Rose-tinted glasses make us look fondly upon designs from the past, but only a few are timeless enough to surface again and again. Distinct colours, patterns and styles have the power to conjure up memories of people, places and feelings.
LAMINATE TRIANA CLARETA DXO 1356S
LAMINATE LUCAS OAK GIETHOORN WYA 1278E
Retro radio; vintage Art Deco sofa in apricot; House Doctor Geometry brass bowl, and District 8 Theo side table, all from Journey East. Mix Me large brass vase, from Kuhl Home. Warwick pattern cushions; S&P candle; S&P ceramic 24cm rose-gold ribbed vase, and S&P ceramic vase, all from Harvey Norman. Burmese teak rustic brushed engineered timber flooring, from Wood & Wood. Other items, stylist's own.
LAMINATE TANNED ROSENHEIM MAPLE WY 5259D
Wood has a familiar, comforting presence. Warm reddish tones whisk us away to simpler times, before everything became ultra-modern.
Linen House Marmaris quilt cover and pillowcase set, and Afrique Breakfast cushion, all from Harvey Norman. House Doctor brass vase, and Tivoli Audio AM/FM table radio, both from Journey East. Linear end table, from Commune.
LAMINATE GILLIAN FAUX DENIM DXO 4322X
D-Bodhi Fissure cabinet, and Bamboo tealight holder in a set of three, all from Journey East. Other items, stylist's own.
LAMINATE ON WALL PALLIDO LIMESTONE DXN 5327D
LAMINATE ON CABINET BRUNSWICK SCX 1163D
Muuto Unfold green lamp, from The Design Store by Lifestorey. Structure metal green vase; Flamingo painting; Metal blue house candleholder; De'Longhi olive coffee machines; S&P chicken-shape chopping board; Delonghi electric kettle in black; blue rectangular plates, and blue porcelain jar, all from Harvey Norman. Hakuji porcelain white mug, and Hakuji porcelain white plate, both from Muji.
LAMINATE LUCIO ERCOLANO DXP 1360K
Tusk dining chair, from Commune. Design Letters alphabet plates, from Danish Design. Living jars with lid, from Boconcept. Marazzi Solid – Solid Concrete R10 tiles, from Rice. Other items, stylist's own.
LAMINATE KOTO KUROKI DXO 1349DC
LAMINATE PASSION RED SCA 1112D
Bergen three-seater sofa in black, and waffle rug, both from Harvey Norman. Normann Copenhagen Geo vacuum purple jug, and Hay steel trays, both from Dream. Carry On side table, from Kuhl Home. Blue splash cushion from Boconcept. Grasshoppa floor lamp, from Journey East. Decorative cushions, both from Commune. Other items, stylist's own.
+ In theory, red and white don't make a chic colour combination. But framed in graphic shapes, they can take on a stylish identity.
LAMINATE AMARYLLIS GLOSS SHG 1173
Wire hanging pendant, from Harvey Norman. House Doctor Walker chair, from Journey East.
LAMINATE TRIANA CARIÑO DXO 1357S
Copenhagen gold pendant light; Amelia white dining table; yellow vase; Aura cross-patterned stacking bowls and side plates; double dip stacking mug and bowl; Romney ceramic yellow vase, and wooden table clock, all from Harvey Norman. House Doctor zig brass bowl, from Journey East. Ton chair, from Kuhl Home. Modo Modular sideboard, from Danish Design.
Past meets present, light meets dark – the patterns of traditional Spanish ceramics enliven the dark, sophisticated palette that’s rooted in the present.
LAMINATE AKI AOMORI BEECH WY 1281D
Dualtone console table, and Tusk dining chair, both from Commune. Glass apothecary bottles, from Journey East. Other items, stylist's own.
LAMINATE AIDEN PASHLEY DXO 1341DC
Coastliner bicycle, from Coast Cycle. White shoes, from Muji. Burmese teak rustic brushed engineered timber flooring, from Wood & Wood. Other items, stylist's own.
LAMINATE ON SHELF COSTA NOGAL WY 1246D
Silver geometric jar; hydrangea and succulent, and green milk ceramic bottle, all from Harvey Norman. IRIS Tamita - Tamita White tiles, from Rice.
LAMINATE CELLO SCX 1162D
Bruno dining armchair, from Commune. Yellow fabric dining chair, from Harvey Norman. House Doctor Aston brass plated ceiling lamp, and Retro round dining table, both from Journey East. Trinidad yellow dining chair; Design Letters alphabet plates and mug, and Ferm Living hexagonal plant pots and stands, all from Danish Design. Collar small sideboard, from Kuhl Home. Other items, stylist's own.
A splash of orange, a spark of yellow. It’s no surprise that the sunshine hues of the mid-century don’t just inspire optimism, but are also a reminder of a period of discovery and possibility.
LAMINATE PINE OREGON TEAK WY 4217X
Spanish chair, from Danish Design. Ceramic mug, from Muji. Burmese Teak Rustic brushed engineered timber flooring, from Wood & Wood. Other items, stylist's own.