Museumcore is an interior design aesthetic for eclectic people who love to display antiques and vintage curios in a captivating way.
I've been marveling at these photos for months now and thought they were so good they needed to be seen by a wider audience. There's so much to Clare's style, from a love of antiques and vintage items, nostalgia, traditional handmade gifts and a general feeling of quirky and colourful non-conformity.
The reason why I settled on Museumcore is because of the amazing range of different items, each one worthy of close inspection and each one with history or at least a story. This is the opposite of HighStreetCore, another term I just came up with this second but will not be writing an article on!
Clare's appreciation for beauty isn't restricted to expensive antiques but also includes the wonders of natural creation.
Next time an acorn crosses my path I will pick it up and study it!
A previous vintage centre dealer, Clare loves her display cabinets. They certainly save on dusting, protect treasures from breakages and help create the museumcore vibe. This cabinet is an exhibit in itself due to being an original Rowntrees Chocolates dispensing cabinet! I wonder if it smells good inside...
Mixing it up a bit helps to avert fuddy-duddyness and Clare manages this not only with her up-to-date wall paint colours but also her soft furnishings.
Ornate decorative items conjure up images of skilled craftsmen working masterfully to create their wares.
Rich colours offer boldness and warmth.
Here we see William Morris curtains alongside a very quirky animal head...
not the expected scary looking horned creature but a very innocent sheep.
Every little thing has been carefully sourced at antique and vintage fairs, each item special in some way.
There's not a lot of silverware in Clare's home but a lot of warmer metals, such as brass and copper.
Rather than being macabre, here Clare is showing her appreciation for babies and children and a desire to preserve history, even when it's incomplete.
The Broom Cupboard is Clare's little sideline.
She makes soft toys, bunting and other handmade items. A talented lady!
While sourcing items for her home, Clare also looks for items she can incorporate into her craftwork,
such as these vintage buttons.
Museumcore is really about expressing a love of history and an appreciation for the superior craftsmanship, aesthetics and way of life of previous generations.
Dolls made my Clare at The Broom Cupboard.
Clare even has a display of vintage children's books.
Here are the main aspects of Museumcore:
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