Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Return of Retro

The Wild and Wicked party theme of the 60s has made a swinging return to contemporary interior design in a big way.

Retro design is all about bright colours and bold patterns. Clean and streamlined, characterised by curved lines in unique kidney and bubble shapes. Funky furnishings constructed with plastic, plywood, or moulded fiberglass are classic retro style.

To recreate this look, try blending a bold colour palette such as stark white, burnt orange and chocolate, with simple curved lines. This creates a bold canvas for rest of the theme. Highlight with shiny materials such as vinyl and laminate and create interest with abstract art and sculptures. Remember, everything is bold with retro, so classic and contemporary can sit stylishly together. Don’t be afraid of textures and colour. The more the better.

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