Bonjour . .
I am totally on a Bohemian kick as of late . . the "Bohemian Look" that is . . . if I tried to live the lifestyle I would have to be independently wealthy. I would travel around in my vintage 1960's Airstream, completely gutted and over the top with a built in coffee maker and 800 tread count sheets, much like LA designer Rachel Horn did. Her husband calls it "glamping" - I agree and every inch of it is fabulous - with it's Moroccan edge. Maybe I could put one in my back yard. . as a guest room !!
Sorry I am getting off track - but not really. . wander lust, and filling your space with all sorts of STUFF you find during your travels. Books, furniture with a history, old, new, shabby, gilded, loads of mis-matched color, art, crafted, wrinkled, cracked. . . Bohemian.
Now this "look" can vary so dramatically depending on who you talk to and this is simply my interpretation . . but there are some key elements as I see it . . . and thanks to a few Bohemian Bloggers (La Maison Boheme, Bohemian Shoebox and Mystic Lady) who are out there . . . I am creating my "mental" file of inspiration . . . Take a look . . .
Home of Betsy Johnson
This Chesterfield Sofa (which by the way Lucy and Company can source for you) is what started all this madness . . . last night I was desperately trying to figure out a way to put on in my house. I love it. Take a look how you mix this type of piece in a way that doesn't scream "cherry paneled library, or hunting lodge" . . .
I see a few pillows on there using Osborne and Little fabric . . I see a (reproduction) antique beveled mirror, a white shag rug and a pink pouf ! All this eclectic - ness . . . certainly falls in the unconventional category and it works !
Crystal Chandeliers, tapestry covered Queen Ann Chairs, books and mirrors all add to the look.
and of course tall ceilings with great molding wouldn't hurt !
How about the bedroom . . love the mix. . .
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While further looking into my "mental" vendor files I can across new artwork I would toss in the mix..
Take a peak at the series . . . Kaleidoscope come to life and group all together would be a major focal point !
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So . . . step out of your conventional box and follow your own path !
Juliana Santacruz Herrera fills the gaps and potholes of Paris
Re-decorating is a lot less life changing . . .