Trend Alert: The Fabulous Fifties

By House and Home 01-06-2011

Fifties style is all about post-war optimism, individuality,  touch of new modernism, a healthy dose of zany colour and selective accessorising with kitschy bowls and figurines. Check out our top picks for this trend, and find plenty more retro inspiration in the May/ June issue of House and Home, in shops now.

Create an impact:

Create an impact with this explosive wall covering. Atomic by Sanderson, €44 per roll from stockists nationwide.

Turn back time:

Turn back time with this vintage clock. €46.75 from Paperchase at Arnotts.

Zany prints:

This zany print in original 50s tones has a complementary fabric weave also. Dandelion Clocks by Sanderson, €52.80 per roll from stockists nationwide.

Reinterpreted retro design:

The Bentwood chair is an iconic 1950s piece. Bring this reinterpreted revolutionary design into your home and visit the Conran Shop at Arnotts, €129 each. A simple way to add some 50's style to your dining room.

Market inspiration:

Take inspiration from the markets of the 1950s with Portobello by Sanderson €43.60 per roll from Benedict, Blackrock, Co. Dublin and stockists nationwide.

Vivid colours:

The retro Tennis wallpaper in vivid green by Turner Pocock, €95 per roll at Garrendenny Lane.

Chic accessories:

The Retro Chic range from Heatons has captured the fifties style with lighting and accessories. The Tulip lamp, €10, is a nifty fifties find.

Tell us what you think:

Which is your favourite fifties piece? Tell us in a comment.

By Colette Doyle

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