Now, returning to the eclectic decor style. What determines whether the decorator has mastered this style?
Maybe we can apply law here! In copyright law, the term ‘threshold of originality‘ (Sw. verkshöjd) determines when a creator of a work has certain exclusive rights. Threshold of originality means that something reaches a level of artistry – it is a measure of originality, individuality and independence. The threshold of originality does not include the ideas, the subject or contents of a work, but its unique shape, expression and interpretation. Originality has to do with a reflection of the author’s/creator’s personality. You see where I’m going with this..? :)
The main characteristics of the eclectic decor style is that it radiates authenticity and originality. It is telling of its creator. Furthermore, the eclectic style has been associated some benchmarks: a mix of several styles; design elements should coordinate or have a unifying component; main decor principles should be followed; harmony created. I’m a qualified lawyer but I am no judge. So I’m turning to you: what do you say about the level of artistry in these decors, 1-5? Does the decor reach the threhold of originality?
|All photos from real estate agents via Hemnet|
The threshold of originality is a legitimate question in the artistic eclectic category, but also in terms of interior design in general. Can the interior at all be original if you slavishly follow trends? Is originality the main objective in decor? And one step further and broader: What is Your main objective in decorating?