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Decor Myth Busted: Creating an Eclectic Style

Three designers shed light on these popular home myths

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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 summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living 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.

THE BOTTOM LINE: GET DIFFERENT STYLES, BUT CHOOSE YOUR PIECES WISELY.

Check back tomorrow for more decor myths.

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