Kevin Bacon's kitchen cabinets mark a natural trend that's increasingly popular for 2024

The actor's unpainted cabinets are the talking point of his kitchen – here's why the look is increasingly popular

Kevin Bacon
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Wooden cabinets are appearing everywhere. The look is shining in the homes of Mindy Kaling, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brie Larson, and more, and we can't get enough. In a recent video sharing his 'chicken ala kev,' Kevin Bacon reveals that he and Kyra Sedgewick are also fans of the timeless look.

The actors' kitchen incorporates a mix of natural wood and modern hardware against white walls and large windows that fill the space with light. The bright, mid-century modern design of the wood kitchen cabinets shows the versatility of this style, which experts say has numerous benefits.

Artem Kropovinsky, an NYC-based interior designer and founder of Arsight, states, 'Wood kitchen cabinets add a natural warmth and timeless appeal to the kitchen, assuring everyone feels at home. They provide significant design flexibility, which can be achieved through stains and finishes to match various kitchen styles from rustic to modern.'

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Artem Kropovinsky

Based in New York, Artem Kropovinsky, founder of Arsight, has a decade of extensive and considerable global design experience. Prioritizing minimalism, sustainability, and authenticity, Artem, alongside his team of professionals, works on projects in the US and worldwide.

He continues, 'Due to its ability to stand the test of time and live up well against daily use, wood is a good choice for cabinetry that will age well.'

Because of these benefits, experts agree that the wood material will be one of the biggest kitchen cabinet trends of the year. 

'There’s a noticeable trend in interiors right now towards more natural materials and earth-centered tones,' adds designer Greg Roth. 'This is partly a response to the waning appeal of white whites and gray greys that have dominated of late – but it’s also a clear testament to the growing socio-cultural shift towards the biophilic design ideal of forefronting connections to the natural world. '

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Greg Roth

Greg Roth has more than 20 years of experience in the worlds of architectural, graphic and interior design. After earning a Master of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Greg spent several years in commercial and hospitality architectural design before segueing to residential interiors.

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This space follows a similar aesthetic 

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Artem echoes Greg's point saying: 'The trend towards greener and more environmentally-friendly home designs seems to indicate that custom wooden cabinets will remain on the rise well into 2024.' Being sustainable at home isn't going anywhere.

'As the delicately intertwined relationship that humans have with nature makes itself increasingly obvious to us, our urge to strengthen our bond to Mother Earth – to assume responsibility for her care and stewardship – become heightened,' says Greg. 'This shows up in our interiors in many forms: live greenery; flora and fauna motifs on fabrics and wallcoverings; windows, doors, and skylights that optimize physical and visual access to the outdoors; and natural, earth-friendly, and earth-inspired materials.' Natural wood cabinets are just the start.

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Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick are the latest adopters of this popular, naturally inspired trend that's not going anywhere this year.

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.