the new bohemians.

new bohemians just don’t care about rules. they mix, they match, they throw caution to the wind when it comes to decorating their spaces. much like this victorian mantel from lonny mixes well with with modern art, there’s just no method to the madness — and no era is off-limits. the new bohemia is a modern mix of mid-century modern, contemporary, vintage, antiques, and even very urban, industrial pieces.

It’s a collection of pieces found and cherished like these from pia jane bijkerk and milk magazine, passed down from family, and combined with new home furnishings you’ve finally splurged on. i think when you decorate and surround yourself with things you love, you’ll finally create a home you always wanted. is there something special you’ve kept in the mix, even though it may seem off-kilter? i’ll bet it’s one of your favorites. i bet you’ll have it forever.

there’s so much going on here, and i love it all — from an industrial looking dining table to a 70’s inspired brass chandelier to what i believe to be antique chippendale chairs, via sköna hem.

a velvet sofa uncharacteristically mixes well with some modern cube tables and some industrial looking vintage botanical charts; and stylist lili diallo mixes up mid-century modern with a fancy chandelier for domino.

a victorian tufted sofa mixed with modern art and a plethora of print pillows, via josef frank via sköna hem.

jessica tremp’s wonderful collection of old portrait paintings and vintage sofa, via dwellstudio.

love this stark white bedroom combined with vintage bentwood cafe chairs and modern wall sconces, from bo bedre.

• top images: lonny; coachella embroidered pillows by trina turk at clayton gray; chaise lounge and vintage portrait via bo bedre.

19 Responses to “the new bohemians.”
  1. Alexa says:

    Frankly I think I like this better than having everything all matchy matchy. I mean isn’t there something to be said for being unique?? Great photos.

  2. Ana says:

    This is some serious style. I love it.

  3. Sara says:

    Everything is just so BEAUTIFUL!
    Am in love…

  4. Everything looks so gorgeous!! I love the bohemian styles mixed with some modern pieces :)

  5. Kelly-Ann says:

    it totally floats by boat!

  6. nicole says:

    yum! that first photo stopped me in my tracks. so beautiful. i saw this collection on your little Tumblr and i knew something good was coming :) my favorite style! love it. oxo

  7. christine says:

    I love all those mismatched pillows on the couch.


  8. Keren says:

    I hope I am a New Bohemian. Am I even allowed to give myself that title? I want my entire life to look like an upscale Flea Market/Swap Meet!

  9. Katie says:

    I absolutely love everything about this post!! These rooms encompass everything I want my dream home to be!

  10. Every picture in this post is a direct inspiration for my dream home and styling. Thank you times a million! Xx

  11. janet morrin says:

    thank you soo much for this post.
    i have often wondered if i am the only who likes to mix and match styles/periods/colors!

  12. yvonne says:

    I cannot tell you how much I love all the pictures you are posting every day! Your blog just rocks!

  13. Bérangère says:

    Really want to make a lamp or 2 like the pleated dark grey fabric one hanging over the table to hang beside my low bed. I was thinking with a skirt or scarf. Any chances you would know if it’s made or purchased? Or where it’s from? It’s really beautiful! Lovely post!

  14. Paula says:

    Count me in – with a pinch of global in the mix too!

  15. Cathy Jean says:

    Cool Spread. Love the image above the tufted Victorian sofa. I love that I can’t tell what it is. I am thinking a magazine that has been soaked in water.

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