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Interior Inspiration : The Muzungu sisters…

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I recently stumbled across a creative sister act who sell a a vibrant and exiting range of ethically sourced wares from around the globe.  Trawling through the “Muzungu Sisters” website has been the final nudge I needed to write a long overdue post on international bohemian style applied to interior design. 

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In particular the rich ‘ethnic’ fabrics, braiding, pom poms and other embellishments are something that can be incorporated into the home. Below, I’ve trawled through some of my favourite home stores to find some international/bohemian style products…

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Finally I’ve included a mixture of other inspiration images, including some finished design schemes which have interpreted the look in a variety of ways. For me the difficulty in applying this look is in trying to achieve an authenticity – it appears that the best bohemian looks are effortless (or at least appear so)… Whilst stores such as Anthropologie provide great reproduction products, the most honest and successful rooms feature collections of much loved, worn and antique articles that provide colourful narratives of the dwellers own travels and adventures.

Alternatively the more subtle use of objects, such as cushions & rugs which inject character and colour into more neutral schemes seems to be a more attainable way in which I might adopt the look successfully (until such a time that I have 1) travelled & 2)accumulated a wealth of interesting artefacts!).combo paired down bohemian design

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stunning blue mosque

 

Some Links: Circus wagon with folk art textiles. Danish magazine RUM June 2010 , El Fenn Hotel Morocco, The muzungu sisters,  that bohemian girl

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