Understated style is still on-trend today.
"I often take inspiration from 'the olden days' — I love watching films set in the 19th or early 20th century, and I like to visit old house museums like this one, called Vaucluse House, located in Sydney, Australia," says international stylist and photographer Pia Bijkerk, founder of the popular blog pia jane bijkerk. "The use of elaborate patterns and natural textures is what I am most drawn to in these spaces. They have an air of sophistication, yet the materials used are often quite simple and made by hand."
See more of Pia's favourite interiors in our gallery.