To the owners of this five-room flat, vintage style is not just an on-trend phase but also something they embrace wholeheartedly. Their collection of antique furniture and memorabilia has been waiting in the background for years before they bought and renovated this home. The Scientist who designed their home is familiar with integrating vintage elements into a modern shell, but this couple wanted to go the distance.
The interior designers’ main role was to achieve the modern-vintage style without the home resembling a bric-a-brac shop. The budget of $60,000 enabled them to wipe clean the slate and present the flat as a spare white space with a honey-toned herringbone parquet floor. The back-to-basics style extends to the ceiling (which is devoid of L-boxes and false ceilings) and concrete base kitchen.
Vintage light fixtures, many with glass shades came from the owners’ frequent retro scouting jaunts, and black electrical pipes, which end in old-fashioned switch plates, highlight them.
In keeping with the period look, there are no built-ins in the flat, apart from the kitchen. Clothing is stored in two antique armoires.
“Vintage stuff has this timeless appeal, which can somehow be juxtaposed with any other style. I find this versatility very unique and one of a kind. “
Excerpt from Home and Décor Feb 2017
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