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Eclectic Style 115 Stories

What it is: Eclectic style is the great equalizer. It reshuffles the rule book, mixing and matching old and new, East and West, luxe and humble, showy and quiet. It invites you to fill a space with objects you love and unique finds that strike your fancy. Simply put, it's you, curated. What...
The Finer Points of Style: Eclectic
What does eclectic style really mean? For starters, it’s not about displaying and arranging a random mix of stuff around your house. There are a few simple rules to follow, lest your home wind up looking more like a junk shop than the comforting sanctuary...
Kitchen Workbook: 10 Elements of an Eclectic Kitchen
Eclectic is a term that is often used when a person has a hard time pinpointing his or her own style — or anyone else's for that matter. Eclectic done right...
My Houzz: Creative, Collected Craftsman in Dallas
It takes a great eye and a lot of persistence to not only discover vintage finds, but also to understand how to use them. “Set me loose in an antiques mall, consignment store...
6 Ways to Put Some Wonder on Your Walls
Sarah Bagner loves a good story, and she thinks our walls make the perfect storytelling platform. In her new book, Wonder Walls (October 2012), the stylist,...
My Houzz: A Chicago Two-Story Circles the Globe
Graphic designer Meighan Depke spent much of her 20s and 30s exploring Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Eleven years ago she put down roots in Chicago and bought a 1906 two-flat: a two-story brick building...
Houzz Tour: Eclectic Down-Home Style in Texas
Just because a family home is relaxed and comfortable doesn’t mean it can’t be chic and stylish. This Texas family wanted to make sure their new home had a fresh and eclectic feel and represented their personalities, showcased their art collection...
Room of the Day: Art an Inviting Presence in a Formal Living Room
When interior designer Enza Ricco meets clients, she goes to great lengths to get to know their tastes and personalities. She’ll ask permission to troll their homes on treasure hunts and learn about their travels, favorite colors and interests and how...
Houzz Tour: Parisian Flat’s Redo Revolves Around a Terrace View
“It was the terrace that made the owner of this apartment fall head over heels for it,” says architect Manuel Sequeira. He was in charge of the radical overhaul of this 753-square-foot flat in the 20th arrondissement (district)...
Houzz Tour: Happy Days Are Here Again in a Miami Apartment
This apartment held many happy memories for Nina Berrocal. When she was a little girl growing up in Puerto Rico, it served as her family’s Miami pied-à-terre. But 40 years later, it was too...
Room of the Day: High Eclectic Style in a Luxe Sitting Room
“This sitting room is right off the master bedroom, so we wanted to make it romantic,” says interior designer William Peace. The room is layered in antiques and contemporary art, making it feel as though everything has been collected over years, and...
Room of the Day: A Loft Space Filled With Character
This Boston loft started life as a chocolate factory, so perhaps it is fitting that designer Steven Santosuosso of Homepolish was asked to make something sweet out of a few key ingredients....
From Coat Closet to Mudroom for Less Than $300
Walking into their split-level 1958 Seattle home always created a bottleneck for the NyQuist family. Kristen, Steven and their three kids — Elliot (age 8), Clio (6) and Shepherd (4) — would often get stuck on a 5-foot by 3-foot landing,...
9 Ways to Spice Up Your Kitchen Cabinetry
Freestanding cupboards, mix-and-match colors, contrasting textures, individual drawer pulls — kitchens can be as creative as their owners. If sleek, clean-cut units don’t get you excited, take inspiration from these nine ways to get a more varied...
Room of the Day: Eclectic and Casual in a Michigan Great Room
“Casual” and “family” were the two keywords that drove the design of this great room in a new west Michigan home. The open floor plan allows the couple and their two young boys to be together even while doing different things, while...
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