Art Deco is a highly popular decorative style that most people would recognise but perhaps many would struggle to precisely define. This fact is not surprising as the Art Deco style is eclectic in nature and evolved from a combination of diverse influences which resulted in a striking look that was and remains at once instantly recognisable and yet difficult to describe. Continue reading Unravelling Art Deco
The word vintage is perhaps one which is somewhat overused. The term originates from the Old English word vendage which is itself an alteration of Old French vendange from Latin vindemia, meaning to remove wine. Vintage became a reference to the year or place that a wine was produced and then a more general term denoting something from the past which is of high quality or the best of its kind. Continue reading What is a Vintage Interior?
Every era produces new ideas in interior décor and in modern times our tastes have begun to change more and more rapidly. Little longer than a decade can pass and suddenly we are all wincing at our homes and wondering what on earth we were thinking of. Even so many trends resurface years later and are in vogue again but few styles have remained so seemingly timeless and consistently in favour as Art Deco. Certainly not coloured bathroom suits or textured ceilings! Continue reading The Timeless Elegance of the Art Deco Style
A Friend of mine recently travelled extensively in North Africa. She returned with several beautiful home accessories garnered from traders in Morocco and Egypt and she resolved to redecorate her living room to incorporate her new found treasures. Not for the first time, I was roped in to assist with the project and had great fun throwing myself into a search for the furnishings and accessories that would complement the wonderful cushions and throws that had inspired the revamp. Continue reading A Flavour of North Africa