, 2022-07-26 07:00:00,
The Marie Kondo–invented phrase “spark joy” came up a lot when discussing how this “eclectic cutie” style (the alternate name Yu Ling fittingly gave it) looks at home. Although any trend can be usurped into one that requires a lot of money, the root of the weird girl aesthetic is a DIY sensibility of mismatched silverware and clashing decor. It’s a world where it’s okay to decorate whole walls with art you’ve painted during craft nights with friends.
“I always call my place an organized chaotic mess, and I feel like that’s how my style is even in my clothing, it’s like more is more,” Sara explains. “[There are] a lot of things going on at all times. I love having my walls different colors, I love very child-like home decor, just fun things that spark joy.”
In the realm of interiors, the Weird Girl aesthetic translates to “objects in your house that make you smile” as Odd Eye cofounder Taylor Fimbrez describes it. Instead of clashing patterns or five different fabrics, the home decor version of this trend might look more like elevated Peewee Herman set design—that ’80s humor found in outsized pieces like these giant screws or trompe l’oeil coffee shop displays. “All of the really goofy, zany shit sells immediately whereas things that I think are really cool and high design sit around for a while,” he explains of his store’s inventory. “Post-COVID especially, people are just looking for a good time.”
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