Ariana Madix has already proven herself to be a woman of many talents. The reality television star has done stints on Dancing with the Stars and Vanderpump Rules. Now, the starlet is joining the cast of Chicago on Broadway in the role of Roxie Hart. But did you know that she also has a knack for picking up on kitchen trends early?
Looking at Ariana's kitchen decor, the first thing that stands out is the number of textures she has incorporated into the space. The television star's kitchen includes stainless steel cabinets, seamless marble countertops into a backsplash, wooden shelves, and a reeded partition marking the end of the room. All of these textures work harmoniously together to create a sleek and modern black-and-white kitchen.
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Experts say this look is perfectly in style. In a report on 2024 kitchen trends, Josie Medved, design manager for Symphony Group states: 'Tactile surfaces are key for 2024’s kitchens. Adding depth and interest to any space, the texture is easy to achieve via cabinet doors, worksurfaces, splashbacks, handles, flooring, and walls.'
Josie has worked as a design manager at Symphony Group, one of the UK's largest manufacturers of kitchen furniture, for almost 20 years.
One of the ways that Ariana incorporates texture in her kitchen is by using a slab kitchen backsplash. Experts predict this look will be one of the most used ways to incorporate texture and tactile surfaces into your kitchen decor next year. Richard Davonport, managing director at Davonport states: 'Slab backsplashes are making a big statement in 2024 kitchen design. These seamless, continuous backsplashes create a sleek and modern look. Using a single material for the countertop and backsplash adds an elegant and timeless touch to the kitchen.'
With a Distinction in Furniture Design and Cabinet Making, and knowledge from his father Aubrey Davonport, an honorary member of the British Woodcarvers Association, Richard went on to set up his own workshops and later, the Davonport brand, who specialize in creating bespoke kitchen furniture.
Aside from the innovative kitchen countertops, another part of the texture in Ariana's kitchen is the black reeded partition on the edge of the cabinets. Josie predicts that reeded finishes will be one of the most popular ways of integrating the textural trend this year. She says, 'This year saw reeded doors and screens becoming highly sought after, especially in bathrooms, and 2024 sees this trend taking center stage in kitchens too. A simple vertical reeded pattern adds textural detail, elevating the kitchen into a design-led space.'
For those hoping to implement this trend in their own homes, Josie continues, 'Mix reeds with neutral kitchen decor for a soft feel or choose darker palettes for a dramatic look.'
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Whether you like the look of a marble backsplash and reeded wall or prefer a more rustic look like different colored wood, integrating texture is a great way to upgrade your kitchen for the new year.
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I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.
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