The luxurious, understated aesthetic has been trending for nearly a year, so it makes sense that newer iterations are starting to emerge. Photos of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s home office give us a glimpse into how the interior design trend of designing hidden wealth is revamped with a global spin.
See the beautiful space designed by Clements Design StudioThe Ellen DeGeneres Show Host below.
“The carved wood desk, visitor chair, and even the wood-veneer bookshelves, although intricately designed, all blend harmoniously in a refined way,” Nicholas Kaiko, Senior Designer at Kaiko Design Interiors describes the design style. The ethnic art pieces above the bookshelves add character, but the restrained color palette maintains an overall sense of calm.’
Nicholas Kaiko, founder of Kaiko Design Interiors, is a highly sought-after interior designer based in Sydney, Australia. With over ten years of experience in interior design, Nick has honed his skills as an interior architect and interior designer, working on luxury hotels and high-end residential projects both locally and internationally.
“Ellen’s office speaks to an eclectic design aesthetic with modern worldly influence by combining old and new,” says Amanda Scotto, principal designer at AMA Designs & Interiors, of Ellen and Portia’s home office concept. The room features simple shapes, streamlined furnishings and a neutral color palette.’
Amanda Scotto has over a decade of experience in this field. She is a Certified Design Psychologist and Feng Shui Specialist. Her design technique combines intent, function and the client’s personality to create an environment that maximizes living space and headroom.
“Full bookcases often tend to feel busy,” she adds. “Because the books are grouped together by color, this allows your eye to rest and appreciate the sculptures placed on the shelves and the room as a whole. Overall, the room seamlessly blends old and new to create an inspiring workspace.”
Nicholas Caico says Ellen and Portia fit the luxury decor trend. “This design is in line with the quiet luxury trend in interior design,” he says. “Quiet luxury emphasizes simple elegance, where beauty and richness lie in the details, quality and craftsmanship, rather than overt extravagance. It is about creating a space that feels distinct and unique, without being too extravagant.” .’
He continues to follow the subdued luxury trend, saying, “Ellen’s office seems to fit in with that trend.” The emphasis on high-quality materials, neutral colors with touches of black, and ethnic-inspired antiques all come together to create an ambiance of serenity combined with sophistication. It works because it provides a sanctuary-like feeling – a place to contemplate, create and rest without overwhelming the senses. This approach provides a calm and rich environment, making it the perfect combination of aesthetics and functionality in an office environment.
As we move into 2024, it will be interesting to see how the quiet luxury trend in home offices evolves. Ellen and Portia’s house is probably the first place you can consult, shop the edit below.
This unique cedar and pine chair was designed in the 1930s in Mora, Sweden. Modern Scandinavian design is perfect for any space.
This elegant desk has an elevated, rustic aesthetic. Its dark brown and black color adds instant warmth to any room.
This gorgeous ceramic vase is the perfect home decor. The reflective glass gives the vase a luxurious feel.