Welcome to your West Coast bolthole. The sun is shining and the cocktails come straight up, so kick off your city shoes and go barefoot.

This look is all about mixing retro shapes and prints with contemporary pieces in a mellow but colourful palette.

It’s a cool vintage vibe with a dash of candy coloured verve, where you can have fun without compromise to that high style.

This is a fun look which will provide instant impact, but it’s also incredibly liveable as it relies on creating a cool and comfortable living space.

Start with pieces in warm woods such as oak and walnut, we love the elegant Atlas Tripod lamp from Barker and Stonehouse which will reflect the grain of a buffed and polished hardwood floor to perfection.

A return to vintage classics, the Eames reproduction coffee table and the Ercol Originals nest of tables have been revived and repurposed for modern day cool.

And vintage is the new modern with retro geometric cushions which give a playful nod to the 1950s style, while vases dipped in vibrant splashes of colour make a cheerful, eye-catching display.

Swing by and take a seat in a fab candy coloured armchair. Retro shapes are enhanced by plush upholstery in hot pink and sunshine yellow to create a seating area full of West Coast style. Barker and Stonehouse has the Freya, a perfectly pink plush armchair that’s small in stature but big on style.

A yellow sofa is set to be one of the hottest pieces of spring/summer 2013, and this Lila three seater sofa from Barker and Stonehouse will bring sunshine into any room.


Clean shapes and fresh bright colours look fantastic teamed with walls in vintage

inspired papers and paints. It’s a bold look but with the benefit of being something of a timeless classic.

Set the furniture against a feature wall which picks up the same shades. We love this ‘Backgammon’ print in mustard from www.minimoderns.com.

Paint the remainder of the walls in a complimentary colour – verdigris, or ‘vintage green’ as it’s known, is one of this season’s standout shades.

Finally, this Speckle Grey rug from Barker and Stonehouse is the perfect neutral base to complement the candy colours of this vintage look, while the Xian fresh stripe rug combines all your vintage candy colours in an elegant and understated stripe.

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