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Five design trends superstars love that interior designers hate

Celebrity home decoration has long interested people, with shows like “MTV Cribs” and “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” captivating audiences for years.

Indeed, part of the appeal of celebrity-focused reality shows such as “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is seeing what a star’s home is like on a day-to-day basis.

For example, fans were delighted when they got to see exactly what Kim Kardashian West’s home looks like in a video for Vogue’s “73 Questions” series.

Despite their popularity, interior designers don’t always love the way celebrities decorate their homes.

Some a-listers focus on creating a space that appears cool rather than one that feels comfy in designers’ opinions.

For illustration, Kardashian West’s self-described “minimal monastery” home, which is both minimalist and monochromatic, wouldn’t be every designer’s cup of tea.

Homochromatic color schemes are common among celebrities, but this can make a space feel less homey.
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Monochromatic designs can make a space look bland. Tom Merton/Getty Images
“The smartest way to make a room feel homey is to add layering, texture, handmade pieces, and warm woods,” said Kathy Anderson, owner and founder of the luxury interior design firm, Anderson Design Studio.

“Pattern mixing and maximalism is taking the place of minimalism,” Anderson told Insider.
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Maximalism is replacing minimalism in the design sphere. KatarzynaBialasiewicz/Getty Images
Instead of the cool, sleek look of moderate design, experts are now tilting toward the colorful and plentiful.

“It’s timeless to use books and collected items that are meaningful to the client to accessorize and bring a sense of personality to the home,” Anderson added.