If you’re wondering about the latest kitchen trends, look no further than the home of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, one of the biggest power couples to come out of the 2000s. Justin Timberlake is one of the world’s bestselling musicians, responsible for classic aughts hits like ‘Cry Me a River,’ ‘Rock Your Body,’ and ‘Sexy Back.’ His wife, Jessica Biel, is an Emmy-nominated actress who has starred in countless blockbuster films and shows, most recently the popular Hulu series Candy.
Beyond their accomplishments in the entertainment world, the couple have proven themselves to have excellent taste in interior design. A recent Instagram video from Jessica Biel reveals her and Justin’s mid-century modern kitchen, and the experts are impressed.
In the video, Jessica packs her children’s lunch with Kindersprouts, the kid-friendly version of her popular Kinderlyte Electrolyte Drink. Behind her, we catch a glimpse of the mid-century modern home where she lives with Justin Timberlake. The kitchen has wooden paneled ceilings with modern inset lights, sleek marble countertops, and stylish gray cabinets with gold hardware. In the background, a modern, sculptural chandelier hangs over the den.
Interior designers love the way Jessica and Justin use mid-century modern ideas in their kitchen. Nicholas Kaiko, interior designer at Kaiko Design Interiors states: ‘Mid-century modern design offers both simplicity and functionality. The kitchen, being the heart of a home, benefits from the mid-century ethos because it emphasizes clean lines, organic forms, and functionality. The minimalistic cabinetry often associated with this period allows for striking uses of color, be it on cabinetry or even on decorative fixtures.’
Nicholas Kaiko, founder of Kaiko Design Interiors, is a highly sought-after interior designer based in Sydney, Australia. With over a decade of experience in the interior design industry, Nic has honed his skills as an interior architect and decorator, working on luxury hotels and high-end residential projects both locally and internationally.
Beth Martin, a residential and commercial interior designer echoes the utility point stating: ‘A kitchen is one of those places where aesthetics are important, but the function is number one. One of the signatures of mid-century modern is that the function is harmoniously expressed in the design, emphasizing clean lines and efficiency.’
Beth Martin is a design expert specializing in unique and quirky
residential and retail design, who also writes about all things design at
bethrmartin.com. She has a BA from the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee.
One of the experts’ favorite features of the space is the wooden ceilings. Nicholas Kaiko says, ‘Wooden ceilings evoke a warmth and intimacy, reminiscent of mid-century design principles. In this kitchen, the wood creates a cozy ambiance. The inset lighting not only complements the wood’s texture but also adds depth and dimension. It subtly highlights the grain of the wood, enhancing its natural beauty. The play of light and shadow, coupled with the rich hues of wood, produces an environment that is both inviting and functional.’
Beth Martin adds, ‘The wood ceiling offers a textural balance to the contemporary space, while the inset lighting is ideal for task lighting for a bright, clean kitchen.’
Furthermore, designers say that this type of kitchen design idea is more than a passing trend: the look is timeless and will continue into 2024 and beyond. Beth Martin states, ‘Biel’s version of the mid-century kitchen is just as classic as the little black dress. This look will never go out of style because it works well, looks great, and even if it’s not your personal fashion, it’s just a classic.’
Nicholas Kaiko finishes: ‘Each choice, from the finishes to the placement of fixtures, has thought behind it. It’s not merely about creating a beautiful space; it’s about crafting an environment that tells a story, pays homage to architectural periods, and ensures a harmonious blend of aesthetics and utility. A well-researched foundation ensures that the kitchen isn’t just a testament to design trends, but a reflection of timeless beauty and functionality.’
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