The home's driving color scheme is mostly cool: grays, blues and teals. Pops of bright pink and a few warmer colors (burgundy, magenta) are sprinkled in to add energy and dimension. This loft sitting area is a perfect example of the design's fun, bohemian nature with imaginative layering of texture and color.
A mix of furniture creates a fun and inviting bohemian style in this reading nook space. A bright and bold striped rug features vivid red and pink hues, standing out against neutral tones and light pillows. A striped arm chair and backless bench offer a mix of seating and add intrigue to the design.
Fabric with a global and bohemian pattern in warm hues wraps around a study designed by Cheryl Settino Mosher at the 2017 Holiday House NYC. The Lush Scene pattern is from Robert Allen's Nomadic Color collection. For the earthy orange painted trim, she used “Bittersweet Vine” from Benjamin Moore's Century line.
This integrated stucco bench is situated on the pool terrace and faces an inviting outdoor fireplace. Strategically designed decorative pillows and cushions of varying sizes, colors and patterns create an effortless, bohemian look.
Sitting on the master bedroom terrace, this bench offers a cozy spot for the homeowners to enjoy their pool by day and an adjacent fireplace by night.
An arts and crafts-style vanity is paired with intricate mirrors and shaded sconces to create a bathroom with bohemian appeal. The tile mimics the design of a two-tone hardwood flooring inlay used elsewhere in the home. The glass shower creates a spacious look. The marble tile of the flooring continues to the walls of the shower and bathtub.
A bohemian-style red and pink bedroom is topped with vibrant red fabric for a dramatic tented ceiling. Joanna Smith-Ryland, a fabric, curtain and patchwork designer in England, installed a solid hook at the center to secure the fabric and used a large “rose” to cover the inevitable hole at the center.
Give your version of midcentury style a more personal look by letting your home’s geographic location influence the design. For this house in Austin, Texas, for example, designer Christen Ales, chose colors and motifs that nod to the southwestern site—and yet still have a midcentury look. “The décor mixes fun bohemian patterns and textures, like this wallpaper from Cavern Home, with modern and more traditional Mexican style furniture silhouettes for a clean, but eclectic look,” she says.
A step up in book storage, these Japanese-inspired “Tansu Stairs” were designed by Steven Ehrlich, FAIA - Ehrlich Architects and hand crafted by David Albert. They’re set in a sustainable residence just one kilometer from the Pacific Ocean, and are built to reflect the bohemian spirit of Venice, Calif. A staircase bookcase is a great space saver in a home like this one, built on a narrow lot.
Atlanta designer Julie Holloway calls her signature style "bomoco" for its blend of bohemian, modern and country. There are plenty of design tips to incorporate into your own space, from the soft pastels of an Oriental rug that soften the seagrass rug underneath (and dispense with the need for a rug pad) to the whimsical art dead-center above the headboard to the imaginative mix of old and new in the acrylic chair combined with a rustic wooden desk used as a nightstand here.
As seen on Cousins on Call, this open floor plan lower level houses a kitchen, dining area, and living room for the family. John and Anthony have taken a more modern space and have added funkier details to fit the family's eclectic style. The unique detail above the dining table adds character and bohemian charm, while the wall behind the television, with its natural wood and open shelving, gives a nod to the Asian style. Plush furniture and myriad patterns help to bring out the eclectic feeling of the design.
“To create a warm, soft and romantic glow, I used pillar candles in a few spots on this front porch. The candlelight offers just the right amount of lighting, not to take away from the breathtaking view of the sunset over the hillside vineyard,” says designer Miyuki Yamaguchi. “Use battery-operated pillar candles — they’re a much safer option to enjoy from dusk till dawn,” she adds. The natural flame look is a perfect fit for the bohemian style of the decor.
In a new home, designer Jodie Cooper took the concept of dramatic lighting to new heights, using a custom-made “bulkhead” suspended from the ceiling by chrome rods to light the kitchen and dining area. “The bulkhead also helps to visually define the kitchen area without losing the loft style feel,” she says. And, she notes, “having a modern kitchen does not need to translate to having modern décor. By blending pieces, such as retro dining chairs, Chinese antiques, rustic dining table combined with Turkish patchwork rugs, we created texture and layers, which add a kind of Bohemian style to the home to create what I call a “Global Eclectic” interior.”