Style Secret: The Odd One Out
Eclectic decorating invites cross-pollination between wildly different design periods. So what do you do if you have a piece that you're wild about, but it doesn't seem to gel with its counterparts? Give it pride of place. Don't try to blend it into the background. Think of it as the room's black sheep: You love it for who it is rather than trying to make it something it isn't.
Road-test it: This approach is best used sparingly. In this bedroom, the chartreuse tulip chair works because the rest of the space allows it to take center stage. A whole room full of strong statement pieces like this one would be overkill. In a pinch, you could always rotate: your prized Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair one season; the next, an antique bergère updated with a zebra print.