Big box store finds are disguised with custom hand-printed pillows and combined with vintage area rugs and accessories to create a space that feels as if it was collected over 10 years. Traditional and contemporary styles mix together for an eclectic look that is relaxed and lived-in.
In this corner of the room, a ruby-red canvas commands attention. Two armchairs below add to the eclectic aesthetic, though their small-scale prints keep all eyes on the artwork. A bookshelf proudly displays a mix of modern and vintage accents unique to the client.
Don't be afraid of mixing plaids, checks and prints. Just keep your selections in the same color family to keep the look cohesive. An eclectic mix of patterns creates a casual and homey feel that most guests will appreciate. Tip: Tea towels are excellent to use for oversized napkins and can be found in a variety of prints and patterns.
Plaid and gingham and polka dots, oh my! Aniko Levai of Place of My Taste cleverly mixed fabric scraps and inexpensive wrapping paper to create this fun and festive table decor. Leftover fabric covers the tablescape’s conical “trees,” dots the pinecone-and-greenery centerpiece, ties cardboard reindeers around vintage glass bottles and finishes off the place settings.
Steele now considers the black sofa a mistake considering her tabby cat's shedding. But it's hard to argue with the stylish mix of jewel tones, black walls (and couch), animal prints (a favorite Steele design motif) and black and white printed curtains. The gold flag artwork is by Natalie Baxter.
Mixed Pillow Patterns
A mix of patterns brings designer flair to this bed ensemble. While layering different prints may seem intimidating, interior designers say the key to getting it right is to achieve the proper mix of scale. To keep the layered look from becoming too busy, use a mix of small-, medium- and large-scale patterns and stick with a cohesive color scheme. By keeping the colors similar yet slightly off from one another, the result is sure to be successful.
Metallic peacock-printed wallpaper creates a sophisticated backdrop to this contemporary entryway. An abstract golden console table is visually stunning, while bright purple table lamps add a burst of color.
Blue and green toile prints combine with chevron pattern headboard in this eclectic boy's bedroom. A small basketball hoop is mounted to the wall, and a basket of balls sits by the bed for playing before bedtime.
Although this entryway is small, it has personality to spare. The side wall covered with a topiary-print, crisp white door and white trim are highlighted by a saturated navy paint. The mix of dark and light tones add depth, tricking the eye to thinking the foyer feel much larger.