They say old is gold, and this adage has stuck for a reason. We’re living our best lives in 2019 – we’ve got automated homes, affordable luxury materials, and stunning new trends on our side. But for someone who appreciates the past, old-school design trends are never going to go out of style. Let’s take a look at 5 of these trends that we think might last forever:
1. Mirror clad feature walls
You might think that this trend is a new one, but you’d be wrong. From the lush halls of Mughal era palaces to vintage style homes, it’s been there for quite a while now. Even today, we see modern Singaporean homes that have feature walls clad in beautiful reflective mirrors, which shows that this particular old-school trend is here to stay, and is probably going to be here for a long time to come.
2. The Eames Eiffel chair
Designed by the iconic design duo Charles and Ray Eames, the Eames Eiffel Chair is a classic masterpiece. While it may have been first conceived and produced first in the throes of midcentury modern movement, it still retains a very special place in the hearts of designers and homeowners throughout the world. Infinitely stylish and trendy, it remains at the top of all old-school style charts even now.
3. The herringbone pattern
The herringbone pattern has always been quite the classic. It features a timeless aesthetic in both wall and floor finishes that can never be reproduced in another style. It’s extremely attractive and always makes the space look infinitely more interesting. Even though its effortless beauty has been tweaked or enlarged over the years, it shows no signs of falling from the top.
4. The parallel kitchen-counter layout
The best way to make the most of small kitchens is by emulating the parallel-style kitchen layout. It’s extremely efficient and allows the user to move around freely. However, you must have about 4 feet of space between each counter to make this layout style fully optimized and useful.
5 .The retro work desk
While we have countless new and innovative desk designs, there’s a primal charm that surrounds the simple retro work desk – the one that resembles a table with spindly legs that writers used to put their typewriters on. It’s vintage aesthetic is still pretty popular and it’s definitely here to stay.