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EVERY COOL GIRL OWNS THESE 8 DECOR PIECES – DO YOU?

Make chic choices.

January 30, 2019

When it comes to decorating, cool girls have a leg up on most of us. They seem to have a knack for decorating and effortlessly mixing styles and periods – just in the way they put themselves together.

If your interior needs a reboot – check out these 8 key pieces that make the cut!  

ICONIC FRENCH CHAIRS

From Pierre Jeanneret to Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, French designers and architects have left their mark on modern furniture and modern young ladies appreciate a good classic to up the style credentials of your interior. And you can, too.

Teak Office Cane Chair Armchair by Pierre Jeanneret from Chandigarh, $11,669.13, from www.1stDibs.com

DECENT MIRRORS

If there is a single item you’ll find in almost all IT girls pads, it’s a great mirror. From trumeau mirrors to French gilded Louis Philippe antique pieces and modern circular designs like Gubi’s Adnet round strap mirror – they add sparkle, glamour and edge to a space. Plus, brighten, lighten and instantly double what you own.

French 18th Century Giltwood Louis XVI Mirror, $1049.27, from www.1stdibs.com

VINTAGE CUTTING BOARDS

A quick update in kitchens that add instant character and individuality include vintage cutting boards, ceramic dishes, and marble bowls.

VELVET SOFAS

Velvet sofas, upholstered in a moody charcoal, rich chocolate, or royal blue are both durable, comfortable, and elegant – making it the perfect choice for a chic IT girl’s apartment – that will stand the test of time.

Delphine mocha velvet slipcover sofa from CB2, Shop similar designs at www.jamessaid.com.au

CONTEMPORARY ART YOU JUST PLAIN LOVE

No matter what the architecture, chances are you’ll always find a piece of contemporary art that just makes them instantly happy.  The modern single girls just love to invest in their homes, with antiques, modern furniture, or artwork that makes them instantly happy. And display it proudly for all to see.

The Heidies from Form H2-12, $380 USD, www.thetappancollective.com – shop similar finds at Becker Minty, www.beckerminty.com.au

SIDEBOARD STORAGE

Modern young ladies take entertaining seriously – and the one piece of furniture you’re likely to find in their homes is a great sideboard which makes their interior feel established and cared for. It’s also the marker of an adult living space, usually the place for their well-appointed bar space, with nice tumblers, spirits and wine bottles lined up on top.

ITALIAN MIDCENTURY LIGHTING

Young girls love to express themselves with Italian midcentury lighting, which is often sculptural, and often almost works of art in themselves.

Image courtesy of of A+B Kasha, via MyDomaine.com

TULIP TABLE

The one style of table, among modern young ladies’ homes, you’ll find above all others, is Eero Saarinen’s tulip table. Often topped with black or white marble, the minimal fluted table design is functional and elegant – and seems to be the preferred choice of IT girls everywhere.  You can get it in the large dining table or small bedside versions.

Saarinen Table Designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll.

Lead image of Gubi designs including Adnet round strap circular mirror, www.gubi.com

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