…adds the rough in rough luxury. Think understated opulence, stripped-bare history, gentry down on their luck, faded glamour and romance… [pics from top left: 1 – Marie Claire Maison, 2 – Channel Four/Homes, 3&4 – Sharyn Cairns, 5 – Apartment Therapy, 6 – Sharyn Cairns] I find the images above beautiful – who knew stripped-bare plaster could […]
Posts tagged "old&new"
…together with something new, something old and something borrowed. An excellent interior design formula! | images: The world of interiors, August 2010 issue | The ‘borrowed’-part might have several translations in terms of decor, e.g borrowed from another style…borrowed from a friend…Bottom line is though, I’m crazy for blue. Hit the tag blue you’ll find […]
Displays of natural history objects like insects, bones, seashells or just anything quirky and peculiar, along with glass bell jars (big trend alert on these!), statues or anatomical drawings, can create really interesting focal points. I think this Victorian and gothic touch works especially well in otherwise quite modern schemes as it brings out the contrast between new and old. (mouse […]
I really like the look created by mixing items from different eras in a completely current way. The contrast is fun and interesting and makes the old look older and the new newer! Mid-century classics (like the Saarinen tulip chairs from 1958 in the pic below for example) are great to use in an eras-mix as the 50s […]
In an article of the Swedish magazine SkÃ¶na Hem, the home of a couple living in an old elementary school is portrayed. I think this mix of old and new, modern and classic – still with a effortless feel – is inspirering: