This article first appeared in Volume 1 – Elegant eclecticism in interiors – This contemporary take on old school glamour shows how an eclectic mix of styles and finishes can be used to achieve a luxurious interior full of character. The juxtaposition of materials provides depth and interest while still giving an overall luxe vibe. Copper and brass mixed metals create warmth to the look, while the sleek mahogany screen brings a touch of deco glamour. This geometric pattern is echoed in the coffee table providing a narrative to the scheme.
Rose Quartz, the Pantone colour of the year, is incorporated in the neutral colour palette, while an accent of royal blue lifts the whole scheme. Playful African feather Juju hats are hung on the wall, adding character and texture to the space, while the sumptuous hand knotted rug gives the illusion of silk, but at a fraction of the cost. The subtle mix of tonal patterns from the textiles brings in a contemporary edge.
Galapagos Designs create bespoke mid-century furniture using original vintage and newly made chair frames. The 1950’s Bartholomew cocktail chair is an original piece, reupholstered in Korla’s British made linen-cotton fabric “Alana” in Chalk Pink & Steel. This chair comes in a wide choice of fabrics and makes a chic addition to any interior.
Eva Sonaike is a London-based lifestyle company on a mission is to “Bring colour to life” by using African prints and African inspired textiles. The fabrics are all designed and printed in the UK. The Aluro and Okuta cushions are part of the Falomo collection, with inspiration taken from the architectural patterns of the post-colonial era.
Gong has been selling contemporary ethnic furniture since they started out 15 years ago on Portobello Road. The Dino floor lamp was designed in house at Gong and took inspiration from the 1950’s. The lamp is entirely handcrafted of brass and metal, and comes in various colour ways to suit all manner of schemes.
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Credits: Text and photography by Louise Ives-Wilkinson. First appeared in Volume 1. The Style Tales
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