While colonialism is a tainted and tarnished part of history, there is one thing that we can celebrate about this period–the amalgamation of two interior aesthetics. A cultural collaboration between east and west which works together in perfect harmony.
Think long, hot summer evenings. G&T in hand on a vast veranda overlooking towering palms and bougainvillea. The smell of jasmine and the sound of crickets filling the air.
Introduce a touch of the tropics to your home with botanical-inspired wallpaper.
Light, airy fabrics and rattan furniture are reminiscent of balmy nights under the stars.
Look for shelves with architectural accents such as archways or domes to create a palatial look.
Whether it’s a cup of tea or a chilled g&t, good drinkware is essential.
Experiment with lighting by sourcing quirky lamp bases with colonial touches.
Embrace rich, vibrant colours and textures.