“Someone cool must live here.” That’s basically what we think any time we come across an image of a really brilliant contemporary eclectic home. Cohesive yet collected, trendy yet timeless, this aesthetic blends past traditions, cultural motifs, and high-design furnishings to create a space that’s totally unique. Not sure what we mean? Read on for a collection of our favorite contemporary eclectic rooms. These bright, open living spaces have the contemporary architecture and furniture style down. But the layered look is what makes them visually interesting. The art is well-varied, the vintage

via Emily Henderson This year in honor of Earth Day, we’re reflecting on how the choices we make in our interiors affects the exterior world around us. Lucky for us socially-conscious design geeks, there’s an ever-increasing cache of stylish, eco-friendly products and hacks that we can implement to save energy, money…and the polar bears. What’s Old Is New Again Instead of particle board shelves and vinyl composition floor tiles, look for furniture made from either repurposed, recycled or sustainable materials. If it fits your aesthetic, reclaimed wood is a great pick. But there are also

Image via Old Brand New Not everyone was born with the gift of a green thumb, but there’s no denying that plants have a magical way of completing a room. And it’s not just because their vibrant, green fronds look really chic in any home. Houseplants actually improve air quality and are shown to reduce stress. In spring, we’re especially keen on filling our homes with all that is green and growing. So to complement the season, we compiled a list of the hottest houseplants and how to care for them — whether

Have you ever walked into a dark, dingy room and immediately felt your mood drop? Or maybe you’ve stayed in a hotel that put you totally at ease the moment you set your suitcase down. Our environment has a big impact on the way we feel. Whether the scent of a space triggers a memory or the lighting sets a certain vibe, there are a lot of factors play into our moods. Dr. Traci Bank, a therapist and postdoctoral fellow at Loyola Marymount University, is a firm believer that creating a

Image via Ginny Macdonald Design The sun is out, the trees are blossoming, and the air is refreshingly warm. We think it’s safe to say that winter is gone for good and spring is here to stay (at least until summer rolls around). But the weather isn’t the only thing that changes when a new season arrives. Some trends we’ve grown to love stick around for another year, while others are replaced by exciting new ones. So what’s hot and what’s not in the design world this spring? We took a look

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