Eugene Colberg, principal architect at Colberg Architecture, says people still love the interconnectedness of more open layouts, especially kitchen areas. But they also increasingly want quieter or more private places to work or relax.
He says clients have been “reshaping” little-used rooms or storage areas. Attics have become home offices or workout spaces, and unused nooks and alcoves become home offices.
“Coastal Grandmother” is a TikTok trend featuring easy, beachy but chic interiors. It incorporates Grandma’s vintage china, floral prints, wicker, slip-covered furniture and pastels, especially blues paired with white.
Think: a casual linen pantsuit come to life. Find inspiration with Martha Stewart in the Hamptons or Diane Keaton in Something’s Gotta Give.
Cluttercore and carnivalcore
The related-but-separate trends of cluttercore and carnivalcore are taking TikTok by storm. It’s clear the pendulum is swinging back from the minimalist looks trending for years.
Stefan and Maegan Burcur of Rhythm of the Home describe these two trends as a “celebration of fun with touches of postmodernism and vintage vibes. Colours are vibrant and they are there for making bold statements.”
Cluttercore involves collaging memorabilia or other collections without logical order. Cluttercore requires a certain amount of chaos and messiness, alongside mismatching colors, patterns and textures — all on display.
Carnivalcore evokes a sense of circus or theatre design, from tented rooms to disco balls to harlequin prints and the full spectrum of colour, including primaries.