What Comes After Zellige and Brass? Kate Berry Predicts the It Home Trends of 2024
Plus the one thing she wants to see less of in the new year.
Published Nov 5, 2023 1:15 AM
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Domino’s chief creative officer, Kate Berry, has always loved checkerboard. “Ever since I was a little kid wearing Vans,” she recalls. So the fact that the graphic pattern is all the rage these days (we’ve noted it everywhere from pool towels to bathroom floors) isn’t news to her: She’s seen trends come and go—and then come back again. “While I could say I’m ready to leave it behind, I’m more over when trends are mixed together. I don’t necessarily need to see a checkered rug with a ball-foot coffee table, a squiggle mirror, and terrazzo,” she says, “but all those things on their own are classics.” Looking forward to 2024, Berry is excited to welcome a new wave of design ideas without completely saying goodbye to the past. Ahead, she offers us a peek inside her crystal ball.
Make Creative Sofa Choices
I don’t want to hate on it because everyone has one, but I don’t really need to see a place with a fake Mario Bellini sofa. I’d love less of the knockoffs and more of people trying out other shapes. House of Leon and Claude Home are both making really beautiful furniture right now.
Curate Moments With Decorative Objects and Sculptures
I am seeing a lot of pedestals, specifically people using them to display their decorative items or plants, almost like a museum or gallery setting. (My friend Jordan Ferney has two plinths in her living room that she topped with sculptures.) Right now, there’s no shortage of places to find objects worth displaying, from Evamarie Pappas to Jane Yang-D’Haene to Axel Salto.
Swap Brass for Satin Steel
When you think of brushed-metal steel, you think of a Wolf range; you think of an industrial feeling. But now people are working it into design and it’s not so cold and slick. Glassblower Dana Arbib has an entire kitchen in it. I’m also seeing it on walls, like in Hôtel de La Boétie, designed by Beata Heuman, where it meshes with her whimsical style, and in furniture, like Umberto Bellardi Ricci’s mohair-topped stools and the cash wrap he designed for Beverly’s.
Embrace Brick for Warmth
I’m not over zellige tile yet. That said, terracotta and brick are on the rise—and I don’t mean a traditional brick wall. Designers like Studio Iturbide and Patricia Urquiola are using brick in graphic ways by pairing it with wood and Shaker-style furniture and playing with perforated silhouettes. It takes it away from the industrial and gives it a modern edge.
Get Fanciful With Your Food Displays
There is a big trend right now in food presentation as art. We’re focusing on getting more fanciful with tables, like including little dessert cups, coupe glasses, and cake stands; everything has an elevation to it that makes it a bit more monumental.