I’ve gone through my archive of House and Garden Magazines and managed to flick through 2006 and 2007 to find some inspiring pictures of eclectic combinations I’d completely forgotten about.
The setting above is one of my absolute favourites. I’m sure many of you would already be aware of my love affair with recycled and recovered wood pieces: the coffee table is simply to die for!
The decorative finds in this image are absolutely gorgeous industrial yet ethnic: time to get out to Paddington and Glebe markets soon perhaps?
I think the MASSIVE artwork here is awesome! If you want to create in your apartment try recreating your own on a custom stretched canvas from Oxford Art Store. For those of you who aren’t too confident with a paint brush you can also find a design you love and get it transferred onto a projector sheet at Officeworks, then copy away. Another option is definitely the Ray Hughs gallery in Surry Hills, an excellent mix of exhibitions on at the moment.
mixed media on canvas
125 x 116 cm
Stock No: 8from Ray Hughs Galley. POA
Orson and Blake in Surry Hills is one of my favourite retail spaces for eclectic inspiration. I really love their store, it’s so large and open. Definitely worth a look for eclectic inspiration. The showroom resembles individual settings with key pieces sourced from all over the world. I love the African and Indian elements as well.
Mangowood Dining table from Orson and Blake. RRP: $2,100.00
This is great choice for an apartment as the bench seat can be used as a console table until you need to use it as a seat.
“Bamileke” Stool from Orson and Blake.
“Chelsea” Armless Settee from Orson and Blake.
Throwing together a few feature pieces that work in similar shades or similar woods, is a great way to safely approach the eclectic look. BUT remember if you fall in love with something: just buy it! Those stomach flips usually mean something!