How to Achieve an Eclectic Style:
I recently saw a designers work that could easily be labelled as 'eclectic' and whilst there was definitely a variety of styles, eras and products used in the space, something just didn't sit right. 'Eclecticity' itself still needs to be well refined and carefully chosen and put together with a lot of thought.
Individual pieces might be centuries apart and polar opposite but still need a thread tying them together. Wether that thread is hue, warmth, colour, contrast... It's almost an indescribable sense of belonging and most certainly a 'feeling' that you get as opposed to a measurable result.
Just throwing everything you like in together does not necessarily equate to a place one wants to be in nor does it create a desired sense of place. Key design principles or elements still must be at the very heart of what ever you are creating, choosing and designing, such as form, flow, function, balance, shape, colour etc.
I love all kinds of eclectic style, the warmth it creates, the love it emits through it carefully chosen and placed objects. These are rooms with heart and soul and each one reflects an adventure and a journey of someone's life.
Create your own style | Tell your own story.