Images via Elle Decor SA magazineHow to create an eclectic interior?
# Mix vintage and modern and the fusion between the 2 will create massive interest. The "tension" between the 2 is what makes the space unique and exciting.
# Take on a "magpie approach". Mix a bunch of different finds together so that nothing matches.
# Restrict the colour palette. Work mainly within the same hues and add the odd bit or bob in colour. For example, this living space has a red chair which creates the interest, whilst the rest is within the same hue. Throw together too much colour, it might look like a circus.
images via Abigail Atelier Ahern
# This look takes a bit of trial and error, but when your heart races faster and you start getting excited about what you see, then it's right! You will know.
# Layer Layer Layer and add objet. You need to tantalise the eye, intrique people. They must take some time to take it all in. Never arrange objet all in a straight row. Play with scale and place taller objects behind smaller. Layers bring a space alive and will make them memorable. Below is the perfect example:
images via Abigail Atelier Ahern# Ditch the snobbery attached to interior decor. Informal interiors feel laid back, inviting, carefree and loved.
# Add vintage pieces and you will create a look which tells a story, as each piece has it's own history plus your look will be one of a kind, no one will have a space like yours. Bring out your personality and your interior will instantly have soul.
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Be sure to visit the websites of 2 of my favourites interior stylists and definate gurus of eclectic style: Abigail Ahern and Emily Chalmers.
Below is a pic from Emilys home: