Houzz Guest Post !!

Hi Everyone.  . .

I am a fan of Houzz . . aren't you?!   If you are unfamiliar, check it out.  Their site is filled with inspiring images and ideas to add to that design file in your head. . .

I was contacted about featuring a room or two of mine on their site (July 18).. thanks guys ! My guest post today, with Becky, is all about Tailored Bohemian  . . my look of choice ! Loving her thoughts and images and wanted to share . . . .

Hello everyone! My name is Becky and I'm a contributor at Houzz, a home design site focused on helping design professionals and homeowners manage the remodeling and decorating process. Thanks so much to Beth for having me!

Beth asked me to pull a few pictures that had a bohemian feel but were also tailored. I really like this idea, as sometimes one's "bohemian" room can tend to become a messy hodgepodge of stuff. Now more than ever, people are expressing their individual style via unique objects that fall under "bohemian," yet they are integrating them into thoughtful, pulled-together rooms. The key is in composition, balance and editing. Here's a peek at three rooms that have reigned in bohemia while maintaining a unique look.

While this beach house is typical shingled Nantucket on the outside, Workshop/apd, Jonathan Adler, and Parisian designers Jean-Marie Massaud and Daniel Pouzet created a unique and stimulating interior by carefully collecting and composing an eclectic mix of styles. The bright colors, bold textures and exotic pieces bring in the bohemian look, yet thanks to a thoughtful eye — or rather, eyes — the room remains tailored. Every piece serves a functional purpose, so the wild mix-and-match look still feels clean in this open-concept living area.

Sometimes Tilton Fenwick's gorgeous designs remind me of Grey Gardens in reverse; I can envision this scrumptious bedroom crumbling around two eccentric Edies 50 years from now with their unique stylish flair still shining through peeling wallpaper and stuffing coming out of the chaise longue.

While the mix of patterns, textures and eras gives this room bohemian flair, the straight lines (rug, mantel, frames) and lack of clutter keep things tailored.

Thom Filicia has a way of mixing styles and including a hint of bohemia. This somewhat sparse bedroom is full of character thanks to very careful curation. The nightstand has funky midcentury style (check out those spiky brass legs!), the pottery has a retro-northern California feel and the white metal anglepoise lamp adds some interesting futuristic style. Filicia keeps everything tailored by using a crisp white hotel-style duvet and strictly limiting the number of objects in the room.

Find more inspiration from New York architects and designers and more design professionals at Houzz.

Thanks Becky,  Lily, Vanessa and the Houzz team !

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