Embracing eclectic living? Why not! It’s the perfect way to express your interest, travels and taste. Eclectic refers to the mixing of several styles that make-up one individualized look. Does this sound a bit like your taste? I love this look too! It’s a fun and fabulous way to create unique visual appeal to any room. Eclectic is a fine balance of contrast and infused style anchored with striking classic pieces. The perfect canvas for expressing your family’s unique personality.
I love this vintage painted orange desk! It’s a vivid and practical piece that gives energy to any room. Designing an eclectic room makes you reshuffle your thinking, weaving and blending together all those things you love in one space beautifully. The accented turquoise chair sets off the whole area while the “old world” canvas balances off the vibrant colors.
Looking for that curated feel? Try mixing and harmonizing different design periods (contemporary, traditional, vintage, etc.) with classic pieces, providing a sophisticated pulled-together design (but avoid a mishmash of random placed pieces). Even lovely combinations of different cultures or tastes can be stunning when arranged properly. (For instance, luxurious and reserved, European and Asian, and rustic and urban.)
Yes, you can even paint the floor and fireplace the same color
as the walls and have it look perfectly charming! This London flat is amazing in monotone grey.
Who says Eclectic can't be be glamorous? Beautiful West Hollywood residence below. Acrylic table mixed with french couch, reupholstered with blue and white velvet.
Isn’t this a fabulously designed living room? I just love it! The rich elements of eclectic art pieces, the influence of modern furniture, traditional architecture and beautiful hardwood floors. Accented with the owner’s interesting collections and striking pops of color, the room takes on its own personality. The muted colored walls and classic sofas softly anchor this room’s eclectic look. By incorporating your favorite pieces, the room’s ambiance takes on an inviting warmth and an individual style.
A spicy orange Victorian framed mirror mounted on a silvery grey wall leaves you speechless. Brilliant colors, an array of collectable pieces, antiqued Victorian photos and graphic art provide this hallway/stairway entrance with playful excitement, interest and stunning color. I love how the different eclectic pieces seem to complement each other and also work well on their own. The weathered sideboard fits perfectly, adding character to the entrance of this home.
We all need a tranquil place to recharge our batteries with some downtime, so creating a special place to rejuvenate and escape from daily demands is a priority. Most of us need a little “me” time whether you live on the East Coast or in the Pacific Northwest.
Create that “Wow” factor with accent pieces and treasures you love throughout your space. Bring elements that soothe your soul or reminders of favorite times and travels and incorporate them into your décor. (Be selective – only good vibe items.) Timeless reminders that draw you back to places and people you love – reliving fond memories.
Painting the ceiling black with accents of white is the perfect backdrop for those special pieces that need to shine. The graphic contrast in colors, textures and styles add instant drama and solitude to this inviting bedroom. Even if you have a couple of quirky pieces you absolutely love - don’t hide them! Surround those “in your face” treasures with simple classic furnishings.
Feel like a fresh new style? Go for the eclectic look. It’s fun, exciting, and above all it reflects who you are.
Many of my clients’ have eclectic taste. Which I totally love! So making minor changes to their décor can transform a room totally. Rule of thumb is – always accent with your eclectic pieces. As a lover of eclectic design I know it doesn’t always cost a fortune to achieve that ultimate look. Try these helpful tips to transform your home:
1. Inspiration - Always have an inspiration piece or theme. It could be a favorite piece of art, bedding, rug, etc. Something you just love!
2. Textures/Colors - Don’t be afraid to use different types of texture and hues of colors.
3. Styles - Don’t be afraid to mix and match, accenting with different styles and favorite pieces.
4. Classic pieces - Always anchor your room décor with classic pieces.
5. Need Help - Sometimes good designing can be a bit overwhelming. This is my passion and what I love to do! Let me help you design, create and embrace your next eclectic room - or your whole home.
Lastly, don’t forget to bring that fabulous eclectic vibe to the kitchen. If you’re a novice or just want to have fun with eclectic style, the kitchen is a great place to start.
A great characteristic of eclectic style is it’s so easily changeable. Need a fresh look or have you found a wonderful piece of art? Changing out a few elements in a room brings out a whole new look. Change or mix and match the lighting, table setting, bed covers, lamps or a favorite chair for a totally different look. It gives you a wicked makeover in a short time. Eclectic pieces have a shorter life span, simply because they usually tend to be trendy elements that soon go out of style. But the upside to eclectic decor, it’s so easily changeable and cost efficient, without refurnishing the whole room.