"It Adds a Touch of Luxury" — 3 Designer-Approved Decor Trends for 2024 That We Can't Wait to Start Using

There is no better buy than one endorsed by a decorated interior designer — and we've got 9 perfect options for anyone wanting to get a jump on their 2024 shopping

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Anyone who knows me knows I love giving advice — professional, personal, or otherwise, I'm at any given moment ready and able to lend an ear and a few thoughts on whatever is troubling you. Of course, that inclination also extends to matters of home design, especially given my penchant for a great deal and a well-decorated home.

Ahead of the new year, when all of the best home decor stores will be replenishing their stocks of stylish couches, candles, and credenzas, I have extended my advice-offering crusade to some of the best interior decorators and designers, whose obsessions and current faves offer the perfect roadmap to anyone looking for a bit of decor inspiration.

Recently, I had the chance to speak with Alex Papachristidis, a renowned interiors maven once described by late designer Mario Buatta as "one of today's eminent tastemakers." He boasts upwards of 100,000 Instagram followers, a press portfolio full of features in some of the most influential publications, and a design style that elegantly blends the modern and new with the traditional. For anyone hoping to elevate and refresh their living spaces in the new year, Alex has a few great ideas to get you started. 

Inside Alex Papachristidis' current obsessions

"Something I never tire of is a Le Manach Tiger and Leopard Velvet or [a] tiger pillow," Alex told me, when asked what he has been loving lately. Though animal print is polarizing to some, it can absolutely add a touch of natural luxury to a room in need of some warmth and contrast. The textile Alex is referring to specifically — the Le Manach Tiger and Leopard Velvet — is a hallmark of French Maison Le Manach, which, for decades, has taken its inspiration from Eastern and Asian silks.

Additionally, Alex said he loves using scented candles in a room, since they add "another layer to interiors." Any Livingetc editor would agree; we are obsessed with amazing-smelling homes and all the tips and tricks you can use to achieve them. Scent is your most powerful smell — utilize it!

And last, but certainly not least, Alex told me, "Something I’m recently obsessed with again is floral chintzes. I am just dying to use them in a project or for my own home," he said. "I love a custom tablecloth in a floral chintz." While a custom tablecloth might not be in your future, it is certainly easy enough to find a piece that resembles that subtly glazed cotton fabric Alex is referencing. I personally love a floral print, especially when mixed in with solid colors or even contrasting patterns, so I know I'll be looking to replicate this tip as soon as possible.

So in the interest of continuing my bout of advice-giving, I've taken the liberty of curating a special Alex-inspired shopping edit for anyone looking to employ his expert suggestions in their refreshed 2024 decor. This is one of my favorites I've done all year so you won't want to miss it. Happy shopping!

The official Alex-inspired shopping edit

Shop scented candles

Shop leopard and tiger print pieces

Shop chintz-inspired decor

Style Editor

Brigid Kennedy is a Style Editor at Livingetc.com, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at TheWeek.com, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.