Connie's Corner

Tips from Waypoint's award-winning designer
May 20, 2013

Eclectic Bathroom

I don’t usually use the term eclectic but in this case it is the proper word for this bathroom. The term eclectic means: deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. Whether we know it or not most of us live in some version of an eclectic home. We just surround ourselves with the things we love.

In order for eclectic style to be successful rather than just a collection of unrelated items, some sort of theme and relationship to each other. Let’s take a look at this photo and see how things work together:Waypoint's style 650T in Oak Espresso

From the farm ladder style towel rack to the contemporized traditional style wall sconces, the finish is dark. Not necessarily the same finish but similar enough to ‘read’ as the same. It’s that connection that makes  the look work.

Even though the accent wall is in a color frequently associated with the southwest style, it works here because it is surrounded by a neutral palette.  The recessed panel door style on the cabinetry is often called Shaker. It is probably today’s most popular door style. It’s shown here in a dark stained oak but with a change of wood specie, finish and decorative hardware it would look good in nearly every decorating style. Even the classically simple mirrors can cross over from contemporary to traditional to country. It’s all about artful combinations.

Connie Edwards CKD, CBD, Waypoint Living Spaces