“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

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

Tax season strikes fear into the hearts (and bank accounts) of many. But if you’re lucky, all the pain of pouring over W2s and hunting down deductions will culminate in a nice, big chunk of change. According to IRS filing data, the average American tax return is between $2800-3,000. So what to do with all that cash? No surprise here, we’re planning to spend it on our homes! But instead of splurging on trends that will go out of style, why not invest in improvements that will raise your home’s value over the long

As an interior designer, it’s not every day that you’re asked to create a space for one of the world’s most recognizable personalities. So when Laurel & Wolf designer James Tabb was contacted by the Easter Bunny’s eggcellent team, he hopped at the opportunity to makeover the head hare’s study. After all, this was not just some bunny. Although the Easter Bunny is notorious for having fluffy tastes, James didn’t bother pulling his hare out over the design and jumped right down the rabbit hole to get to work. He carefully considered each

Image via A+B Kasha We’ve explained why traditional design is back, we’ve broken down mid-century modern, and now we’re coming out from under our silken sheets to teach you a lesson about romance. Ok, romantic design. Contrary to popular belief, romantic design isn’t all floral prints and frill. And it’s not just rose petals spread across red satin bedding either. The beauty of the romantic look lies in its versatility. Bits and pieces of the style can be sprinkled into nearly any kind of space, from rustic to contemporary. Curious? Then cue

He has impeccable style, a winning, pearly white grin and a serious Instagram following. There’s no denying that Geordi La Corgi — athlete, model, food enthusiast, and full-time cutie — is quite a catch. In honor of National Pet Day, our resident dog whisperer (and interior designer), James Tabb, created the perfect pad for this lovable fur ball. And boy, we knew Geordi had style, but this modern mixture of decor is made for the princely pup. We caught up with Geordi to get his take on his new dog

Image via Lonny Oh, the joys of siblinghood — hand-me-down clothes, fights over toys, and sharing just about everything. We all know that “sharing is caring” but if you grew up with siblings or have multiple kids yourself, then you realize just how hard it can be. No kid wants to split their bedroom with another, but these whimsical and playful designs make it look pretty easy. Rooms with Wings Sharing a bedroom isn’t so bad when your room has wings. Birds take flight against wallpaper that stretches to the ceiling in

Rebecca Raskind knows a thing or two about the importance of personalization. After she and her husband Jared moved into their Los Angeles fixer-upper, the creative couple immediately got to work transforming it to match their quirky glam style. Fast forward a few years, and the home has become a medley of Hollywood Regency and California-boho style, complete with a garage-turned pool house office (designed by yours truly). The happy home was nearly complete, but it was still missing one thing – a tiny addition to the family. Then, nearly

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