Green is probably a colour we’re all hankering after right now. Winter draws to a close and Spring is on the way! Green is a wonderful colour to use in the home through every season. In the cooler months, green velvet on sofas and chairs reflects the rich glowing jewel tones we see during the Autumn. In Spring and Summer, its natural vibrancy helps us to bring a sense of the outdoors in. Green is both calming and invigorating… as humans we’re programmed to need it! Green sofas have a been a brilliant way to add a stylish splash of colour… here is a selection of our favourites on Vinterior.
Last week we were welcomed into the gorgeous home of the lovely Susie Lawrence. Her home is a feat of subtle yet playful colour, varying from dusty rose pinks to dramatic charcoal green-greys. Set in the Chilterns, it has an almost Wes Anderson magical quality. We hope you feel inspired too!
G Plan is often one of the first brands which leaps to mind when thinking of mid century vintage furniture. Celebrated for its sleek and simple designs, G Plan plays a proud part in the history of British 20th century furniture design.
The right rug will elevate the room and tie all the pieces together in a unified look while opening up the space to fun and comfort. To help you make an educated choice, we broke down the process into small, easy-to-grasp actions that will safely guide you from complete overwhelmment to great satisfaction.
Here are our top five tips for choosing the perfect rug for your space!
Film award season is in town! The Oscars are almost upon us again and we’ve taken a trip down memory lane, looking back to some of the film industry’s most celebrated titles throughout the decades. From the iconic film The Graduate to nostalgic Walt Disney classics like The Aristocrats, it’s fascinating to see the original posters which first introduced us to these famous films. They also double as fantastic wall prints, lending a note of nostalgic charm and often some seriously cool vintage graphics. Enjoy browsing through this selection of film posters and spot your favourites!
This beautiful converted factory loft space is a singing, eclectic combination of many design references. The room is tied together by a calm but equally energising colour scheme, ranging from pale greys to warm wooden hues, mustard yellow and of course a cacophony of green plants! It has been beautifully curated. So how can you create this look in your own way? Read on for some advice on putting together a leafy bohemian paradise of your very own.
Emma Block’s much loved illustration is known for its wonderful gentle yet vibrant colour palettes and celebration of print and pattern. It’s not surprising that Emma’s new London home also reflects her eye for print and pattern. Set against a calming soft grey are joyful bursts of coral, dusty pink and sea green. There are also many references to Emma’s travels through South America, found in vivid woven rugs and other textile accessories. Enjoy this tour with Emma through her lovely home and find inspiration in all corners!
With Oscar night just days away and the Bohemian Rhapsody hype going stronger than ever, we cannot but take this opportunity to step into a time warp and revisit the glory days of the extraordinary ‘80s design when Freddy Mercury was making his magic.
Or do we actually need a time warp?
This year already is producing a wonderful variety of lighting trends. They simmered quietly throughout 2018 and now we are seeing them grace many of our homes. We love that these lighting trends are so diverse! From classical, simple lighting to maximalist brass pendants, there really is something for all tastes and inspirations. Here are four top trends you’ll be seeing plenty of in 2019…
He’s one of Denmark’s most celebrated designers and still influences so much of contemporary design. But who actually is Arne Jacobsen and what is he so famous for? Here are some quick facts to put him on your map!
- From a young age, it was clear that Arne had creative talent. He originally wanted to be a painter but his father felt that architecture was a more practical pursuit.
2. Arne travelled all around the world to expand his creative horizons. He made the voyage to New York as a sailor and spent time as a bricklayer in Germany. Italy became somewhere Arne visited frequently to paint accurate, atmospheric watercolours.
3. Jacobsen’s career as an ultra-modern architect was boosted by winning some major awards: one of them was given by the Danish Architect’s Association for his ‘House of the Future’ design. The glass and concrete house was flat-roofed, spiral-shaped, had a conveyor tube for letters, windows that rolled down like those of cars, a helipad, and a boathouse.
4. People have rioted and protested against Jacobsen’s ultra-modern buildings. One incident was for Gammeltorv’s Stelling House, which prompted a newspaper to print that Jacobsen should be ‘banned from architecture for life.’
5. During World War II, Jacobsen was persecuted for his Jewish heritage. With some assistance from the Danish resistance, Jacobsen rowed a boat to Sweden in order to escape the Nazi persecution.
6. Jacobsen’s chair designs are particularly famous. The sleek curved contours of the Egg, Swan and Drop chairs were viewed as ultra modern and unlike much achieved in furniture design previously.
7. In everything he did, Jacobsen embodied the concept of Gesamtkunst, which means seeing everything as a work of art.
8. In Great Britain, he designed St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, which even involved landscaping the garden and designed details such as the silverware, china, chairs, lamps and door handles. He also chose the fish for the pond!
Want to browse through all of Arne Jacobsen’s famous designs? Click right here and enjoy!
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