Get the Look: Recreating the Colorful Style of Rustam's Midcentury Studio

Get the Look: Recreating the Colorful Style of Rustam's Midcentury Studio

Carolyn Purnell
Nov 1, 2012

With all this talk about color, I just had to return to one of my recent favorites: Rustam's rainbow-hued, mid-century influenced Russian apartment. From the first, I was struck by how he used a bold, varied color palette and poppy lighting, art, and accessories, all to sophisticated effect. In case you too were struck by Rustam's home, here's a round-up some some colorful items to channel the style.

Furniture, rugs, and accessories:
1. Stendig calendar, available at Crate and Barrel
2. PS Cabinet in red, available at IKEA
3. Hot pink accent throw pillow cover, available from BH Decor on Etsy
4. Karlstad chair in Sivik Green, available from IKEA
5., 6., and 7. To recreate a version of Rustam's rug, you could piece together different striped Flor tiles. For some examples of tiles to try, here's Parallel Reality in pink and green and the Ups & Downs in white.

Books, art, and other accessories:
1. Nu Bleu I, c.1952 by Henri Matisse, available at
2. Readings in Western Civilization Book Set by University of Chicago Press
3. The Artist by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, available at
4. Rainbow set of books available from Ambito Art and Design on Etsy
5. Pomegranate, 1947 by Henri Matisse, available at
6. Planter sculpture with white glaze, available from Melissa Z. Monroe on Etsy

Lighting and hooks:
1. Pair of vintage modern black globe lamps, available from Mad4Mod Vintage on Etsy
2. Lampan table lamp in white, available at IKEA
3. Eames Hang-It-All, available from Room & Board
4. Italian original vintage modernist table lamp, available from Decofanatique on Etsy
5. Vintage white and red Softlite mushroom lamp, available from Side of Kitsch on Etsy
6. Vintage red lucite swag lamp, available from Vintage Crossings on Etsy
7. Vintage mushroom lamp, available from Lacabaneauxtresors on Etsy
8. Rustam's awesomely adorable kitty, not for sale (sadly)

See More of Rustam's Home: Rustam's From Russia with MidCentury Love Studio House Tour

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