David and Victoria Beckham's living room is a masterclass in a simple but luxurious trend that will dominate in 2024

The rustic modern trend found an unlikely home with this duo – the organic look gains new elegance in their living room

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Luxury has gotten quieter, and the rustic modern trend is proof. As of 2024, the look is even appearing in the home of Posh Spice herself.

In Victoria Beckham and David Beckham's living room, rustic, natural wood takes center stage. The exposed ceiling beams give their home in the English Cotswolds a cozy farmhouse feel. Simultaneously, a crystal chandelier alongside dark green walls and edging brings an elevated energy to the home. It is at once organic-looking and contemporary.

Beyond their living room, the modern rustic trend is a staple throughout the Beckhams' home. From the bedroom to the kitchen, high-brow luxury and farmhouse comfort unite.

What is so alluring about this look that it would cause a couple as iconic as the Beckhams to decorate their entire home in it? Nina Lichtenstein, a Westchester-based interior designer, tells Homes & Gardens, 'The rustic modern trend is no doubt popular because it artfully combines old-world charm with modern elegance, making it quite striking. This design aesthetic emphasizes the beauty of natural materials, minimalist elements, and a warm, inviting atmosphere.'

Nina Lichtenstein
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, the Beckhams' ceiling idea perfectly fits with what is attractive about the rustic modern look. Lichtenstein says: 'It is also a highly detailed aesthetic that typically considers the ceiling the fifth wall of a room. Therefore, the ceiling is often a focal point, with attention directed towards it using reclaimed wood, rustic wood beams, shiplap, mahogany wood, or other wood accents or materials. Thus, a natural wood ceiling would most definitely be considered an attractive design option within the rustic modern aesthetic.'

Rustic greige living room with wooden beams

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She continues, 'A natural wood ceiling is a perfect complement to the rustic modern trend, adding warmth, character, authenticity, texture, and visual interest to the space. It contributes to a cozy ambiance that is characteristic of rustic modern design. Wood ceilings provide architectural interest and can accentuate the height of a room, making the space feel more expansive and inviting.'

'The use of natural wood establishes a strong connection to nature, reinforcing the rustic appeal of the overall design,' adds Lichtenstein. 'Best of all, wood ceilings come in a variety of finishes and styles, allowing you to customize the look to suit your aesthetic preferences, whether you prefer a sleek, modern finish or a more rustic, weathered appearance,'

Shop the Rustic Modern Trend

As interest in organic materials and wellness increases, this trend will only grow more popular. Victoria and David Beckham's home offers the perfect inspiration to kickstart your next trending interior design project.

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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing 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. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.