Stylist Jason Grant shares some of his favourite designer spaces in his latest book, Modern Retro Home
Stylist Jason Grant gives us a sneak peek into some of his favourite spaces in his latest book, Modern Retro Home
What is modern retro? For me, it’s about being inspired by the iconic design decades and styles of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and even the ’80s – the architecture, furnishings, the colour palettes and decorative touches – and weaving those elements into a contemporary setting for today’s lifestyle.
While open-plan rooms are now common, we’re looking at how they were handled in the ’50s and ’60s. Room dividers and open shelving are back in fashion, often used to create a separate zone without blocking light. Interesting pendant lights with retro profifiles are replacing banks of ceiling lights. And greenery is again taking its place in our living spaces.