Our Summer Weekend Series Boho Style, a Home Decorating Trend that continues to gain momentum
Boho Style is everywhere from clothing to home interiors.
My husband’s Aunt Barbara had the most amazing house! I never knew what her style was but now it’s clear, Boho Chic. She was just incredible, her eye for design left my wanting to see what she would do next. She was a master of layering patterns, textiles, furniture styles, artwork and collections of all kinds that made her house truly unique & authentic, and to me that is what Boho Chic Design is. ~ Nancy
I really think Boho Chic design is a vibe unlike any other design, it needs to be authentic.
Boho design is a commitment entrenched in multi-layered multi-faceted collections.
It’s a lifestyle with a deep connection to things you love to have around you almost on a whim yet with great care.
Incorporating an open sense of design, color, pattern, textures and accessories that tells your story every day.
Because today you may find that perfect seashell that must be added to your collection!
Boho Style is brave, open, authentic and chic. ~ Nancy
So if this design style resonates with you or you just want to add a sampling of Boho rich elements, here are a few Boho Style cues to look for to incorporate this trendy design in your home.
Embrace your collections.
Boho Style is not for the minimalist “less is never more” when it comes to Boho Style of Design.
Yet, Boho Style has a Ying and Yang quality about it as well.
Collections of objects that have meaning are of utmost importance and are casually yet artfully placed.
Mix patterns & textures in rich saturated hues.
Add Global Inspired Patterns from Ikat to Suzani with plenty of color options to fit your personal style!
Add a Suzani Print in deep hues like the one above then add more textiles and prints to your space.
Just in case you’re wondering what is a Suzani Design is, here are a few bullet points from Wikipedia:
Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative textile.
The fabric is usually cotton (sometimes silk) fabric base, which is embroidered in silk or cotton thread.
Popular design motifs include sun and moon disks, flowers (especially tulips, carnations, and irises), leaves and vines, fruits (especially pomegranates), and occasional fish and birds.
The oldest surviving suzanis are from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but it seems likely that they were in use long before that.
Suzanis were traditionally made by Central Asian brides as part of their dowry and were presented to the groom on the wedding day.
Combine heavier textiles such as leather, velvet, wool & sisal with patterns such as Suzani or Ikats. Then mix in natural wood & sisal elements. Continue to tell your story with an artful collection of black & white artwork.
Mix Furniture Styles
Boho Designs typically mix furniture styles from new to vintage and usually incorporate Classic furniture pieces like the Eames Chair Below.
Most Importantly, be authentic.
This isn’t a style that comes in a box; it’s authentic, collected, thoughtful, free and comfortable like your favorite pair of jeans.
Actually, think of your favorite jeans paired with leather sandals, an embroidered top, a statement necklace, sunglasses, bracelets, earrings …. you get it!
So thanks for stopping in and we hope you’ve left inspired! ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home