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Designer Chad Dorsey’s 2023 Home Trend Predictions

Dallas designers tell us the styles they’re betting big on for the new year.
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Designer Chad Dorsey with circa 1965 Poul Volther Chair from Sputnik Modern
When it comes to trends, Dorsey advises: “Go for design you love that is timeless and sparks emotion personally,” like this circa-1965 Poul Volther chair from Sputnik Modern. Elizabeth Lavin

As any local weatherman or Magic 8 Ball will tell you, predictions are an inexact science. Try as you might, you’re sure to miss a scattered shower or love-connection query or two. The beauty of interior design, of course, is that there’s no real right or wrong—what’s on the horizon in one designer’s world may be in the rearview for another. (One man’s shagreen is another man’s shiplap, as it were.) Still, the start of another year begs questions of what’s new and what’s next? To get the answers, we turned to top local talents to share what they expect to see in 2023.

Here are Dallas designer Chad Dorsey’s picks.

1960's Stilnovo Ceiling Light from 1st Dibs

1960s Stilnovo Ceiling Light, $12,000 at 1stdibs

“When looking into trends, I seem to always dive deeper into my past and pull out something rooted in my childhood,” says Dorsey, whose favorite source for antique fixtures is Rewire LA.

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Fornace Brioni

Fornace Brioni “Cotto Capriccio” tile, $69 per sq. ft. at Cle Tile

Dorsey is leaning into ornamental details, such as “decorative tile mosaics that are rich in color and patina,” he notes.

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Rosso Collemandina Marble Slab

Rosso Collemandina Marble Slab, price upon request at Aria Stone Gallery

This palette reminds Dorsey of the 1980s interiors of his youth.  As it finds its way into projects, he says, “I’m liking the warmth.”

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