Find inspiration for a cool and colourful interior with these retro products.
Retro Tropical (above)
The key to pulling off retro decor items is pairing them with simpler pieces in natural materials.
Dulux paint in ‘Colonial Red’, from R120 per litre, Astro Paints. Brise Soleil ‘Aperture’ fabric, R595 per metre, Skinny Laminx. ‘Peacock’ chair, R5 995, Weylandts. Cushion covered in ‘Phoebe’ fabric in sapphire, R1 185.60 per metre, Hertex. ‘Monet’ chest, R12 950, Pezula Interiors. Lampshade, R750, and gold bamboo lamp, R2 700, both Cécile and Boyd Showroom. Gold tray, R349, H&M. ‘Blantyre’ jars, R650 each, LIM. Red ‘Turkey’ rug, R22 995, Block & Chisel.
Gloss and Grain
Contrast different surface treatments – lacquered wood, burnished brass or raw materials – for a subtle, textured-filled environment.
Cole & Son Curio ‘Plume’ wallpaper, R1 790.17 per roll, St Leger & Viney. ‘Peacock’ mirror, R2 995, Weylandts. Red-lacquered desk, R8 500, The New Modernist. Brass ‘Library’ lamp, R7 500, Haute Antiques. Dark green glass box, R149, H&M. ‘Mondrian’ vase in bronze, R289, Rialheim. Brass box with lid, R995, La Grange Interiors. Goldscheider nude ornament, R4 800, Haute Antiques. ‘Bullit’ vase in amber and brass, R1 100, La Grange Interiors. Tall gold metal wire basket, R129, and rectangular gold metal wire basket, R199, both H&M. Black pot, R92, Kirstenbosch Garden Centre. Gubi ’52’ front upholstered chair in tonus, R11 538, Créma Design. Skirting in Dulux paint in ‘Colonial Red’, from R120 per litre, Astro Paints. Handwoven Afghan kelim, R12 508, The Gatehouse at Mavromac.
Recreate the feel of a hacienda terrace inside with outdoor-style furniture, wicker basketry, sculptural plants and scatters.
Dulux paint in ‘Colonial Red’, from R120 per litre, Astro Paints. Print of ‘Art Deco’ wallpaper, R450 per square metre, The New Modernist. ‘Ambre Black’ mirror, R7 092, The Gatehouse at Mavromac. Baskets in natural and charcoal, R1 099 each, Country Road. ‘Caroline’ sofa, R11 990 (excluding cushion), Pezula Interiors. Set cushion in ‘Oliver’ fabric in indigo, R421.80 per metre, Mavromac. Cushion in Christopher Farr ‘Laguna’ fabric, R2 949.41 per metre, and Élitis ‘Delizioso’ cushion, R4 266.11 (excluding inner), both St Leger & Viney. ‘Kameko’ cushion, R560, and floor lamp, R4 750, both Pezula Interiors. ‘Diamond’ dhurrie rug in teal, R13 000, Herringbone. Coffee table, R4 500, Karizma Décor and Design. ‘Island Style; book by India Hicks, from R759, Exclusive Books. Gold bottle, R1 579, LIM. Pineapple jar, R149, and gold vase, R149, both H&M. Gold pineapple ornament, R95, Block & Chisel. Planter, R72, Kirstenbosch Garden Centre. Metal bowl, R149, and blue container, R149, both H&M. Cactus vases, from R195 each, L’Orangerie. Mies van der Rohe ‘Wassily’ chair, R4 800, The New Modernist. ‘Abaca Interlink’ stool, R2 995, Weylandts.
Photographs Micky Hoyle