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!).
This Post is dedicated to the neon interior design trend. The most sucessful inspiration images I have uncovered use the trend sparingly, using small accessories or artwork to add an injection of colour into an otherwise neutral scheme. Of course there are exceptions, for example the eccentric home of Australian artist Damien Downey — reflective of his artwork, his interior design scheme pairs bold neons with softer pastels to great effect.
Here are a selection of inspiration images, some favourite neon products & “mood boards” to illustrate ways of creating the look @ home.
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!
My Home design picks from november, clockwise from the top 1. Reindeer skin, Ham interiors 2. Faux box leaf topiary pyramid, OKA 3.Victorian wooden faux bamboo painted coat hooks, 4. Vintage framed strand poster, 5. Victorian taxidermy game hen in glazed wooden case, all available at The Vintage Wall 6. Glitzy Gold Garden Stool, Furbish 7.Aesthetic movement faux earthenware pot, The Vintage Wall 8. You Rock My Boat Cushion, Graham & Green.
Apologies for the delay in posting, I’ve been busy celebrating my 22nd birthday & writing assignments for my final year at Cardiff Business school in Wales. Todays post has been inspired by the dire aesthetic surroundings I find myself in and is thanks to another days dreaming about moving to my own home and escaping the ghastly student lifestyle I have become accustomed to.