We ran across a lovely collection of eclectic interiors spiced up with vintage elements by designer Timothy Oulton and thought of sharing them further.Boasting sophistication and creativity, each of the 20 interiors below was developed according to a certain theme. As the designer explains, some of them were inspired by the “Beat” culture of 1950s America, where writers and creative-types championed non-conformity.
As you will look through the photos, you will also discover “a nostalgic tribute to the romantic era of luxurious sea voyages“, in various decorative objects. such as vintage trunks, classic upholstery pieces, and travel memorabilia. The interior below is dedicated to old English sports such as tennis, rugby and sailing and is said to exude “the class and refinement that once defined the world of sports”. We are charmed by the array of great details in this remarkable design portfolio and are looking forward to see which elements caught your attention.
Man’s love affair with gold is nothing new. It is the reason for countless wars throughout history, and it is a love that has withstood the test of time. There is little wonder then that the kings and emperors of the past (and a few of the present) actually filled their homes with decor clad in actual gold. Cheaper modern alternatives offer gold-plated design that captures this timeless look with intricate details, carvings and at times an antique finish that allows the coffee table to age elegantly. If you are shooting for a British Colonial, Victorian, Spanish Colonial, vintage or eclectic look, these might be just the thing for you. Even contemporary homeowners can conjure up a timeless look with golden sheen without actually compromising on the style. While this look might not feature ornate patterns, it can take simple contemporary decor and give it a golden aura. The lovely Riverstone Tables in gold epitomize this approach to refreshingly innovative living room design.
Why pick just one coffee table when you can put two, three or even four more convenient alternatives in its place? Surprised? The trend of using smaller cocktail tables and side tables by clubbing two or more together is one that is quickly catching on. It is a look that works beautifully with golden pieces that seem to instantly infuse your home with an air of luxury and sophistication. The likes of the Gold Teardrop coffee table by Jonathan Adler is one of the many choices out there that perfectly captures this hip, classy style statement. Not very keen on putting together 3 or 4 smaller coffee tables together in the heart of the room? Fair enough, since not all of us have the space to spare and the cash to splurge. Instead you can invest in a captivating lone centerpiece like the Marble-Topped Pedestal Coffee Table from West Elm. It is simple, minimal and yet carries with it a timeless Midcentury modern appeal that is undeniably appealing.