The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homesby Justina Blakeney
In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between/i>
In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a "Plant-O-Pedia" offer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.
Design blogger Blakeney shares 20 interiors that define a style relying heavily on flea-market finds, as often revealed in country design but exuding a hippie vibe. The details that unite all the looks is the use of nature—succulents, driftwood, and the like—and touches of ethnic accessories, such as a Spanish shawl bedcover, Moroccan rugs, or kilim-covered pillows. With more than 350 color photographs, Blakeney presents the inhabitants' design outlook (and keeping with the theme, their astrological sign and spirit flora or fauna), concluding with tips on how to achieve particular aspects of the style in these dwellings primarily located on the East and West Coasts of the United States. Twelve projects are provided with basic instructions that will require a bit of do-it-yourself know-how. Rounding out the information are lists of plants in the interiors and resources for finding one's own vintage furnishings. VERDICT The youthful exuberance shown in these interiors will encourage amateurs to discover their own bohemian style.
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Meet the Author
Justina Blakeney is an established creative consultant, designer, stylist, and the blogger behind The Jungalow. She has collaborated with brands such as Etsy, Anthropologie, One Kings Lane, 1stdibs, West Elm, and Target. She lives in Los Angeles.
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