Eclectic Style 119 Stories

What it is: Eclectic style is the great equalizer. It reshuffles...
What it is: Eclectic style is the great equalizer. It reshuffles the rule book, mixing and matching old and new, East and West, luxe and humble, showy and quiet. It invites you to fill a space with objects you love and unique finds...
The Finer Points of Style: Eclectic
What does eclectic style really mean? For starters, it’s not about displaying and arranging a random mix of stuff around your house. There are a few simple rules to follow, lest your home wind up looking more like a junk shop than the comforting sanctuary...
Kitchen Workbook: 10 Elements of an Eclectic Kitchen
Eclectic is a term that is often used when a person has a hard time pinpointing his or her own style — or anyone else's for that matter. Eclectic done right...
My Houzz: Creative, Collected Craftsman in Dallas
It takes a great eye and a lot of persistence to not only discover vintage finds, but also to understand how to use them. “Set me loose in an antiques mall, consignment store...
6 Ways to Put Some Wonder on Your Walls
Sarah Bagner loves a good story, and she thinks our walls make the perfect storytelling platform. In her new book, Wonder Walls (October 2012), the stylist,...
My Houzz: A Chicago Two-Story Circles the Globe
Graphic designer Meighan Depke spent much of her 20s and 30s exploring Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Eleven years ago she put down roots in Chicago and bought a 1906 two-flat: a two-story brick building...
Houzz Tour: Layered Look Adds a Fresh Sense of Style
Just the other day, I spotted a woman whose style was effortlessly timeless and wonderfully fabulous. I was likely 30 years her junior, and her elegant outfit, paired with funky eyeglasses and interesting shoes, made me feel like a fuddy-duddy. Looking...
Houzz Tour: Bright Hues Energize a Light-Filled Victorian
Stylist Sophie Gunnersen and her husband, Andrew, loved the bayside location of their new Melbourne home. But it also had all the features on their wish list. The Victorian terrace house was loaded with character and had an open-plan living and...
Houzz Tour: Arts and Crafts Cottage Gets a Lively Remake
With the arrival of their third child, interior designer Bronwyn Poole and her husband, Jason Ballantine, needed to upsize, and they found this 1920s cottage in Sydney, Australia, shortly after they began their search. It was by no means a snap decision,...
Houzz Tour: Color Brings Endless Summer to a Santa Monica Home
Interior designer Alison Kandler is so smitten with color, pattern and texture that she named her daughter Paisley. So when she and her husband, Brian, purchased a rather vanilla home in Santa Monica, California, for their family, it was completely in...
Houzz Tour: Eclectic Down-Home Style in Texas
Just because a family home is relaxed and comfortable doesn’t mean it can’t be chic and stylish. This Texas family wanted to make sure their new home had a fresh and eclectic feel and represented their personalities, showcased their art collection...
Room of the Day: Art an Inviting Presence in a Formal Living Room
When interior designer Enza Ricco meets clients, she goes to great lengths to get to know their tastes and personalities. She’ll ask permission to troll their homes on treasure hunts and learn about their travels, favorite colors and interests and how...
Houzz Tour: Parisian Flat’s Redo Revolves Around a Terrace View
“It was the terrace that made the owner of this apartment fall head over heels for it,” says architect Manuel Sequeira. He was in charge of the radical overhaul of this 753-square-foot flat in the 20th arrondissement (district)...
Houzz Tour: Happy Days Are Here Again in a Miami Apartment
This apartment held many happy memories for Nina Berrocal. When she was a little girl growing up in Puerto Rico, it served as her family’s Miami pied-à-terre. But 40 years later, it was too...
Room of the Day: High Eclectic Style in a Luxe Sitting Room
“This sitting room is right off the master bedroom, so we wanted to make it romantic,” says interior designer William Peace. The room is layered in antiques and contemporary art, making it feel as though everything has been collected over years, and...
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