the new bohemians.
by victoria comment


i’m back with another edition of the new bohemians. this time, i was inspired by this new york loft dining room, via living etc. i love how unexpected it all is — from the theater chairs and farm table mixed with the mid-century modern chairs reupholstered with vintage train schedules. an unusual combination, but as with any well done, modern bohemian look, it just works so effortlessly.

this is a great juxtsaposition of ideas, from the hollywood regency pieces to totally modern, i like it all, via domino magazine.

wonderfully modern white room with the one big pop of ornate turquoise blue via the chandelier, living etc. magazine; the room below with its floor to ceiling blue bookcases and leaded glass walls is pretty fabulous, via elle decor south africa.

and this room has just a little bit of everything — industrial and ornate, and even a bicycle thrown in for good measure, via living etc.

photographer gaelle le boulicaut captures the ultimate bohemian lair; and a toned down, modernized version in the bedroom, from living etc.

this is one very bohemian home sewing studio. it doesn’t get much more eclectic than this, via stadshem.

this room has just a little bit of everything too, from bertoia and eames chairs to exotic embroidered indian sari’s, but it all works together, via living etc.

25 responses to “the new bohemians.”

  1. The decor in all of these rooms is stunning. My attention was immediately drawn to the skull print over the bed. I loved how it’s paired with the black and white bedspread. The dining room set is beyond gorgeous. My jaw dropped at the splendour of all these design ideas.

  2. My dining room table is surrounded by thrifted and mismatched old, Diner Car Chairs. The mismatched chair is wonderful – especially when one lets guests choose where to sit – says a lot about personality.

    Also are those bookshelves and that focal chandelier Yves Klein Blue? If so, I do a WHOLE post on that inspiring color in my blog! Amazing.

  3. Love the Bohemian look – it’s very European…and east coast too. Now that I am on the west coast I don’t see as much of it – but that might just because I am newish out here.

    The tension between the old and the new – it’s such a delight and so difficult to pull off without looking like a flea market!

  4. what a fab post.
    i’m loving the vintage theatre chairs as dining furniture. We’ve got a cafe at this side of the pond overlooking the olympic site that is full of mismatched theatre seating, lovely!

  5. This series is so interesting. Loving how the material is collected from so many eclectic sources. If America is a “tossed salad” where people come with their own special, unique, qualities to enhance the overall experience then “New Bohemians” is the American design. Referencing old and new world resources and integrating global perspectives seems to dominate the design philosophy you’re showcasing. It must be a ton of work to scour all of the references you use. Thanks for bringing it too us so beautifully.

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