Old world minimalism gets a modern, contemporary update in the century old Casa de Graca
If you were at a loss for ideas on how to easily meld different styles in your house, then look no further than this Goan susegad retreat. Unlike popular belief, old can exist with the new and proof of this is within Casa de Graca in Velha. The modern, luxury-boutique hotel, steeped in soothing hues with a healthy mix of contemporary pieces and antique and colonial artefacts, was restored by the current owner over 30 months.
We would absolutely the pairing of framed images, old school switchboards, headboard murals and large mirrors set in wooden frames for a cosy, lived-in feeling.
Don’t be afraid to pair furniture from different eras for a more eclectic look. Centre and side tables provide ample space to show-off your antique collections.
Create a feature wall with a twist – against a dark, geometrically patterned wallpaper, create a display for your favourite images. The frames can also hold your most loved album covers or even pop prints.
Carved arches, stained glass and metal lamps pair beautifully with a minimalist daybed, ornate table lamp and square bed in this bedroom bathed in natural light.
Make a four-poster bed with a classic design the star attraction of your bedroom and slather walls with wallpaper in dainty floral prints to complete the vintage look.
This marble topped vanity counter set under a large mirror of almost the same length, makes for an inspiring setting for your own powder room.
For the bathroom, think of contrasting materials and textures. Use combinations such as tiles, wood, wallpaper and even marble if you’re feeling extra adventurous. If your bathroom area doesn’t allow for a standalone bathtub, you can build a shower cubicle instead.
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