Designing tomorrow: 2023 to 2024 trends of timeless classics?

24th January 2024

Design Design & Inspiration

When it comes to interior design and trends, the question that often arises is, "What design features stand the test of time?" Natalia Manon, Interior Designer at Henley Design, sheds light on this perennial question by highlighting three timeless design features that continue to shape family homes.

The grand statement – large and long island bench

According to Natalia, one design feature that effortlessly marries form and function is the large and oversized island bench.

“A staple inclusion in all Henley homes, the island bench serves as a sleek and smart feature. Whether you're an avid entertainer, an enthusiastic chef, or simply in need of a central hub, this multifunctional space accommodates it all. Beyond its practicality, the island bench makes a stunning statement in the kitchen and the home as a whole. Its versatility and aesthetic appeal make it a timeless addition that seamlessly integrates into various design styles.” Natalia says.


Elevating spaces – high ceilings and increased door heights

Creating an ambiance of grandeur and spaciousness, high ceilings and increased door heights are design elements that stand the test of time. Natalia emphasises that these features contribute to a clean and minimalistic approach to home design, fostering an open-plan atmosphere.

“The sense of airiness and expansiveness they provide makes them timeless components of a cohesive and liveable environment. As we navigate through the design landscape for 2024, these elements continue to be pivotal in shaping homes that exude sophistication and timeless elegance.”


The timeless palette – neutral colour schemes

Natalia underscores the enduring charm of neutral colour palettes. While this doesn't mandate an all-white interior, she recommends incorporating a consistent theme throughout the home.

“Whether it's the warmth of neutral-toned timbers, the sleekness of black handles, or the timeless appeal of simple white cabinetry, a cohesive colour scheme creates a calming and unified environment. By embracing neutral tones, homes achieve a timeless quality that transcends fleeting trends, ensuring a lasting visual appeal for years to come.”


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