Our homes need to be the safest, most comfortable place in the world, especially in the times we live in. Scientists say that the current pandemic may not be the last one we experience in our lifetime, so if we must invest in anything that we know will last, it should be our homes, especially if there is a future in which we once again need to stay home as much as we can.
If you want some luxurious home designs to inspire you as you plan for your dream home, here are some 2021 celebrity home design trends to explore.
Former That ’70s Show stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis wowed architecture enthusiasts when they revealed their sustainable farmhouse in Los Angeles. Featured exclusively on Architectural Digest, the world-famous couple showed off their six-acre property that sits the main house with a connected entertainment barn, which is also a guest house.
There is also a freestanding pavilion where the family can host barbecue parties, and the property is designed to perfectly capture the views. The couple hired architects that are known for the modern farmhouse aesthetic, giving the concept a bright and contemporary upgrade.
If you want your home to be a place of comfort during uncertain times, opt for a homey, down-to-earth, and warm visual language instead of the typical extravagant aesthetics straight out of the Rococo period.
Physical activity spaces
Another trend that has been around for many years, not just in 2021, is spaces that are dedicated solely to physical fitness. Since public gyms were not considered an essential service by most states, many of them had to close up shop at the height of the pandemic. If you’re trying to think of ways to make your home cater to your every need during public health crises, why not invest in a sports court in the backyard or something similar to it?
Let’s take our cue from reality TV star and businesswoman Kourtney Kardashian, who is known for her passion for healthy living. Throughout the run of their TV show and on her social media posts, the public figure has shown off her backyard basketball court. It is the perfect space for all types of physical activity—from intense workouts to fun basketball games or tennis matches. If you invest in a workout space from the comfort of your home, you never have to worry about staying fit, even if another pandemic takes place.
For the past decade, the trend has always moved towards neutral color palettes. White, black, gray, dark hues, and earthy tones dominated the trends, with many celebrity homes especially opting for a primarily white aesthetic. But trends, no matter how ubiquitous, always come and go, and the neutral color palette domination is no exception.
2021 is the year we say adios to all-neutral interiors and welcome bolder and more vibrant shades—orange, in particular. Here are some examples of celebrity homes that are embracing this new trend:
- Actress and comedian Mindy Kaling showed off a muted orange wall. This was paired with a blue and white knitted rug and an interesting painting that primarily uses the color blue.
- Model and new mom Gigi Hadid also showed off a new rusty orange shade of walls, paired with a colorful rug. Based on the plush toys on the shelves, it’s clear she was in the nursery.
- Model Chrissy Teigen also showed off a burnt orange sofa, paired with a more neutral wall and marble coffee table.
If you want your interiors to look just like the homes of the stars, don’t be afraid to try this emerging trend of using a muted or burnt shade of orange as the primary color, or even a statement one if you’re too hesitant to go all out with it.
Known for being a trendsetter, actress Vanessa Hudgens also showed off her new Los Feliz home to Architectural Digest. The style is distinctly Old-Hollywood with all its art deco touches, but the star says she was most inspired by historic homes and an old chapel in Europe. If you’re looking for a trendy style among young celebrities, give historic European architecture a modern twist by incorporating more contemporary touches and materials.
You don’t have to copy celebrity homes, but you can be inspired by them. Explore these trends and let yourself be inspired as you plan for and pick designs for your new home. In an uncertain world, our houses can be our sanctuary and one-stop-shop for everything we need to survive.