My Home Style: Vintage Eclectic

by | Apr 16, 2014 | House & Home, Sponsored

I like the word eclectic.

It’s a creative way of verbally cushioning the edges… or like knocking down a wall in a corner.

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

I digress…


Fancy, but thrifty?

VINTAGE: I would say my home style falls into a “vintage eclectic” style category. My own “vintage” ranges from pieces specifically chosen because I do adore the vintage look, but it also may or may not be another way to say, “I have the perfect spot for that hand-me-down piece of furniture.” Vintage is part style choice, and part thrift.

ECLECTIC: This is where things get unpredictable. From pairing stainless steel accents on an old dresser, or hanging a gallery of simple, straight-edge black frames in the dining room paired in a room with a white washed, reclaimed wood table… being able to mix and match with pieces regardless of era can add certain charm and definite personality.

One of my favorite corners in my home is totes Vintage Eclectic… an old piano, a wooden candle holder showing off a ceramic owl, contemporary art given and created by one of my husband’s former art school instructors, and a sunburst mirror reminiscent of the 1970’s.

However… many other spaces in my home could use a little eclectic love. My style has changed a little over the years. I have always loved vintage/country/reclaimed furniture and pieces, but over the last several years I have found my decorating eye looking at other styles… from pops of color to metal pieces. I like adding contemporary (even industrial) decor to give a little edge to my collection of traditional pieces.

And I am also so drawn to a brighter decorative theme lately…

Top: Multi-Cart (Sauder) // Middle: Upholstered Storage Ottoman (Sauder) & charming chandelier // Bottom: Side Table (Sauder), distressed metal monogram, and Slat Back Chair (Sauder)

In the above collage I featured several Sauder pieces. I found a photo of that cute chandelier (but could not find the maker), and that distressed metal letter I is mine. I got it at a boutique shop, somewhere. That red I is so much fun to design around!

I had a lot of fun poking around the Sauder website… dreaming of how I could add to and update my own decor. I bet if you poked around the website too, you’d fine a few dream pieces too – no matter what style you have. Sauder has pieces for every taste and style!

Here’s a little bit of info about Sauder Woodworking Co.,

Sauder is North America’s leading producer of ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture and the nation’s fifth-largest residential furniture manufacturer. Sauder manufactures 90 percent of its furniture in Archbold, Ohio – right where the company started in 1934.

Today, Sauder markets more than 30 distinct, affordable furniture collections in a full line of RTA furnishings for the home, including entertainment, home office, bedroom, kitchen and storage. Many Sauder© products are manufactured with engineered wood – a composite of high-quality trimmings and post-milling leftovers.

With the environment in mind… Sauder converts residual sawdust into electricity with its very own cogeneration plant. And any remaining wood waste provides a variety of sustainable uses, such as animal bedding. Sauder products and packaging are made from up to 97 percent recycled material. Sauder Woodworking Co. domestic facilities are licensed fabricators of panels certified by Composite Panel Association (CPA).

What do you think? Don’t you just LOVE that yellow Multi Cart? I can’t stop thinking about it… And for more inspiration, no matter your style – check out Sauder’s Pinterest page where you can find LOADS of inspiration!!!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder Woodworking. The opinions and text are all mine.

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