Tuesday, April 27, 2010

21st century Victorian

I was reading the March 2010 issue of Living Etc yesterday. Take a look at the cover of this gorgeous mag. I don't usually like tonnes of colour but this cover and it's related article really apealled to me.

The article was called '21st Century Victorian' and they put together a great fusion of Modern and Vintage (a look I love).

Check out some more rooms which have that 21st Century Victorian look.

Above two images via Living Etc

Above three images via Decorpad

Hmmm... some nice bedroom makeover inspiration. (Yes that bedroom makeover I've been procrastinating about).

What do you think? Do you like this look or do you find it too bold and ornate?

Have a great Tuesday.


  1. I love this look Janette! When you surround yourself with things you love you will end up with a room you are happy with. I love the idea of mixing modern and vintage, especially vintage design with modern fabrics or colours. xx

  2. I'm not one for too much ornate furniture, but I do love using just one or two fabulous, over-the-top pieces in with lots of white and some great modern art. That way, it keeps everything fresh and interesting and not too 'themed', which I think is just right. Great post! K xx

  3. i love it too i always try and mix my style with a bit of this and a bit of that..gives more character i think.. i have a bit of everything in my house modern,vintage and provincial all in one .i love those lamp shades in the bedroom with the glass base and the chandeliers love them..thanks for sharing ..they are very inspirational pictures :)

  4. I love it Janette! I love mixing vintage items with modern ones (just not too modern for me), but I can still appreciate this gorgeous look. I love the bright patchwork settee in the first pic:) Can't wait to see your bedroom makeover:) Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday ~ Tina xx

  5. I LOVE the look. I'm not a fan of matchy matchy and so love seeing old unique bits mixed in with contemporary. Now I know it has a name!

  6. Love mixing vinatge with contemporary and sleek with ornate plus industrial. And I like colour as well. Love your choices.

  7. I did an online 'determine your interior style' quiz a few weeks ago and mine came out as 'Modern Vintage' which when I read the description, suited my taste quite well. I don't tend to go for things that are too ornate and 'regal' looking but I think some feature pieces really add character to a room. I'll look forward to seeing your bedroom makeover :)

    Hope you had a restful public holiday after Will's party weekend x

  8. Although I wouldn't have the last "look" myself, I do really like it. (Perhaps a different bedhead). I love the mix of colours & the old with the new. I can see you with this room Janette! illy the cuddly


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