Retro style in interior design is a rich source of inspiration. This can be found in influences from the beginning of the 20th century like Art Nouveau and Art deco and in mid-century styles, mainly from the 50s and 60s. Retro accents in particular help create inspiring interiors and provide us with a chance to express our own individuality.
Whether you are a pro at finding gems in flea markets or, like myself, tend to lean towards new things, choice is plentiful and caters to different tastes and preferences. I personally like a mix of both concepts: the sleek of the new and the charm of the old. Live in the present and honor the past. Plus, when beautifully restored, vintage furniture can complement any modern interior style. (In my last post, you can see how Parisians skilfully introduce retro touches to their homes).
Below, I have selected items that I personally would have chosen for my home. They help inject charm, style and color. I think that a pop of color is needed. After all, these retro items are meant to be noticed.
1 – Marshall Speaker: $ 249.99 from Marshall
2 – Crosley Turntable: from $ 69.95 from Crosley
3 – Vinyl records storage solution: $ 290 from Etsy
4 – Hermann vintage style chair: about $ 365 from Maisons du Monde
5 – Wall Art: I suggest that you have fun finding what suits you best. You can flick through ad and movie posters or explore retro style illustrations created by contemporary artists.
6 – Vintage-style Flynn entryway bench: $ 329 from Maisons Du Monde
7 – GPO Retro Wall phones: about $ 60 from Objectif Tendance
8 – Retro style keyboard: $ 219.19 from AZIO
9 – Tower Bottega 1.7L 3kW White or Black Kettle: about $ 87 from Dunelm
10 – Vintage Lyssex scale: about $ 140 from Etsy
11 – Traditional Dual Control Exposed Thermostatic Shower Valve – Brushed Gold: about $ 225 from Big Bathroom Shop
12 – Vintage chairs by Chair Chaise, a brocante shop in France
I hope you liked this selection!
Inass M. Jenner