This is an exciting step away from Shabby Chic, which was creating a boring style for interiors where everyone's house can look similar to each other's.
For inspiration, take influence from 'Preppy USA' mixed with the Cowboy styling of the American West. Nautical flags and banners are combined with mahogany woods, black and white pictures and heritage items in a way that creates a homely abode with a touch of history. The palette will change from pastels and whites, towards browns, nautical blues and greys. Which is a perfect combination to mix in with previously bought shabby chic items. The colour amalgamation allows a sophisticated and refined style which is suitable for all, as it sits perfectly with the minimal modern approach as well.
The best tactic is to contrast between the old world and the new. Polished leather versus battered vintage leather, weathered wood, mixed with shiny parquet flooring and animal hide, mixed with knitted tonal cushions. There are some interesting wallpapers appearing from many Dutch influences such as artist Piet Hein Eek; who has created wallpaper from images of scrap wood. Also, through an eco channel, the use of reclaimed timber to produce individual pieces with character.
Champagne beige and silver
Ribbon red, bright white and sodalite blue
Wicker furniture with interesting seat covers
Black and white pictures in assorted frames
Assorted cushions in tonals browns and greys; different shapes and sizes
Low mahogany coffee tables
Parquet flooring in dark brown
Zara Home for throws and blankets
Ikea for photo frames, black and white prints and armchairs
www.raspberryvillage.co.uk for modern radiators and storagewww.vtwonen.nl
unusual Dutch influencewww.grahambrown.com
for wood effect wallpaper