Designer in Focus

Art of Combining the Past with the Present

Old and New: Combining Past and Present In Contemporary Homes by Katherine Sorrell combining the past and present seamlessly for your country style interior.

Enchanted Cottage

I just fell in love with this enchanted, rustic country cottage created by textile artist Robin Brown  who calls the retreat “A Victorian fairy tale“, featured in Country Living.

Gorgeous bedroom with layers of beautiful fabrics and lace.

shabby chic bedroom

Wall art with seashells.

seashell wall art

Bedroom with vintage fringed lamp.

bedroom vintage style

So much to see in the living room with pastoral art, hand painted flowers and vintage lamps.

Victorian antiques living room

This porch is what I would call vintage paradise!

vintage porch

Amazing shabby chic-esq country kitchen, loving the pastel pink fridge and cake mixer.

vintage kitchen cabinets


shabby chic kitchen

The working refrigerator was a “horrible brown” when Robin nabbed it for $30 at a yard sale. Then how did it turn shell pink? Her solution for old appliances: “Take it to an automotive painter!” But that’s as far as any refinishing went.

pastel pink fridge

Gorgeous vintage styled bathroom decorated with lace and flowers.

vintage bathroom

Pretty vintage door with keys.

vintage door

And the magic continues outside.

vintage outdoor dining

vintage pergola with sofa

Purple, Blue and Black Cafe

Purple cafe in Minsk designed by Veronica Borovko. Spoons, cups and plates hang on the walls and ceilings in a dark and atmospheric purple, blue and black sea.

Loving the spoon filled ceiling!
purple cafe

Graffiti Hotel by Tilt

Today we have a view of the amazingly cool and urban graffiti interior at the Au Vieux Panier Hotel in Marseille, France by artist Tilt .

Graffiti Hotel by Tilt

Rainbow Wooden Chairs

I want some rainbow dyed wooden chairs like these! Designed by Frederik Paulsen.

rainbow easy chair

Rainbow office chair