a fast fashion garment: it’s a little harder to throw away your Chesterfield sofa just because it’s not “in” by this time next year. (If you wait long enough, I promise he’ll be back!) That being said, we To do live in an incredibly fast-paced digital age where crazes become hyper-obsessions until they very quickly peak, become oversaturated, and pass their peak.

The blob boom has exploded across the internet this year, with delightfully nostalgic amorphous shapes gracing the pages of many AD problems. While a host of beautiful and timeless objects have been born out of this trend, we believe there will be a return to an appreciation for more structured shapes. Other fading trends that we hope will stay here: color-matching decor, for example (think: clusters of black-and-white photos or rainbow shelves). Others also feel lifeless – and perhaps dying – like all-white or all-grey color schemes and kitchens with clean countertops. And don’t get me started on all the iconic designs that have been fooled to death! Scroll down for the top 10 interior design trends we’re sending (and hope you’ll consider quitting quietly) in 2023.

The kitchen of this townhouse in New York's historic Greenwich Village features custom cabinetry finished in hand-rubbed lacquer.

Blob all over the place

The structure is there! While we love the drops, ripples, and childhood fun of curved shapes reminiscent of childhood Play-Doh creations, there’s something good about the pronounced lines that bring a bit of shape into a room. This is not a cue to ditch all things blobby altogether; it just means that when there is an infatuation with one, like a pendulum, we expect to see a rise in the other. Let’s put an end to the atmosphere of boutique hotels!

Impeccable kitchens

In the same vein, the ultra modern minimalist kitchen, which is often found in all white or gray. There is not a single bowl on the counter, and God forbid any eccentric marbling in the counter stone! Often cabinets will be polished to a very high shine, but certainly never a shiny appliance in sight. A terrifying place to cook. Why are we here? Think of the antithesis, famous hairdresser Harry Josh’s country house kitchen, overflowing with bowls, plants and spices on every surface. It’s warm, intimate, cheerful and inviting – everything a kitchen should be.

Open floor plans

Earlier this year, we let you know that the open floor plan isn’t going away anytime soon. That being said, post-pandemic, the reality remains: if you live in a city with limited space and home is for work, sleep, and everything but the kitchen sink, then you want it functions as such (dividing our offices and platoons – when possible – of our living rooms.) Not to mention that the most charming parts of the house are often the smallest spaces that we transform into something cozy, like this corner perfect breakfast at Alex Bass’ West Village apartment. The original guest bedroom concept may be dead, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop compartmentalizing physical spaces as well. Boundaries are important, people!

All-white and dark greige interiors

Is it just me, or is everything suddenly starting to look like an HR catalog? The whole greige palette is unnecessarily exhausting: any decorative element you come across, if it’s not white or gray, it’s on its way! Yes, all-white can be sleek and minimalist, but just as often it seems devoid of any personality or fun. If you’re looking for a better take on this aesthetic, try all-white with a subtle pop of color, like the kitchen in this Upper East Side apartment – it’s just one wall, but it brings in a whole new dimension. to space. Not to mention how too much gray can really dampen the mood of a room. You don’t want your space to feel like it’s giving off “nobody’s home” vibes, as we like to say.

Colour-coordinated decor

From clusters of black-and-white photos to color-coordinated shelves, this whimsical, unnatural look still looks a bit more like a curated Pinterest page than the intimate rooms of someone’s actual home. You should be able to stick a new book on your shelf even if there’s only room in the pink section. Open your mind to all the possibilities of arrangement.

The cozy living room inside the LA home of Claire Tabouret and Nathan Thelen features some of their own designs: Claire painted the ceiling with images of tarot cards, and Nathan made the sofas and the cocktail table .

Non-functional objects

With limited space comes limited decorative items. With that in mind, we’ll likely see a move away from those without function and an increase in those that add both visual intrigue and purpose. Last month, AD editor Sydney Gore has brought our attention back to plant decor, one of many timeless porcelain arts that put the fun in the functional. You finally have an excuse to put your plates on the walls! When Sebastian Zuchowicki’s traditional client unexpectedly requested a ping pong table for the dining room, he accepted the challenge and found the perfect piece from Sean Woolsey Studio that wouldn’t take away from the themed condo. by French Deco. (Pro tip: Lighting is a great place to start if you want to incorporate a one-of-a-kind piece that serves a purpose, as seen inside Julien Sebban and Jonathan Wray’s Paris apartment.) For a more advanced course, take notes from interior stylist Colin Roi and study every inch of his Tribeca loft.

TV-centric lounges

These days, screens are central to most people’s daily lives. Perhaps just as indispensable for parties, even now as white lotus is finished. That being said, if your setup is a couch facing screen, it’s hard to attract anything else. So even if your space is small, find a small way to make it more interactive. Whether it’s two sofas facing each other instead of the wall, or adding an extra lounge chair in the corner, let’s talk about it! (Dare I suggest bringing back the conversation pit?)

Chesterfield sofas

While the Chesterfield sofa is undeniably charming and an easy way to hit the modern farmhouse trend that will continue to dominate in 2023, maybe it’s time for a little break. With SoHo House’s granny-chic aesthetic sweeping the scene of perhaps too many homes these days – with the Chesterfield front and center – we’re interested in seeing different ways to pull off this look. rustic and intimate. That could mean going lighter and nobler a la Beverly Kerzner’s Hudson, or more eclectic and warm like Sienna Miller’s English Cottage.

Designs fooled to death

The Ultrafragola mirror by Ettore Sottsass, the Camaleonda sofa by Mario Bellini, the Chandigarh armchairs by Pierre Jeanneret, the lipstick mirror by Roger Lecal… You get the picture. These days, counterfeits are becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish from genuine originals. Sometimes it comes down to the little things: I recently discovered that a dead giveaway for fake Jeanneret chairs was in the corners of the wicker upholstery. (They’re meant to be rounded.) Either way, you’ve probably seen all of these items in countless homes; not clear if this is a real or a replica. And yes, the originals are timeless design staples – which makes their dupes ripe for the picking – that will never completely go out of style, but we’re way above the lack of originality. Instead of buying a fake at a suspicious price, consider commissioning something unique from an emerging designer or check out a trusted vintage furniture dealer. Nathan Thelen made the sofas in the 1920s house that he shares with the painter Claire Tabouret, but of course not all of us have this advantage at home!

Chill on the curly

Yes, bouclé can come in any color, but it’s one of those things that looks inherently beige, you know? Maybe it epitomizes the all-white Panic Room, but there’s something about seeing it everywhere that seems extremely unsettling. (The next pandemic dealer who reupholsters a spotless vintage piece of furniture in the fabric will get a complaint straight from this office.) Anyway, bouclé was everywhere for a while, but now is the time to try something else. Deliberately plush fabric has its place – I myself own a much-loved bouclé sectional sofa – but certainly not in every home.

Originally appeared on Architectural Digest

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