Hello all! Welcome to the Eclectic Interiors Summer Home Tour 2016 hosted by Jess of Domicile37. All this week an amazing group of eclectic interior bloggers will be sharing a peak inside of their homes. This comes at a perfect time for me because we have been in our new house almost nine months and I haven’t had a chance to share a full tour and it is for sure eclectic.
So today I welcome you to my eclectic home. Eclectic is a collection of ideas, styles, or tastes derived from a broad and diverse range of sources. This could not be a better explanation of my style. I have always been a collector and over our ten moves I have gathered objects and furniture from all over the U.S and the world. I definitely lean heavily towards mid-century styles but I feel perfectly at home mixing in traditional as well. I love what I love and anything goes.
For those of you that don’t already know we are now living in South Carrolina and the house is a rental. That means I have been limited to making changes that can be reversed when we leave so with the help lots of paint, lighting, fabric, and budget friendly DIYs I have slowly worked my way through each room to make this house a home.
In my last house I used a lot of color on the walls but this house is very dark so here I chose paint colors that were light and neutral, for everything else color has been key.
You will also find that almost everything in my house is a vintage, thrift store, or flea market find.
You can see by the “Man Cave” that my husband is on board for the hunt as well.
He tends to go for historical significance (and dead things)
While I go for just about everything else…
The one room in this house that has taken me a while to love is the kitchen. Being a rental I can’t really make big changes in this room and at first I hated it.
But adding a bit of my personality has helped me appreciate the fact that it is functional, neutral and at the very least a nice background for the things I love.
It is also the one room that has a big beautiful window with lots of light.
Perfect for my growing urban jungle.
This house also has a bonus room over the garage that is mine all mine! The work space I’ve always dreamed of is finally a reality.
The opposite side of the house leads to the bedrooms and baths which are pretty typical for the no frills 90’s rancher that this house is.
Like the kitchens the baths are functional and neutral, definitely nothing from Architectural Digest, but with a splash of color and collected accessories they come to life.
The bedrooms are a good size and have been easy spaces to add lots of personal touches, and of course color.
Bold fabrics and lots of pattern have also played a big part in bringing these rooms together.
My son’s room even got a bold striped accent wall.
and the master bedroom has become my favorite spot for a quiet retreat.
with a master bathroom that is just enough.
I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit…
If you’d like to see the full tour including the before photos and links to the original posts for each room you could probably spend the day HERE.
But first be sure to stop by and visit the other Eclectic Interiors Home Tours scheduled for the week. I’ll be adding the links each day this week as the tours go on so be sure to check back in for a whole load of amazing tours.
Monday, May 30th
Tuesday, May 31st
Thursday, June 2nd
Friday, June 3rd