Boho Chic & Justina Blakeney


In case you haven’t noticed the Bohemian style, or “Boho Chic," is everywhere in fashion and interior design.    We saw the revival of the 60's and 70's mid century modern, it was only fair for the carefree spirit of Bohemian to join the party.

"The Bohemian design draws inspiration from the world traveler, combining East with West, vintage with modern and shows an eclectic blend of patterns, textures and colors. This is a relaxed style featuring fringed throws and curtains, a pile of pillows, macrame works, oriental accents and potted plants which bring the nature inside.   Surprisingly, this mixture creates a unique, harmonic atmosphere in the room as if you are in an everlasting vacation." - perfectly said by this featured designer, Amanda Barnes.  Take a look at one of my favorite "pins" and a great example of boho Chic in my opinion.

Photo credit: Alyssa Rosenheck for Amanda Barnes Interiors

Boho, or Bohemian means one thing only to me.  Collected.  The elements are pattern filled, texture filled and have a sentimental value, almost romantic.   I personally like the neutral Boho vibe and recently posted a room with that feeling. (here).   Love the tone on tone collection look, similar to these from my files.

 . . . and my office

. . . and my home !

But no one does this look better than Justina Blakeney.  Known for her wild bohemian style, fabulous blog the Jungalow and New York Times Best Selling Book The New Bohemians.

As she put it "Cool & Collected Home," and it is chocked full of just that.  One of my favorite books - it shows chapters on Modern, Earthy, Folksy, Nomadic, Romantic, and Maximal.  A great read on a lazy vacation or Sunday afternoon.

I am most excited about her new book coming our in October !

 My style shifted to a more collected boho look in late 2012.  I retired the more serious look in my home to something more casual filled with different patterns, colors and textures.  Better Home & Garden did a shoot at the house around that time (here) and (here) and I was thrilled to be in two of their publications.  Color, color and lots of casual pieces. The kids were young and it suited our life style.  I felt it had a boho feel to it and over the years I added to it and even tweaked it but the art of collecting and layering has stayed with me - just toned down in color !

I first found Justina several years ago on Instagram.  Her link  @facethefoliage (here) caught my eye and that of my daughter Kate.  Thanks to Justina's imagination and creativity, our dining centerpieces have never looked the same ! 

I then started following her  @thejungalow (here) for all sorts of inspiration.

I soon realized she did a line of wall paper for one of my favorite vendors and then all of a sudden I saw her name and collaboration with one of my rug vendors !  She's killing it.  

Take a look at a few of my favorite offerings in wall paper, textiles, art, rugs and now paper goods and furniture !

You are hugely talented, Justina and someone I would love to hang with for sure !

Happy Weekend !

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