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Decor Myth Busted: Creating an Eclectic Style

Three designers shed light on these popular home myths


Combining different styles together instantly produces an eclectic style. True or false?

Interview and Production by Tala Singson and Paula de Guzman.

Read the original article ("10 Decor Myths - Busted”) in the June 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Myth No. 8: Combining different styles can produce an eclectic style.

Throwing together various furniture pieces and accessories of different styles, time period, colors, and textures does not always result in a cohesive eclectic vibe.

Some people think that just because they mix various elements in an interior, they have in essence achieved an eclectic style. “Sometimes, they just end up with a cluttered interior (or what we call in the industry ‘chopsuey’) without any unity or harmony among the elements,” says Tess.


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