Master the mix
Eclectic interiors are personal and dynamic. They can be tough to pull off, but here are some tips.
GO EASY ON COLOR AND PATTERN. When mixing design styles, stick to a unified palette without busy patterns for a clean, pulled-together look. This home relies on a nature-based palette to join disparate styles.
CHOOSE SIMPLE LINES. Although from different eras, the furniture pieces here have clean forms in common. Natural materials—leather, cotton velvet, dark wood, and metals—also make style marriages work.
STRIKE A BALANCE. Choose items that have a similar visual weight. Mixing delicate pieces with hefty ones can throw a room awkwardly off balance.
CUT THE CLUTTER. Contrast is the design principle that gives a room energy and interest. But too many contrasting elements can create a hodgepodge. Make it easier on yourself—and your eyes—by limiting the amount of furnishings in a room.