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Designer Jean Liu’s 2023 Home Trend Predictions

Dallas home designers tell us the trends they’re betting big on for the new year.
Jean Liu with Rugs from Jean de Merry
Embrace Those Curves! Liu says she’s also loving the move toward rounded corners on furniture and accessories, like these Atelier Agahzadeh rugs, available at Jean de Merry. 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 interior designer Jean Liu’s picks.

“Coco” light, $25,600 at Larose Guyon

Liu admits that “the movement towards sculptural lighting is not necessarily a recent one,” but she says fixtures like this one by Larose Guyon resembling a strand of pearls is not to be missed.

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Marble Mancala from CB2
Courtesy of CB2

Marble Mancala, $149 at CB2

“There seems to be a renewed interest in board games but done in a luxurious way,” says Liu. “Cheers to making time for these types of past times in the new year.”

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Courtesy of Hue Light Shop

“Prairie” Lamp, $396 at Huey Light Shop

“We incorporated this pattern into the millwork at this year’s Kips Bay Show House, but we predict more of these details in 2023, whether it’s on the leg of a dining table, on a vase, or on a lampshade,” says Liu.

Buy at Huey Light Shop
NUDO Console from Kelly Wearstler
Courtesy of Kelly Wearstler

NUDO console, $27,000 at Kelly Wearstler

“We began spotting knots in the world of jewelry design courtesy of Spinelli Kilcollin and are excited to see this trickle over into unlikely materials like marble, as seen in Kelly’s Wearstler’s latest introduction with NUDO,” says Liu.

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Courtesy of Meillart

“Ypsilon” Sofa, $2,815 at Meillart

“Sustainability continues to be an important part of many projects, and cork seems to be the material du jour,” notes Liu. She says modern furniture from lines like Blackcork make it easy to make responsible—yet beautiful—choices.

Buy at Meillart


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