Ellen DeGeneres's calming dining room embodies the organic modern trend that's set to dominate interiors in 2025

The dining room in the comedian's home celebrates the cozy, natural trend that has been everywhere in 2024 – and it's expected to be even bigger next year

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Ellen Degeneres's dining room is trailblazing one of the biggest design trends of 2025, organic modern. The talk show host's space embodies the natural materials, clean lines, and minimalist bent of the style. Though we've discussed the mogul's real estate portfolio at length, this might be our favorite.

Degeneres took to Instagram to share a picture of her kittens and farmer's market oranges in her dining room, but we were looking at the background. The comedian's space incorporates a natural wood bench softened with a textural beige cushion. Her farmhouse table is also made of wood but in a completely different stain for a delicious contrast. The whole thing is accented with a light gray wall at the back.

What is the organic modern interior design trend? Jodi Peterman, Principal Designer at Elizabeth Erin Designs, states: 'The organic modern trend blends natural elements with luxurious touches to create a harmonious and sophisticated aesthetic. At its core, organic luxe embraces the beauty of natural materials such as wood, stone, and linen, complemented by plush textures, metallic accents, and elegant finishes. This style celebrates the raw beauty of organic materials while infusing spaces with a sense of refinement.

She continues, 'Picture rooms adorned with live-edge wooden furniture, marble countertops, soft wool rugs, and shimmering metallic light fixtures, all coming together to evoke a serene yet upscale atmosphere. This trend ties closely to biophilic design, which seeks to connect interiors with the natural world, enhancing the well-being and comfort of those who inhabit the space.'

Why is the organic modern look so popular? It is, in part, to do with the endless search for an interior design. Pam Hutter, principal architect at the Chicago-based sustainable design firm Hutter Architects, says, 'Homeowners want spaces that feel sophisticated yet natural. Organic modern appeals because natural materials like wood, stone, and reclaimed materials are timeless. My clients often request wood accents, stone fireplaces, and reclaimed wood flooring, which provide warmth and character.'

An organic modern kitchen with wooden beams on the ceiling

An organic modern kitchen, in the style of Ellen Degeneres's dining room

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A contemporary focus on sustainable design bolsters the interest in these materials. Peterman tells Homes & Gardens: 'Organic modern aligns with the growing emphasis on sustainability and eco-conscious living, as it often involves using renewable resources and embracing craftsmanship.

Homeowners also love Ellen's mood-boosting design look's positive psychological benefits. 'Organic modern appeals to those seeking a balanced and calming environment amidst the fast-paced modern world,' says Peterman. She continues, 'The use of natural materials connects people with nature, promoting a sense of tranquility and well-being.'

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If you're hoping to replicate the ambiance of Ellen's living room, it's all about the materials. Peterman advises: 'To recreate the organic modern look in your own home, focus on incorporating natural wood and luxurious lighting. Start by selecting furniture pieces and decor items made from reclaimed or sustainably sourced wood with a natural finish. Consider adding a statement piece like a live-edge dining table or a wooden bed frame to anchor the room. Pair these elements with luxurious lighting fixtures such as chandeliers, pendant lights, or sleek floor lamps featuring metallic or glass accents. Opt for lighting designs that emit a warm and inviting glow, creating a cozy ambiance.'

She continues, 'For a cohesive look, balance the textures and materials throughout the space. Integrate soft textiles like linen or velvet for upholstery, throw pillows, and curtains to add warmth and comfort. Incorporate touches of metallic finishes in hardware, mirrors, and decorative accents. Finally, natural elements such as potted plants, fresh flowers, or botanical artwork should be brought in to emphasize the organic theme further and create a serene retreat, reflecting the principles of biophilic design.'

Whether you style an organic modern dining table like Ellen, or choose to design a whole room around the trend, timeless, sustainable design is always worth it. Degeneres and DiRossi's space is just a jumping-off point.

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.