This feature in Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel's living space is 'reminiscent of Parisian design,' designers say

The 1930s Georgian revival pays homage to its roots with a vintage-inspired aesthetic that's just as current this 2024

Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel
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Zooey Deschanel and Jonathan Scott's Georgian revival is among the most nostalgic celebrity homes we've had the pleasure of discovering. 

From the botanical wall coverings to their antique furnishings that bring a certain uniqueness to their space, the couple has ensured their home pays tribute to its roots – but there is, arguably, nothing more striking than its wooden paneling. 

Property Brother Jonathan and actress Zooey have accentuated their home's most beautiful architectural asset, the wood paneling that graces both ceiling and walls. The aesthetic is dark, moody, and strikingly traditional, but it's also right on trend, as experts discuss. 

Despite its historic nature, paneling like Zooey and Jonathan's is shaping interior design trends for 2024, with some experts saying that its ornate details are reminiscent of an ageless European aesthetic. 

'Details seen in Victorian interiors and architecture will be having an influence in 2024. We have already seen paneling becoming popular in 2023, with the ornate details to pick up more traction in the year ahead,' comments Olivia Crosher, a designer and visual stylist for Naturewall.

'Decorative wood paneling and moldings are also reminiscent of Parisian design, creating huge interest in homes. They add depth and texture to spaces with their intricate designs, instantly elevating an interior.'

Thanks to its historic origins, this wall decor paneling works seamlessly in Jonathan and Zooey's home – but how can we bring this look to life in a more modern setting? Olivia reassures it's possible, but it may have a more contemporary feel to this space. 

'The mixing of new and old will be an extension of this trend. We will see people leaning into creating their own style by pairing modern, unusual furniture and patterns with the traditional backdrop of paneling to create a unique look,' she says. And why should we stop with wood? We can also add interest to our walls with other materials, such as silk (that will look particularly perfect in a dressing room), in a historic-inspired step away from the conventional. 

'Texture will always be a key interior feature used to add depth and interest to a space, particularly important for creating a warm and welcoming home. Materials such as rattan, silk, and wool mixes are seen on walls to elevate interiors one step further, drenching the full rooms with the material,' Olivia says.

Walls and ceiling aside, we're taping into Jonathan and Zooey's dark academia look with these buys 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.