Eclectic is a term often used when commentating on interior design. The dictionary definition is:
1) Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles
2) A person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
When the term is applied to an interior design scenario I think these definitions sum it up perfectly. One of the reasons that I regard myself as fitting this description is because I like to collect things to add to my home. This inevitably means that they are collected from different eras but sit comfortably alongside one another. An example of this is my kitchen where I have a set of three TG Green storage jars from the 70’s sharing my kitchen worktop with a 9093 Alessi kettle that is a style icon from the 80’s. Looking at them now it could be said that they share an Art Deco style with regards to the lettering on the jars and the shape of the kettle. To complete the collection is a set of Joules cake tins and coordinating bone china striped mugs which can be found in the current collection of Joules kitchenware at www.joules.com
Over the next few months I look forward to sharing more interior styles along with some ideas on how to create and develop a personal style.