I don't know about you, but I'm certainly enjoying the Retro Decorator series. The good news is that I raided my mother's magazine archive last weekend and probably now have enough material to last me a year! Anyway, on to this week's post.
I'll be the first to admit that last week's attempt at finding something that represented timeless style was not quite there. It was promising, but needed a few too many tweaks to make it really timeless. My second attempt this week is slightly more up-to-date anyway, which of course you might consider cheating.
This image comes from Homes & Gardens, from 1991 (yes - nearly 20 years ago!). My mother has a lot of back copies of Homes & Gardens so a few of these posts will veer towards that I'm afraid. My parents' interiors style has always been what I would term classic, the keys to which are also replicated here - namely white walls and lots of antiques.
Of course the beauty of antiques is that as they are so obviously old that they don't necessarily fit in with any fashion, which gives them an advantage in the timeless stakes. That's not to say that I don't have plenty of examples up my sleeve where antiques are used in a way that is much more dated.
- white walls; pretty timeless
- antiques; timeless?
- oriental rugs; very "now"
I don't think this interior would look much out of date in the right setting today - what do you think?