|Example of Eclectic Design - link to my pinterest board for source - "eclectic design"|
This is exactly my own approach to decorating (although my means are not as great as his - by a long shot). I think the type of decorating called "Eclectic Style" works that way. It mixes and matches pieces and periods to achieve a personal and far more interesting living environment - one that does reflect your personality and taste far more than any "assembled" room ever could. Collecting over time also allows for changing taste and interests - whether in use of wood tone or painted woods, colors and fabrics, art collections, or just "finds" - those pieces and objects you find that you WILL make room for because you love them!
For me, evidence of eclectic design include some or maybe most of the following:
- Mixture of styles of furnishings and periods (antiques with modern, French country with Pottery Barn)
- Mixture of wood tones including some painted furniture
- Mixture of art and decorative pieces - traditional and modern
- Mixture of high-end and low-brow - some great pieces that will last a lifetime with gifts from kids/grandkids, home-made and personal
I perused my pinterest boards for good examples of eclectic decorating style and, of course, looked at my own refurnished furniture collection which I think works beautifully to support this style. Enjoy!
|I love this setting with its various eclectic elements - painted and wood-tones, leggy and skirted furniture, mismatched lamps, and different furniture styles - see source above.|
|Here is a great example of mis-matched wood-tones and styles - the bamboo legged chair with the squat-footed sofa and turned-leg ottoman - nice combinations all! See source above.|
|This bright green chair adds an eclectic (and electric) look to this contemporary space - see source above.|
|AI think all spaces need a French style piece like this great cream bergere - note the different leg styles in this setting. I also am loving metal tables like the end-table here - a nice contrast to all that heavy wood - see source above.|
|This is a good example of the contemporary (check out that mirrored coffee table) with antiques and a traditional style sofa - see source above.|
|Here are some pieces from my 2011 collection that would work in the same space and have very different styles and fabrics.|