Most of us don’t necessarily design our interior spaces with the intention of staying trendy. We develop our homes’ interiors over the years by gathering items throughout our lifetime. Regardless if it’s a chair which has been passed down to us by a relative or a throw that was on sale at your local department store, we collect items which may not always match each other.
If you can find a common relationship with the items, you can create a room which we describe as a fusion interior. We see this idea popping up in many retail stores. It is the merging of two items which normally would not be paired together. Although in an interior space you will have more than two items in a room, the idea of fusion means incorporating two or more different styles. The merging of contemporary and traditional are the most common styles which have fused together in today’s design schemes. Creating a look that is referred to as eclectic is one of the leading trends and a great way to keep the things that may be sentimental or special to you.
In the photo above, we notice that this interior space starts with a loft style interior. The base, which includes concrete floors and masonry walls, gives this space a very industrial feel. Although the dwelling’s owners could have designed the space with very clean lined furniture to enhance the contemporary feel of the look, which would have been typical, they have chosen to use items which they have collected to create an eclectic feel. The juxtaposition of the wide variety of chairs in this space creates hierarchy because none of the chairs are from the same era. By using several items which were both unique and different in style, as well as functional, and fusing them together particular space portrays a very unique but put together look.
Although many designers believe that having a set of items is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye, they often don’t realize that fusing a variety of items in the space can develop more character. The idea of blending what you already own is great for someone who is on a budget or some who is artsy. Since this look is asymmetrical, it will look most appropriate with an interior which has a great architectural skeleton and a space whose base is neutral in color tone. The reason for this is that it will allow the variety of items in the interior to shine and the small gems found will be noticed and appreciated.
For those who collect unique furniture pieces, which is perfect for this fusion look, Fabrics and Frames can help you ensure the lifetime of the item while enhancing its look. Specializing in restoration of upholstered furniture, we are able to save items which need structural support. Regardless if it is a wobbly antique chair, or seat that has fallen through, we can repair it so that it is better than new. After being in the industry for 35 years, we have become experts at restoring antique pieces. Once we restore your older piece it can last not only your lifetime but be ready to pass down to the next generation to create their own fusion style!
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Written by: Erica Guajardo
Edited by: Linda Decuir