Eclectic Home is committed to delivering design concepts that are timeless yet innovative. We believe good design knows no time period and great interiors look as though they have evolved over time. Eclectic Home’s team is passionate about finding the right mix to positively impact the mood and emotional climate of a space. Eclectic Home is truly its name sake–elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles.
We approached the Blue Plate Artist Lofts project with admiration and appreciation for the Art Moderne Architecture. The selection of furnishings was directed towards mid-century modern pieces with unexpected accents. Clean lined furnishings and multiple finishes have been implemented to add contrast, texture, and interest.
We salvaged a factory fan from the property before construction and repurposed the fan into an amazing floor lamp that will be featured in the model apartment. The original, significant Blue Plate letters from the roof are now wall art at the rear of the building, and letters from the smaller fin signage have been installed as art in the interior lightwell space.
A collage of vintage and pre-construction photographs was used to create a custom black and white wall in the lobby. This, along with a display of salvaged factory signs and lab memorabilia, provide a snapshot of the building and its history.
We commissioned local artist Barbra LeBlanc to create benches for the interior corridors. The benches are painted with poetry about or referencing New Orleans from nine local poets to provide both function and flair.
In designing the bike racks, we wanted something unique and suitable to the building. The custom racks incorporate the letters “B” and “P”, paying homage to the building’s name.
Local artist Steve Martin was commissioned to create metal and wire wall sculptures. The three-dimensional works add color and movement to the spaces.
We manipulated some of the vintage photographs onto brushed aluminum and white aluminum panels that will be installed throughout the building. This seamlessly combines the industrial feel with an artistic representation that perfectly complements the factory-turned-artist lofts.