Courteney Cox's stunning living room color scheme celebrates quiet luxury with a cozy, relaxed sensibility

Warm neutrals shine in the actress's tranquil space – interior designers explain why these calming colors will always be on trend

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When done right, neutral is anything but boring. The proof is in the pudding in Courtney Cox's space.

Acclaimed photographer Rich Stapleton photographed the Friends actress's space, and the images are unmissable. The fifth slide in the carousel shared on Instagram shows Cox's living room which celebrates a warm neutral color scheme filled with rich textures of beige and brown. It taps into the quiet luxury trend in a cozy, organic modern way.

Her living room color scheme is at once classic and new, and, unsurprisingly, designers love the look.

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'The warm neutral palette, adds softness and a relaxed, cozy feel,' comments Manuela Hamilford, Founder and Creative Director of Hamilford Design.

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Manuela Hamilford

Manuela was born in Vicenza, Italy and then moved to New York City to start her career in design, where she gained a flair for interiors and a passion for bespoke home furnishings. She founded her luxury interiors studio, Hamilford Design, in London in 2000.

One of the most stylish elements of the space is the integration of earty, natural textures within the neutral living room. Hamilford says: 'I love the natural sustainable materials, rattan, wood, sheepskin rugs and stone floors, they all work with the neutral palette. These earthy elements give a sense of grounding and lean on a trend towards sustainability - natural materials in ours homes impact our moods and make us calmer.'

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Nina Lichtenstein, an acclaimed, Westchester-based interior designer agrees, adding: 'The gray natural stone floors form a solid foundation, grounding the space with their earthy texture. Wood furniture, decor, and accents—such as the framed opening into the adjacent room—infuse warmth and organic charm, complementing the stone floors effortlessly.

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Nina Lichtenstein

Nina Lichtenstein is the founder and principal home designer at her eponymous design studio, based in Westchester, NY. Nina believes that home design should capture a family’s unique spirit by how it serves the family's daily needs while nourishing the soul. She has been celebrated for designing, renovating, and building elegant living spaces.

Furthermore, experts that Cox's space is a unique take on one of 2024's biggest interior design trends. Hamilford states: 'We are seeing clients want less fussy "don’t touch anything" interiors and leaning towards welcoming and comforting texture and palettes. These earthy tones have always been popular, but here we see Cox using cleaver layering of textures and shades which adds depth.'

She continues, 'We are seeing clients move away from "show home" style interiors and leaning towards welcoming and comforting textures and palettes. This living room is the epitome of this, it’s informal and laid-back relaxed and encourages visitors to relax.'

Lichtenstein also notes Cox's use of texture. She says, 'Cox's living room is a masterclass in texture and layering. A variety of soft textures—from the plush rug underfoot to the sumptuous throw pillows on the couch—create depth and tactile interest. The couch, adorned with a throw draped elegantly over it, exudes comfort and relaxation.'

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Warm neutrals are never a bad idea. As shown by Courteney Cox's space, they look especially quietly luxurious when applied in an organic modern manner.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor 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.