Inside the Melbourne Home of Eclectic Creative’s Jess Viscarde
I love me some interiors grazing. You know, grabbing little bits and pieces from different design styles and mooshing them together to create a space that feels both unique and charming (I’ve blogged about how to do this before). The home tour in today’s post – which belongs to Jess Viscarde of Melbourne design studio Eclectic Creative – does just that.
Texas-born Jess says that her unique style is all thanks to her upbringing, which exposed her to a variety of cultures early on.
“We spent most of my childhood living in South East Asia due to my Dad’s work,” she explains. “So I like to think my personal design style is a credit to this mix and clash of cultures”.
With American, Italian, Australian and Danish heritage, it’s little wonder her abode feels so deliciously varied in its aesthetic. Let’s take a look at some of the rooms!
At Home with Jess from Eclectic Creative
A colour lover who’s also fond of dabbling in a monochromatic palette, Jess says that her living room is a happy balance of the two, and is the first room you see when you enter the space.
“As we are renting, our furniture needs to remain versatile and able to work in different spaces,” Jess explains, of the IKEA leather sofa you see above. “It goes with so many styles (I constantly change up my house – I am obsessed) and we are still happy with this purchase now 3 years later”.
Below is possibly my fave moment of the home tour – the stunning cacti which is both eye-catching and on-trend.
“Being from Texas, my family has always had cactus – so a little nod to the heritage,” Jess says.
Of her office below, Jess says that the natural light helps her keep creative in her work-from-home environment. “A bonus is having my cat Peg around to keep me company during the work days,” she says.
Light Filled and Relaxing
“My bedroom was the last to style, and saying that it constantly changes,” Jess tells me of her space above. “I often find that the case with many of my clients too. It’s a room we spend so much time in, but often left to last or forgotten”.
A blend of different colours and patterns, Jess tells me that she wanted to create a relaxing space that incorporated indoor plants and made the most of the natural light.
“We are a little limited as to what we can do paint wise. But thankfully the walls are white, so we can work with what we’ve got. I love supporting local designers and makers, as I am one myself. Many of the things are from small businesses and creatives”.
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All images in this post – except for the dining and bedroom – come courtesy of Kate Hansen from The Room Illuminated.