Friday, January 29, 2010

Eclectic Style




It seems eclectic style is everywhere but I hope it doesn't get so trendy that we'll all be 'over it' in six months. I just love this quirky pink kitchen with ridiculously glamorous dining area in the recent issue of Living Etc.
Yes, it's busy, but what atmosphere and personality! I could just imagine sitting there with a cup of tea and having a good old chat.
What I love about eclectic style is that its not too self conscious. You can feel the spirit of the owner - not just the vibe of the store the furniture came from or the too careful placement of objects and matchy-matchy signature of a hired decorator.
Can't say too much, but there's an interesting feature in the next issue which goes into it some more....

11 comments:

  1. Very true! What a charming kitchen!
    I have always championed an eclectic lifestyle and with it an eclectic home style. I love to mix and match styles, periods and influences. This is for me a true reflexion of life. We live with pieces of the past in the presence and with all those collected things of our life time. We edit, we discard and we keep! I just feel most comfortable this way!
    Not to many rules can be broken...

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  2. It has a lot of charm and character! I really do like it - a well-lived in and loved home, I would guess.

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  3. Yes, yes, yes. I have always love eclectic styling and I'm certain it has been and will be around for ever as long as people are brave enough to colour outside the lines, so to speak.

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  4. I am a huge fan of eclectic styling & am swooning over these images! I think it will be around forever myself. I have a very eclectic home & lots of bold colors - I think some people think it's quite unusual, but for the most part my friends and family love it becuase it's just right and just me :)

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  5. Incredibly good. Love the style and the personality. Very honest which makes the colour work, could have gone horribly wrong and pretentious, but this is good.

    jules

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  6. LOVE the pink walls - they get me every time. Think I might have to paint myself a pink wall one of these days!

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  7. What a darling kitchen! I love a little accent of pink in a room, but I don't know if I could do a whole room! xo

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  8. Hello love these images...was looking for picture walls when I stumbled across your blog :) I think the key with eclectic style is it "looks" like placement hasn't been thought of and that an arrangement has just naturally formed but I think it is careful thought and placement of these items that make them look so...(if that makes any sense)
    Lou
    xx

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  9. Very Cute! Love the pink walls! Tracey xx

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  10. Very charming ... and very feminine!
    The owner of these room definitely has personality!

    Have a great weekend.
    xx

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  11. Love This mirror!!! And this pink wall too!!

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