Vintage interior design refers to the 1940’s and early 50’s. It is an era that most people remember either from their own childhood, or from the homes of grandparents. Therefore vintage is wonderfully nostalgic and feels comforting in a family home.

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As interest in vintage decorating has grown, so has the very definition of the style. No longer synonymous with just the pre-loved and antique, ‘vintage’ style now encompasses the eclectic, eccentric and pieces that are lovingly handmade. Think a unique statement piece acquired at a market, or a family heirloom re-newed with a fresh coat of paint. Best of all ‘vintage’ is an affordable style that anyone can replicate in their home. This is a wonderfully, beautiful era to recreate in your home. It is extremely nostalgic and looks to an elegant time in history for influences.

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There are so many wonderful ways to define who you are by creating a magnificent living space. Allow yourself to be creative. Be stylish. And when I say outside the box, I don’t necessarily mean go crazy, I simply suggest you take some steps to create the type of home that you really want or that your client is asking you to create.

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Most people tend to play it safe and think that good design is primarily about matching up colors and tones. Be creative with your home interior design styles, find ways to be individual and do not be afraid to give up the good for the great. Design Contract is solution orientated for each professional architect and interior designer. We offer you the laterst industry news and guidelines to create successful and unique vintage interior deign project.

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Vintage Decor

Sideboards, cabinets and display units became items of high demand during this era. It was in the forties that television became increasingly popular and slowly but surely took center stage as the focal point in many modern homes. 50th style furniture are mixed with copper and old hard wood details, huge mirrors, mirrored and glass surfaces …. and lot’s of more! Take a look at the modern vintage inspired home office below …

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Design Contract present you a Vintage Hotel in Brussels – latest Delightfull‘s crash.  The rooms have an air of retro from the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s. The main tourist attractions, stations and most elegant boutiques in Brussels are all within easy reach of our hotel.

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In the field of lighting design, Delightfull vintage lamps has been elected by professionals as one of the best brands of the year and certainly one to follow next year by Boutique Design New York. This is a reflection of the brand’s great passion for lighting design, vintage classics and craftsmanship, creating unique pieces that completely transform private residences, hotels and restaurants. So it’s not suprising why Design Contract present you some of their iconic pieces … get inspired!

Vintage Lightning

Lighting is one of the most important limbs to create good design. Metallized textures, lacquered metal surfaces have been the most wanted!  How about the pendants in the images below …like them?

Ike vintage lamp characterized by the rhythmic composition of its brass elements, reduced shapes, clean lines and lots of Glossy Black & Gold Plated lacquering, fixture embodies elegant look full of refinement and modernity. Used with a dimmer switch may cast a smoother light…

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Ella vintage lamp is a style icon of the fifties and sixties suitable for any living room or dining room. A unique ceiling fixture handmade in nickel plated brass and with its lampshades in glossy black aluminum reinvented with today’s technical components and finishes.

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Delightfull Turner table lapm, inspired by Tina Turner’s dance moves, has the possibility of rotating its arcs into the desired position so that you can create your favorite composition at any time. The arcs are made in brass with a copper finish and the top cover in aluminum lacquered in glossy white. Gold Plated body and White Matte & Gold Powder Paint shade inside makes it truly vintage piece.

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Pastorius vintage wall sconce revives the 70’s design aesthetics with a dual character. The result is a sophisticated and highly functional piece with an extendable arm can be adjusted into different positions. Pure vintage. Vintage lapm’s structure is made in gold plated brass and the lampshade in black made aluminium.

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Vintage Colours

Blend your color scheme with light neutral tones and throw in a bolder colour to create some impact into your space. Be careful not to go too bright otherwise you might lose sight of this design style. Start off with off white and add in some soft, pale colours similar to those you can see in the first image. Egg shell blue and white look stunning together. The mushroom colour mixed with the navy blue and white look stunning in vintage interiors. Button-backed upholstered furniture do well with vintage interior design, especially with plain or leather fabrics. Perhaps you could add a similar easy chair into your vintage interior design project.

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Vintage inspired colour and light craziness … graphic lamps with a Delightfull twist.

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Vintage Walls

Floral or bold patterned wallpaper make excellent choices to help you get your vintage look spot on. However, painted walls or “naked walls” look just as good. You might want to consider adding some timber wall paneling into your design. The above images show good examples of how you could achieve this. Remember to assemble all your thoughts and ideas on your mood board so that you can assemble what’s what and your design preferences before making any changes.

 

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Vintage Floor

For vintage interior design it is best to have a beautiful hard wood floor. Parquet or floor boards stained to a mid-tone work best. Large rugs can be used to define zones within a room i.e. sitting area, drinks area, dining area and so on. Secondly you could opt to have a carpet installed. Select a patterned carpet from a heritage collection to keep on the vintage track.

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