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The “Duped to Death” Sofa This Designer Is Ditching

Plus four more trends to toss in 2023.
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White living room with green Bellini sofa
Photography by Belle Morizio; Styling by Naomi deMañana

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What does 2023 have in store? In Design Psychic, our community of editors, experts, and tastemakers predicts the trends coming soon to a home near you.

Let’s face it—we’ve all decorated our homes with things that felt cool in the moment, but then looking back a few years later seemed incredibly dated. (Remember shag carpeting?) That’s not to say that trends can’t be reworked in modern times—um, well, shag carpeting—but after seeing certain ones over and over again, a bleary bouclé-filled brain starts to hunt for something new. 

Designers get it. They’re always looking for ways to make homes feel current and timeless all at once, but they also know that sometimes that involves a trend or two, even when you’re the one starting them. We asked our favorite interiors experts to name the objects and styles they’re leaving behind in 2022 so you can start the New Year off fresh.  

Buh-Bye, Bellini

I will be leaving behind all-white, all-marble, all-bouclé everything and give poor Mario Bellini’s sofa—duped to death in 2022—a much needed break. Instead, I’ll be embracing “modern fancy,” which is old school details like turned wood and warm color done in a modern way.  —Christiane Lemieux, designer, Lemieux et Cie 

Right Angles

Living room with curved sofa
Photography by Tim Lenz

Scalloped furniture, curved sofas, and amoeba-shaped furniture. I will be embracing more classic silhouettes and angular pieces, leaving behind the curved craze. Colin King, stylist

Taste the Rainbow

White kitchens! I know this one will be polarizing, but there are way way too many incredible kitchens out there embracing color in fun and interesting ways. There’s no shortage of inspiration out there, from adding wallpaper, beautiful colored tiles, colored cabinets, or even bringing in deep natural woods. I’m just really, really hoping to see more kitchens start to reflect the rainbow of colors we see in the foods we prepare. Shavonda Gardner, interior designer

In the Mood

I think we’ve all seen enough of the white/neutral color scheme aesthetic across social media in 2022. I’m excited to see how designers utilize darker and rich hues, whether it be through materiality or specialty paint treatments. Dark colors can make a space feel cozier! Victoria Adesanmi, interior designer

Wave Goodbye

Living room with painted rainbow squiggles
Photography by Cody Guilfoyle and Aaron Bengochea

Squiggles—we had some fun, a summer fling, but we knew it was too frivolous to last. I’m looking forward to forever furniture instead. —Victoria Sass, interior designer, Prospect Refuge Studio

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Julie Vadnal

Deputy Editor

Julie Vadnal is the deputy editor of Domino. She edits and writes stories about shopping for new and vintage furniture, covers new products (and the tastemakers who love them), and tours the homes of cool creatives. She lives in Brooklyn.