Whether you’re into antiques or not, Tallboy Interiors takes a new approach to old interiors that can inspire us all for the cosy season ahead.
On his 18th birthday, Matt Dixon of Tallboy Interiors was given £1000 from his parents to spend as he wanted. Instead of blowing it, he decided to invest the money in various antique pieces and thus his addiction and business was born.
Red or dead
No, I am not referring to the controversial Brit shoe brand, but a desire for darker interiors, a new take on tapestry and rich reds. Once upon a time wearing different tones of red, mismatching scarlet with crimson, gave the impression you got dressed in the dark. Matt describes his style as “mismatched but works. I like to try different pieces, patterns, colours, ages. Nothing needs to match for it to work necessarily.” Now is the time to embrace mismatched. Enjoy ebonised antique wood, dark interiors, and dress yourself and your home in red.
This tapestry and velvet covered table sits on the edge between elegant and artsy. Pom Poms are trending big time, but antique pom pom tassels will retain crafty charm.
An awareness for more thoughtful purchasing has produced an abundance of green living trends, from eco friendly antiques and natural materials to literally green coloured interiors. Merging our environments by bringing the outside in and inside out is increasingly popular. These Mid-20th-Century Willy Guhl planters are statement greenery that can work inside and out.
Relaxed rose, terracotta, cinnamon, rust. All great shades and even better in velvet, both grand, intimate and above all, cosy.
©Photographs courtesy of Tallboy Interiors