Mixing the old with the new, these interiors possess a bohemian twist in this mashup of modern fashions and charming Hollywood elegance of the 50’s and 60’s. Creative juxtapositions and bright—yet, understated—color harmonies offer a fantastical explosion of pizazz to mirror Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Old & New
Throwback charm elevates a modern space. One can transform a contemporary look into an old beauty by blending nostalgic details into the new foundation. In both fashion and interiors, we evolve. However, adding elements like vintage embroidery or embellishment allows us to mesh the traditional with the brand-new. The interiors below demonstrate the effect of an antique chandelier and classic cabinetry in an otherwise trendy room.
Just as the structure of a dress can draw attention to itself and the wearer, so, too, can the form of a consciously sculpted space. The intentionality of the colors on the walls below work with the supporting patterns in the remainder of the room to create an eye-catching interior. Superbly crafted and deliberately designed, the multidimensional space emanates old-time opulence and bohemian charm.
Even extravagant glamour can be shaped into a minimalist style. Light reflecting textures and metallic shine echo lavish Golden Age Hollywood Regency. But the modern minimalist take creates a present-day jewel. This bold commitment requires a consistent visual idea, dedicated to material, volume, and form. The open space and arched form juxtaposes the excessive metal details and dappled ceilings for a flamboyant twist.
Likewise, maximalism can become an elegant ambiance when carefully curated. With a limited color palette and controlled focal point, small details like meticulous patterns or fine texture facilitate maximal style. Though precisely designed, fussy perfectionism is left behind in the charming and elegant twist of bohemian maximalism.
No matter the style or fashion, fine art is always a welcome addition, enhancing the class of a design. However, hand painted floral murals take this concept to the next level as an exquisite touch of posh luxury and custom finery. Every brushstroke brings life to your space—unlike framed art, this is a painting you live in. A floral mural like the ones below transform your home into its own unique work of art, a true masterpiece.
Moreover, custom murals offer opportunities and possibilities you can’t get from framed pieces. In the fashions below, the florals take a three dimensional form, jumping off the ensembles into the world. Likewise, the painted mural leaves the wall behind to become something more. Branches reach for the ceiling and flowers overlap the door, growing into an enchanting paradise with newfound spatial presence.
Additionally, murals offer the opportunity to paint a personality portrait. Quirky and funky murals (like the one below) act as a character sketch of its inhabitants. The bright colors construct a backdrop to the life and events that take place in the room. Accessories and furnishing echo the mural’s style, telling a story in unity.
Bold murals and patterned walls needn’t be overwhelming, even with the busiest patterns. A controlled color palette calms the interior, attracting the eye without overpowering it. The room below carries a nearly monochromatic color palette on its painted walls. It is an energetic focal point that simultaneously soothes the mind and quiets the soul.
In contrast, the interior features below achieves the same effect with the opposite method. Here, the mural palette is broadened with a wide range of different hues. Yet, the colors are dramatically subdued, particularly the pink primary color. The resulting mural brings a calm exuberance into a space that is both expressive and composed.
As modern fashions and designs evolve, they never cease to draw on the old styles. Trends mature and methods improve, but they don’t forgo timeless ideas from which they derive. Like this blend of Old Hollywood Regency and bohemian flair, fashion and interior design are made to mold to the personality and preference of the individual.