Luxury Interior Design Trends

A spacious kitchen and dining area with marble island countertop, hanging lights, and wood dining set,
As builders, we help you ensure that your dream home speaks to you, not to popular trends or fashions. With that in mind we keep up with the latest and greatest design currents. Whether you live by them, or feel totally detached and individualistic, options are good. Here is our first 2023 update.

All-White Palette Out, But Not Forgotten

The pure whites of the last decade are finally finding some hue again. The all-white minimalism was crisp and contemporary. Yet it provided very little visual comfort. That said, contemporary design lovers can take heart knowing that the new color palettes have not wandered very far away.
The first popular color groups are simply off-whites. They include warmer whites, “griege” and clay-like hues. Another popular color group is shades of brown. These include chocolate browns, camels, caramels, and mustards. We were all ready for a “palette cleanser,” said one celebrity designer.

Natural Materials as Accents

We are also seeing a desire for natural materials again over synthetic. We are thrilled that natural materials are back. While they are not back to overwhelm a space, there is nearly always at least one accent in every major space of the house. Specifically, marbles of all varieties, soft and organic materials, warmer tones, wood and stone, and even clay accents. Many customers are plastering walls again, as well.
In our designs, we are often proposing rafters again instead of joists, so we are exposing architectural elements such as laminated wood or steel in most cases.
By the way, some of the synthetics are so good they are indistinguishable. And when it comes to porcelain tile versus marble, there are durability advantages to porcelain.

Furniture Update

We are seeing a wonderful trend in sculptural console tables, sideboards, coffee tables, and end tables. We love this. In the mountains, the perfect examples combine natural materials with sensual shapes and curved edges. Not all are custom-made. There are plenty of off-the-shelf options, as bespoke furniture is a fortune. (We are occasionally asked to design and build custom furniture and have been doing it for over 15 years – link).
There is also quite a lot of what we would call elevated outdoor furniture. Pieces have become bigger and more sophisticated. That makes sense as we continue to spend more time entertaining outdoors. Patios, decks, and outdoor kitchens have become extensions of our interior spaces.
Inside there is a wonderful renaissance of leather furniture. Almost every piece is available with vegan alternative upholstery.

Geometric Patterns

A TV console
A TV console featuring a geometric pattern of a variety of woods.
Geometric patterns and bold shapes are popular with furniture and fixtures. Hexagonal-shaped coffee tables are a must have and eye-catching geometric light pendants are extremely popular. Geometric patterns are great for creating a striking focal point and this long-standing luxury trend will seemingly never go out of fashion.

Brass, Copper, Black, and Rose Gold Metal Accents

There has been a move away from stainless steel and chrome interiors recently and brass has been introduced back into our homes. Black, copper, and rose gold are also back. These alternatives create a warmth and elegance and interest to the simplest of spaces.

Side Kitchens

Nearly every large, luxury home is building a small side kitchen. This is an extension of the butler’s pantry concept, only more functional and for food preparation, not just storage.
Since the kitchen itself has become such an essential centerpiece of décor, the side kitchen is where actual catering and cooking takes place during a party, so that the kitchen is free for entertaining. This is especially important for new homes that continue to use a great room concept.

Artwork Update

The mountain west always follows the beat of its own drum. We are seeing nature and naturalist artwork, abstract presentations of western themes, and classic contemporary pieces. There has been very little change. We are not seeing any of the so-called trends: racial minority protest art, street art, textile-based art, NFTs, or neo-surrealist art.

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