This time, I plan to mix things up a bit. I enjoy browsing my vendors' websites and looking at design magazines for new products and trends. I enjoy those "fun finds" that inspire me and arouse my creativity. This time around, I will show you, my loyal followers, how to use those fun finds to design a space in your own home.
Designing a room doesn't just happen in an afternoon. It requires careful planning and selecting the perfect pieces to give the room the look and feel that you are trying to achieve. With that said, the ideas I am about to give are just that....ideas. They will help you get started, and closer to finishing, than going it alone. So be inspired to decorate and create the home of your dreams.
Today we will be designing a small living room in an eclectic, casual but elegant style. I don't always get the opportunity to design an eclectic space, but I thought it would be appropriate since a lot of people seem to have things they've acquired over time and don't know how to pull them together. It is the common comment I get from clients "I don't want to get rid of _________" (fill in the blank).
Now let me just say that there is a big difference between junk and classic pieces that may be just need to be refreshed a bit. Too many times I've seen a bunch of old pieces destined for the trash thrown together in an "eclectic" styled room. Eclectic simply means "selecting or choosing from various sources". In our case, from different design styles and periods.
Let's start out with the main piece for our living room: A sofa
Last but not least is art
So there you have it, a casual, elegant, eclectic living room pulled together with my fun finds. Hope you are inspired by what you've seen. Feel free to leave me a comment or a question if you need more information on any of the products featured.
Each blog post I will be adding my top three fun finds of the week. Here goes: