Tuesday, July 15

Bohemian Rhapsody.

I'm in the mood for a little bohemian, modern chic today. Funky, ethnic mixes with lots of color and a bit of old world flair. Mix up bright velvet, paisley and striped fabrics, some antique kilm rugs along with some fun, modern pieces, and it gives the room a strong, eclectic personality.

Excellent and inexpensive resources for achieving this look can be found at Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Cost Plus World Market, West Elm, Om Home, and of course flea markets. It also helps if you can splurge here and there, perhaps on some throw pillows from a talented textile designer like John Robshaw, or amazing home furnishings from ABC Carpet & Home, or Casamidy.




The cool thing about this bohemian look, is that by mixing and matching, you don't have to spend a lot of money, and it doesn't matter if you juxtapose old and new belongings - it all just blends in a kaleidoscope of brilliant shapes, finishes, colors and patterns.


This look also blends well with bringing the inside, outside to your garden or deck, and gives it a warm, cozy, I'm gonna nap all day kind of look! I love the idea of lots of throws and colorful pillows tossed casually on a chaise, or if you're super lucky and have the space -- a hammock!







*Images torn from the magazine pages of my beloved Readymade, Sunset, Domino, Elle Decor, Living Etc. and Marie Claire Maison collection.

14 comments:

Renate said...

Yes.

la.mi said...

now... i wish i have a place of my own!

karina said...

My actual house is very right, very beautiful but I am leaving it for a more bohemian one, I was a more formal woman 20 years.
I am very into an eclectic, boho and happy and relaxed deco.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, the wall treatment in that first photo is STUNNING!

I recognized a bunch of those images-I've torn and stored some of the same ones. Someday...

ericka said...

The bohemian style is my ultimate decorative expression. It is like a wonderful, colorful piece of art....and I love mixing and matching colors and patterns. It really is a a great design, and like you said, you can achieve the look for very little...sort of shabby chic with a bit of cultural flair in my opinion. This is how I am doing our tiny apt. now. Anyhow, this was a fabulous post and filled with bohemian inspiration!!!!!!! Thank You!

kathleenCrowleyCostumeCouture said...

Your blog makes me so happy!
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Pieter said...

This is one of my favourite posts EVER! I LOVED how you paired the images! Thank you! I'm bookmarking this entry in my "SUPER COOL I WANT TO REMEMBER EVERYTHING" bookmarks folder!

m e l i g r o s a said...

this fabric post is great! love many of the colors in them, makes me wanna go buy a few of the issues, here comes mid-summer diy's :)

SeeLeigh said...

ahhh... these rooms are so gorgeous... the colors, patterns, texture... love it!!! Great finds! :)

alice said...

I love this look so much! Thanks for compiling the images :)

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

This is so me! I love it for my home and it is my personal fashion style as well!

marisol said...

So many creative and artistic ideas. I need to redo my place.

OM home said...

love it! the colors make me so happy.

thanks so much for including OM home!!

emily said...

Hee hee... I'm just amused that I have 3 of those exact images in my inspiration binder! :)

(and I love the rest!)