Pamela Anderson's quiet luxury kitchen signals that this classic flooring trend is going to be huge in 2024

Retro tiles become oh so cool and modern under the model's direction

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As evidenced by her makeup-free appearances on the runway, Pamela Anderson knows something about timeless beauty, and the model seems to employ the same elegant attitude in her approach to interior design. 

In her recent renovation of her family's Canadian home in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Pamela has chosen a pared-back, classic color scheme updated with modern details for a warm and contemporary style. One of our favorite rooms is the quiet luxury kitchen, which uses an eclectic mix of black and white tiles and medium-dark hardwood as flooring. 

Design experts say that checked flooring, especially in black and white, will be one of the biggest interior design trends of 2024. 

Barrie Kutchie, design director of BC Designs, reported that checkered flooring will be a huge flooring trend this upcoming year. He says, 'Checkerboard floor is a great way of adding pattern and color to a space, without it becoming too complicated or over the top.' Barrie continues, 'Checkerboard floor has a long history, but used with modern color palettes, it is a great way of bringing contemporary and traditional styles together.' This trend fits especially well into kitchen decor because it can add a touch of pattern to an otherwise functional space.

Barrie Cutchie
Barrie Cutchie

Barrie Cutchie founded British bathroom brand, BC Designs in 1999. Barrie is an award-winning designer who has been at the forefront of bathroom design for over 30 years.

However, rather than choosing only one kitchen flooring option, Pamela has opted to add texture and durability by selecting a warm wood to pair with the black and white tiles. This not only makes her kitchen look more stylish, but the use of wood will also help her kitchen flooring to last for longer.

Neel Bradham, CEO at Parador, a global flooring company, states: 'As the heart of the home, a kitchen design scheme needs to beautifully merge durability with style. Although flooring might not seem like an initial priority when designing a kitchen scheme, it forms the foundation of the room and needs to last in such a high-traffic space.'

Neel Bradham

Neel is the CEO of Parador, a leading global flooring company since 1977. The brand champions quality in wood flooring, aiming to pair style with superior function.

He continues, explaining that engineered natural wood is one of the most timeless materials for a kitchen floor. Neel states: 'Engineered wood is one of the oldest floor coverings in existence, and its naturalness has fascinated people for centuries. This type of flooring is a natural and environmentally friendly floor covering that lasts for generations, as it can be repeatedly refurbished and restored to its original state.' 

The wood kitchen flooring in Pamela's kitchen creates a beautiful contrast with the black and white tiles, adds warmth and acts as an incredibly hard-wearing surface.

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If analyzing hundreds of beautiful spaces each week has taught us anything, it's that quiet luxury design isn't going anywhere. Pamela Anderson's elegant kitchen is more proof of this, and we're excited to see her understated flooring scheme appearing everywhere in 2024. 

Sophie Edwards
News Writer

I am a London-based News Writer 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.