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Locals Love to Remix Their Homes With Eclectic Pieces

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Design-lovers flocked to Room & Board's SoMa showroom last week to chat with Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason of AphroChic about their new book, REMIX: Decorating with Culture, Objects, and Soul. To mark the occasion, the pair "remixed" several Room & Board vignettes to demonstrate how well-selected pieces like patterned pillows, painted bowls, and other objets d'art can add a splash culture into a modern minimalist mix. Hays and Mason explained that they design by looking at four elements of every room: color, pattern, art, and furniture. To make a statement without working against the style of a room, Mason suggests incorporating a piece of art that reflects your culture.

Inspired by the AphroChic duo's take on interiors, we quizzed the crowd about current decor obsessions and learned that eclecticism reigns supreme in San Francisco. —Mark Olson

· AphroChic [Official Site]
· REMIX:Decorating with Culture, Objects, and Soul [Amazon]
· Room & Board [Official Site]