Edinburgh Georgian townhouse apartmentEclectic Living Room, Edinburgh
photo by Douglas Gibb
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Mix things up with patternJewel tones don’t have to be solid colours. Mixing patterns in the same shade softens the colour slightly, while adding depth and texture to your room. You can afford to be bold with patterns and mix geometrics with stripes and ikat designs, as long as the colours are from the same family.
Think about what you haveIt’s a rare thing to be able to start truly from scratch. Most people have existing large pieces of furniture that have to stay, and that’s OK. It’s this kind of stuff that adds depth to a room. Sofas and armchairs, like the ones in this colourful living room, can usually be reupholstered for a completely new look, and furniture can be repurposed or renovated. With some thought, you can pull together pieces from various eras or with different styles in a way that is eclectic and interesting.Check out this beginner’s guide to managing an upholstery project
The striking photographic portraits are Jessica’s own, taken while she was travelling in north India and Papua New Guinea. As well as travel mementos, family heirlooms feature heavily in the flat – the antique glass drinks cabinet was inherited from Jessica’s grandmother. The coffee table was a vintage find online.Discover tips for creating an eclectic look