Frida Fever: Play with stark, complementing contrasts

DEC 3, 2015 | By Risha Merchant
Darly Birch wallpaper part of the Darly collection by Designers Guild from F&F Mexican Decoupage cross (on wallpaper) from Bioscopewalli Royal Play Stucco Marble Effect and Rustic Twist 9255 from Asian Paints Floribunda wallpaper by Clarke & Clarke from Seasons Furnishings Charliesheen leather bar console and D-Ilite leather trunk from Portside Cafe Velvet round pouffe from Karigari Ceramic tall tree trunk with robin bird vase and ceramic robin bird tealight holder from Nur Green glass cactus and bird print ceramic planter from MoonRiver Hand painted kettle and wooden drawers from Silk Road & Beyond Artificial flowers from Khushi Flowers, Good Earth Artificial cactus from The Wishing Chair 

Cactuses and flowers, neons and pastels, lively and homely…If all you need is some Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s style of contrasts for your casa, then use this setting as your moodboard.

Bring out your vintage pieces and flea market finds – mismatched accents narrate the most intriguing stories when paired together. A truly bohemian abode often sports prints and patterns on floors and walls.  “Floribunda” wallpaper graces the light emerald green painted wall for a tropical aura. Intense graphics and rich hues on accessories like the leather bar console, the trunk and the pouffe, in the vignette, lend character and an unconventional touch.