28 March 2020


How does the Big and Bold trend for Interiors sit with Antiques?

How does Antique Furniture fit into the big and bold trend for colour and texture in wallpaper, fabrics, rugs and upholstery?

It was predicted that the trend for neutral, white and shabby chic would pass and as history has shown us we move to opposites. Whether it's so the Interior Designers have a job re vamping the interiors of their wealthy clients or whether it is inevitable that people crave for colour and richness in their homes.

I like to think it's the latter 

A stunning Persian rug will give the desired effect of adding richness to any decor

Interiors Magazines are full of bright ostentatious wall papers and fabrics bringing strong colour to interior design.

So back to my question.  Home decor like nothing else reflects our taste and personality One favourite piece - a lovely French Bergere arm chair or a pretty sofa can be a focal point in a room.  It maybe that the upholstery is non traditional ( see Timerous  Beasties designs) or picks out a strong primary colour.  
You may have a story about how you acquired your pieces - l lovely yarn about visiting a sale room for the first time or roaming through the Brocantes of France 



Another Antique that can add style and flare to a room is a large French mirror It will reflect light and colour giving even more boldness to the decor.




Orange is right on trend and these Chinese floor vases add colour to a stair case 


Painting walls in a deep colour ( Farrow and Ball - .Brinjal.) enhances Antiques, particularly painted furniture and gilded pieces. 

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