Ayesha and Stephen Curry's kitchen layout incorporates an unusual detail that's set to influence trends in 2024

The wood kitchen contains a marble addition that previously went unseen – experts explain why this intriguing detail is a good idea

stephen and ayesha curry at the 2021 met gala
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With the introduction of widespread work-from-home policies, we're all renegotiating how we use our homes. Home offices have become all the more necessary, but we often fail to consider the diversity of what a 'home office' can look like. For Ayesha and Stephen Curry, the ideal home office is in the kitchen.

Ayesha took to Instagram to share the latest Cabernet Sauvignon from her wine brand, Domaine Curry Wine, with her wooden kitchen. Behind her, we were quick to spot an inset marble accent in the back of the space. On the table in the footage, there is a laptop and space for charging cords, creating the perfect home office.

Though the space is small or could be used for alternative purposes (like a coffee bar), the presence of the laptop demonstrates the versatility of an inset like this. While it serves as an aesthetically pleasing marble kitchen accent to contrast with the rest of the wood on the ceiling and the cabinets, it also serves several significant functions.

Experts say the look is a huge emerging interior design trend. 'As we're in our homes more post-pandemic, each space needs to serve more functions,' says Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens. 'Since it's one of the primary social spaces in a home, the kitchen is of utmost importance. For this reason, I can absolutely see marble insets like Stephen and Ayesha Curry's becoming more popular.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

She continues, 'First of all, they are a cost-effective way to add a touch of marble to a wood kitchen. Rather than adding an entire marble backsplash or countertop, an inset like this requires a much smaller slab.'

'It can be used for different purposes over the lifetime of your kitchen. If you're a coffee or tea drinker, it's the perfect placement for a drinks station. If you entertain a lot, it's a great spot for a home bar. If your family has children, it can be a great place for the family computer. If you work from home, it can function as a home office. No matter the need, a marble inset can fill that space.'

Shop Marble Kitchen Accents

If you're not ready to install an entire marble inset, get the marble kitchen look by introducing well-placed marble cookware. Marble with wood is always a hit.

Though we don't currently see marble insets in every kitchen, this might change over the next few years. This stylish and functional addition, seen in Stephen and Ayesha Curry's kitchen, has massive potential to grow.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.