the new bohemians.
by victoria comment

2/15/12

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. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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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