American actress and singer Hilary Duff’s quaint and serene Hollywood home has become the talk of the design world for one important reason: She endorses “warm minimalism” – the latest interior design trend taking over our Instagram feeds.
But what’s so special about this luxurious look that has captivated designers and homeowners alike? Warm minimalism, like the subdued luxury trend, is having its moment in the spotlight. Unlike its cooler but more clinical sibling, the warm minimalist interior promises to bring out more personality and comfort in a clean and functional space.
Hilary Duff’s home, designed by Jenny Cain, is the perfect embodiment of this popular and welcoming aesthetic. The simplest way to achieve this look, as Jenny Kayne did, is to imitate warmer colors from nature. Inspired by colors and materials from the natural world, warm minimalism adds a gentle, calm touch to interiors that can be combined with textures and colors to ebb and flow with the seasons.
“There is a clear move towards warm, minimalist interiors,” says Becca Galbraith, designer and founder of Becca Interiors. “Deep, rich, neutral colors resonate with our desire to be more in harmony with nature. As a result, we’re starting to see more and more people decorating with gold, beige, taupe and ocher to create elegant, simple and calm spaces. It’s about building a sense of cohesion, so that nothing dominates A piece of furniture or color to the space.’
To recreate the calm aesthetic in Hilary’s home, the key is to keep this look as simple as possible. Use one or two pieces of furniture or furnishings as the backbone of your room, and use colors, materials and shapes for the rest of your decor ideas.
If in any doubt, start with the floors. In this space designed by Jenni Kayne, a handwoven Lodge rug serves as an introduction to the colors and tones used elsewhere. Beige, gray and taupe decor helps give the room an earthy tone, evoking a sense of calm and tranquility – a great choice for an entryway.
“Using a natural color palette is all about adding depth and contrast in different layers and textures,” says Jane Landino, creative studio head at Taylor Hawes. “To bring a minimalist design feel to a warm color palette, it’s important to incorporate plenty of textures to keep the space from feeling too lively or dull.”
Here, Jenny Cain layered Alpaca Basketweave Cushions and an Alpaca Basketweave Cotton Pillow to add depth, warmth, and a touch of subtle color to Hilary Duff’s living room seating.
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