From the colours on the walls to the patterns in the halls, our home interiors are tapestries of personality. Here, a Greek vase bursts with fragrant eucalyptus. There, a Warhol silkscreen hangs alongside the toddler's handprint masterpiece. There's candelabras and treasure chests of film photography and kyusu teapots procured from a pottery market in Japan.

Our homes are places where our style and stories are knitted together in an amalgam of neutrals or a flurry of colour. Here, we meditate on what's to come in the world of interiors, rounding up our pick of the top home trends for 2023; from Pantone's colour of the year to the flairful seventies revival no-one saw coming.

 

Our stylist, Tabitha Barker, is predicting...

GP2550 - On the left, a woman stands in golden hour light; on the right, an ornate hall leads to a blue sofa
Pictured: Our Stylist, Tabitha Barker, and The Summer Folly


Laid-back luxury

GP2553 - On the left, a modern living room with window and fire; on the right, a velvet daybed at a window
Pictured: Senara and The Artist's Retreat

As we enter a year where 'in in' is predicted to be the new 'out out', we seek home comforts but not at the loss of design. Think impromptu weekend gatherings and laidback cocktail evenings without having to leave your realm; this year, the home is where the party is at and the door is always open. Homes like Senara and The Artist's Retreat, with their oodles of deep seating and congregation spaces, are steeped in laid-back luxury and primed for relaxed get-togethers.


Punchy, earthy colours

GP2554 - On the left, an ornate carved four-poster bed; on the right, a vibrant red library room
Pictured: Gulliver's Hall and The Summer Folly

After years in the greige wilderness, we're forecasting a resurgence of colour; a trend that's a sure-fire way of weaving cheer and optimism into the everyday. With Pantone announcing ‘Viva Magenta’ as their colour of the year, more earthy, punchy hues such as yellows and reds are set to follow. Look at Saffron Tower's lemon lounge, The Summer Folly's vermillion library, and Gulliver’s Hall's gothic indigo bedroom for inspiration of how to turn your home in to a Kandinsky-esque fantasyland.


Circular economy principles

GP2555 - On the left, baskets sit on reclaimed wood shelves; on the right, a small candlelit table for two
Pictured: Ebony Wood and Pepper Shack

Here is a trend that's the ultimate in timeless sustainability; we'll see a celebration of eclectic family heirlooms and, when it comes to new items, a focus on furniture built to last. Our design team’s focus will be on striking the balance between on-trend design and circular economy principles while sourcing bespoke pieces to hand down between generations. We take inspiration from homes like Ebony Wood and Pepper Shack, both almost entirely built by hand and furnished with vintage finds and look to brands like Loop Kitchen by Danish startup Stykka, Tom Raffield's items made in a Cornish woodland workshop, and the Devon-based bed specialists Naturalmat. Seekers of sustainable makers should keep Jan Hendzel and Sebastian Cox top of mind.

 

Our Head of Brand, Francesca Reed, is predicting:

GP2551 - On the left, a woman looks out a window; on the right, a rug-lined hall leads to a staircase
Pictured: Our Head of Brand, Francesca Reed, and Dandelion

 

A seventies revival

GP2556 - On the left, an ornate room with painted roof and velvet sofas; on the right, a wood-panelled room
Pictured: Castle on the Well and Dandelion

While we have already seen elements of this soulful decade emerge throughout recent years, 2023 will see dark wood, low-slung curvy sofas, panelling, floating staircases, wooden kitchens, smokey glassware, and earthy colours take centre stage in modern interiors. What’s more, a renewed love of lounging will encourage homeowners to incorporate record-playing rooms, sunken living rooms, and television snugs into their floorplans, making space for the nation to kick back in style. See the curved velvet seating on display in Castle on the Well, the outdoor lounge at The Aviary, and warm wood panelling that wraps the walls at Dandelion.


Wild wallpaper

GP2557 - On the left, doorway next to green floral wallpaper; on the right, a colourful wallpapered hallway
Pictured: Castle India and The Pandy House

Another key hallmark of the swinging seventies was patterned wallpaper, and it’s well and truly making a comeback. See The Pandy House, Charlotte’s Folly, and Gulliver’s Hall for fine examples of how the modern country home can use colour and patterned paper to create a warm, uplifting environment that brings joy to every guest that graces the halls. A rise in biophilic design will see more palm trees and botanicals incorporated into living spaces, while brands such as House of Hackney (whose founders own iconic wallpapered homestay Castle India) continue to fly the flag for floral and animal prints. Dip your toe into the trend by starting with a statement cloakroom, you won’t look back.

 

Our Property Curator, Jess Clark, is predicting...

GP2552 - On the left, a woman laughing; on the right, a white hallway with minimalist artwork
Pictured: Our Property Curator, Jess Clark, and Pomona


A character resurgence

GP2558 - On the left, a dining table with orange artwork; on the right, a bathroom with art and a sculpture
Pictured: Pomona and Pearl's on Sea

Gone are cravings for uber-minimalist spaces and sterile interiors; personalisation is back. This year, we're predicting a resurgence of character infusions throughout the home, leading to individualistic spaces that feature stacks of personality; think curated collections of books, layers of one-of-a-kind textiles, unique gallery walls, and an eclectic mix of new trend pieces and foraged vintage artefacts. Homes like Pearl's on Sea, with its glam-rock soul and haberdashery aesthetic, and artsy retreat Pomona both embody this look.


Wellness spaces

GP2559 - On the left, a garden pool and modern home; on the right, an aerial view of country house with pool
Pictured: Senara and Rhapsody

From meditation temples and yoga decks to in-house spas and heated pools, wellness spaces might come in the form of pocket-sized corners of the house or gardens as grand as get-out. With more of us spending more time at home, creating spaces that afford an end-of-day wind down are more essential than ever. Take a leaf out of Senara's playbook and turn the outhouse into a dedicated annexe gym, or go all-out like Rhapsody, with its hobbit-style grill house, hidden yoga studio, and zen lake-top reading room.


At-home restauranting

GP2560 - On the left, a whitewashed modern kitchen from outside; on the right, a dining table at a glass wall
Pictured: Terrarium and The Glasshouse

Be it stools pulled up at the kitchen island like at Terrarium or an upcycled table set for a wine-fuelled group gathering like at The Glasshouse, this year we're predicting the comeback of dedicated dining spaces; say sayonara to dinners eaten on the sofa, and hello to setting the table with glassware and candlesticks (even if it's just for one). Carve out an intimate café-like space in an unassuming corner of the living room, or create a comforting heart of the home out of that disused family diner where togetherness is encouraged (and no one cries over spilt milk).

 

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