With seasons changing, it is a perfect time to talk about colour — rich, jewel-toned colours, to be more precise. Autumn always sees us seeking cosiness inside our homes, and while there are numerous ways to warm up a room, not many have such a transformative power like a bold colour choice.
Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen Scandinavian lifestyle concepts lagom and hygge being translated into the world of interiors, and now, there is yet another philosophy that’s been hitting the design trend radar and urging us to rethink the way we decorate our homes – Wabi-sabi.
Akin to the traditional grandfather clock more commonly seen in the UK, the curving Swedish Mora model is a highly unique design with a huge tradition of local craftsmanship behind it. We were intrigued to learn more about this enchanting area of Swedish design history and sat down with Jo Lee who told us just about everything you could wish to know – from the people who first made the Mora to what we should look for when buying one today.
Martyn White is a design journalist, editor and designer based in London. A lover of opulence, he narrates on the very best in luxury design, interiors and art. Martyn has assembled a selection of his top vintage designs on Vinterior.
The most sought after interior style of today must be the eclectic style. A strong desire for authentic, meaningful interiors takes us on a journey around the globe, but also back to the past where we seek guidance and inspiration from the once popular furniture pieces and design styles. Our desperate quest for optimism and self-expression is bringing to focus the Space Age aesthetic to remind us of a time, not so long ago, when the sky was not the limit.
Here at Vinterior, we have a sweet tooth for period homes, and this one surely tickles all the right taste buds. If you are a lover of eclectic style too, yet still find yourself struggling with pulling together a coherent look, take notes from this brilliant space.
We learn all about the fascinating designer behind beloved brand Ercol, who immigrated from Italy as a young man at the beginning of the 20th century and fell in love with furniture design.
Lighting is the unsung hero of interior design. No matter how well you’ve organised your floor plan, how carefully you’ve curated your home collection and decorating touches, without a proper understanding of home lighting design, the results will remain flat. Layering the light is key to well-designed home, yet it is most often overlooked by design enthusiasts.
Rocking chairs might conjure up images of grandmothers knitting away but this selection is anything but outdated. From utopian, abstract designs to sweeping, sculptural frames, Vinterior has the rocking chair to suit every persuasion.
Just as Elle Decor announced at the very beginning of 2019, this year the Boho vibe is back in the spotlight! However, this time it will appear within your home with a modern twist.
Originally, the term boho (short for ‘Bohemian’) first appeared in the English language in the 19th century to characterize marginalized and impoverished people – often belonging to the artistic sphere – who led unconventional lifestyles. As a consequence, these « boho people » could be associated with vagabonds or wanderers.
The typical bohemian of modern times is undoubtedly more integrated within society and has even settled down, granting him a place to call ‘home’. Yet his search for adventure is still very vivid and is greatly reflected in his interior design. Each of his travels is nothing less than an opportunity for him to collect and then incorporate into his cocoon what he finds inspiring and makes him dream: works of art, family portraits, and even pieces of furniture! The latter is thus logically vintage, secondhand, or bought from local artisans.
Still very eclectic and authentic, the modern bohemian interior style is more minimalist than its traditional version. The living space we are featuring today illustrates this perfectly.
If white is predominant, the room is still inviting thanks to the use of warm colours. This large rug is definitely a key piece : its pattern and pink hues echoing the Moroccan cushions and poufs which tie the room together. The use of natural materials like the wooden coffee table or the rattan hanging chair reinforces the impression of resting in a cosy nest. The brass Art Deco chandelier, as well as the contemporary framed prints, add a touch of elegance to this living space!
- Pink Muuto Rest Sofa 2 seater
- White Freja Cashmere throw
- Jean Royère Style Travertine Coffee table
- A set of 2 Sputnik chandelier with Opaline glass globes, 1970s
- Pink Boujaad floor pillow
- Handwoven Moroccan Azilal Wool Rug
- Dutch Rattan Hanging chair, 1960s
- Modern Plant Pot with a stand
- Framed ithograph print titled ‘Comets’ by Wassily Kandinsky
- Mid-Century rattan basket umbrella holder by Franca Helg
- Vintage Rosewood Magazine Rack by Kai Kristiansen for Sika Møbler, 1960s
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