The terms 'warm minimalism' and 'quiet luxury' have equally dominated design discussions in recent months but for a good reason. Both these aesthetics are timeless enough to transcend fleeting trends – and they're versatile enough to work in every style of home, not least Pamela Anderson's.
The model-turned-actress, best known for Baywatch, shared a look inside her white living room – exhibiting soft white painted walls, indulgent marble furniture, and brassy gold finishes (all of which tap into the quiet luxury trend).
To tie her space together – and interrupt her primarily monochromatic color palette – Pamela hung a large modernist artwork above her fireplace. And it's a look that hasn't gone unnoticed by interior designers, who say we should draw inspiration from this warm minimalist space.
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As interior designer Anne Haimes explains, 'gold accents, warm wood tones, and cream furnishings' all contribute to creating a timeless 'warm minimalist' aesthetic, and this look will continue to shape color trends long into the future. Just like 'quiet luxury', 'warm minimalism' reminds us that neutrals are by no means boring and can, instead, serve as an enduring backdrop to more daring pieces – much like Pamela's artwork.
'We’re seeing the return of minimalism, but in a more sophisticated and homelier manner than we’ve seen previously,' Anne explains in the discussion of this 'design trend.' 'Warm wood tones and natural textures will become a feature of themselves without compromising the simplicity and cleanliness of minimalist styles.'
Interior designer Anne Haimes is the owner of her eponymous studio, working particularly around the south of England. A part of her studio also offers The Interior Concierge, a personal home shopping service that helps you find the perfect home decor and accessories for your home.
'A heavily furnished room with lots of patterns and colors doesn’t need an abundance of wall art to tie the design together. On the contrary, a more minimalistic furniture layout lends itself to featuring large prints on walls,' he says.
'As a general rule, every wall does not need to be covered. Often, the best design is completed in stages, with time dedicated to taking in each new layer and letting your eye wander as it discovers blank pockets that need attention or areas of concentration that should be more evenly dispersed.'
From the art to the furniture, we're entirely inspired. And we're buying our way into Pamela's white living room with these inspired buys below.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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