Retro Villa is one of my absolute favourite vintage decor haunts and while I was pressing my nose against their virtual window the other day it occured to me that I’d neglected to share it with you.
A Danish delight, Retro Villa is packed to the gills with the kind of over the top wallpaper prints our parents were probably ripping from their walls. I love the blousy prints and love the colour blocking they use on the site. While you may not be convinced of doing an entire room in vintage wallpaper I think using it for accents in bookcases, alcoves or on furniture. Wallpapers start at 100 DKK a metre (rough conversion based on current exchange: divide by 9 so £11.11) or you can get a mixed pack of small pieces in either adult or children’s prints for 100DKK.
Not only do they have an enviable collection of wallpapers but a host of other goodies. Their retro fabric collection must be equally amazing if the cushions and quilts are anything to go by. The pricing on the soft furnishings is around £50 for a round cushion (above) and £280 for a quilt (bottom picture) so definitely in the realms of investment piece.
I can imagine designing a room around one of their textiles pieces or even one of the custom collection shelves (below) backed with an eclectic combination of wallpapers.
Even if the prices are out of your range you’re sure to find inspiration here. Their press pages alone are a marvel. Me, I just fire up Google Toolbar, hit translate and let my virtual shopping spree run wild.