Mother decorated the house I inherited in a Desert Eclectic style that I don’t really like
When my parents moved south, I bought their house. The home is recently constructed and in really great shape. I was so excited to buy the place, but I had not seen it in awhile. When I first toured the house, I was not thrilled that my parents had made some changes to the decor since I last saw it. Apparently, right before they moved, mom went a little overboard with decorating. She hired an interior designer and chose a theme for the home. The theme is something called Desert Eclectic Home, which is weird. I am not a fan. The house is located in the northeast. We’re nowhere near the dessert, but the house is done in the reds, browns and wild patterns of a hacienda. The living room chairs have a busy pattern. The couch has these big brown pillows that are terribly uncomfortable. There is also strange artwork everywhere. Desert Eclectic Home is not suited to the area or the architecture of the house. I don’t want to keep the furniture, patterns or fabrics. I was totally overwhelmed with how to change the home to my own style. So I called the same interior designer my mom used. I told him that I was not happy with the new style and asked for recommendations on how to change it. I am in the process of changing the decor into a more traditional interior style design. The decorator is great and has simplified the process for me. The curtains, artwork and pillows were the first to go. The couch can be updated with some upholstery. I’ve replaced the sheets and quilts on the bed already. All the furniture will remain. No more patterns. I like solid colors. It is going to look much more modern.