February 16th, 2023

As we usher in 2023, we also welcome with it the interior design trends and artistic styles of the new year. This year’s trends — from bright pops of color to nature-infused aesthetics, to Pantone’s vibrant Color of the Year — seem to match our fresh excitement we may collectively feel emerging from what has felt like a long winter of challenges.  Now, we’re ready to embrace the new with interior design trend predictions from Interior designer Mikki Brammer with Architectural Digest and interior designer Elise Taylor with Vogue Magazine.

Here we’ve outlined a few of our favorite interior design trends of 2023 and highlighted for you, our collectors, the many Gallery MAR artworks that best exemplify these trends. Which new trends and fresh Gallery MAR artwork would most beautifully keep your home in vogue?



Left to right: Hunt Slonem, “Magenta,” oil, 11″ x 9″ | Ron Russon, “Mineral Basin Bull,” oil, 48″ x 60″ | Alison Rash, “Beauty From Ashes: Bryan,” acrylic, 16″ x 12″

This year, bright bursts of color takes center stage with a warmth that will carry us forward into the sunny seasons. This gravitation towards greater expressive elements and cheerful hues is symbolic of our collective confidence, emerging from our homes to once again revel in our freedom and the company of our loved ones. It would be hard to find a piece that more expressly represents a “burst of color” than Gallery MAR artist Hunt Slonem’s  work, Magenta, which also happens to utilize Pantone 2023’s Color of the Year.

For those who aren’t quite ready to embrace vibrancy in their home, pale shades of blue and green are also expected to be in favor this year.  So in the immortal words of James Taylor, “if deep greens and blues are the colors you choose,” than an original painting from Allison Rash will let you go “down in your dreams.” Alternatively, if you find yourself riding the line between wanting a burst of color while simultaneously honoring pale neutral tones, Mineral Basin Bull by Ron Russon will bring that balance and harmony to your home.



Left to right: Wayne Salge, “Lucia,” bronze, 24″ x 18″ x 5″ | Bryon Draper, “Venus,” mixed media, 28″ x 8″ x 10″ | Jared Davis, “Mountain Vista Sentinel Sunset,” glass, 39″ x 11″ x 6″ | R. Nelson Parrish, “Kivlina,” bioresin and wood, 61″ x 8″ x 4.5″

For many of us, these past few years offered us much more time in our homes than ever before. This extra allotted time at home gave us a greater appreciation for our surroundings, namely our artwork and our furnishings. With a more critical eye for detail, perhaps you, too, have felt more drawn to masterfully handcrafted work. This year, it’s predicted that we will see a resurgence of a rejection of mass produced furnishings. Instead, reverence will be placed in the handiwork of artists and master craftsmen. Works beautifully handcrafted out of wood, glass, ceramics, porcelain, resin, and metals will be on the rise.  At Gallery MAR, we are thrilled to celebrate our master sculptors like Jared and Nicole Davis, Bryon Draper, Wayne Salge, R. Nelson Parrish, and more.

This year, consider adding an element of tranquility to your space with an installation from master craftsman and Gallery MAR artist Lucrecia Waggoner.  Her process of porcelain Zen will effortlessly transform the feng shui of your space without being an overwhelming visual anchor.



Left to right: James Wolanin, “Tobaggan Run,” acrylic, 48″ x 48″ | Fred Calleri, “At the MoMA Bon Bon,” oil, 14″ x 11″ | Maura Allen, “The Pickup Man,” mixed media, 40″ x 40″ | T. S. Harris, “Top of the World,” oil, 40″ x 40″

In 2023, we are no longer bound by the prerequisite that the design of our homes be uniform.  As reverence towards individualism continues to grow, the best place to honor our idiosyncrasies is through the outlet of design in our sacred spaces. Building upon the embracement of master craftsmanship, we will see more people adorn their home with vintage accents. Vintage accents that will make a statement about your individualism this year include works from Gallery MAR artists Fred Calleri , Maura Allen, James Wolanin, and T.S. Harris.  



Left to right: Patrick St. Clair, “Interior Garden,” oil, 24″ x 30″ | Bridgette Meinhold, “I See What You Mean,” encaustic, 54″ x 36″ | Nina Tichava, “She Spoke Her Truth to the Flowers,” mixed media, 60″ x 48″ | Sarah Winkler, “Uplifted,” acrylic, 60″ x 48″

Biophilic design is the practice of connecting nature with our built environments and communities. Infusing the beauty of nature into our homes is a trend that we’ve seen remain stable for the last several years. Bringing green life and nature-inspired works into our homes better connects us with the world outside and brings a natural peace to our lives and homes.

While most of us wouldn’t dare part with our beloved houseplants, we do expect to see a shift towards more irregular plant species and raw, wild-looking nature elements this year, from desert landscapes to mineral shades, from mossy varieties to anything that showcases a raw, unfinished texture. Balance  exotic greenery and modern design in your home with the aptly titled, very meta painting “Interior Garden” by Patrick St. Clair or bask in the wild worlds and earthy textures of artists Sarah Winkler, Nina Tichava, Bridgette Meinhold and Matt Flint.


Sculptures by Siri Hollander

We feel we cannot end a segment on biophilic design without mentioning Siri Hollander whose works are created from the very elements of the land that inspires them. In our recent discussion with Hollander, she ties together the message of reconfigured biophilic design by expressing how her work “emphasizes emotion and expression over precision and perfect realism.”



Left to right: Jamie Burnes, “Dani the Hare,” wood and steel, 75″ x 24″ x 46″ | Stefan Heyer, “The Desert Sands,” mixed media, 42″ x 54″ | Pamela Murphy, “Checkmate,” oil, 26″ x 31″

Vogue Magazine interior designer Elise Taylor predicts that this year, warm washes of earth tones will make a beautiful counterbalance for the occasional bursts of color that interior designer Mikki Brammer predicts. Varieties of brown and pink hues are predicted to dominate our color palettes for the coming year.

To stay on this earth-toned trend, consider the rustic, weather-hardy sculptures of Jamie Burnes or the neutral, subdued hues and earthy textures of Pamela Murphy’s work. For a work that balances the two color trend predictions of the year, consider the work of Stefan Heyer, which juxtaposes neutral, earth tones with bright pops of color.



Jared & Nicole Davis, “Aubergine Chandelier,” glass, 26″ x 50″ x 50″

This year, glass work that makes a statement is on the rise, especially when that glass work illuminates your space. Vogue predicts that unique, glass statement lighting is in this year, writing how “seeing an oversized chandelier in a neutral, modern space can be so fresh and exciting.” From the Gallery MAR collection, we are thrilled to represent a husband and wife artist team that makes work in perfect keeping with this very specific niche. Each of Jared and Nicole Davis’ glassworks is a statement sculpture in and of itself, however, their glass antler chandeliers are particularly fitting for this trend. The Aubergine Chandelier, is a fresh, bold culmination of their decades-long campaign perfecting their now-famous glass antler sculptures.



Left to right: R. Nelson Parrish, “Cascade I,” bioresin and wood, 45″ x 4″ x 2″ | Havoc Hendricks, “Island in the Sky,” mixed media, 12″ x 30.5″ x 6″

In 2023, “alternative visual art,” or more specifically, sculpture art, will see a rise in popularity this year. If your walls are full or if your space could benefit from both a burst of color and texture, we recommend the sculpture work of our Gallery MAR artists. In particular, the bioresin and wood piece, “Cascade Iby R. Nelson Parrish, with its translucent, luminous color and stately form, and the sculpture “Island in the Sky” by Havoc Hendricks, with its intricate patterns and detailed minimalism, will have you and your guests mesmerized.


Which of these 2023 Interior Design Trends are you ready to jump on board with? Find beautiful works of art to fit each trend on our website or in person at Gallery MAR today.

Written by Veronica Vale