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Patterns and prints are key to livening up any type of room, which is why I always ask designers which types they’re loving right now. I went straight to the source and spoke with the pros about their current favorites that they hope will become even more popular in 2024. Spoiler: If you’re drawn to nature-inspired designs, you’re particularly in luck! Biophilia is going to stay big in 2024, along with a handful of other throwback designs and motifs.
Bands of color are back, as stripes are going to be making even more of a splash next year. “I’m excited to see stripes coming back,” says designer Jaime Moore, the founder of James Studio Interiors. Moore thinks stripes are a neutral — especially if you choose a more conservative color combination that features white or tan with a more traditional accent shade (think: black, blue, and red). In a recent living room project, she tucked a navy and white pinstripe chair into a corner opposite the piano, which you can see here.
Designer Shannon Tate-Giordano, the founder of Shannon Tate Interiors, is eager to continue incorporating natural prints and motifs into her projects. “They feel timeless and classic and can be paired with modern or traditional furniture and work well in either scenario,” she says. In a dining room, Tate-Giordano covered the walls with Justina Blakeney’s Eucalif Wallpaper in teal, and the bold leaf print pops against the neutral furniture tones. Designer Katy Evans, the founder of Katy Evans Design, agrees. “We always incorporate patterns from nature — leaves, flowers, animals — and often on a block print,” she says. She’s especially charmed by Schumacher’s Lady Hollyhock at the moment.
Designer Rebecca Jones, the founder of Rebecca Frye Design, also appreciates nature-esque patterns, particularly in the form of floral or trompe l’oeil scenery. “It makes a huge impact on a room,” she says. Given that she generally works within smaller New York City spaces, she also appreciates the power such mural-like designs have in significantly transforming a room. “These large-scale patterns or scenes create visual interest and add depth to what otherwise may be a narrow or cramped room or hallway,” Jones explains.
Additionally, designer Emily Sturgess, the founder of Emily Sturgess Design, enjoys what she refers to as “nature as a neutral” for both formal and casual spaces. “Scrolling vines, abstract foliage, and flowering trees swathed across walls can act as a neutral when used on a larger scale,” she explains. “These patterns allow me to build upon them easily with smaller-scale prints, geometrics, and stripes. The result is a warm, classic interior.”
Within the nature realm, designer Jenn Acito, the founder of Dama + Wood, finds herself drawn to aviary patterns. “I find the playful patterns of birds can easily create a bold vibe, a classic story, or even an eclectic aesthetic,” she notes. “Similarly to floral patterns, birds have a way of bringing the outdoors in, but something about birds always feels a bit more edgier and fun.” In 2024, Acito hopes to recover an accent chair in a bird pattern or incorporate a lampshade featuring birds into a project.
All About Americana — But Make It Fresh
Jones also looks forward to continuing to introduce new takes on blue and white into her work. “I love a refreshing take on classic Americana style,” she says. “The classic blue and white combination can feel tired, as it has been done time and time again, so I love an unexpected approach to this classic color combination.” She used Schumacher’s Khan’s Park to recover a chair and ottoman in this primary bedroom. “I think patterns can be impactful even when not the main focus of a room,” Jones says. “This bedroom feels very calm and approachable, yet fun and interesting.”