Sunday, April 10, 2011

Vintage Eclectic Style

I know what my design style is... Vintage Eclectic Style

e·clec·tic
1. Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles
2. Made up of or combining elements from a variety of sources

vin·tage
1. Of or relating to a vintage.
2. Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
3. Old or outmoded.
What this means is I like it all...Country, Bohemian, Old World, Industrial, French, English . . .but it needs to be old.

The secret to making it all work is the balance.

Rough/Smooth
Shiny/Dull
Simple/Embellished
Busy/Calm
Dark/Lite

Feels like Home... eclectic family room
living room - portland, maine - wary meyers decorative arts eclectic living room
Sitting Area eclectic living room
Design the Hall-Way eclectic dining room
Colorful stairs eclectic entry


ABC Dragoo eclectic living room
Vintage Renewal Loft eclectic kitchen
lake house living room eclectic living room
eclectic living room eclectic living room

I found all these images at Houzz, a website full of home interior and exterior images. You can create your own ideabook (these are just a few from mine). Go check it out and see what you come up with.

***I am joining Debbiedoos Newbie Party***

27 comments:

  1. This is my very first visit to your blog! I love your style-and now I know-I'm eclectic-who knew! If my husband would agree to it, I'd paint my wooden stairs green! I'll let you know how that goes.

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  2. I like this! I wonder if vintage eclectic might be my style?

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  3. I love vintage ecletic!! I fancy my own home vintage eclectic!! Perhaps not, but I think it is, and I'm sure your home is grand!!
    xxDaniella

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  4. Oh wow! These images made my heart go pitter patter!! I love love love these! Maybe I have a little bit of that in me too! :)
    Crystal

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  5. Hi...I popped over from Debbie's and am your newest follower. What great inspiration! My favorite is the picture with the green stairs. How fun would that be? Come visit my blog if you have time ~ Ann

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  6. I have to say, I dig the style! Thanks for joining my newbie party.

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  7. Stopping by from DebbieDoos....love this style!!

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  8. Vintage eclectic, eh? I just might fall into that style group as well. Every time I do one of those quizzes to find out my style I come out as eclectic and I do like older things. Hmmm. Interesting collection of photos - I agree they all have the tension of opposite qualities in them.

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  9. Love the mixture, really keeps it interesting.

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  10. Stopping by from Debbie's Newbie party. Love all the bright colors. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

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  11. My first stop here...and I love how you talk~~like a designer :) over from Debbie's.

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  12. I am visiting from Debbie's! I absolutely love that second photo, with the variety of patterns and colors. And those two posters are to die for.

    These are all great inspiration photos. I'll definitely like to check out the website!

    Your newest follower,
    Lisa
    http://chicmagnifique.blogspot.com

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  13. I love vintage eclectic! It is very much my style, but not so much my hubbys! Thanks for sharing the great pics!

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  14. I'll have to admit that I have never visited Houzz, but thanks to you, I will definitely have to do so. I guess my style is vintage eclectic with the vintage part being me!!! HeHe!

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  15. Hello Gayle. I am so happy to be visiting your blog. I very loved the comments you have left on my site. But when I tried to reply I found that you had a non-reply email address and as hard as I tried I could not find you. So I am thrilled that you joined up to follow my blog and I am finally able to say thank you.
    Love your blog. I am your newest follower.
    Traci

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  16. Thanks for sharing! I love eye candy and these pictures don't disappoint.

    Dee

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  17. I am definitely going to have to play Houzz more. What a cool resource to dream and drool over. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Fabulous! I love the eclectic look.

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  19. Hi Gayle, I popped in from Debbie's party :)
    When I first saw the images I thought: ok, this is one lucky lady...! Then I red that it is an ideabook you put together, but I have to say, I love your style! I'm gonna check out that site, get inspired and put together my own. :)
    Have a happy Tuesday!

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  20. Visiting from Debbiedoo's. Love, love, love all of these! I'm a vintage eclectic girl too.

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  21. I like old and many styles too. Variety is the spice of life! Glad I found your blog. I'll be following from the nest eclectic.
    Jodie

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  22. What a fun blog you have! Thanks for stopping by mine and leaving a sweet comment about my tile!

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  23. i too would consider myself a vintage eclectic gal! your blog is right up my alley, so happy to have found it at debbiedoo's! looking forward to seeing more!
    kristen

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  24. I love your style and the photos you showed to display it! Pretty and fun at the same time!

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  25. Hi! I have just begun decorating my room and I am LOVING these styles. We have started painting my rooms a variety of bluish greenish shades, but none of them seem to fit with what I want and work with the lighting. I wanted to ask if you knew the name of the bluish-green color walled picture with the green couch and where you got it from. :)

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  26. Ooops! I meant to say the color of the paint.

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