The quiet luxury trend echoes the pandemic-era maximalist interior craze. While many of us are still drawn to dopamine-inducing colors and rippling shapes, a new iteration of minimalism is beginning. Sophia Richie Grange’s wedding in the South of Francewidespread Inheritance, and not many people shout it, but the uniforms of many big tech companies, yes, Elizabeth Holmes’ black turtlenecks, quiet luxury is never silence in our design-obsessed world. is not. While these examples may evoke an emotional understanding, the aesthetic details are a little harder to track.
For answers and insights, we looked to some of gaming’s greatest designers. Below, three experts share details on the quiet luxury trend. From rising popularity to must-haves to styling tips to bring home the trend, consider our comprehensive guide to all things quiet luxury.
Featured image courtesy of: Kate Marker.
Kate Marker at Kate Marker Interiors and Kate Marker Home. Kate is the founder and owner of kate marker interiora residential interior design company, and Kate Marker Homeoffers carefully selected furniture, upholstery, rugs and lighting.
Caitlin Kah from Caitlin Kah Interiors. Kaitlyn Carr I am an interior designer based in Palm Beach. Its fresh and livable interiors range from traditional to contemporary. She has worked with a diverse range of clients on an eclectic mix of residential and commercial projects in the United States and abroad.
Alexandra Epstein, lead interior designer at Purple Cherry Architects. Alexandra is a graduate of the Art Institute where Alexandra has developed an innate appreciation for the beautiful, art and composition and has created a portfolio of various projects. Whether contemporary or traditional in style, Alexandra’s ability to create carefully selected spaces to live in and enjoy is evident.
What is quiet luxury? How would you describe this aesthetic and what words would define it?
According to Epstein, “quiet luxury is more of a state of mind.” An aesthetic that bridges fashion and home decor, she describes quiet luxury as “sophisticated elegance.” In order to capture the entire trend, designers shy away from the extravagant, gaudy and gaudy. Luxury is only half the name. Choosing an understated color scheme featuring a “neutral palette filled with luxurious textures” is the easiest way to express your beauty.
Marker’s definition is based on this, emphasizing a “restrained sense of warmth and elegance”. Basically, the easiest way to create quiet luxury is to let the work speak for itself. Kerr added that paying attention to the tactile qualities of a space creates luxury. “Layered textiles, soft ambient lighting, plush and comfortable upholstery, fluffy bedding, and soft underfoot rugs” are all important factors to keep in mind when choosing quiet luxury. . your home.
Quiet luxury quickly took the design world by storm. What explains its influence and what drives trends?
Carr is quick to cite our common need to come home to a relaxing and calming space. “By limiting the patterns and colors, we can charge with more peace of mind,” says the designer.
But zoom out and you can see how the cultural zeitgeist is conveyed within this understated aesthetic. According to Epstein, “quiet luxury has always had a presence.”all from Inheritance To Gwyneth Paltrow ski accident lawsuit We brought this trend into the mainstream. But perhaps even more compelling is how that appeal is communicated through social media. “Fashion and home influencers are presenting it as something very streamlined and easily accessible,” she points out. And what is the broadest expression of quiet luxury? An ubiquitous capsule wardrobe dominated by cream, black, navy and white.
Quiet luxury also raises design longevity issues. “Investing in a piece that will stand the test of time requires careful consideration,” says Marker. Whether it’s in your wardrobe or at home, one of the benefits of embracing quiet luxury is increasing your budget for items you’ll love for a lifetime.
What do you think are the must-have items for quiet luxury?
There are a few key items that instantly convey quiet luxury. In fashion, Epstein loves classic ballet flats, a chunky black bag, “sweaters in a variety of neutral tones,” and gold bangles. (Essentially describing every costume we wanted to emulate in every Nancy Meyers movie) so far.) Replacing aesthetics with home, she suggests investing in:
- wool throw
- Accessories for leather bindings (i.e. boxes, tabletop blotters, trays, etc.)
- gold frame wall or floor mirror
- wooden photo frame
Marker’s quiet, luxurious favorites range from large pieces to masterful details. “Neatly upholstered sofas, linens and high thread count bedding, custom window coverings, sumptuous wool rugs and outstanding vintage pieces that tell a story.”
Do you have any styling tips for following the trend?
Epstein’s tip emphasizes the self-control inherent in quiet luxury. “Stick to a neutral palette, use texture to tell a story, maintain classic lines, and mix in antiques you can find.” It is important to be objective. She stresses the importance of bringing an old-world flair to a space, making it feel “clean yet curated, residential yet sophisticated.”
Quiet luxury is clean yet curated, residential yet sophisticated.
Marker, too, agrees to appreciate the older pieces, adding new accents here and there to keep them interesting. She adds that materials and textures play a key role in creating a sense of quiet luxury, recommending opting for an antique brass finish that “brings a glow that adds warmth to the space.”
I love Kerr’s approach. She starts with extravagant throws and selects tranquil and extravagant landscapes from there. Dedicated to emphasizing simplicity in aesthetics, she encourages homeowners to choose refreshing towels and beautiful candles for their bathrooms. Always think ‘easy-going elegance’, whether you’re moving quiet luxury into your home or wardrobe.