Do you have a favorite design style? I'm so drawn to eclectic. For some reason, eclectic is easier for me in casual rooms, but when it involves more formal rooms, it's harder. My living room, dining room and entrance hall need some fun. They are too uniformly traditional which is boring me. I was excited to find the new online interior design magazine House of Fifty last week. What an incredible resource!
Of particular interest to me is a fabulous how-to article on eclectic interior design written by Christine Dovey. She addresses the part of the process where I have trouble. When it comes to the formal rooms, I'm afraid to make mistakes. Fabrics, furniture and accessories for those rooms are so much more expensive, so I've played it too safe. I haven't felt confident that I could successfully mix styles in those rooms. As a result, I enjoy the more fun, colorful, casual areas of my house and don't want to spend time in the other rooms. Christine Dovey's article is so helpful that I've been inspired to get to work. The images below are beautiful eclectic interiors from Eileen Kathryn Boyd, Mary McDonald, Tobi Fairley, Armonia Decors, Daniel Pafford, Lauren Gold and Michele Bonan. Which is your favorite room?
Lauren Gold via Lonny
John Loecke via Lonny
Michele Bonan via Lonny
Daniel Pafford via Lonny