Do you believe that such combination is possible to create a cozy environment with eclectic character? We mean that it is very unusual to use the lovely flea-market finds with a gorgeous construction of a beach house and eBay items in a mix that can actually look attractive. But that’s what is eclectic interior design all about – mixing different styles without breaking the stylish design of a certain line.
It is Kelley Motschenbacher that furnished the house and made the entire interior design. Immediately after she finished her lovely home a potential buyer appeared. And he bought the house from her in a spectacular condition. Now, let’s have a deeper look from the house’s focal points to the smallest eclectic details.
The home is situated in Corona del Mar on a relatively small plot for a home compared with those in the neighborhood. The first things to spot when coming here are the front wooden deck and black patio as well as the solid roofdeck.
When entering the living room the visitors come into a neat and cozy world of white perfection. The interesting picture hanging above the fireplace is painted by artist Jean Jack breaks the sophisticated feel in the room and adds a casual character in the place. The decorative cushions, on their turn, follow the colorful palette form the picture and complete the warmth in the house. Motschenbacher explains that she loves the leopard painted textiles. She also says that there are only two types of people in this world – those who love the animal textile prints and those who hate them. Fortunately, she belongs to the first group.
In the family room one can find a clever combination between vintage textiles (the pattern shapes) and some newly found items around the flea markets.
This beautifully arrange chest of drawers is one of the hottest spots in the house. At first sight we can see the antique ice-cream-maker buckets and we do a conclusion that Motschenbacher probably have fallen in love with them. The transformation is create and unique, since the ordinary old items has been transformed into eclectic lamps. The additional vintage sign on the wall complete the composition.
It was not so easy to place the ceiling fan at its place, but all the efforts were worth it. Now it rotates cools down the atmosphere when needed
It is a rule that when you place a long wall without windows, the should be some decorative elements to fulfill the white space. Motschenbacher did the same thing with placing a fine collection of pressed flowers that she found in eBay. The separate frameworks are made of barn wood.
“We spent the majority of our time in this house in the kitchen,” Motschenbacher says. One can see why, with its open feeling, natural light, and charming vintage touches 7
It turned out that the homeowners spend the most of their time in the kitchen. It is because they prefer to cook and eat natural food rather that buying fast food. And in order to create this area of the house in the most cozy way, they have made a place full of natural light.
There is one thing that we have learned form today’s article and this is the statement that Motschenbacher loves to use different types of sings as decorative items.
Here you can see another painting from Jean Jack – the artist whose painting is placed above the fireplace in the living room. As you can see, the style follows the same graphic identity.
When the couple bought the house it has been completely renovated and remodeled in order to bring some charm in it. In the bathroom there were bathroom fixtures that stayed there from a long time ago. Motschenbacher decided to replace them with fixtures form Rejuvenation‘s Jadeite Collection.
A great way to add an unique and memorable appearance in your home is to place local community postcards. It doesn’t matter where have you been – in Indian, Mexico, the Hawaii, in French Polynesia, etc. All that matters is to frame some findings and postcards in the proper way.
In the guest bedroom Motschenbacher used a lot of natural textures and vintage textiles. Have a look at the headboard and you will find a beautiful Ralph Lauren stripe. A vintage French line completes he lovely look of this bedroom
Grasscloth is not a pattern that Motschenbacher used only for this room. You can find the fresh appearance in the entire house.
It is amazing what one can find when browsing eBay. The homeowners wanted to place this piece of art in the bathroom, but unfortunately the huge picture size didn’t allow them. Now it is placed on a small desk in a cozy corner of the house.
It is not an easy task to transform a laundry into an interesting functional area where one would love to spend his time. In this present state, the laundry becomes a simple and elegant solution for the family.
It seems that Motschenbacher loves Ralph Loren furniture and bedding and she doesn’t feel uncomfortable showing it. In this example, you can see the amazing four-poster bed and the fabrics used for creating the interior. What the clever homeowner added is the Asian style of lamps and the bedside drawers.
Another great eclectic interior design solution was to find this gorgeous turquoise table that adds a vintage touch in the interior. As in the rest of the house, here we can find floral wall art placed just below a rounded window.
This is the place where the family is able to enjoy the boundless ocean views and feel the emotion of the breeze. The rooftree is the ideal place for such kind of activities. And where there is stylish patio furniture, the composition is complete.
Letting as much sunlight in the living areas as you can is an essential part of cozy and welcoming interior. For best results, the interior designer should fade out the visual boundary between outdoors and indoors.
At the back side of the house, there is another place with outdoor patio that attracts the homeowners and their guest for a afternoon coffee in a pleasant outdoor atmosphere.
Actually it is very easy to go outside. Just follow the big glass sliding doors leading from the kitchen to the outer areas.
This antique Greek clay urns has been transformed into an authentic fountain add an European touch in the exterior.