Discover Your Home Decor Personality: Inspirations for the Eclectic Collector

published Sep 26, 2016
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Some decor styles are easy to pin point, as they follow certain rules. But for the eclectic collector, there are no pre-set design mandates. This artfully cluttered, anything goes aesthetic is all about throwing caution to the wind and filling your home with things you love that you’ve picked up along your journeys, whether from Monaco, Morocco or Minneapolis.

Two peeks inside fashion icon Iris Apfel’s Manhattan apartment, featured in Architectural Digest, and you’ll understand the true meaning of being an eclectic collector. A French armchair is at home atop Persian rugs and artifacts from across the globe.

To some, pattern mixing is an art form that is learn through trial and error. To the eclectic collector, all prints–the more then merrier—can dwell happily together.

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Mid-century furnishings mingle beautifully with globally inspired textiles and a diverse sampling of art. (via Front + Main)

Actress and model Brooklyn Decker has a great attitude when it comes to the decor of her home: “In general, I think if your house doesn’t make you laugh, you’re kind of doing it wrong,” she said in an article published on My Domaine.

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The carefully curated interiors of c/o the Maidstone hotel in East Hampton, New York, are all at once disarming, inviting, and visually stimulating. (via Lonny)

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When you buy what you truly love, it’ll always go together. In the case of the above dining room from Design Sponge, a vintage card catalog-turned-buffet mingles with a gilded ornate mirror, molded fiberglass school chairs and a crystal chandelier, because why not?

(Image credit: Arlyn Hernandez)