Why This Room Caught My Eye

19 November 2013 0


What I love about interior styling is the omnipresent opportunity to kick off a new project. You know, in those moments when you are lying on your sofa and looking around your home and then you discover that one corner that could really handle a little redo. Like now. Like immediately. At least I am that kind of guy. My eye gets challenged by a tiny detail and I have to start an immediate restyling project. I never finish a new vignette at once, it always takes a day or two, but the impulse to start is adamant. 

When I spotted this interior styling shot by photographer Joanna Henderson for You Magazine I had an instant smile on my face. The playful use of colors, shapes, sizes, dimensions and placement caught my eye. 

  • Quirky Details: Little, quirky details always tell a personal story. The retro wooden telephone, the blue bear figure, the romantic vintage mirror with a bow and two stripes of colorful Washi tape – the styling is pretty happy and inviting.
  • Colour Surprise: I love the surprising color details in this setting. The yellow legs of the side table are an excellent example for unexpected color surprises in interiors.
  • Vintage Touch: The use of color and shapes makes this styling vignette pretty contemporary. However, the stylist used some vintage touches to counteract the reference to one specific period thus making it more interesting and inspiring. 
What catches your eye here?

Photography by Joanna Henderson

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  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar 19 November 2013 at 09:19

    I’m totally with you on the continually re-styling part. It’s like shopping in your own home to create a new look! As for this space I’m liking the yellow and grey cushion and the adorable blue polar bear objet/magazine rack.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 19 November 2013 at 09:33

      I know – we think alike, Will:-) It is fun to reinterpret the home without acquiring new things (although I love new goodies too LOL), and it is refreshing to have a new vignette at home!

  • Reply Julie 19 November 2013 at 09:26

    Oh, that’s gorgeous-I’m intrigued by that blue polar bear too!

  • Reply CappelloABombetta 19 November 2013 at 09:59

    I like this corner! The vintage touch, the brilliant colors… is just in my taste 😉

  • Reply Trisha 19 November 2013 at 12:35

    I love the wooden features of the chair and the phone!

  • Reply Sara Smith 19 November 2013 at 17:50

    I love vintage with a touch of contemporary… I am working on a balance for my home. It’s a work in process. The blue bear is from Debanham’s and its a magazine wrack! I have one they are so fun.


    • Reply Igor Josifovic 19 November 2013 at 17:58

      Excellent! Thanks for revealing the bear’s origin:-)

  • Reply Holly 24 November 2013 at 16:55

    I so know that impulse! Just the other day I changed my dining table position out of nowhere. And I LOVE it. I don’t know why I didn’t think of placing it that way before. But just suddenly the urge got me, and it usually gets me when I’m busy doing something else. But I’ve learned to go with it when the urge presents itself. The results are usually good 🙂

    Cute room, I like the colour surprise elements!


  • Reply click here for more 30 November 2013 at 07:01

    I just like everything about this. I love the color combination and specially that blue polar bear.

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