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The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes

by Justina Blakeney
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Design*Sponge
The New Bohemians is definitely my favorite new book of 2015 . . . I think this is destined to be the most read, loved, Instagrammed and ‘photographed on people’s coffee tables’ book of the year, so if you’re looking for some new inspiration for spring decorating, check out Justina’s new book.”
ArchitecturalDigest.com
“The bohemian lifestyle, originally celebrated by nineteenth-century Parisian artists, is alive and well in the U.S., everywhere from Brooklyn to California. Designer and stylist Justina Blakeney captures these nouveau creatives—and twenty of their eclectic spaces—in her just-released book, The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes. With pages of tips and twelve DIY projects, the book makes the free-spirited style easy to achieve.”
Dallas Morning News
“Justina Blakeney’s new book celebrates bohemian homes . . . Blakeney’s creative eye and bohemian instincts are evident on every page.”
Apartment Therapy
“Fans of Justina’s style will be glad to see [the book] reads like a how-to for finding one’s own inner bohemian. . . . The New Bohemians is also a great conversation starter, making it the perfect coffee table book. . . . Sprinkled with DIYs and an “adopt an idea” for each home, the book is as functional as it is gorgeous.”
PureWow
“[Justina Blakeney’s] recent book, The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes, takes us into the homes of cultural creatives who make their colorful, cluttered lives look super-appealing.”
One Kings Lane
“A colorful and endlessly inspiring cover-to-cover read, the book dives into Justina’s vision of the twenty-first-century bohemian. From the dreamy homes of twenty stylesetters across the country (including Justina’s own L.A. “jungalow”) to easy DIY projects, The New Bohemians is our new favorite coffee table book for home inspiration.”
Los Angeles Times
“Design maven Justina Blakeney shares updated interpretations of the free-spirited aesthetic and worldview with the publication of The New Bohemians.”
California Home+Design online
The New Bohemians is sure to inspire readers to create, to reuse, to grow, to let loose, and to invite some cool and collected energy into their own homes.”
Library Journal
06/01/2015
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617691515
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
04/14/2015
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
46,218
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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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