aesthetically speaking: new wave british decor

there are some styles that are so classic and cool, they never go out of fashion, and for me, british inspired design is one of those things!

british living room blog

when you imagine the traditional english home a few things come to mind; beautiful case goods in rich stains with a bit of patina, a great paisley or floral printed sofa, well worn leather sofa (or faux!) and of course stripes. however, the modern british movement is taking these tried and true elements and reinterpreting them into contemporary scenes. taking the familiar, adding a twist of whimsy with light, airy elements to keep the traditional alive, while bringing in a young, fresh feel. we’ve taken the liberty to pull together a room fit for princess kate herself, with nods to the time-honored, with some quirky touches.

british items 01222016

hand print, ship painting, photograph, art work, abstract painting, dog portrait, antique books, bookcase, globe, velvet sofa, pillow, throw, coffee table, rug, leather sofa, striped pillow, british flag pillow, brass coffee table, wing chair, stripe pouf

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tell us what are your favorite design that will never go out of trend in the comments.

 

 

aesthetically speaking: whimsical decor

we love when rooms have elements of whimsy! it can be one thing or a group of items that can make a room standout in a special way, many times with wit and other times just over the top fascination! that’s the beauty of whimsical decor! we especially love vintage and newer pieces that don’t take design rules seriously! decorating should be fun, and you should fill your home with things that you love! so, let your personality shine through in 2016 by decorating with whimsy! it will make your rooms more warm and inviting! take a look at some whimsical inspiration below to get you thinking out of the box for the upcoming new year and let us know your favorites in the comments section!

fish light sculpture via kishani perera blog

fish sculpture over dining table via mydomaine

vintage ceramic double elephant lamp via rummage

vintage ceramic double elephant lamp via rummage

female and male illustrations via kishani perera blog

female and male illustrations via domino

surete du quebec police shooting target via rummage

surete du quebec police shooting target via rummage

 whimsical hands via kishani perera inc

vignette of whimsical hands via kishani perera inc.

ceramic rubber glove via rummage

ceramic rubber glove mold via rummage

sara gilbane interiors via kishani perera blog

whimsical end table in living room by sara gilbane interiors via savvy home

vintage style crate wood side table via rummage

vintage style crate wood side table via rummage

 parisian perch figurines via kishani perera blog

parisian perch figurines via vogue

vintage brass pagoda statues via rummage

vintage brass pagoda statues via rummage

serax cactus vase via kishani perera blog

serax cactus vase via zilverblauw

fabric palm tree via rummage

fabric palm tree via rummage

tony duquette splashing water chandelier via kishani perera blog

tony duquette splashing water chandelier via remains lighting

aesthetically speaking: home sweet zoo

if you have ever been inside rummage, you might think you’ve stepped into a zoo with the amount of animal decor that is found throughout the shop. from very small to larger than life vintage pieces, animal decor happens to be one our favorite decorating tips to give a room lots of personality and whimsy! currently, we’re having a holiday sale at the shop and many of these treasured vintage finds have been reduced to celebrate the season! many would make a great gift for someone special on your holiday shopping list who loves animals! but, don’t forget yourself, there are plenty of wonderful antique pieces to make your home more inviting and a sanctuary for all wildlife! what’s your favorite animal decor featured here? let us know in the comments!

koi fish brass sconces via rummage

koi fish brass sconces

tiger masks via rummage

paper mache tiger maskdecorative tiger mask

brass peacock via rummage

brass peacock

saint bernard portrait via rummage

saint bernard dog portrait

brass grasshopper via rummage

brass grasshopper

chalkware white dog via rummage

chalkware white dog

iron horse head via rummage

iron horse head

brass serpentine tray via rummage

brass serpentine tray

framed bird prints via rummage

framed bird prints

 

 

 

 

project diaries: vintage remix favorites part 2

hello again everyone! to continue our celebration of the 1 year anniversary of vintage remix, we have another favorite project to highlight:

this project was so much fun to work on! a combination of bohemian and feminine accents gave this hollywood hills home such unique character. i loved mixing patterns and colors from the wallpaper to the pillows, and a fresh palette of black and whites with pops of color let the lush outdoor garden spaces shine. the mix of unique elements and flea market treasures resulted in a charming hideaway nestled into the hollywood hills.

remember, you can enter now through the 30th of the month to be eligible to win a signed copy of my book, vintage remix!  details here!

  via kishani perera inc.

project diaries: vintage remix favorites part 1

what a whirlwind last year was! amongst many other exciting things that happened in 2012, working on my book was such a highlight. in honor of the one year anniversary of the publication of vintage remix, this month’s project diaries posts will be profiling some of my favorite projects with some of our favorite images. but wait, there is more! we’re also giving away 5 signed copies of vintage remix!

here’s how to enter:

pin an image from any of this month’s project diaries blog series

like kishani perera inc. and rummage on facebook

follow @kishaniperera and @rummagehome on twitter

do everything to increase your chances, enter now through the 30th!

and now for the first round of our fave photos…this particular project is near and dear to my heart. we transformed this spanish colonial home for a good friend of mine using a mix of global glam pieces and some eclectic influences (with the addition of a few southern kitsch elements). the result was a warm and vibrant mix with pops of color such as kelly green on the walls. the house was transformed into a chic abode fit for this hip angeleno and it was such a pleasure to put it all together.

design vignette via kishani perera inc

guest room design via kishani perera inc

via kishani perera inc.