| əˈsen(t)SHəlē |
intrinsic nature of a thing or situation
| əˈklektik |
deriving ideas, style or taste from a broad
and diverse range of sources
| miks |
combine or put together
| stīl |
a distinctive appearance; a particular design;
a manner of doing something
Bridge Water Designs recognizes that when mixing styles, it has the signiﬁcant potential to add interest to a room. It draws the observer’s eye to various pieces of furniture that may not all be similar thus peaking curiosity, raising attentiveness and accepting the realization that much thought and planning went into blending choices. Or one may designate one room to be contemporary and another room to function with a more traditional style. The good news is that there is no rule book. What has arrived in the world of design is the liberation of our imagination and the blissful prerogative to go rustic/industrial, to go contemporary, to go traditional, to go bohemian or go wheverever else our heart desires. Side by side or room by room the design can be Essentially Eclectic.
Personal attention to style can originate with a handful of traditional sophistication married with the rustic, weathered farmhouse look of New England. Incorporating a smattering of contemporary pieces with sleek and modern lines while juxtaposing some flea market finds, family heirlooms or reclaimed pieces such as beams or barn doors accentuates the skillful miscellany. Co-ordinating or contrasting industrial hardware, railings and metal fabrications while employing quintessential features such as subway tile and stylish, slip- covered furniture balances the diversifications. This is the
yin and yang of Bridge Water Designs.