INTERIOR DESIGN JOURNEY INTO THE PAST. IN SEARCH OF COSINESS AND AMBIENCE.
Mid-century modern. Vintage. Retro. The word retro is a Latin prefix that means back. Retro style interiors are inspired by the design of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Contemporary interior design in its variety, cosy atmosphere, appropriate scale, etc. often uses the heritage of the past and makes a subtle introduction of the patterns and colours of old times.
Retro accents can appear literally in “furniture references” but also in details, taking the form of patterns or characteristic shades on decorative pillowcases, carpets, curtains or graphics. Retro interiors are always perceived as cosy and friendly, because they boast warm colours, with predominating browns, rusts, oranges,
reds, various shades of beige, cream, muted green and blue. Retro-style fabrics are taking the interior decoration market by the storm because they can be easily combined with other styles. They offer a great variety of textures and contribute to cosiness and a sense of comfort in interiors.
Fabrics of the 1960s were very often created using geometric motifs, whose large part referred to nature and plants. However, those using total abstraction were equally popular. Subdued in colour, blending with subtly differentiated tones, mélanges have established themselves in the textile world for good and are still a perfect complement to eclectic designs. Textured bouclé effects make these fabrics even more snuggly. What is also popular are fabrics whose design is based on the impression of wear and imitation of abrasions.
As a result, retro style interior design is a great opportunity to play with trends, patterns and textures. Today, tastefully furnished flats and houses delight us with a combination of modern architecture and stylised furniture that draws the best, timeless effects and qualities from the legacy of the past decades.
Fabrics from the DEKOMA collection used in the session:
It is a tweed upholstery fabric with a visual "used look" effect. The colour transitions of irregular strands look like abrasions caused by intensive, long-lasting use, and the colours themselves are faded. It is a great choice forrustic interiors, but also for loft or industrial interiors - where the passage of time visible on objects is not a disadvantage but an advantage that proved authenticity. Natural, broken colouring matches perfectly with aged wood, metal, brick, terracotta, stone.
Upholstery boucle fabric with a dense weave and a soft haptic loop pile. It is ideal for the tapestry of furniture with non-typical, complexed shapes e.g. organic, rounded off for this reason, it will work on modern sofas, armchairs, pouffes. In the range of 16 shades, you will find a variety of intense, saturated colours such as red, navy blue, anthracite, black, yellow as well as delicate variants of beige, coffee with milk, pink heather and dove grey.
A multicoloured, melange jacquard, particularly striking when combined with contrasting colours. Then the effect of the "pixilated", abstract plane is more spectacular and resembles the painterly experimnets of the pointillers. Is a fresh contemporary interpretation of 1960s style. It is easy to imagine the cult chairs designed by Josef Chierowski, "jumpers" or "foxes"; beacuse they visually reseble upholstery fabrics from that time. It will work well with original vintage furniture or contemporary forums refering to midcentury style. Also it goes well with dark wood in warm shades: Walnut, teak, rosewood, stained oak. Available in 16 colours.
It's an extremely soft and pleasant combination of linen and wool. The matt semi-transparent veil brings to mind the delicate pashmina scarves with which we wrap ourselves to from the cold. Uneven melange colour look interesting on curtains. The 22 colours in the range are dominated by earth tones: greys, browns, beiges, broken greens, sandy yellows and ochres. They are complemented by navy blue and subdued blue. In arrangements it is worthwhile to combine this double width fabric with others of natural composition. It will work well in combination with knitted fabrics with braided weave, thick checked wool, natural and synthetic furs.
Photo-session for Dekoma.
Editorial, content, and text: MBBM Studio.