Kate Hudson's fairytale bathroom offers a lesson in '80s maximalism – and trend forecasters approve

The actress's bathroom is a trove of chintz prints, pastel hues, and beautiful light fixtures – and it's ticking all trend boxes this 2023

Kate Hudson
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Few interiors showcase maximalism quite like Kate Hudson's. The Knives Out actress, who lives in Pacific Palisades, re-purchased her old childhood home, where she lived with her mother (actress Goldie Hawn) in the 1980s – and retro admirers will be pleased to know that her home is still – very much – reminiscent of the era. 

The intricately decorated property is a trove of audacious patterned wallpaper, frills, and vintage furnishings. However, alongside the vintage soul is a stylish and almost-magical twist. 

The actress is not shy of showcasing her eye for design on Instagram – but (arguably) no room stands out quite so much as her bathroom

The chintz space, seen below, would not look displaced in a fairytale – from its ornate window dressing to the gold chandelier that crowns the room above the free-standing blue tub. 

'I do miss a fashion moment, so I think I'm gonna have them around the house from now on,' Kate says as she poses in a frilled dress that seamlessly complements her surroundings. 

Kate's maximalist decorating ideas pay homage to the '80s without sacrificing style – a bold aesthetic that, we admit, can sometimes feel risky. However, interior design trend forecasters at 1stDibs have given us full approval to flirt with this look in 2023 – reporting that '1980s Pastels and Chintz' are set to make a revival in the months ahead. 

According to their annual survey, 28 percent of their top designers said this distinct style would stage a comeback – followed by 1950s design (coming in at 23%). The latter reflects the recent penchant for modern Mid-Century design. 

Kate Hudson's space is a celebration of the '80s maximalism, seen primarily through her chintz wallpaper and patterned rug (above). However, despite the home's retro aesthetic, the actress incorporates contemporary furnishings, most noticeably through her modern closet (whose subtle tones contrast the prints). 

Pinterest similarly predicts that 'Hipstoric Homes' that blend vintage and modern pieces (as demonstrated by Kate) are among the biggest trends of the year – following a +850 percent search increase for eclectic interior design vintage' and a +530 percent surge on 'mixing modern and antique furniture.'

The social powerhouse adds that people of all ages will find new ways to honor old styles in their homes – combining vintage prints and inherited pieces with clean, modern styles that complement contemporary living. And, when Kate Hudson is an ambassador of this trend, who can surely disagree?

If you're (inevitably) inspired, we recommend picking up this handbook on maximalism below – it's the first step to a fairytale bathroom like Kate's. 

Bloom Wild by Bari J. Ackerman – $15.82 on Amazon

Bloom Wild by Bari J. Ackerman – $15.82 on Amazon

Designer Bari J. Ackerman explores her signature maximalist style –  bursting with color and prints that would fit seamlessly in Kate Hudson's home. It's the perfect starting point for a vibrant home that showcases the art of maximalism perfectly. 

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.