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What do you think of, if I say a colourful retro interior?

It seems like the 1980s was definitely a colourful era, but which trend do you think looked best?

First of all, there was the neon pop and then the pastel pink and blue look, however most noteworthy and one that is currently having a revival, is the Memphis trend. The Memphis group was an Italian design and architecture group founded by Ettore Sottsass in 1980. They designed Postmodern furniture, fabrics, ceramics, glass, and metal objects. You can read more about it in my blog post here.

The trend embodied bright colours and bold geometric patterns.

Such vibrant colours and patterns are definitely gaining momentum, because at recent press events, I’ve noticed that many interior brands have started to incorporate the elements of the Memphis style into their new collections. I was super excited when Marsh and Parsons, one of London’s leading estate agents asked me to style up a colourful retro living space, one of their matching people to property looks.

I’ve gone for bright shades of blues, yellows, pinks and greens.

I’m sure some of you may be curious where everything is from, therefore I’ve compiled a list for you below:

Central art print and green cushion – Habitat

Prints on either side – Particular people

Sofa – Designer’s Guild

Block Table trolley – Normann Copenhagen

Vase on trolley – Vintage  Holmegaard via eBay

Bag – Eleanor Bowmer

Bright Ellsworth cushions – WA Green

Pink wooden figure – Vitra

Colourful RAAWII Strom vases ( yellow/ orange)  – W.A Green

White candle – Keith Haring Pink and red cushion – Cath Kidston

Coffee table books – Hardie Grant and Kate Spade NY

Blue tray with lips – Jonathan Adler via W.A Green

Red mug – Marrimekko via Skandium.

Rug- Lorena Canals You’ll get a better sense of how the colours and patterns go together if you stand back frequently to  view while you style,

Then all you need to do is to adjust and fine tune the decor as needed.

For more of my tips on how to create this colourful retro look, do hop over and check out Marsh and Parsons blog. Finally, hope you’ve enjoyed the post. I’ll be back soon with another styling for Marsh and Parsons. This time it’ll be a modern and neutral nursery. Can’t wait to show you.

(All the photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with Marsh and Parsons but all opinions are my own.)

How to rock the pastel boho style interiors at home with JUNIQE.

I always get super excited when asked to curate gallery walls. These pastel beauties are all from JUNIQE, a lifestyle brand for curated and affordable wall art, fashion, home accessories and stationery.

(From top left to right) The Dragon fruit popsicle print is by Cafelab ; The Giraffe is by Paul Fuentes; Soft Shapes is bu XOXO arte.

(Bottom left to right) Graphic123 by Mareike Böhmer; Shoes 02 by Babeth Lafon and Perfect Mason by Xchange Art Studio.

boho style interiors As the title suggests, I’ve decided to show you how to rock a pastel boho style. I’m not sure whether there is such a style with pastels, but it is my style.

Here are 5 elements required to create a boho look:

1.Hand made textiles with texture.

My Moroccan style throw over my green sofa ticks the boxes for textured textiles, with its knots and tassels.

2. A little bit of gold sparkle.

The two cushions with gold prints are also from Juniqe. The Cactus Mustard cushion and polka dot cushion called Wren are both by Charlotte Winter. 3. Jewel tones.

Vibrant pinks, purples and oranges add interest for a Boho style look. These colours are in the flowers and throw.  4. Greenery.

Lots of indoor houseplants are essential for a Boho vibe. I have included only one plant, but perhaps could have added some hanging greens or small potted succulents.

5. Warm Earthy tones.

There needs to be a balance of earthy tones, often from the vintage furniture seen in a boho styled room.

The elements of earthiness here come from the brown tones in the throw and from the Rattan table. Once you have inserted all the elements of Boho style to your decor, then add something very sweet and pastel to create a sharp contrast.

These prints that I’ve selected, were perfect for creating an overall pastel boho style look. If a ‘pastel’ boho style interiors never existed before, it now does.

Do check out JUNIQE’s site. All their designs are specially curated and handpicked before being made into art prints and homeware. I have also got a special 10% voucher code at checkout for you that will be active from 12noon UK time on Monday 3rd July, just quote LittleBigBell10.

Hope you have enjoyed my new room styling. wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Juniqe, but all views and opinions are my own).

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