madly truly eclectic.
by victoria comment


eclectic sitting room decor / sfgirlbybay

architectural digest espana.

eclectic — the real thing is hard to come by. i feel as though i see loads of decor that’s trying to be eclectic, or staged as such, but a truly eclectic space is one that i think evolves over time — heirloom pieces meet brand new finds, and personal trinkets shine. it’s a look that is often imitated, but should actually come about quite effortlessly. for that to happen i believe you have to hold on to only what really matters to you and makes you happy to be around and then your style just happens naturally. it’s all your beloved books and artwork, mismatched chairs and unexpected textile pairings, vintage light fixtures and worn-in slouchy sofas that you just can’t part with. i know the feeling all too well of wanting a room to come together with the simple twitch of your nose, but try and be patient and let it grow and ripen over time — a little bit like true love.

eclectic living room decor / sfgirlbybay

architectural digest espana.

eclectic and modern living room decor / sfgirlbybay

derek swalwell photography.

eclectic art and living room decor / sfgirlbybay

domino magazine.

eclectic vintage inspired dining room / sfgirlbybay

karolina de la concha’s home.

eclectic interiors / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: design*sponge; analog dialog; sukio design co.; the urbanite; savvy home; heidi lerkenfeldt photography.

eclectic trinkets in modern living room / sfgirlbybay

a constellation.

eclectic home decor / sfgirlbybay

kvarteret makleri (above + below).

eclectic desk area in modern bedroom / sfgirlbybay

eclectic home with spiral staircase / sfgirlbybay

living agency.

eclectic living room decor with ornate ceilings / sfgirlbybay

frank leder’s home.

eclectic bedroom decor with white bedding / sfgirlbybay

brittany ambridge photograpy.

eclectic living room furnishings and art / sfgirlbybay

elle decor.

2 responses to “madly truly eclectic.”

  1. Although I had some key pieces for years already my SO and me did managed to get an eclectic style in our home within two years now. Every month we visited a few secondhand shops to find unique objects and I surfed the Internet for the things we couldn’t find. And of course our combined things matched together perfectly as well: his rock and fossils collection from when he was a teenager my old tray and leather sofa.

    I’m still in love with everything we found and already got. But it never truly stops: the search for another unique piece to fill or replace that book or space on a shelf.

  2. I am 69 years old and have been married for 48 years. Three times now I have said, ” I’m living in this house until I die,” and once again I am moving. You pick up a lot of stuff over all those years and your style changes and evolves along with your life. Most of what we have has been accumulated over time, but I still find new things (or at least new to me) from time to time. To be honest, it can only be called eclectic. No other term would really do. One thing that I can say is that it truly does reflect us. Our books, our art, our pictures, the colors we love, our objects, our plants, our music on the stereo….you get the idea. It would be so boring if everything matched or was of one period. I can’t wait to see what the new place will look like in a couple of years. All the floors are hardwood or tile so I’ll always know where the dog is.

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