a keen eye for the eclectic.

modern living room decor via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

without sounding too much like a brat, i’m really becoming disenchanted with a lot of the cookie-cutter looks out there right now. i think decor needs a little more eclectic oomph added, if you will — maybe mix things up a little bit with some unexpected pieces, especially vintage paired with new. one of the things i was most inspired by on my trip to europe was the distinct lack of anything expected. quirky, unusual collections are the norm over there, in an effortless pulled-together way. that’s one of the reasons i love the socialite family blog — it’s always inspiring to peek into the european interiors it shares.  for instance, this one in Le Vésinet, just a few kilometers away from Paris belonging to interior designer and flea market expert extraordinaire Marine Garnier, who brings her eye to one of france’s auction houses, Paisa where she curates American furniture designers from the ’50s to the ’70s. for the full tour of her amazing family home, visit the socialite family.

colorful home decor via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

modern living room decor via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

cozy and modern home decor via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

eclectic home decor via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

white painted floors and unique light fixture via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

dark blue living room wall with oversized painting. / sfgirlbybay

blue dining room walls via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

blue bathroom walls and patterned floor tiles via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

pale mint door and rattan Acapulco chair via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

rattan kids bed and painted white floors via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

colorful kids room decor via the socialite family. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Constance Gennari for the socialite family.



Comments
10 Responses to “a keen eye for the eclectic.”
  1. It does seem as if there is more variety over here, more mixing of styles and periods. Is it the availability of more choices, or more personally influenced?

  2. Annie Green says:

    Not sure…I think it is just that Europe has so many different cultures and countries living side by side and we tend to visit each other a lot, borrow stuff. Same with the food in Britain. About 30 years ago, food here was a bit barmy and now we have a really vibrant cuisine that is truly British. Re those blue walls: I love, love them but know I couldn’t live with them. Blue is a colour I just don’t have in my house, much as I love the different shades. Ah well.

  3. The socialite family link isn’t working for me

  4. Amy Witt says:

    you don’t sound like a brat at all- i am also completely disenchanted with the cookie-cutter and formulaic looks that have slowly inundated the design blogs over the last few years. thank you for posting something refreshing and inspiring.

  5. I’m in love with the interior design here! It’s absolutely gorgeous. I have to agree what’s mentioned in the comments about here in Europe, with so many countries living side by side we’re almost all influenced by each other and bringing different cultures into our homes.

    I hope you have a most lovely Wednesday!
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.co.uk

  6. Elizze says:

    The trend in interiors in the us seems to be over styled for social media and not the authentic way people live.

  7. Genevieve says:

    That first sentence makes me want to kiss you. 100% agree!!!

  8. Cece says:

    I think this is my favorite home of all you’ve posted Victoria. Love the patterns, colors, textures…everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Bella Totino says:

    You can’t believe how much I agree with you! Who wants to live in an completely styled home? Where’s the creativity in that! This home is great!

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