Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian's living room is the epitome of 'quiet luxury' – the trend we predict will endure in 2024

The Blink-182 drummer enlisted the help of designer Waldo Fernandez to help craft a surprisingly serene home in Southern California

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker at the Grammys
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Quiet luxury has been at the forefront of the fashion and design world for some time now, but harnassing the quiet luxury trend in your home is so much more than just a concept, it is a lifestyle; one that Blink-181 drummer, Travis Barker, has embraced wholeheartedly in his warm minimalist living room. 

You may be forgiven for thinking that the rock star, who is regularly featured on lists of the greatest drummers of all time, would live in a maximalist palace, but in a conversation with Architectural Digest, Travis Barker spoke about his need for an understated, serene space for some downtime to relax with family and friends.

In a world where everything at times feels so fast-paced and chaotic, more and more people are turning to quieter, softer decorating ideas at home. Now, more than ever, we seek comfort and luxury in our homes; spaces that exude warmth, elegance, and tranquility. 

With this in mind, and at the suggestion of his mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, the musician reached out to interior designer Waldo Fernandez, to help embark on his vision for a 'quieter' home.

Achieving a quiet luxury living room is also not as unobtainable as it may at first appear. Just a few well-chosen home decor ideas and quiet luxury colors can turn the main room in your home into a luxurious space that is perfectly composed and enriching. 

Interior designer Waldo Fernandez is no stranger to curating spaces that embody quiet luxury. In Travis Barker's home, it is quite likely that nature inspired this living room’s welcoming, earthy color palette. 

Decorating with neutrals, such as sand, off-white, taupe, and chocolate, will add a gentle and soothing touch to interiors that can be layered with textures and tones to ebb and flow with the seasons. 

'I love the calmness that you create when you have a neutral palette in a room, especially if you wish to replicate the quiet luxury aesthetic', says interior designer Tamsin Johnson.' But this choice doesn’t have to mean boring: you can create an interesting and exciting space by layering different tones, such as off-whites and beige, then introducing a range of caramels and even accents of black.'

Spaces for Living, Tamsin Johnson| $48.30 at Amazon

Spaces for Living, Tamsin Johnson| $48.30 at Amazon
The first book from Australian interior designer Tamsin Johnson, known for her fresh interiors that evoke luxury and elegance.

In Travis Barker's living room, luxe layerism takes center stage. Layering in interior design is essential for creating rich, expensive-looking spaces at home. The art of layering is to learn how to use each of these individually and make them work together cohesively – building a room from the ground up. 

Color is the starting point of any scheme and the first layer to consider. We often mention that white creates a blank canvas, but any single color in a room also works in the same way. However, if you want to achieve quiet luxury, a palette of whites, beige, and taupes, similar to the ones used here, are the best options.



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Jennifer Ebert
Deputy Editor (Digital)

Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.