We love Hailey Bieber’s 'stealth wealth' walls – and the experts taught us how to recreate the look

Expert interior designers offer advice on curating modern, quiet luxury walls inspired by those in Hailey Bieber's home

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Hailey Bieber is well known for her elegant, quiet luxury style, but her paneled greige walls take the model’s stylish modern minimalist design to the next level.

Hailey took to Instagram to show off the home she likely shares with her husband Justin Bieber, and the stealth wealth walls are perfectly casual chic. The straight, modern panels are highlighted by glossy, neutral paint. One look and we’re convinced we need this living room wall idea in our lives!

Interior design experts also love the color and panels of the walls in Hailey’s room. ‘After seeing Hailey Bieber's Instagram post where she showcases her “casual-chic” style and stunning greige walls, I can understand how many might be tempted to incorporate a similar color into their own homes’ says Jessica Myeck DURA color expert at Dunn-Edwards

‘The overall look brings an organic, yet polished, feel to any room or design style – but especially suits laundry rooms, entryways, bedrooms, and kitchens’ says. Interior designer Tama Bell, founder of Tama Bell Design adds ‘Paneled walls are a popular design choice for a number of reasons. They are a classic, traditional element and add a layer of architectural detail to a home. We love how they can be used to make a new home feel “old.”’

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Jessica Myeck

DURA color expert Jessica Myeck has been at Dunn-Edwards for almost 13 years. In that time she has worked as a color advisor manager, a regional color advisor manager, and manager of innovation and consumer strategy. She has her BA in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Pheonix.

For those interested in recreating Hailey’s look in their homes, Jessica has several recommendations for copycat paint colors. One of her favorites is Bungalow Taupe (DE6172) which is ‘a grainy tan dusted with green and has a delightfully organic feel. Versatile and freeing, Bungalow Taupe is perfect for a variety of design styles, making it the ideal choice to incorporate into your living spaces.’ Jessica also loves Desert Suede (DE6206) which she describes as 'a timeless neutral greige with a subtle hint of green. Its versatility allows the hue to effortlessly complement various design aesthetics, both indoors and outdoors.’ For a touch of classic elegance, she recommends Fine Grain (DE6213) which is a ‘sophisticated greige hue that translates to any space, working exceptionally well in transitional design styles.’ 

This classic chic look is an exercise in monochromatic color schemes, so Jessica and Tama recommend sticking to one color. Jessica says to paint everything, including the walls, doors, trims, and even the ceilings in the same shade. She adds that the texture variations of the panels will elevate the design style. Tama Bell calls the method of using one color in a completely paneled room ‘color drenching’ and says that it can make the space feel larger. She says this technique is especially effective in a powder bath, laundry room, or mud room space. 

Tama Bell
Tama Bell

Tama Bell is a certified designer and founder of Tama Bell Design, a studio based in Sebastopol, California. She describes her design style as European traditional mixed with the California coast – demonstrated through designs that are 'quiet, elegant and comfortable.'

Jessica even has a recommendation for those without paneled walls who want to get the look. She suggests ‘you can use a painter’s tape to achieve the effect of paneling through the use of precise lines: start by painting the base color of your choosing, and then apply the tape to create 1/4” vertical stripes every six inches or so (based on the size of your wall). This clever technique will give the illusion of vertical paneling, adding a touch of sophistication to your space.’ 

Whatever your home style, Hailey Bieber’s effortlessly chic design is within your reach! 

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.