TV shows such as HBO's Succession are among the driving forces behind the fashion world's renewed interest in quiet luxury and, consequently, its reapperance in home design.
"Quiet luxury in the home is very similar to what we're seeing in the fashion world. It's the opposite of luxury brand logos being plastered all over clothing, handbags and shoes. It's the ability to mix texture, color and comfort successfully without having to scream, "I'm a luxury brand!" explains Melissa Fields of Shades of Gray Design Studio.
For example, "Quiet luxury of the past was more orthodox and not as approachable as today's quiet luxury," says Valerie Stafford, lead designer at Rumor Designs. "Formal living rooms come to mind, curated with French wingback chairs whose upholstery may or may not have matched the wallpaper."
Of course, interior design is just as mercurial as fashion trends. For a broader overview, "The 21st century began as a rather simplistic version of contemporary design, relatively bland in every way," says Penny Drue Baird of Dessins LLC. "That was countered by a wave of colorful, jarring rooms with a hodgepodge of 'designer' and 'artist' furniture. The pandemic put a slowdown on life and design, leading to a quieting down of design — a trend moving toward promoting more well-being and calming, pleasureful and serene living, she adds.
All of this is to say, "Money talks, wealth whispers," says Lindsey Coral Harper of Lindsey Coral Harper Interior Design.
Read on to find out how to get the stealth, quiet luxury look in your home.