Get inspired by the Euro Retro Trend
European design has always represented the epitome of style, luxury and craftsmanship. From the renaissance through to the 1970s and even today, the world has always looked to ‘the continent’ for inspiration and design leadership.
All of the most famous designer fashion houses generally hail from Europe and set the trend ahead for fashion & interiors well before the rest of the world embraces them.
The Euro Retro is inspired by our ongoing love affair with art deco and midcentury styling. It features many of the hallmarks of designs from these periods, including furniture with exaggerated curves, statement lighting, terrazzo flooring and touches of bling. But it’s brought up-to-date with minimalist detailing and a careful approach to colour.
Get the Euro Retro Look
The Euro Retro look is wildly glamourous and luxurious. The hallmarks of this look are a rich colour palette of jewel-like tones like teal, aubergine, peacock blue, amber and pale gold.
Coloured glassware is featured in light fittings, vases, tableware and ornaments. Furniture features opulent marble finishes, and gold or brass embellishments. Walls are adorned with ornate timber mouldings, and floors feature that retro Italian favourite stone composite, terrazzo.
Opulent colours have long been associated with wealth and prestige – think of royal blue, regal purple, etc. We have seen so many beautiful pale and neutral interiors in recent years and people are yearning for a chance to create interiors with a bit more self-expression and eclecticism. These rich tones can add so much to a room by way of creating drama and mood.