Questions from our Friends
So as we discussed, we are going to be answering some of the questions from our friends of Rowan House! We will be taking each of your questions each week and answer them to the best of our ability. We hope that you will enjoy and grow from this experience! So here goes…
Question 1: From one of our loyal customers and friend of Rowan House; “How does a homeowner develop an individualistic, eclectic style? What are some important accessories to help do this?”
Whether you know it or not, each of us has our own sense of style! I think to make it eclectic, makes it your own. Some ways to do this is by simply being you! LOL I know that isn’t probably the answer that you’re looking for, but it is so true!
As I have mentioned before in my “Top 10 Decorating Tips”, take the thing/things you like and accentuate it/them, then mix a few other styles in with your pieces! Such as, I love the English Country style. So to accentuate it in my home, I have found old paintings, furniture pieces, books, dishes, etc. One-piece being… I found an antique dough bin at an estate sale. This piece was used in a kitchen to store the actual dough in! How cool is that?! So I use this old bin as an end table in our family room. Another example is a focal wall filled with old oil paintings of the English countryside, prints, and portraits of another age. By using a dark leather Chesterfield sofa and chairs, and wood tones in our mantel and side tables, this lends itself to being very “English”, lol.
Now, to make this eclectic, I might use a really fun colorful wallpaper or rug in a Boho style. I might also add a really modern, funky light fixture into the mix. Making your style eclectic means putting several different styles together into one cohesive look. This can be tricky, done by “trial & error”, but oh so much FUN!!!
As Ms. Vicki mentioned in her question, accessory pieces play a large role in creating your style and space. So sticking with my English theme here, I have a very unique statue, books, and lamps that are from that realm. Accessory pieces could also include an old English pipe and pipe stand (who doesn’t love a pipe!), trophies, a gold accent mirror, lots of portraits, and florals too!
This has been so much fun and I look forward to answering your other questions in the next coming weeks!! I hope that this blog has been beneficial to all of you and keep the questions coming! I love to hear from you!
Until next week,