Taylor Swift's 'fortnight' recap shows how she celebrates 2024's most creative design movement in her home

Forecasters say the Arts and Crafts revival will shape how we decorate, and who can argue, when it's backed by Taylor Swift?

Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift, arguably the most influential woman on the planet, doesn't just follow trends; she creates them. It is no surprise, then, that, following footage of her practicing crafts at home, we're officially enjoying an Arts and Crafts revival. 

Swift, who recently released her Tortured Poets Department album, paid homage to its first track, Fortnight, by sharing a YouTube Short made from a collection of moments taken over the space of two weeks. In the footage, she offers glimpses inside her home, starting with her patterned tiled kitchen (complete with a quaint copper kettle), and cat bathing on the ornate rug on the wooden floor of her living space. Most notably, though, Swift is seen tapping into the Arts and Crafts revival trend in two separate instances: the first via floral fabric on her sewing machine and the second at her dining room table, where she is seen hand-sewing butterfly shapes. 

Though it is unclear exactly what Swift is designing, her actions tap into a growing demand for personal, homemade goods (whether they're fashion or decor pieces) – all of which are designed to look unique and stand the test of time. 

As mentioned, the Arts and Crafts revival spans across varying industries – but its ideology remains the same. These homemade pieces are often made using locally found natural materials that reflect customs and traditions instead of ever-changing fashion movements. While it is labeled as a 'design trend', the revival is far from fleeting. These pieces are well-made with love, and, in terms of furniture, they're designed to be decorative and functional for many seasons ahead. 

Following the release of Swift's 'fortnight' recap, we can inevitably expect to see this trend surge – but what does this mean for our home? Valerie Ott, a trend forecaster from JOANN’s Editorial Director and Crafted Content team says '2024 is the year of unique crafting opportunities' – starting with candle painting.

'If you are looking to add a personal touch to your candles or create a unique, customized gift, painting candles is a fun activity that allows you to express your creative side and transform plain candles into eye-catching pieces of art,' Ott says.

A pink sewing room – the perfect place to practice crafts (the Swift way). 

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Sewing and crochet are also on the rise, which is particularly good news for those looking to follow Swift's lead. For a fashionable starting point, Ott recommends experimenting with Granny Square-patterned crochet tiles. 

'In our opinion, Granny Square patterned crochet tiles are both enjoyable to DIY and serve as the perfect way to incorporate a trend in your home décor. This one isn't going away,' she says. 'Also, the coquette trend has people tying light pink bows on everything, but we've seen stacking bows and oversized bows, too. People can crochet or sew their own bows, or even just buy ribbon and tie them on.'

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Whether we sew, stencil or paint, following the Arts and Crafts movement can be whatever we make it. We're starting with this inspired picks below. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. 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.