How to master the Art of Display trend using what you already own

Reusing, repurposing and restyling take centre stage in this artful interior design trend.
The Art of Display Trend 2024 heroPhotography: Brigid Arnott / Styling: Corina Koch

At Home Beautiful we’re eagerly looking forward to the interior design trends for 2024, and there are four exciting ones coming into focus. One of them is the eclectic Art of Display. Dust off your beloved belongings and, with a little curation and consideration, turn them into works of art.

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‘Majuce’ teak chest in Green, Orient House. Diptyque ‘Orange Ambre’ candle, Mecca. For similar vase, try Silo vase, Freedom. ‘Pearl Collection’ ottoman, upholstered in Fadini Borghi ‘Opio’ fabric in Naturel, Mesa Atelier. (Photography: Brigid Arnott / Styling: Corina Koch)

Interior design trend 2024: Art of display

So many of us have treasured belongings gathering dust in cupboards, all for the purpose of safekeeping. From family heirlooms to your fanciest glassware, most homes have beautiful pieces that rarely, if ever, see the light of day. It’s time to put a stop to this, once and for all.

“Make an impact with items you already own by grouping them in an artful and considered way.”

Katrina Yaxley, creative director
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‘Cameroon’ armchair, Orient House. ‘Ed Ruscha: Metro Mattresses’ book (on chair, top) by Ed Ruscha, ‘Items and Interiors’ book (on chair, middle) by Bea Mombaers and ‘A Painted Landscape: Across Australia From Bush to Coast’ book (on chair, bottom) by Amber Creswell Bell, all Kinokuniya. Gubi ‘9602’ floor lamp by Paavo Tynell, Cult. ‘Agra’ rug in Artichoke, Armadillo. For similar flooring (throughout), try Plantino Native Memento in Ironbark, Choices Flooring. Artworks, from left: ‘Two White Circles Within Three Rectangles’ large artwork by Danica Firulovic and ‘Middle of Nowhere (Looking at You)’ artwork by Caroline Walls, both Jerico Contemporary. Timber frame, stylist’s own. ‘It’s Almost Impossible to Talk About It Isn’t It’ green artwork by Claudia Bagnall, Saint Cloche. ‘Savu’ white artwork by Ida Vikfors, Fred International. Flowers (throughout), Grandiflora.(Photography: Brigid Arnott / Styling: Corina Koch)

Your home is a gallery of precious possessions and with curation and consideration, you can elevate these into a work of art. This look really is all about creating a narrative, and you can take inspiration from anywhere; surrounding landscape, family history, a favourite place – things that mean something and make you smile.

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‘Leroy’ coffee table, Rachel Donath. ‘India Tiger’ rug in Grey, Cadrys. On table, clockwise from top left: ‘Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art’ book by Soyoung Lee and ‘Sesson Shukei: A Zen Monk-Painter in Medieval Japan’ book by Frank Feltens and Yukio Lippit, both Kinokuniya. Diptyque ‘Orange Ambre’ candle, Mecca. ‘Kairagi’ teapot and cups, The DEA Store. ‘Textiles: The Art of Mankind’ book (under teapot) by Mary Schoeser, Kinokuniya. Rope bowl in Foresta, Greg Natale. ‘Chinese Art and Dynastic Time’ book (under bowl, top) by Hung Wu, ‘A Painted Landscape: Across Australia From Bush to Coast’ book (under bowl, bottom) by Amber Creswell Bell and ‘Textilepedia: The Complete Fabric Guide’ book by Hannah Durkin, all Kinokuniya. Book, stylist’s own. ‘Martin’ table lamp in White, Hay. (Photography: Brigid Arnott / Styling: Corina Koch)
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Wall in Dulux Wash&Wear paint in Clouded Sky. ‘Service I’ artwork by Jelena Telecki, 51cm x 48cm (unframed), Sarah Cottier Gallery. ‘Bonacina’ chair, East Wing Studio. Book (on chair), stylist’s own. Vintage buffet, Watertiger. ‘The Allard’ ottoman in Porcelain, Rachel Donath. On buffet, from left: Santa Maria Novella Fresia EDC. Metal candle holder, East Wing Studio. ‘India Hicks: A Slice of England’ book by India Hicks, Miguel Flores-Vianna and Carolina Herrera and ‘Rose Uniacke at Home’ book by Rose Uniacke and François Halard, both Kinokuniya. ‘Kosome Budoh’ bowl, The DEA Store. ‘Kolonn’ vase by Carina Seth Andersson, Great Dane. Plaster table lamp by Frank Howell, The Vault. Cushion in Glacier Blue with gold fringe, The Lost + Found Department. (Photography: Brigid Arnott / Styling: Corina Koch)

This is one of the easiest styles to incorporate in your home because it largely consists of what you already own. It’s just a matter of learning how to put it all together. “It’s all about contrast and texture in what you’re grouping together,” says Katrina Yaxley, HB’s creative director. “Maintaining a mix of traditional and more modern styles can achieve this. Heavier materials, like metals and ceramics, will anchor the space, while contrasting wool carpets and velvets create an area that feels complete.”

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‘Ava’ mirror in Bronze, Coco Republic. ‘Gorge du Tarn, Southern France’ artwork by unknown artist, Vintage Art Emporium. ‘A Quiet Corner I’ artwork by Kate Hopkinson-Pointer, Project Gallery 90. ‘A Knot Intertwined’ artwork by Indivi Sutton, Saint Cloche. On floor, from left: ‘Cameroon’ armchair, Orient House. ‘Agra’ rug in Artichoke, Armadillo. ‘Sketch IX’ sculpture by Katarina Wells, Curatorial + Co. ‘The Vernier’ side table, Rachel Donath. ‘Items and Interiors’ book by Bea Mombaers, Kinokuniya. Diptyque ‘Feu De Bois’ candle, Mecca. ‘Aerin Graphic’ floor lamp in Brass and Black, Bloomingdales Lighting. ‘Bowie’ velvet two-seat sofa in Terracotta, Life Interiors. ‘Sylvie’ cushion (on sofa), Merci Maison. (Photography: Brigid Arnott / Styling: Corina Koch)

A mix of shapes, whether in silhouettes or patterns, is also effective. Pair square motifs with rounded edges, and circular repetitions with angular accents.

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‘Simulation Sculpture 6’ by Morgan Stokes, Curatorial + Co. ‘Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art’ book by Soyoung Lee and ‘Sesson Shukei: A Zen Monk-Painter in Medieval Japan’ book by Frank Feltens and Yukio Lippit, both Kinokuniya. Book, stylist’s own. All other items, as before. (Photography: Brigid Arnott / Styling: Corina Koch)

Styling tips

Curation is key: Juxtapose old and new, soft furnishings with patinated metals, circular silhouettes with sharp edges.

Adjust for minimalist tastes: This look isn’t just for maximalist homes. You can create a more sleek interpretation by streamlining the objects that are showcased.

Juxtapose: Mix traditional pieces with modern styles to create a sense of contrast and the illusion that the decor has been carefully collected over time.

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‘Chinese Elm’ cupboard, Orient House. Top of cupboard, from left: Bronze horse sculpture, Orient House. ‘Narrow Mouth’ vase and wooden bowls, both Watertiger. Top shelf, from left: ‘Damien Hirst: Cherry Blossoms’ book by Damien Hirst, Emanuele Coccia and Philippe Costamagna, Kinokuniya. ‘Han Style’ vessel, Orient House. Juicer and grater, syrup, tumbler and vintage cutlery, all The Lost + Found Department. Middle shelf, from left: Cire Trudon room spray, Becker Minty. Small bowls, Watertiger. ‘La Cabane de la Forêt’ painting by unknown artist, Vintage Art Emporium. Aqua Vireo Swedish serviette in White and table runner in Natural, both The Lost + Found Department. ‘Chameli’ quilt, Walter G. Bottom shelf, clockwise from top left: ‘Kutch Shell’ and ‘Ankara Cactus’ cushions, both Walter G. ‘Georgia’ cushion in Forest, Provincial Home Living. ‘Iznik Elm’ cushion, Walter G. On floor, from left: Painted pot, Orient House. ‘Persian Ghom’ silk rug, Cadrys. ‘Shanxi Hunting’ chair, Orient House. (Photography: Brigid Arnott / Styling: Corina Koch)
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