December 30, 2022

The Top Design Trends for 2023

As the calendar prepares to roll over to 2023, we’re getting excited thinking about client projects for the new year—and all the trends we’ll see, too. Here are eight of the top ones, according to experts. We think they’ll definitely inspire your next design.

’90s Neutrals

It’s no surprise that this makes the list—’90s (and early-aughts) fashion was a major clothing trend this year. What does that mean for decor? Lots of beige, brown and cream—and a move away from tones like the previously perennially popular cool gray, according to ELLE Decor.

But Also, Bright Color

If Pantone’s Color of the Year, Viva Magenta, is any indication, we’ll also be seeing a lot of bright color—whether it’s an accent wall in your powder room or an entire swath of your home. In addition to Viva Magenta, emerald green is another major trend—it was the top color in 1stDibs’ designer survey for the third year in a row, and sage green was the runner-up, according to ELLE Decor.

Sustainable Style

That could mean using local resources that create less of a carbon footprint or natural materials like wood and stone. Either way, “sustainability” is far more than a buzzword—it’s a conscious change being made by designers, brands and clients alike.

Marble, Marble Everywhere

Safe to say we love marble—and lately, dramatic, colorful variations of this classic stone are making a splash in kitchens and bathrooms. Go for something unique and brightly veined and see where the design takes you—you may be surprised.

Perfect Pantries

“If being under quarantine at home revealed anything during the pandemic, it’s how to become more organized,” Houston-based Sherrell Neal of Sherrell Design Studio told Architectural Digest. These days, a pantry as much a part of the kitchen as it ever was, and there’s plenty of room to be creative with yours so that it works for your lifestyle.

Bathroom Bliss

As with pantries, the lockdowns and time spent at home over the past few years have reminded us that our homes should be our sanctuaries—and that includes our bathrooms. Maybe it’s time to get started on that main bathroom renovation and buy the claw foot tub of your dreams.

Cool Curves

Curves—both architecturally and in furniture—are in. Just don’t overdo it. When it comes to furniture, start by selecting one piece, like a chair, coffee table or sofa, and decorate around it. And if you’re redoing a room or designing a new build, remember that adding an arched or curved entryway or doorway will add softness to your space.

Bringing the Outside In (and Vice Versa)

In beautiful Sarasota especially, being able to throw open your doors and have your outdoor space be an extension of your living room or kitchen is one of the best parts of living here. That means glass doors, stylish outdoor furniture and plants everywhere.

Beautiful design has the power to transform lives -Billue Guignard