2023 Trend Forecasting
The design world is constantly evolving, but at the start of every new year, design trend
forecasting is especially exciting here at Maestri Studio. After more than a decade in the design
world, we never tire of our industry – because each season will surely bring something new and
As we head into 2023, one upcoming design trend we’re ready to bring into your home is a new
trend that just so happens to pull on an old-fashioned style: draping! Except the draping we’re
dreaming about is a little more… architectural in its makeup. With subtle nods to the European
aristocracy and the glamorous Hollywood Regency styles, these case goods pieces – artfully
designed to look draped – are simple, sexy, and full of visual dimension.
We’re gathering inspiration from the gathered looks of the pieces below – and planning our next
designs with this romantic draping in mind.
1. Lighting - https://www.swadoh.com/about
Lights, camera, action for these SWADOH’s draped lighting sconces. The gathered fabric look
gives a sense of movement and whimsy to these overhead and wall lighting fixtures. It’s
positively ethereal to see these “drapes” bright and shining above.
2. Tables -
Something with so much structure made to look soft – what kind of design magic is this? This
Bunny Williams Home Skirted Drinks Table makes for a statement piece that plays with
everything we love about sculptural case goods.
Serena & Lily are in on the draped table game too with this effortless Cabrillo Side Table,
curved and balanced to feel like bolster of perfectly pleated fabric.
Adding to the drapery dreams is the emphasis on skirted furniture – which is making a fitting
comeback. Skirted tables in the living room hide a little extra clutter and storage (like in this
Frances Merrill home), but give an air of 1970s Hollywood romance.
3. Sculptures & Artwork - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2333742/Artist-carves-
Optical illusion or highly attuned artwork? These sculptures by artist, Tom Eckert, may look like
draped fabric but are actually wood-carved masterpieces. A work of art like this in the design
world definitely causes us to take a closer look.
Image Credit: D Home, Swadoh, Serena and Lily, Sketch by Eddie Maestri