For an adventurous well traveled client living in a 1958,  Joseph Eshrerick house, in Woodside, Ca. the designer used Indian inspired patterned fabric and bold seating to enliven a large reception room.
The essence of inherited ease is in the layering. Nothing looks piled up, yet there are many objects, each with its proper place. This library features hand-oiled bookshelves, an antique chair covered with zebra hide, and a custom Chinese vessel lamp.
In a master bedroom, serenity is achieved through a carefully thought out mix. Including Chinese fretwork panels mounted as a headboard, a lucite chair from a Hudson NY. antique shop, and a Biedermeier side table, upon which sits a Venetian glass lamp from the 1950s.  Soft pale purple wool is draped over the bed, and is used for the curtains as well.
A library with vintage leather French chairs and a modern Tibetan rug.
A bold and very graphic patterned headboard mixes with a fuschia toned print pillow, with all white bedding.
To create the look and feel of a Balinese pavilion, the original ceilings were blown out to reveal the peak underneath, which were then covered in a Douglas fir stained to resemble teak.
A master bedroom that basks in wonderful ocean views and utilizes vibrant color and pattern for the accents. The headboard is upholstered in Jim Thompson fabric from Milgate and an Indian bedspread adds another layer of exhuberant color.
Finishes throughout the decor focus on hues of charcoal and black; mirrors, limestone, black granite & Arabescato marble with richly colored Artsilk carpets. The overall effect is cocoon-like comfort that evokes the atmosphere of a 5-star hotel suite.<br />
In an entry hall stands a 19th-century French plaster statue. Down the hallway is a small work area with a desk by Marcel Wanders and a chair by Viennese architect Josef Hoffman. Now that's an eclectic mix.
A important 1930's Beverly Hills house is made stunning, chic and sophisticated, by the talented hand of the designer who mixed 2 large Julian Schnabel paintings with a 1940s, Maison Jansen sofa, an antique carpet, and a pair of crystal wall  sconces from the same period as the house.
A home filled with antiques and rich detailing. The abstract painting by Dale Frank is flanked by a pair of bookcases filled with books and decorative objects. The Philippe Starck ‘Mademoiselle’ chair is upholstered in a chic Dolce & Gabbana leopard-print fabric. In the foreground sits a 1940s French wrought iron table with a limed oak top.
A renovation of a sophisticated apartment filled with antiques and rich detailing. Here a 1940’s Venetian mirror is paired with a Louis XVI-style gilt chair and a chest of drawers in the  Louis XV-style.<br />
Marble and wicker -- an unexpected pairing- in a seaside home.
A  pair of 1940s upholstered French chairs with matching damask cushions float elegantly in the neutral hued apartment. The walls are paneled with Italian dyed veneer. And technology mixes with luxury-- the plasma screen TV is suspended within the mirror wall panels in the living room which also features a custom-made marble shelf.
The Louis XVI-style chair is upholstered in Jim Thompson orange-red silk. Looking through to the kitchen, a Marilyn Monroe silk-screen print by Andy Warhol sits on the Carrara marble counter. The antique table is a 1830s Geridon with a black marble top and mahogany veneer base. The ‘shiny black’ floor lamp is the Spun Light from Flos.
A custom designed sofa in the sitting area and library. The side chair, a  Louis XV style is  upholstered in African mud cloth, Barcelona stool upholstered in Sahco Silk velvet.
A floral upholstered banquet with chairs covered in a deep mossy green bring the outdoors in, at a breakfast table.
A bedroom in a Brentwood home features an interesting mix of textiles, periods of furniture, and patterns. A wooden four-poster bed, mid- century Adnet stools, a striped carpet, all juxtaposed with patterned fabric.

Eclectic interior design for your Los Angeles home

An eclectic look is far more than just a mix of modern furniture juxtaposed against traditional pieces, or adding colorful ethnic elements set against a contemporary backdrop.  While it does include those aspects, the sum is greater than the parts. Especially in Los Angeles, homes often use eclectic design in imaginative, complex,  and liberating ways. The best eclectic designers are able to create a distinctive choreography of  diverse components to enliven spaces with an energy and a unique visual rhythm.  Color, pattern, texture, and shape, all play a role here. An eclectic look is often defined by a mix of different fabrics that play a role in a layered and cohesive ensemble.

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