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Spotlight | Chaos to Couture with PUNK Interiors

If you haven’t heard already PUNK is back in a big way! From the recent MET ball to their spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, PUNK is back in fashion and on the pages of magazines worldwide…

Chaos to Couture: PUNK Interiors | Janette Ewen

With such a global focus on this edgy, groundbreaking style in fashion, I realized PUNK has also been making its way back into homes and interior design for sometime.  From skull light fixtures to edgy artwork and furnishings, PUNK style focuses on anarchy and edge. The new wave of PUNK style, however, is mixed with luxury and focuses more on classic UK-style artistic furniture, all while pushing the boundaries.

Chaos to Couture: PUNK Interiors | Janette Ewen

So how do you get the PUNK look in your home?

1. Start with a bold colour palette; dark navy, red and white works and as well as a deep purple mixed with plenty of black.

2. Next incorporate some patterns like, rich paisley, eclectic prints… anything that pushes boundaries. Check out the London Toile at to get a better idea.

3. Sprinkle in furniture and accessories that have a distinct London in the 1970’s look (incorporating rustic metals, a union jack motif) or pieces that have distinct almost obscure edge, like this Maximo Riera chair shaped like a rhinoceros.

Chaos to Couture: PUNK Interiors | Janette Ewen

The final outcome is pure PUNK and gives your space a very distinct flavour. I’ve pulled some images from my favourite punk-inspired interiors to give you a better idea of this cool new trend. Check them out below…

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For even more inspiration consider picking up a copy of “Punk Home: Interiors in Anarchy” photographed by Abby Banks edited by Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore.


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Janette Ewen

From her early start as a freelance stylist for high profile clients, Janette has always taken an experiential approach to creativity…”one must live it to create it.” It was this rebelliousness that enticed celebrity designer Ty Pennington to ask Janette to co-host his Canadian-based TV show "Inside the Box." Janette can also be seen regularly on national shows in Canada including "Cityline" and "Canada AM," as well as a design expert on "The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price" (VH1) and a judge on the series From the Ground Up (starring Debbie Travis). Today Janette is a partner at Parker Barrow creative studio, where she is “over the moon” to be designing and creating spaces and products that would find a happy home in her fast-paced, whimsical life.

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