One thing is clear: Kacey Musgraves has a style – that is distinctly her own. Firstly, in her music that seamlessly combines country, pop, and folk genres – but secondly, in her home.
The Texas-born, now Nashville resident, has curated a sanctuary amid the CM capital – but it is by no means what you might expect from a country Tennessee home. Instead, the singer has created an ultra-modern, minimalist residence that reminds us all: minimalism is here to stay.
With its artfully arranged flowers and curated furnishings, Kacey's home is a work of art that deserves to be replicated far beyond the Southeast. And, while we can't all own designer furnishings like the singer, we can still follow the number one rule that comes from her home – and it's that decorating with neutrals will endure.
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Recently, the rise in deeper, earthy tones has threatened the reign of white – which some designers say is falling out of vogue. However, others suggest that the color will sit at the basis of interior design trends for many years to come – and Kacey Musgraves's home is a reminder of its power. And Leigh Ann Raines, the president at Chic By Design LLC, agrees.
'White is a classic color – timeless and certainly neutral,' she says. 'It's best used in a more simplistic aesthetic, where the pieces featured around the hue are intended to be simple and elegant,' she says. This is the case in Kacey Musgraves's home, where she pairs the hue with simple striking design features, such as a single vase (as seen below) or a selection of carefully chosen furniture.
Leigh Ann Raines is the CEO and Principal Designer behind Chic By Design, a full-service interior design firm headquartered in North Carolina. In the past decade, she has built a career delivering transformational change for discerning professionals before turning to interior design from the Tar Heel State.
'You'll rarely see maximalist-style homes with white walls,' Leigh Ann says. 'When using many colors, you need a unifying tone to help the diverse elements flow around the room, not to appear dizzying.
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If you're a maximalist, therefore, all-white everything probably isn't for you. However, if you're looking to style minimally, like Kacey, this color is eternally perfect.
'White will never look stark when the right balance of materials and textures is layered throughout the space. Just ensure that it is used in proportions that are soothing and welcoming.'
The designer adds that modern white tones are 'always going to be relevant in modern California architecture', but as Kacey demonstrates, this color trend extends far beyond the west coast. And, when paired with the right furnishings, it works well enough for us to know: it isn't going anywhere.
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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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