04. October 2016
Our new collection “Vintage Romance” shows, how to get a little flavor of the casual country house look and romantic interior style with massive wood furniture for your own four walls.
The furnishing idea stays simple and casual: massive and rustic wood furniture of the Vintage Romance collection, with the visible love for details and craftmanship. Drawers, tables and vitrines from this collection give you an idea of the magic style of natural and romantic living without shoddy design and sugary kitsch.
Our design highlight of this collection are the handcrafted tiles, which we produce in old traditional style. Beautifully decorated and placed in the living room or the hallway, these pieces of art will look like findings from a very lucky trip to a flea market in the countryside.
We would love to inspire you on how to combine these design-pieces and other wooden furniture, also give you maintenance tips and tell you about the advantages of massive mango wood. Solid finished and massive mango wood will be combined with ceramic tiles in smooth colors. Instead of printed mass merchandise, we use poured tiles from stones with raised patterns and décors, which are painted by hand piece by piece.
# combined for a perfect, cool look
Slick stylistic inconsistency for a fresh country house style: The combination with modern design.
We recommend the shabby chic dining table to be combined with simple shell chairs made with synthetic materials. Out color choice for the dining tables is white – especially for those, who desire a color coordinated room with bright nature tones. Chairs appear lively and modern with colors such as red, blue or green. Cushioned chairs with a high backrest, which has a one-colored and mottled cover, are useful for perfect sitting comfort. Walls printed in warm grey tones or wallpaper looking like concrete, crank up the coolness factor of the room.
# connect with pre-owned elements
An exciting style mix is the connection of the rural looking furniture with vintage elements. These could be cushion covers in leather or microfiber with used look and typical materials from the industrial design sector, such as steel or iron as it is used in our fabric stool and the house bar.
# march to a different drummer
You can’t go wrong: the gallery wall with your own family pictures in colorful mixed frames, shells and plates, pitchers made from glass, porcelain and all kind of ceramics, from flea market or loft.
A welcome surprise could be objects, which break the ranks in a stylistic way, for example a lamp in industrial design, a chandelier with crystals, an Asian rattan chair , an oriental Kelim carpet or a deco figurine from the 20s.
# dare to experiment with colors
Typical look: The naturally sandy and earthy colors usually dominate in country style. On the one hand it is beautifully harmonic on the other hand it can tend to get dull. But you can easily upgrade the basic concept by using colors whenever you want. The ideas come directly from nature: In spring we upgrade the room with apple green, citrus, and sky blue. In fall we turn the room cosy with moss-green and ruby and golden yellow.
# advantage of mango wood
The use of mango wood is very ecofriendly. The wood we use comes from forestry wood cultures from their home in Asia. Mango-trees grow fast and can reach a maximum height of up to 25 meters. Round about 15 years they give us delicious fruits. When the production of fruits decreases, the trees will be cut down and their wood will be used as a resource for building furniture.
The mango wood is very hard and persistent. The highlight is the decorative texture. Just like all nature products, the furniture has differences of the surface and the color, textures of branches and splits in the wood, but these characteristics do not decline the value of the furniture. Quite the opposite: these characteristics indicate the unique product.
# tips for the care of vintage romance products
For maintenance and care of the series Vintage Romance, you only need to wipe the furniture dry or damp and avoid wetness. Spilled liquid should be removed quickly. Don’t use aggressive cleanser. Recommended KARE care products: (…)
Wooden furniture always reacts with sunlight, wetness and heat. We recommend to protect wooden furniture from intense sunlight and direct heat, for example close standing heaters. To keep the wood beautiful and make sure that the wood live long, a good air circulation is very important for avoiding a damp indoor climate.