Khloé Kardashian's 'old money' kitchen proves that quiet luxury is still on trend

The stealth wealth aesthetic isn't going anywhere

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The quiet luxury aesthetic has been trending for almost a year now and those in the know say it isn't going away anytime soon. The Kardashian family, who have always loved warm neutrals, were early adopters of the trend in their wardrobes and homes. Recent images of Khloé Kardashian's kitchen show that like the rest of the world, the family's penchant for 'old money' style is still strong. 

Khloé's kitchen decor epitomizes the quiet luxury interiors trend. Warm, textural light sand-colored cabinets are accented with simple black hardware. Gray marble stretches across the countertops and onto the backsplash below the upper cabinets. The black edges of the windows match the lower hardware. It is simple and stylish, signaling quality without looking flashy.

Just because it's an interior design trend right now doesn't mean it's not timeless. This sentiment is especially true for the 'quiet luxury' look. 'The old-money aesthetic rejects all micro or short-lived trends and opts for a more classic, timeless look. In terms of interiors, it's all about creating that timeless and classic feel in the home, with subtle luxury,' says Jen Nash, Senior Design Lead at Magnet. Khloe Kardashian's kitchen perfectly fits this mold by using classic materials like marble and wood and timeless colors like gray and tan. 

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Jen Nash

Jen graduated from York St. John University with a degree in Art and Design with a focus on furniture. She has worked in the kitchen industry since 2007, designing for prestigious brands such as Rixonway and Magnet.

Furthermore, the subtle combination of materials that Khloe has used is really what the low key luxe style is all about. “True ‘Old Money’ is about showcasing different layers of your personality to create a timeless space,' says Jen Nash. 

She continues, 'The key to this is by mixing old and new classing furnishings that are versatile and not overly decorative. Blending old and new is key to creating the classic and timeless feel of the old money aesthetic.' The fresh flowers next to the antique-looking cutting boards in Khloe's kitchen create this intriguing contrast.

According to the experts, texture is another key to making the quiet luxury trend work. Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens, states: 'I love how Khloe has incorporated several different textures to make her warm minimalist kitchen look varied, even though the colors are simple. The natural wood of the cabinets, against the smooth marble countertop and sleek steel beams of the window treatments creates a striking, but subtle, effect.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

When it comes to recreating Khloe Kardashian's timeless, quiet luxury kitchen, a few well-placed accessories can go a long way. Details like a rustic breadboard and fresh flowers help elevate any kitchen and give that 'old money' feel. Rather than a complete renovation, the trend is more about focusing on the details that can really elevate a kitchen.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus 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 based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.