Kourtney Karadashian's unexpected living room decor signals a heartwarming trend that will dominate interiors in 2025

The surprising wall hangings celebrate memories and highlight the connection between the interior and fashion industries

Kourtney Kardashian
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Kourtney Kardashian's 2022 wedding to Travis Barker was iconic. The Portofino, Italy ceremony was a classic Kardashian-style celebration of love and fashion, with every member of the family outfitted by Dolce and Gabbana. Most unforgettable were the bride's corset dress and oversized, dramatic veil. Now, the stunning garment has found a new purpose as wall art in Kourtney Kardashian-Barker's home.

In a recent Instagram post, the socialite posed in front of the framed veil mounted on her living room wall. Kourtney chose a black frame with black matting to highlight the veil's striking white embroidery, centering on a sewn image of the Virgin Mary with the words Family, Loyalty, Respect. At the time of the wedding, fans were quick to point out that the image is a recreation of the Virgin Mary tattoo on the back of husband Barker's head. In this way, the veil becomes an unconventional couple's portrait, celebrating the union and love between the reality TV star and rocker.

Furthermore, Kourtney and Travis's personalized take on wedding mementos is gaining traction as a popular interior design trend. In their 2024 Trends Report, Etsy noted an uptick in sales for Creative Couples' Portraits this year. Etsy's trend expert, Dayna Isom Johnson, states: 'Shoppers are shifting away from conventional wedding gifts and getting creative with out-of-the-box ways to celebrate love through custom couples portraits that are anything but ordinary.' These gifts are often items that can be used in the newly married couple's home. She gives examples of custom wooden chopping boards engraved with a couple's initials and illustrations of a couple's wedding venue.

Dayna Isom Johnson
Dayna Isom Johnson

Dayna Isom Johnson is Etsy's trend expert with over a decade of experience unearthing the latest and chicest styles. She is unwavering in her pursuit of new and unique finds and is passionate about helping shoppers find exceptional pieces that showcase their personal style.

Key to the trend is the fact that it's about personalization. The Kardashian family are famously huge fashion fans, so it makes sense that Kourtney would choose to bring an item of clothing into her wall decor. Though fashion and interior design are intimately intertwined, the two are not always directly connected. Drawing this parallel between the two art forms as part of her living room decor makes Kourtney Kardashian's living room look appear visually interesting and helps give her home a unique, individual feel.

If fashion is not your thing but you want to embrace the look, there are dozens of different ways to embrace this living room trend. Johnson says, 'From illustrated portraits hand painted on porcelain plates to personalized playing cards and even embroidered portraits stitched into clothing, these one-of-a-kind creations are more than just gifts; they are cherished reflections of the beginning of a beautiful new chapter.'

Home is different for everyone, and looks like the custom couples portrait trend celebrate these differences. Would you try this look in your own home?

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.