Design Trend: Clustercore


The past few years have seen an emergence of several “core” aesthetics in fashion and interior design, including cottagecore, barbiecore, gothcore and royalcore, just to name a few.

Now, we have clustercore: Artfully curating personal items to showcase your unique style. Clustercore is a curation and display of objects and memorabilia with sentimental value. It’s like turning your home into a museum or gallery focused on who you are and what you love. When designing a clustercore home, the most important concept to remember is curated vignettes: Small visual compositions made up of grouped together decorative objects.

Balance and Symmetry
Combining elements that create overall cohesion is key. It’s not about matching things exactly but having different pieces work together as a unit. Mirrored images and design elements that generate harmony and order can help your clusters look purposeful rather than messy. But don’t get too hung up on symmetry; otherwise, you’ll create too much uniformity. Try mixing different textures, colors and shapes for the best result.

Tell a Story
Group your cherished belongings in an intentional arrangement that explains who you are. For example, you can have a few personal mementos from when you were a child and enjoyed a certain hobby. Or perhaps you like to travel and always make a habit of getting a pin from each destination. Put these in chronological order that shows when and where you went to these places. Maybe you lived in a lot of locations and kept a small item from each home. Group these family heirlooms together to highlight your past homes. Ultimately, it’s all about finding a unifying thread that ties all the pieces together.

It can be a lot of fun to go through your stuff and create a thoughtful curation that speaks to who you are as a person and what you’ve been through in your life, but it can also be a daunting task. We can help!

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Jennifer Jones
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