Of a Vintage Retro Mix

Of a Vintage Retro Mix

Vintage is characterized by a distinctly shabby outlook – the entire objective of this genre is to attain that artfully shabby look that can make interiors seem rustic as well as dated at the same time. Retro is a complete different species altogether – it takes an antiquated environ and wrap it in a nostalgic eighty’s vibe through the use of specifically doddery decorative objects that are placed strategically all around the interior space. Together, vintage and retro can make an interior seem centenarian and upstanding while maintaining an austere sort of dignity. This combination can work only if the right material and color palate take a ride along in the mix. Be careful about setting these standards as they can make or break your interior space – the wrong color scheme can turn the retro into garish and draw the vintage into obscurity. But if done right you can end up with a masterpiece. Below, we’ll be taking a look at a few retro style imageries that redefine typical interior settings.

Half n’ Half

This hybrid vintage retro interior is the pinnacle of perfection. With bright lights and dark contrasting ornaments, it achieves a seamlessly breezy outlook without seeming out of place. The distinct dated vibe is achieved by the careful manipulation of materials with contrasting juxtaposition of lighting. Had the window set not been where it is actually situated, this vintage retro suite might not have hit the hard points of this hybrid dichotomy.

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Out of Style

Vintage retro is the perfect show casing technique to prove the flowing adage – old is gold. Well, when you look at the old fashioned furniture set in a uniquely light setting, you would also believe that. The powder blue cabinet set has that rustic country vibe that is stylish without being sleek, and the light dip of the dining chair set is reminiscent of vintage eighties furniture. Together with the white back drop, this setting becomes something better than any ordinary counterfeit.

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Designing closets may not be a convention, but this one certainly makes you want to break some. The key player in this vintage design setting is definitely the careful amalgamation of the color and material plates – both are dull, but with that light dusting of lemon yellow in the backdrop, the design certainly comes together.

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Breaking tradition

Vintage rustic has an old vibe – it is delivered in the very ambiance of the environ. This one hits a double dose of this dichotomy of styles by mirroring. While the bottom half of this design is more country, the vintage is reflected in the deliberate reflection of the door pediment.

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Simple and Sweet

Minimalism usually doesn’t go well with something as shabby as vintage and something as flashy as retro – but together, these three styles can make a space magical. The toy provides a much needed air of levity in an otherwise somber color scheme, while the minimalistic furniture makes the very core of this design pragmatic.

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