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Eclectic Spirit

The word Eclecticism is derived from the Greek word eklektikos, which loosely means “to choose the best.” While the term was often used in philosophy, the concept transitioned well into architecture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Rather than sticking to a single architectural movement, architects selected elements from a variety of styles to create a brand new look. Eclectic style is all about the harmony and the coming together of disparate styles, juxtaposing textures, and contrasting colours to create a cohesive, beautifully realized room. It’s important to note that there are not many hard and fast rules when it comes to eclectic style, other than the overall look shouldn’t fit into any other single category. We see mixed patterns and textures as Eclectic décor isn’t homogenous. There is combination of old and new and incorporation of global influences. Gallery walls are also a staple of Eclecticism. It is essentially a collage of furnishings with a gallery-style display of artistic movements, from Pop Art to Impressionism.