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GoodBye Minimalism, Hello Maximalism!

Matching furniture is on the way out! Instead, interior design trends have shifted in favor of a more eclectic aesthetic. Though it can be difficult to match different finishes with patterns and textures, this week we’re putting the spotlight on another bold designer who is anything but afraid of eclecticism.

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Designer Spotlight: Tina Bousou 

Achieving harmony with different finishes, undertones, and textures can offer an exciting challenge! We love Tina Bousou's design aesthetic as she breaks traditional interior design 'rules' that operate as safeguards for beginner designers. If you're looking to shake up the bounds of your creativity in interior design, follow Tina Bousou @electic_twist!

What elements define your specific design style? 

Color, pattern, whimsy and vintage. I like to have layers to a space and each of those elements brings something interesting to the table.  

 

What are some of your biggest inspirations?

Nature is a big one. I also love the 60's and 70's as they are what I consider the most fearless era in design. Also any designer that's willing to take risks and push the envelope. It inspires me to to go for it even if I find myself thinking I should hold back.  

Do you consider aestheticism or functionality to be more important in the spaces you design? Why? Did you ever have to compromise one for the other?

Great question! It depends on the item but most often they are equally important. I won't put an ugly piece in a space for functionality purposes and I typically shy away from an impractical piece for looks unless it's something like a table or a rarely used item. I usually continue my search until I find something that will tick both boxes. 

HomePop Accent Chair

HomePop Riley Dining Accent Chair - Turquoise Floral

What stuck out to you about the HomePop furniture pieces you used in your ORC design and why? 

The chair I used immediately attracted my attention. It was the right style and shape to be used as a desk chair, the pattern was fun and unexpected and the colors were on point with the rest of what was happening in the space. It was the perfect piece. 

HomePop Accent Chair

HomePop Riley Dining Accent Chair - Turquoise Floral

How did you gain your following in IG and what do you want people most recognize about you as a designer?  

It took me a whole year on IG to find my crowd. I was stuck in a sea of white and farmhouse and thus it was an uphill battle. Once I started finding like minded folks it just went from there. Oooo what do I want people to recognize about me as a designer? That what you see in any space I design is exactly who I am. Outside the box, not afraid to take risks with some vintage old school in there for good measure. My goal has always been to inspire and show folks that home can and should be more than an empty box with furniture but rather spaces that allow the people who live in them to thrive.  

HomePop Accent Chair

HomePop Riley Dining Accent Chair - Turquoise Floral

 

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