The Nune Kitchen - Living room cabinets


In today’s fast-paced world, where our lives are often a whirlwind of work, social engagements, and family obligations, the trend of embracing serenity and calm within our living spaces has gained significant traction.

Quiet luxury is a design term you might have heard buzzing around the fashion world, but in recent months it has trickled into the world of interior design. Unlike fleeting trends that come and go, quiet luxury has established itself as a timeless design concept that will stand the test of time.

What is Quiet Luxury?

As its name suggests, quiet luxury exudes style and opulence but in a subtle and sophisticated manner. Instead of filling your home with flashy and excessive furnishings, this design focuses on having fewer understated and timeless pieces in your space, creating a homely and inviting environment.

This look can be achieved in any room of your home, particularly rooms where you find peace like your bedroom or kitchen.

Unlike the nature of fast fashion which focuses on trend over quality, quiet luxury is centred around craftsmanship, meaning your furniture will last a lifetime and won’t need to be replaced or end up in landfill.

Does Quiet Luxury fit with other interior design styles?

Quiet Luxury can be adapted to a variety of interior design styles, particularly Japandi, Scandinavian, and Contemporary.

Remember, the key to incorporating this aesthetic into your interior is to be mindful of colours, textiles, and materials. And prioritising quality and craftsmanship to create a sense of understated luxury within your space.

Keep reading to learn the top tips to bring quiet luxury into your home.

Quiet Luxury Tips

1. Refined aesthetic

Quiet luxury has the aspects of minimalism but is less strict. Simplicity is key to implementing this design. Rather than overwhelming your space with clutter, let quality, not quantity, be the guiding principle, allowing these select elements to speak volumes in your decor.

2. Colour palette

Colour palettes play an essential role in quiet luxury. Soft, neutral colours can create an inviting and comforting environment, they act as a blank canvas allowing the rest of the elements in your space to take up space. 

Although neutral and earthy tones like beige, stone, and muted greens form the foundations of your space,  accents of colour, metallic tones, or black can be used sparingly to elevate the room.

3. Textures

Textures play a crucial role in luxurious interiors, adding depth and tactile richness to the space. Natural fibres like linen, cotton, and wool pair well with harder textures like wood, and stone. Including accents of metal like bronze or brass provide a subtle sheen.

It’s simple to add textures to living rooms and bedrooms, but to kitchens, it might seem tricky. For our Hackney House project, as seen above, our client opted for rough saw timber cabinets for subtle texture. When the sunlight shines into the kitchen, you can see the beautiful natural grain detail in all of its glory.

4. Lighting

Natural lighting is key to creating a cosy and tranquil environment in any space. The quiet luxury design embraces natural lighting to make the space light and airy and accentuates the textures and details within the room. Large windows allow plenty of light to fill the room, but if your natural lighting is limited, hang large mirrors strategically on the wall to reflect the light around the room.

5. Materials

In quiet luxury interiors, the importance lies in subtle elegance and refined simplicity. When selecting mixed materials, it’s crucial to opt for combinations that elevate the overall aesthetic without overpowering the room.

Combining warm woods with marble, stone, ceramics, or natural fibres all work harmoniously together.

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