Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's kitchen proves that mid-century modern design will be huge in 2024

The NSYNC lead vocalist and Valentine's Day actress are setting this year's biggest interior design trend

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If you're wondering about the latest kitchen trends, look no further than the home of  Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.  Justin Timberlake is one of the world's bestselling musicians, responsible for classic aughts hits like 'Cry Me a River,' 'Rock Your Body,' and 'Sexy Back.' His wife, Jessica Biel, is an Emmy-nominated actress who has starred in countless blockbuster films and shows, most recently the popular Hulu series Candy. 

Beyond their accomplishments in the entertainment world, the power couple has proven they have excellent taste in interior design. An Instagram video from Jessica Biel reveals their mid-century modern kitchen, and interior design experts are impressed.

In the video, Jessica packs her children's lunch with Kindersprouts, the kid-friendly version of her popular Kinderlyte Electrolyte Drink. Behind her, we catch a glimpse of the mid-century modern home where she lives with husband Justin Timberlake. The kitchen has wooden paneled ceilings with modern inset lights, sleek marble countertops, and stylish gray cabinets with gold hardware. In the background, a modern, sculptural chandelier hangs over the den.

Interior designers love the way Jessica and Justin use mid-century modern ideas in their kitchen. Nicholas Kaiko, interior designer at Kaiko Design Interiors states: 'Mid-century modern design offers both simplicity and functionality. The kitchen, being the heart of a home, benefits from the mid-century ethos because it emphasizes clean lines, organic forms, and functionality. The minimalistic cabinetry often associated with this period allows for striking uses of color, be it on cabinetry or even on decorative fixtures.'

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Nicholas Kaiko

Nicholas Kaiko, founder of Kaiko Design Interiors, is a highly sought-after interior designer based in Sydney, Australia. With over a decade of experience in the interior design industry, Nic has honed his skills as an interior architect and decorator, working on luxury hotels and high-end residential projects both locally and internationally.

Beth Martin, a residential and commercial interior designer echoes the utility point stating: 'A  kitchen is one of those places where aesthetics are important, but the function is number one. One of the signatures of mid-century modern is that the function is harmoniously expressed in the design, emphasizing clean lines and efficiency.'

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Beth Martin

Beth Martin is a design expert specializing in unique and quirky residential and retail design, who also writes about all things design at bethrmartin.com. She has a BA from the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee.

One of the experts' favorite features of the space is the natural wood ceilings. Nicholas Kaiko says, 'Wooden ceilings evoke a warmth and intimacy, reminiscent of mid-century design principles. In this kitchen, the wood creates a cozy ambiance. The inset lighting not only complements the wood's texture but also adds depth and dimension. It subtly highlights the grain of the wood, enhancing its natural beauty. The play of light and shadow, coupled with the rich hues of wood, produces an environment that is both inviting and functional.'

Designer Beth Martin adds, 'The wood ceiling offers a textural balance to the contemporary space, while the inset lighting is ideal for task lighting for a bright, clean kitchen.'

Furthermore, interior designers say that this type of kitchen design idea is more than a passing trend: the look is timeless and will continue into 2024 and beyond. Beth Martin states, 'Biel's version of the mid-century kitchen is just as classic as the little black dress. This look will never go out of style because it works well, looks great, and even if it's not your personal fashion, it's just a classic.'

Nicholas Kaiko finishes: 'Each choice, from the finishes to the placement of fixtures, has thought behind it. It's not merely about creating a beautiful space; it's about crafting an environment that tells a story, pays homage to architectural periods, and ensures a harmonious blend of aesthetics and utility. A well-researched foundation ensures that the kitchen isn't just a testament to design trends, but a reflection of timeless beauty and functionality.'

If you need further inspiration, browse our pictures of kitchens to find your perfect style.

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.