Design Trends: 2024 and Beyond

2024 & beyond.

The hallmarks of well-edited interiors now revolve around warmth, layers, character and intentional design that by nature creates a deeply personal feel in any space.

The blending of design styles is noted more than ever - traditional meets contemporary, maximalism meets minimalism... it's an eclectic blend that is inviting and intriguing all at once. These are the design styles to watch in 2024, and beyond.

Quiet Luxury

A collage of images featuring the Quiet Luxury design trend, and Gwyneth Paltrow exhibiting Quiet Luxury in her wardrobe styling.

To quote Vogue " 2024, the worlds of interior design and fashion are more intertwined than ever."

We all remember Gwyenth Paltrow's infamous ski trial in March of last year, and the bombardment of headlines that followed, crowning her the master of 'quiet luxury'. And just like the fashion trend she became synonymous with, interior styling is now centered around classic investment pieces.

At Stephenson House, we have long believed in being intentional with what you bring into your space. Does a piece have soul? Is it built to last - both in style and in durability? Much like a wardrobe, a space comes together when it is built around pieces that exemplify quality and artisanal craftsmanship.

Quiet luxury is not to be confused with minimalism, rather it is the feeling of being well-styled and timeless, created by expert tailoring, luxe fabrics, well-placed accessories, and the absence of branding.

Curved Forms

A collage of images featuring curved furniture forms in interior design.

The desire to bring an inviting feel to our interiors through warmth and softness has been exhibited in colour trends (goodbye all grey everything), textile movements (bouclé baby!), and is being implemented through curved furniture forms and organic motifs.

When it comes to this 'trend', we've been ahead of the curve, as firm believers that these furniture forms are at home in both traditional and contemporary settings. In 2024, curved forms go beyond the arms of sitting chairs or the backs of sofas, extending to scalloped headboards, architectural lightforms, organic-shaped cocktail tables, sculptural details, and throughout the other hard surfaces in well-designed homes.

A collage of images featuring curved furniture forms in three well-designed spaces.

Maximal Minimalism

A collage of three images featuring the blending of maximalist and minimalist design styles.

No, minimalism isn't dead. But it has evolved. 

The fusion of maximalist and minimalist styles has emerged as a captivating trend, creating a delicate balance between simplicity and extravagance. This delightful marriage of opposites results in a design aesthetic that not only maintains the timeless allure of a minimalist colour palette, but also injects personality and soul through maximalist details.
The conventional stark notions of minimalism are softened as sculptural forms, layered neutrals, and an array of eclectic items find their place, embracing a newfound moody character. This strategic incorporation of maximalist elements transforms spaces into a canvas for self-expression, creating a confident design statement that resonates with the unique tastes of the inhabitants.  

It's a celebration of diversity, where each element contributes to the overall unity, resulting in spaces that are both visually striking and deeply personal.


A collage of images featuring tone-on-tone interior design and tone-on-tone wardrobe styling in the 'latte' trend.

First came latte makeup, then latte outfits, and now, latte interiors. Going beyond the trend of latte and chocolate browns that are sweeping the fashion and interior design industries, monotone rooms and layers of tone-on-tone decor are being seen in an assortment of warm, rich neutrals, and even statement jewel tones.

Not only is this trend visually impactful, but it places emphasis on design elements like forms, silhouettes, textures and materials. The space may be a collection of like tones, but the materials used are anything but uniform - think textured walls, lacquered finishes, velvet drapery, stunning prints, and an array of fabrics on furniture and accessories. Anything but boring.

A collage of images featuring tone-on-tone interior design in jewel tones, deep red, yellow and green.