Stylistically Retro – Nostalgia With A Modern Twist

Glam, glitzy retro with a modern twist is the kind of interior design style that uses a plethora of vintage and retro style accessories to get its aesthetic through. It’s truly unique with a great stylistic flair to boot. If you’re looking for a style that offers distinction with a fun, playful outlook, then this one is for you. Below, we’ll look at how the Fifth Avenue Design team captured this style in a great HDB interior renovation.


1. Highly contrasting color schemes

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Vintage retro theme is usually characterized in a highly contrasting color scheme. The high contrast adds a distinguished look to the overall aesthetic that never fails to leave an impression. The back, white and plum color scheme in this interior design makes an instant impression that engages the eye and makes one curious to explore more.


2. Visual clutter

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This theme works best with a lot of visual clutter. If you use too much as opposed to too little of accessorizing and furnishing and even texturing, you’ll add character to the overall design aesthetic. The vintage style is all about making the clutter seem relevant, and the Fifth Avenue design team has used this aspect fully in their advantage.


3. Stylistic furniture

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Furniture design is great to express the unique stylistic quality of such an interior design theme. Usually, glam retro furniture with a modern flair a la the latter half of twentieth century is the best way to get this style across. The highly experimental forms of such furniture designs create a truly experiential mood in this sort of interior design style.


4. A moody ambience

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A partially moody ambience done in dark tones with great texture contrast is also a great way to translate the vintage retro aesthetic with a modern twist. This stylized kitchen interior is a fine example of how you can use a combination of modern and old-school materials to get a beautiful overall ambience.



5. Textures, textures & textures

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Interior DesignHome Renovation, Image Source: Fifth Avenue 

There is always an abundance of visual and tactile textures in the vintage retro style interior design. This texturing usually ramps up the visual clutter in a more organized sort of way. This how you can create balance in an otherwise chaotic theme – by controlling the visual chaos in a symmetric way. The Fifth Avenue team has used a lot of marble grain laminates to get this aspect across.


6. Physical cluttering

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The vintage retro style is probably the only interior design style which you can use visual, color and physical cluttering without gaining any negative comments. As you can see,  the look and feel of the room is successfully delivered - a truly phenomenal and unique end product with every aspect of this HDB interior design.

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