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MUTED RETRO

Sarah

Inspired by our Floor of the Month for February, Kährs Brownie, we are loving the combination of the floor’s deep and dark brown tones against dusty pinks layered with taupes and warm greys- creating a muted retro-glam vibe ✨

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AUTUMN 2016 TRENDS

Sarah

This autumn is all about a modern take on vintage glam. We’ve been seeing a lot of vintage influences from the major fashion houses in the recent AW16 Fashion Week shows, influences ranging from the Elizabethan golden era, to the roaring 20’s, glam-luxe 70’s and all the way to the eclectic 90’s.

As for interiors this autumn, we’re seeing a lot of warm colours in rusty and muted tones making a comeback. The focus is on creating a lived-in and layered feeling, something that was very popular in the 70’s. To create a modern take on this look, we recommend selecting a tone of a colour tone and working with it. Work tone-in-tone with the colour to set a base. Complete the look with various objects, ceramics and diverse types of materials. For example, combine a rich velvet sofa with a natural wood floor; an aged leather armchair with suede and satin cushions; speckled ceramic vases with brass candle holders and dusty floral wallpapers.

Our Kährs Oak Smoke wood floor has a beautiful cognac colour that is perfect as a base for your vintage interiors, yet one that is still very versatile throughout the seasons. With its brushed, oiled and smoked surface, this floor will add a warm and cozy feeling to your space.

Key colours: Mustard yellow, rusty orange, muted grey/blue, silver, brass, amber and emerald green.

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LES BLEUS

Sarah

We’re currently seeing an updated interpretation of 70’s retro-glam interiors with rich petrol blues and golden accents juxtaposed with materials and textures in cold neutral tones. For example, the combination of a petrol-blue velour sofa with brass legs, a greige wood floor, crispy white walls and gold deco details.

To achieve the look, select Kährs Vinga by our new Götaland Collection: a floor where the light cold grey stain appears to have been worn down, revealing the natural oak base.

KAHRS VINGA LES BLEUS

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BLACK // WHITE // BRASS

Sarah

There’s something about the tiniest bit of brass that instantly makes a space more interesting. Especially spaces with lots of matte white and black surfaces; small amounts gold add a lived-in and sophisticated quality.

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RETRO COOL KIDS

Sarah

Your child’s room is their space to grow, discover and inspire creativity. But that does not mean that every square inch of your child’s room should necessarily be filled up with colourful objects. Too. Much. Information. Remember, less is more! Create a clean base where some colour can then be added in a strategic and harmonious way.

For example, we’re loving the retro cool look for kids rooms. It is a really great concept where you combine old with new in a fun, hipster kind of way. Keep a clean base with white wood flooring (such as the always fresh-looking Oak Nouveau Snow by Kährs), crisp white walls and large furniture pieces in white, for the room to feel light and bright. Liven up the room with either a wallpaper in a retro-cool print, paint one of the walls in dusty pastel colours, or hang some fun posters and quirky quotes.

Someone who does retro cool perfectly is Riika from Weekday Carnival, she’s a great source of inspiration for kids rooms, and one of our favourite interior design blogs to read.

Images by Trendenser | Pinterest | Weekday Carnival

 

MAD MEN

Sarah

We LOVE this apartment’s masculine interpretation of 1950/60’s “Retro-Modern” style. A very hipster, yet glam feel, highly reminiscent of what is  seen in the hit TV series Mad Men (yes, we are currently imagining Mr. Draper deep in though, sitting in one of those armchairs).

As you might know by now, our favourite combination is black + white + wood, so this apartment definitely scores high in our books. By keeping the palette basic, and focusing on creating depth and interest with diverse textures/textiles and decorative objects, this home has an beautiful and timeless elegance to it.

To achieve this look, opt for Kährs Oak Nouveau Charcoal, a 2-strip wood floor with a brushed, black pigmented, matt lacquer finish. Bevelled 4-sided to create the effect of a beautiful 1-strip plank.

Kährs Oak Nouveau Charcoal

Images by Fantastic Frank & Nordic Homeworx