It's no secret – Kate Hudson's entire home is a design lover's dream. The Knives Out star famously re-purchased her old childhood home – located in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, where she lived with her mother (Overboard actress Goldie Hawn) in the '80s.
We've already penned a love letter to Kate's retro design quirks – primarily her maximalist bedroom that stands as a fine example of chintz in the contemporary day. Much of Kate's home nods to its history in some way – but it is her kitchen ideas that are her self-confessed favorite – and it's easy to see their appeal.
'This may or may not be my favorite room in the house,' Kate says alongside a photo, taken on a film camera, of her kitchen.
A space such as this offers much to be admired – from the almost-silky blue painted cabinetry to the metallic-topped kitchen island that complements the gold cookware seamlessly. There are, however, two stand-out features that have designers talking: her patterned tiles – and the mixed metal materials – both of which sit at the top of present kitchen trends.
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'Tiles are beautiful pieces of art on their own and have the power to utterly transform a room,' says Craven Dunnill Jackfield's marketing manager Andrew Bendall. The expert recommends using tiles to create an intricate kitchen backsplash – just like Kate's – to make a statement at the forefront of interior design trends this 2023.
Despite its popularity – and its 'trend' label – it is important to note that tile backsplashes are no fad. This aesthetic is receiving the appreciation it deserves this year, but it's not expected to go anywhere – especially when it looks this good.'Using tiles as a backsplash is an exquisite way of displaying and accentuating their pattern, texture, and glaze,' Andrew says.
If you're looking to recreate the look, the expert recommends investing in highly reflective gloss tiles – that will bring a burst of color into your room – while creating a 'sense of space and openness' in any home.
So, Kate's tiled backsplash is topping design trends this 2023 – but it's not the only celebrated feature of the moment. It's hard to miss the actress's collection of pots and pans that hang above the metallic countertop – but for a good reason. As design experts predict, 'mixed metal finishes,' such as Kate's, are a trend here to stay. So, if you're thinking about picking up gold cookware –or taking it further and investing in a gold countertop – this investment is backed by those in the know.
'From brushed nickel to brass, incorporating different metal finishes in your kitchen creates a layered and interesting look,' say the experts at Gemini Worktops. 'The concept involves incorporating different metal finishes, such as stainless steel, brass, copper, and bronze, into a single kitchen design. This trend is a way to add interest, texture, and a touch of luxury to your kitchen.'
We're rushing to replicate every part of Kate Hudson's kitchen, but it's hard to know which one of these trends to start with. Where will you begin?
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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.
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