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Monday Inspiration – Grown-Up Eclectic

Loving This!!!

I was browsing through the latest issue of Lonny Mag (love love love….), and was struck by the San Francisco home designed by Chloe Warner.

The interior is current but not trendy.  It’s timeless and sophisticated, but by no means stuffy.  

Although my aesthetic leans more toward a mid-century modern / bohemian vibe, I am really loving how the traditional interior is layered with interesting textures and surprising pieces.

Plus, I completely agree with her styling tips (…we’re SO on the same page with dark walls in the media room.  It’s the only room in my house that I still haven’t changed from the Westcott Navy we originally painted.  Still in love after all these years…)

It feels like “grown-up eclectic”.

I really like grown-up eclectic.

I could live in grown-up eclectic.

The feature is coupled with Warner’s ten tips to achieve this edgy elegance:

1.  “Enhance the coziness of a media room by painting the walls a dark color”

2.  “Interesting doesn’t always mean loud… compelling shapes can add zest, [even in] a neutral, serene palette”

3.  “Try any color but white on your ceilings – it makes the entire room feel much more considered”

4.  “You can achieve balance even if something isn’t symmetrical”

5.  “Incorporate the outdoors as much as possible”

6.  “In spaces that connect, try reversing the placement of the paint colors in one room”

7.  “Adding a small hint of black to a pastel space snaps everything into focus”

8.  “Wallpaper can be every bit as gorgeous as artwork”

9.  “Don’t make a kid’s room look like a catalog.  Start with walls, ceilings, and rugs that would make sense for a grown-up, and then add pieces that are sweet and appropriate for a child”  

10.  “Think of your room vertically:  mentally divide it into horizontal thirds and give equal attention to each section so it doesn’t feel middle- or top-heavy”










What do you think about Warner’s tips?

Have you incorporated any of those already?



5 Comments Post a comment
  1. I love that nursery. I love designer tips as well, it’s fun to see how I may have unintentionally done one of those things and for some reason these kind of pointers stay in my head for future decorating projects.

    Surrounded by Pretty

    August 19, 2013
    • There’s a little bit of validation in having already done some of those tips, right? (P.S. I’m in love with the nursery, too!)

      August 19, 2013
      • Haha I agree, I patted myself on the back for sure.

        August 19, 2013
  2. Grown-up eclectic. Now there’s a concept to strive towards! Personally, I’m still coming out of college-dorm-room eclectic : P

    August 19, 2013
    • Haha! “College-dorm-room Eclectic” – that pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it? Now I know what to call my house… Perfect!

      August 19, 2013

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