Camden street is where to go for Retro.....

If you haven't noticed the surge in 1960s style furniture and in particular the sideboard creeping into interiors then seriously you must be wearing blinkers because it's EVERYWHERE

I remember when I used to cringe at the sight of those narrow handles and teak paneling thinking they were so kitsch. Now it reminds me of photos of my parents  with big hair, big flowers and my Dad had even bigger glasses. Now I'm only delighted to embrace fashions latest offering of 60's furniture  now that it's back and bang on trend,. In fact I've just told my mother to strip down her old drinks cabinet that she had previously tried to disguise by up-cycling it in Anne Sloane cream.

Trendy as these retro pieces may be they don't suit every interior so take time to consider how you will incorporate it into your scheme. If you are looking to make a purchase  then many of the design shops are carrying them in some form but if you are lucky you will pick something up at a charity shop or market - In Dublin -Camden street, Oxfam homestore ( Francis Street) or the Third policeman in Rathmines  they may need work but that's half the fun of making it your own.

Check out these great examples of how to incorporate them into an modern interior. XoXo