Why This Room Caught My Eye

27 May 2014 0


Whenever I get asked to describe my interior style, I use expressions like ‘Scandinavian inspired’, ‘ethnic elements’, ‘colour pops’. I think I have never used the word ‘retro’ to describe my own style. Of course the reason is: My personal interior style is not retro at all. But I’ve noticed one phenomenon, especially on Pinterest: I also like interiors that represent a style that I wouldn’t want to live in constantly. Maybe that’s what retro means to me in interiors. Anyways, this intro aims at today’s room that caught my eye: a very retro inspired bedroom.

In fact, I’ve slept in that bed for quite a few nights last year when I went to Vancouver, Canada. It is a very retro inspired airbnb apartment in a historic building in downtown Vancouver. The dominating colour was a petrol hue with blue and earthy hues, giving the entire apartment a sort of quirky 60s vibe. You can see the whole tour of the apartment in my guest post on Roombeez. The bedroom caught my eye in particular as I was fascinated by the spacey wallpaper design and the blue hues. But let me put it in bullet points:

  • Retro Style Wallpaper: The wallpaper is an instant eye-catcher. It has the perfect grayish blue colour to suit the rest of the room and the pattern is sort of delirious – pretty fun!
  • Soft Bedding: Something I appreciate in North America – the bedding is always super soft and comfy. Here too, a great mix of textiles create a multi-tactile feeling and super soft sleeping base.
  • Colour Coding: The interior design is carried out with utmost care. It is reduced but the shapes, colours and materials are well coordinated – the quickest eye-catcher being the blue colour coding in this bedroom.
Are you a retro person? Or is it too crazy for you?

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply stefi b. 27 May 2014 at 11:18

    lovely! anyway if retro or not. i love the colours. i’m not really into that kind of wall paper because i love to change colours sometimes and that’s difficult with a patterned wallpaper. but currently our bedroom is also very blue. my husband says it looks like we’re in the hamptons. 😉 so i would describe the style a maritime.
    you’ve choosen a good picture – i saw it and felt comfortable immediately. 🙂
    have a good day,
    frau s.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 27 May 2014 at 11:43

      Thank you Stefi!! And now that you mentioned ‘maritime’ and the Hamptons and I am stearing out of the window into the grey sky – I fell the urge to travel to the Hamptons:-) Thanks for the inspiration, too!

  • Reply Corinne - Emerald Green Interiors 27 May 2014 at 13:47

    Hi Igor, I love this room although I have to say that for my own home I love the versatility of painted walls (just in case I change my mind every 6 months or so). But the entire flat is beautiful and I love the attention to detail in the bedroom like matching the shape of the picture frames to the shape of the wallpaper pattern. Have a lovely day 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 27 May 2014 at 14:10

      Well observed, Corinne! It was also one of my eye-catchers after noticing the wallpaper design. That’s why I liked the apartment in general. It does not need to reflect my personal style, but the attention given to the apartment made me smile and realize that the owner loves it!

  • Reply merakiandco 28 May 2014 at 19:35

    I love the combination of blues! It creates such a soothing atmosphere.

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