Today many people don’t treat houses like homes – instead, they follow trends. In turn, their houses and apartments faithfully resemble furniture shops. In such interiors, the personal touches that express the owner’s personality are nowhere to be seen. At HOMEMAKERS UAE FZC we have taken a different direction. With the intention of challenging the concept that ‘an impersonal interior is today’s interior’, we do take care of various alternative approaches to furnishing. Our quest is to initially understand your own perception towards house no matter even if does takes us to some enlightening journeys to antique shops, mission bazaars, charity shops and boot sales, as well as conventional furniture retailers.
What we at HOMEMAKERS UAE FZC sometimes found were some quirky objects and some beautiful furniture from yesterday’s interiors and trends. The term “retro” means any new furniture that resembles design concepts from the past, especially the periods 1950-1990; in other words, designs with vintage qualities. Retro furniture generally has curvy lines and smooth surfaces, lightweight aluminium and fibreglass used with wood. The style greatly influences modern furniture pieces today and people are including the modern designs of the 50s and 60s (their parents’ era), into their homes.
Whether nostalgic for a simpler time when people had more spare time, worked from nine to five and spent more time at home, or are just tired of the clinical minimalism trend in furniture today, retro is regaining attention and popularity. These now classic designs are back in production.
What we at HOMEMAKERS UAE FZC are further experts are in eclecticism. Eclecticism is the borrowing of a variety of styles from different sources and eras, and combining them together. The eclectic interior is characterised by an absence of a particular style. It’s a mixture of interesting objects chosen for their individual merits. Collectors, artistic, creative people and those who travel to far flung corners of the world tend to embrace eclecticism, bringing back treasured rugs with intricate designs to brighten polished concrete floors. Ethnic jewellery from minority tribes is hung on modern architectural light fittings and exquisitely carved objects jostle for tabletop space with techi 21st century ‘must haves’. All tossed together with no hope of harmony, they nonetheless challenge, stimulate and please us. Imagine a late 18th century walnut glass fronted cabinet to display your beloved Jimy Choo shoe collection in an otherwise, ultra minimalist white lacquered bedroom and you are getting a sense of eclecticism.