The age of minimalism, the 90s saw a paring back of the excesses from previous decades. This was a time to simplify lifestyles and explore colour in softer and more soothing tones. Luxury brands became the trendsetters in the design world and supermodels were considered movie stars. Interiors were all about creating the ultimate feeling of Zen using soft and subtle colours that made the home feel comfortable. Creating a sanctuary from the business of the outside world was the key to success.

1990s2Styling by Ruth Welsby, photography by Martina Gemmola.