A trend line that is very pervasive right now is “the new old“. The new old is a mix of revival and update. Different ways to reimagine the past—its colors, its style, its artifacts—toward fresh and exciting ends. The NeoVictorian is a part of this. The Victorian Era of the UK was the period of Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837-1901. The reign was a long period of prosperity for the British people and the British Empire: An era of abundance and beauty. It’s a style with eclectic mood, based on the revival of older styles, often in new combinations. The Victorian age was the age of imitation and reproduction: the heavily upholstered furniture, the masculine (gothic) preserves such as libraries and billiard rooms, the feminine rococo style, the Oriental influence…And this – all this! – can be updated and neo-revived:
We both love the eighties—the 1880s, says fashion designer Anthony Malat and photographer Jamie Isaia in NY Magazine. In particular, film has inspired this couple’s fab interiors. The office interiors of the film Downfall were a big influence on their coulor palette. And in general, it was a mixture of Flowers in the Attic, Pretty Baby, The City of Lost Children and Spaceballs that inspired these fascinating decor choices.
All photos by Todd Selby/The Selby.