eclectic decorating at the palihouse hotel

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That oddball mix of furnishings and decor dotting your house isn't mismatched...it's curated. And that very mindset is the key to eclectic decorating. The Palihouse Hotel in West Hollywood has elevated mismatching to an art form, creating an inviting atmosphere that feels simultaneously rich with history and on the cutting edge of culture.

west hollywood eclectic hotel

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It's easier than you might think to master this look at home. Draw disparate decor elements together by creating a sense of formal symmetry. Use matching LED floor lamps or modern wall lights to frame and bring order to your eclectic look (see image below and at the top of this post). 

modern eclectic bedroom

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When you have more books, albums and knick-knacks than you know what to do with, create a library wall. You'll be surprised how unified -- precisely because they were all collected by you --  these seemingly disconnected objects will look when tightly displayed together.

library wall decor

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To finish off your eclectic decor scheme, sprinkle in modern lighting and furnishings liberally to freshen up the older and dustier finds that dot your space:

Wilco Glossy Gray Modern Zuo Side Table, 18-Inch Infinity Wine Red Multilines Throw Pillow, Kinetic Antique Brass Robert Abbey Floor LampBarrister Crystal Blue Velvet 38-Inch-Wide Chair

I'll be doing more research on the Palihouse Hotel in a few weeks when I head there for a best friend's 40th. However, I somehow suspect I'll be laser-focused on the menu at that time, so for more images and inspiration from the space, check out this recent design expose by the fabulous Est Magazine.

Images: Est