livingExclusive Inspiration: Old Kent Road
N o. 35 – July, 2012
Old Kent Road
With the London Olympics just around the corner, we take a little inspiration from the London that was. We look back to the industrial, wartime 40’s, an important decade that fostered a host of different styles, décors and techniques of design.
This unique style of décor is about contrasting an austere, industrial look - think recycled wood, metal furniture and rough canvas fabrics - with that quintessentially British ‘homely’ feel, think grandma’s fine china, antique cutlery… the familiar and the cosy.
The result is a timeworn yet timeless décor with a deep sense of pride and history. As a style it is incredibly accessible, and its versatile elements allow it to be integrated into a variety of interior spaces. Scroll the gallery for some inspiring tips on incorporating a little ‘Old Kent Road’ into your home, or shop our curated range of homewares inspired by this meaningful era.
written by Camilla Wagstaff