Mark Wahlberg's 'quiet luxury' living room proves this classic furniture color is still on trend for 2024

The actor blends a timeless couch color with textural details and natural light to create a 'stealth wealth' look that's right on trend

mark wahlberg on a yellow background
(Image credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic via Getty Images)

A white sofa has been a beacon of timeless style for decades. The classic furniture piece is versatile, always on trend, and easy to decorate around. Mark Wahlberg's couch is yet another example of its power.

The actor took to Instagram to share a video petting his adorable dog, Champ, and we quickly noticed the minimalist color palette in his living room. The space has cream walls, a beige rug, and white dining chairs. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the den with light, and black window treatments match the light fixtures while providing some depth to the neutral living room. A white sofa anchors the entire look.

Wahlberg's style follows the 'quiet luxury' trend. This trend prioritizes high-quality materials in timeless shades. It can follow various style paths (Wahlberg's is in the modern farmhouse style), but it revolves around designs that won't go out of style. Though the term was popularized in 2023, a version of this look has been around since the dawn of interior design. 

In this space, the white sofa is the quiet luxury accent that ties it all together. Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens, states: 'Mark Wahlberg's white sofa fits perfectly into the quiet luxury trend because it's a timeless color on a high-quality material. You could transpose this sofa into any space, and it would look just as sophisticated and chic. Furthermore, the different shades of white across the room create a textural, neutral look, which is a staple of the quiet luxury trend.'

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 pulling off a quiet luxury look, the devil is in the details,' says Carlin van Noppen, interior designer and founder of Fig Linens and Home. 'Wahlberg executes the look perfectly by combining the neutral color scheme with contrasting accents like the dark throw pillow and light fixture above the dining room table.'

carlin van noppen head designer at fig linens and home
Carlin Van Noppen

Carlin Van Noppen is a Connecticut-based interior designer and the owner of Fig Linens and Home. She has over 20 years of experience providing design expertise for beautiful homes. Her experience in design retail gives her a unique outlook on interior design trends and what people really want in their homes.

Shop H&G's White Sofa Edit

Emulate Wahlberg's look in a variety of shapes, textures, and fabrics to merge seamlessly with your personal interior design style.

If you've been wondering 'is a white sofa a good idea?,' you need not look further than Mark Wahlberg's living room for an answer. It's classic, timeless, and versatile, perfectly complimenting the quiet luxury trend.

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.