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Burl, travertine and bouclé: Brosa is firmly onboard the retro revival interior trend


It was 2020, the year of staying home, that saw our attention drifting toward interiors. And in a bid for escapism, we found ourselves inspired by design movements of the past: Memphis, mid-century, minimalism. Our living spaces were inundated with green lounges, terrazzo, bouclé, and in the rare case one had piles of cash to burn, the Camaleonda sofa. What's been made clear since vintage interiors began to seep into our Instagram feeds, is that the retro revival is staying put. One entity intent on waving the retro flag is furniture and interior design label, Brosa.


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With Flagship stores in both Sydney and Melbourne, Brosa is an Australian studio offering all the pieces you need to bring your retro-inspired living spaces into fruition. As anyone wishing to transform their home will know, curating a vintage-forward space is all about the details. According to Brosa it comes down to three things: lighting, shapes and materials. In the case of lighting, you're going to want diffused, ambient light to experiment with mood and create ambience, which can be achieved with Brosa's Atlas Wall Light or Leo Arc Floor Lamp.


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As for shapes, a common thread with the vintage interiors trends we're seeing arise is a pivot toward curvaceous contours and seamless forms. This is especially the case for sofas, and so Brosa has captured the allure of the Camaleonda and Togo lounges with its own vintage-adjacent iterations. Take Brosa's Poppy or Bosco Modular sofa for example. Their soft edges will complete any space looking to the past for design cues.

The last thing to keep in mind is materials. Earthy materials like burl and travertine are having a moment, while chrome and copper finishes hold their own. Brosa delivers a fresh spin on these trends with its own collections. The Frank Sideboard is a steadying force, coming through as both a storage solution and statement piece while the Coltrane Dining Table is a uniting centrepiece for your dining room.

For a deeper dive into Brosa's Retro Revival simply head to its website at www.brosa.com.au.

Looking for more vintage interiors inspiration? Here are the Instagram accounts offering it in droves. And once you're ready to drop a little dough on your dream home space, take a look at the most iconic vintage furniture pieces to invest in according to the RUSSH editors.

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