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Interior items inspired by the visionary Frida Kahlo

Be brave, be bold
   Hannah Caton  |  written on: 19-08-2019 17:00pm

It’s been a while since the Mexican painter made her mark on the art world, living from 1907-54, but Frida Kahlo hasn’t lost any of her potency as the years have trundled on. In fact, her bold, colourful and uncompromising style is even seeing a resurgence in the world of interior design. We’ve compiled a list of the items most inspired by her pivotal work. They range in textures, prints and colours and will add depth and character to almost any space.


Who decided art had to be hung on a wall? This Tor rug from John Lewis is a piece of work in itself. Both abstract and colourful, it’s basic enough not to complicate a room that already has some patterns going on. However, it’s also interesting enough to be a focus piece in a room that’s otherwise quite blank.


Pooky have a great range of items with a touch of Frida. The Isolde table lamp featured below is made from green resin and also comes in dark blue. It’s a great way to have both a functional item and an art piece in one. The deep greeney-blue tones used throughout are rich enough to add some depth to a bright room that has complimentary tones.

For items that better capture the heavily natural botanical aspects of Frida’s work, there are some beautiful bold cushions, throws and curtains from Arley House available. And John Lewis’ Scandi Pattern Vase collection look stunning with large blooming flowers placed inside.


A hint of Mexican textures and touches are created with the selection of Jute baskets they’ve created too. The Fusion basket has a stunning red and blue fringe. Whilst the basic Jute basket has a more natural shape and multicoloured tassels, in warm red, yellow and purple tones.


Go on, take a lesson from Frida and add some bold colour to your interior design space.

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Hannah Caton


Hannah is the online writer for KBBArk, providing the latest scoop on all things interior. She's always on the lookout for the latest trends and most beautiful re-designs.