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.
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…
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!).
Herringbone flooring is another trend I can’t get enough of, it exudes sophistication but its zig-zag lines can also be playful & vibrant in tone. The variety of material options from brickwork to ceramics or wood can offer something clean or rustic in texture that can add depth or contrast to an interior design scheme…
Anyway – I sincerely hope you reap as much enjoyment from the wild world of herringbone flooring as I have..
For me, dogs are an integral part of home life. Here are my top picks of dog related suaveness … (not sure if thats a real word), as well as some of my favorite Dog related images for your more general enjoyment..
Today has been a lovely day spent antique hunting with my parents. My first time to the idyllic Gloucestershire town of Tetbury was certainly no disappointment, with a fab stock of antique shops, most of which had migrated from the beautiful georgian town of Bath, as the shop rental prices rocketed. Purchases today included three beautiful oversized glass jars filled with a wonderful selection of shells, a set of french blue glass tumblers & and a a small impressionist painting.
For Lunch we stopped at The Chefs Table, a beautiful bistro specialising in simple, rustic French dishes. We then drove home to Oxfordshire through the snow, just in time for my dad to watch the England V France rugby match.. and to do some online fantasy house hunting in the Tetbury area!
I must admit, I haven’t had time to try any of these projects and I won’t pretend I have. However I have spent many minutes thinking about doing them, and I will get round to it soon, so surely that deserves a few points. Anyway below are 10 of my favourites, including some copper (you know how I LOVE COPPER…), flowery chandeliers & also some organizational tricks (very practical). Now, some of them are just inspiration for something that I believe could be easily achievable with a few tools and the use of ones noggin, whilst others are full blown tutorials from some fabulous bloggers.
The bedroom of a young woman is essentially the most feminine and individually expressive room that one will have, once its time to move in with other half, I suppose a lot of ‘girlyness’ must be stripped away to accommodate the new masculine room mate. I’m still on my own, but not for long and as such I’ve started to look at my room in a different way, this is potentially the last room that is mine and no one else’s. Well I suppose if all goes well then I can have my own dressing room or perhaps my own en suite, but never again my own room.