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Trend Forecast: Upcoming Interior Design Trends for 2024

Hello Dear Readers! As we step into the vibrant beginnings of 2024, I’m thrilled to welcome you to the latest edition of our JCD Journal. While we’re a tad late in joining the New Year festivities (better late than never, right?), I promise it’s for a good cause. We've been busy working behind the scenes on our Journal, striving to bring you the most engaging, fun, and insightful content in the world of interior design. So, without further ado, let's dive into the exciting interior design trends set to define 2024!


1. Colour Trends

The Palette of 2024: Bold, Vibrant, and Nature-Inspired

This year, we’re seeing a fascinating shift in colour trends. Bold and vibrant colours are making a grand entrance, bringing rooms to life with their dynamic presence. Think deep purples, energetic reds, and lively greens. But it's not all about intensity; soothing pastels are still in the game, offering a calming counterpoint with their gentle, airy presence.


Nature is also having a moment, inspiring a range of hues from earthy browns to serene greens. These colours not only add a touch of tranquility but also bring a slice of the outdoor world into our homes.


How To Apply Colour Trends In Your Home:

Bold Accents: Use vibrant colours for cabinetry, or statement furniture pieces - if you’re a little more adventurous, why not bathe the entire room in a moody, rich hue!

Pastel Harmony: Incorporate pastels through soft furnishings like cushions, curtains, or rugs - if you’re totally in love with pastels, go all the way with mint green tile or soft nude-pink cabinetry!

Natural Hues: Incorporating colors derived by nature, such as earthy browns and foliage inspired greens.


2. Kitchen Design Trends: Elegance Meets Efficiency

In 2024, kitchen designs are evolving to blend elegant aesthetics with practical functionality. This year, the focus is on creating spaces that are visually stunning and highly efficient.


Luxurious Finishes

Kitchens are getting a glamorous update with luxurious finishes:


The Roxborough by Jack Creasy brass metal kitchen range hood wolf stove marble island waterfall open shelves hicks pendant

Stone Countertops: Marble has always been a popular choice for countertops for its natural beauty. Worried about staining and etching? Anti-Stain and Anti-Etch sealers have come a long way, some are now even backed by 10 year warranties! To get the look without the maintenance, opt for porcelain countertops - they not only look great but they are economical too!

Sophisticated Cabinetry: Investing in high-quality, furniture style cabinetry is always a smart decision. Not only does high-quality cabinetry made from plywood and solid wood stand the test of time, it also adds value to your home.

Metal Accents: Brass, pewter, and brushed gold fixtures add a touch of luxury and warmth to your home. Metal clad hoods make a dramatic statement, whereas brass faucets paired with matching cabinet handles can refresh your space without breaking the bank.


Ergonomic Design

Efficiency is key, with designs aimed at enhancing comfort and usability:


Built-In Appliances: Seamlessly integrated for a streamlined look allowing them to be wherever you need them, but always out of sight! Please panel your dishwashers always! It’s the one appliance I never want to see in a kitchen!


Hidden Storage Solutions: Concealed breakfast centers are a game changer in any kitchen. Not only do they look beautiful when not in use, but swing open the doors and behind is everything you could possibly need to start your day! Toaster, microwave, bar fridge, coffee maker, sink, you name it - it's there! And when breakfast is over, close those doors and hide the mess!


Biophilic Design Elements

Nature plays a significant role in kitchen design:


The Roxborough by Jack Creasy Branches in a vase on the breakfast table with black and brass kitchen cabinetry

Indoor Herb Gardens: Spaces for growing herbs add freshness and greenery. Even if all you can fit is a pot of fresh herbs on your counter, do it!

Natural Light and Ventilation: Large windows for a bright, airy feel combined with proper ventilation. Having a hood fan that works and is whisper quiet, that’s what kitchen dreams are made of (and we have the perfect one that we use in every project for our clients).

Natural Materials: Incorporation of wood, stone, and plants brings the outdoors in. I love wood countertops for this very reason - they warm up a space and add that natural element we crave in these spaces.


The Roxborough by Jack Creasy Chef's prep sink with window, marble countertops, soft grey framed inset cabinetry and metal brass range hood wolf stove

How To Applying Elegance And Efficiency In Your Home:

Add A Touch Of Luxury: Update your kitchen with elegant hardware or a statement light fixture.

Optimize Storage: Reorganize your kitchen to keep items together - think of how you flow through your kitchen - keep prep tools+cutting boards together, store serving ware such as dishes, cutlery and platters near the table.

Incorporate Nature: Use potted herbs in terracotta or brass containers along a window sill or behind your sink to create a small herb garden for a natural touch - bonus, you get to incorporate fresh herbs into your cooking!


The trends this year reflect a harmonious combination of elegance and practicality, ensuring that kitchens in 2024 are not just visually appealing but also designed for optimal user experience.


3. Furniture Trends: Style Meets Functionality

The furniture trends of 2024, much like the kitchen trends, are all about balancing aesthetics with practicality.


Multifunctional Furniture:

As living spaces become more compact, multifunctional furniture is a godsend. Think sofa beds, extendable tables, and modular pieces. 


DESIGNER TIP: For extendable tables, instead of purchasing 10-12 identical chairs, opt for 6 for daily use and add two or three pairs of complementary chairs. These can be used together during larger gatherings and placed in living rooms, bedrooms, or bathrooms as occasional chairs when not needed at the table. We used this very design trick at our Queen Lewis project, placing extra, coordinating-but-not-matching, side chairs in the breakfast nook of the kitchen as well as in the office and T.V. lounge on the second floor.


Artisanal and Custom Pieces:

Artisanal craftsmanship and the uniqueness of custom furniture pieces are gaining popularity. Tailored to individual tastes and spaces, these bespoke pieces not only enhance the character of a room but also offer a distinct and personalized touch, reflecting the homeowner's style and functional needs.


A sneak preview of a few of the custom accessories we recently received for project Attingham Park, all customized perfectly to suit our client's home and functional needs!


Mixing Styles:

Embrace the creative freedom of mixing and matching different eras and styles in your home decor. A vintage armchair, with its classic charm, can create a striking contrast and add depth when placed next to a sleek, contemporary sofa, showcasing a harmonious blend of old and new.


Project Spotlight:

Get ready for a stunning transformation in the Principal Closet at JCD Attingham Park! We're in the midst of crafting a bespoke rug for the Principal Closet, a piece that promises to be the crowning jewel of the room. This isn't just any rug; it's a masterweaving of design, meticulously chosen to tie together the room's colour palette, infusing life and warmth into the space.

Imagine the soft, luxurious texture underfoot, transforming the acoustics and feel of the room from a stark, boxy space to a haven of luxurious comfort. Stay tuned to witness how this custom rug elevates the entire experience of the Principal Closet, turning it into an exquisite, harmonious retreat!


Jack Creasy Design in the moody green Queen Lewis kitchen as seen in house and home magazine 2024

Conclusion

As we wrap up our sneak peek into 2024's interior design trends, remember that these are not just trends but inspirations to create a space that resonates with your personal style. Whether you’re drawn to bold colours, maintenance-free countertops, or artisanal furniture, there’s a world of possibilities to explore. As always, we're eager to see your personal spin on these trends - share your spaces with us on Instagram using #JCDTrends2024.


Here’s to a year of creativity, functionality, and style in our homes! Stay tuned for more exciting content in our next issue of the JCD Journal.

-Jack




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