8 Jan 2013

Inspiration from the past

I recently watched the film The Young Victoria  and was impressed with the recreated interiors of the sets. The film is based on the early life and reign of Queen Victoria, in the late 19th century.

Rows of tassels, heavy curtains, carved ceilings and tufted furniture were all characteristics of the Victorian era. A house from this period was idealistically neatly divided in rooms, with public and private space carefully separated. 

Nowadays interior design is simpler  and homes are smaller. There is no need of a grand excess of ornament. However, antique pieces can be used to make an ambience more elegant. 

Loft Inc

Modern Furniture Sets

Design Tricks

Farrow and ball

Antique chandeliers, wallpapers, cornices and golden mirrors can create a classical interior if used in moderation. I love mixing antique and modern furniture. It adds a lot of personality to your design.

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