Guest Picks: Tell a Folklore Design Tale

Whether your preference in interiors is conventional or bohemian, midcentury mod or glam, these inspiring vintage and modern takes on folkloric layout could easily lure even the most hardened minimalist to add the abundant patterns, textures and colours of traditional crafts to their home. — Lori from automatism

Eclectic Background – $250

Turn a gloomy little room into a cheerful and bright one with this happy Sun wallpaper by Jonathan Adler. It is sure to make you smile each single time you walk through the doorway.


Vintage Ceramic Rooster Plate by Mothra Sue & Co. – $8

This colorful little vintage plate is ideal for brightening a dark corner of the kitchen or dining room.

Black Rooster Decor

Blue & White Tile Hook Rug – CAD 115

This lovely Blue & White Tile hook rug reminds me of this pretty white and blue tile surrounds of outdated Dutch fireplaces. It would really set a group of china.

Jonathan Adler

Peacock Bowl – $128

Add retro charm to your next get-together with this cheerful Peacock bowl by Jonathan Adler. Made of ceramic with actual gold beams, it will make even a humble serving of pretzels an occasion.


Vintage Russian Rocking Horse by Cathode Blue – $125

A gorgeous vintage 1960s child’s rocking horse is perfect for a baby shower gift, or simply displayed as an objet d’art at a living room.


Antique Suzani Pillow, Bright Teal Star on Red by Material Recovery – $126

Give your sofa boho chic that is instant with this patterned classic suzani pillow.

Finnish Design Shop

Taika Bowl, White – EUR 82.40

The charming little Taika bowl by Iittala would make the easiest salad special. I really like the bird motif that is sweet.

West Elm

Triangle Lattice Throw – $89

With its warm cherry red color and Southwest-inspired routine, the Triangle Lattice throw away from West Elm is ideal for adding a bright note to your living room — and for creating movie night additional cozy too.


Folk Birds Tea Towel from Madder Root – $18

Drying the dishes would actually be a pleasure with this fairly hand-printed organic linen tea towel. Those interesting little folk creatures in cherry red would also make a fantastic housewarming or hostess gift.


‘Aloha’ Hawaiian Pillow Cover, Pumpkin Orange by Pillowation – $35

Pep up a dull office chair (and add a little lower back support) with this bright modern cushion in felt and cotton that was inspired by traditional Hawaiian designs.

Finnish Design Shop

Raanu Oven Mitt – EUR 17.50

As decorative as it is sensible, the Raanu oven mitt by Sanna Annukka to get Marimekko makes the humble task of taking supper from the oven an enjoyable event.


Bird Leaves WallSticker, Black – EUR 38

Want to decorate your walls but loathe setting up wallpaper? This lovely Bird Leaves wall sticker from Ferm Living makes it easy to create a new look in minutes.

Harabu House

Fika Cup Set – $34

The candy Fika cup collection is versatile: It is ideal for espresso and great for dipping sauces or snacks. Along with the gorgeous gift box makes this ideal for gifting.

Jonathan Adler

Junior Sailor Mermaid Bank – $78

Save your pennies in style with the Junior Sailor Mermaid lender by Jonathan Adler. It features a dapper sailor on one side plus a charming mermaid on the opposite.


Red and White Christmas Ceramic Coaster by Mayagencic – $15

I really like this collection of 2 white and red coasters at a folk-inspired vacation layout. With this kind of pretty packaging, it would make a wonderful hostess gift too.

Finnish Design Shop

Raanu Dishcloth – EUR 9.50

Designer Sanna Annukka’s fairly Raanu dishcloth place for Marimekko is a terrific way to brighten up a dull kitchen.


Copenhagen Poster – EUR 29.95

Cheer up your home office or hall with this fairly poster that celebrates the town of Copenhagen. A vacation trip to visit The Little Mermaid, the Operaen, Nyhavn, the Royal Guard, both the Metro and Rundetårn may happen sooner than you think.


FaceMaker Wooden Blocks – $75

The FaceMaker wooden blocks by designers Zoe Miller and David Goodman could be combined to create hundreds of faces. They’re not only fun to play with, but cosmetic as well.


Dala Horse Glassware Set by Crucial – $72

Inspired by the conventional Dala horse layout, this lovely and colorful set of glasses includes a weatherproof and screen-printed layout that’s durable and dishwasher safe.


Swedish Ceramic Woman Platter from Monki Vintage – $58.80

This beautiful Janssons Frestelse Swedish ceramic dish designed by Anita Nylund would look as lovely hanging on your wall as art as it’d serving hors d’oeuvres at a party.

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